Monday, September 20, 2010

Planet Cake Update 20.09.10

Let me begin firstly by apologising for my late post. I've mentioned lately that spring can get a little nuts in here, and last week we were left in no doubt that the busy season is upon us. Having found myself with a precious few moments to spare this afternoon, I just couldn't wait to jump online and fill you all in on what's been going on in here. So, our week went a little something like this...

On Monday morning it was all-hands-in-ganache (I have to say the studio slightly resembled a school playground full of kids making mud pies) as we prepared for one of our record weeks, with almost 20 cakes to be made! The dawning realisation that Emma's long-awaited holiday was, in fact a reality, also became alarmingly clear to us girls in the office, with Cat and Jess literally running around in preparation for...

Beginner Bites on Tuesday morning. Running new courses is always interesting and this is one we have been really excited about. This new one-day workshop was designed as an introduction to those curious about the world of Planet Cake in digestable, bite-sized pieces. A very big thank you to all those who spent Monday running around like chooks without heads in preparation, and of course to all the students who attended, for making it such a special day.

If you're interested in Beginner Bites, head to the following link for more details and dates:

Paris and Jean-Michel check out the talent

On Wednesday, Antony, Jun and at represented the team at Sydney's Ultimate Wedding Planning Party, one of the biggest annual events on the calandar for all things bridal. A very big thank you to all those who stopped by for a caramel kiss (no, not from Antony...they're chocolate!) and a chat. We really do value the opportunity to get out there and meet with you guys, and this was no exception.

LOVE these funky's
On Thursday morning, Margie made this awesome TV cake for Channel 7's, Mel and Kochy; in record time no less; after receving the request only two days earlier (luckily our Margie can take anything in her stride!). While it may not appear that big, this cake weighed in at over 30kg! Now that is a whole lotta chocolate cake.

Now the focus this week has certainly been on the wedding cake, and on Friday we saw the end results of some really beautiful new styles. Every year, we see new trends dominating the cake scene, and this year is seeing a move toward cakes taller in size and simpler in design. Don't be fooled however, the simpler the design, the harder in fact it is to pull off...there is nowhere for the mistakes to hide!

Our very own office manager Emma celebrated her (oh-so-fabulous) wedding this weekend, with this beautiful four tier wedding cake. Now call us a little bias, but this one is our unanimous pick of the week. The actual fruit-cake inside was hand-made by Emma herself and let me tell you it was absolutely delicious (I know because I had three pieces on the night!).

Margie, Adam and Anna Maria have a bit of a Martha Stewart moment

A very big congratulations to the beautiful bride and her new husband, from the entire team here, wishing you all the absolute best!


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