Monday, 17 November 2008
This is one of my latest creations in my Wedding Cake Portfolio.
It is a two tier madeira cake covered in blue blossoms. This is quite a contemporary and new style for wedding cakes. If you are looking for something different and simple, then perhaps this is could be the style for you?
My customer was absolutely over the moon with it. She wrote a fantastic testimonial.
Friday, 7 November 2008
The Rainbows had a fantastic time at the party and this comment was passed on to me from the Rainbow leader
"I was most impressed with the Rainbow cake: we lit the candle the next day and sang Happy Birthday to Rainbows."
Friday, 10 October 2008
I have been approached by a lady who has suffered from Cancer and survived. She is organising a massive Ball in Sutton Scotney early next year to raise money for this Charity and has asked if I would donate a cake.
After some discussion, I am to make 250 fairy cakes to be placed at each table setting. Each cake will incorporate their logo.
I am really excited about doing this as I have never made that many cakes all in one go! If you want to take a look, her website is www.partyforlife.org.uk
I will post back after the event with pictures of the cakes!
Sunday, 5 October 2008
Tuesday, 9 September 2008
1 Your cake should be spread with boiled apricot jam.
2 Knead your marzipan on a lightly dusted surface (dusted with icing sugar)
3 Roll out the marzipan to about 4mm thick. Dust your rolling pin with icing sugar and roll the marzipan up on to the rolling pin and lift carefully on to the cake. Start at the "front" of the cake and roll to the "back". Trim off any excess.
4 Now re-knead any usable marzipan and roll into a long strip, wide enough to cover the sides of the cake.
5 Roll the marzipan up and starting at the corner of the cake (if square) unroll onto the edge of the cake. If necessary, cut a straight edge at the end of the roll and re-roll some more and join the marzipan together by rubbing the seams in a circular motion with icing sugar.
6 Trill off the marzipan at the top and rub the edges using your forefinger in a circular motion with icing sugar to make a neat seam between the top and sides.
Some customers seem confused when I reply with this answer. Let me explain why I don't have a shop.... It's simple, the first reason being that I can't afford to lease a shop as I do not make enough profit. Secondly, I feel that if I were to move into business premises my whole business ethos of providing a intimate and personal service would be lost. If you look at many of the cake businesses running throughout the South, they don't offer the extensive range cakes (especially 3D) which I provide. Indeed, if they do, then the cost to the customer is higher.
Running my business from home means that my overheads are lower, therefore my prices are lower and I feel that I can give my customers the one to one commitment for their order.
I do not employ anyone either. This too is simply because Wish Cakes is "me". Cake decorating can be likened to art, Da Vinci paintings are different to Dahli, so my cakes are different to others. I am not, of course, saying that mine are better than anyone elses, I am merely stating that our styles would be different.
Even though I work from home I still have to be checked by Environmental Health, so there are food safety issues in place to ensure that my working environment is clean and tidy. (Believe me, I would not eat from a dirty kitchen myself, so it is definitely clean!)
I will continue to run my business from home for as long as I can. I feel that there is no reason for me to expand at the moment!
Tuesday, 2 September 2008
Theses mini cakes make fabulous stocking fillers and gifts for Grandparents and people living on their own. They are individually packaged in their own gift bag too!
Saturday, 16 August 2008
Friday, 8 August 2008
Thursday, 7 August 2008
This page is designed to give you some idea of the types of cakes which I produce.
I started my business just over a year ago. I have two children and decided that, rather than go back to office work, it would be better to try and work from home. For many years I have baked birthday cakes for friends and family and I decided that this was something that I could develop with financial reward. After checking out my competition and a gruelling couple of months of hard work setting up my website (which was designed and written by my husband, Tim) and getting in all the necessary boards, boxes and equipment, I was ready to go! From then onwards, Wish Cakes was born......
I am based in Chandlers Ford, Hampshire. I try to cover as much of the County as possible stretching from Portsmouth across to the New Forest and up to Basingstoke and beyond. I have even had orders from West Sussex, London, Norfok and Bristol!
I work from home, am fully insured and registered with Environmental Health. I create any type of cake you can imagine. From delicate floral cakes to 3D sculptures.
I have never attended any classes! My ideas come from books and magazines and my own imagination.