Thursday, 20 October 2011

Long Long time ago in a Bakery Far Far Away

Puny humans,

I come from a Galaxy far far away in peace of course,
What the….. NO DON’T EAT ME…….

Hey cake lovers,

      As you probably would have guessed here at The Family Cake Company something Lego and Star-Wars Themed has been cooking. The bakery has turned into what would resemble an X-wing assembly line. Anna and Vincenzo have been working hard to bake and model a detailed rebel star fighter and other Star Wars characters, under a tight budget.


We have a few famous Jedi around the cake with none other than Luke and Anakin Skywalker along with the coolest green Jedi of them all, Yoda. Yoda is looking pretty awesome I have to say. Anna and Vincenzo did an awesome job putting him together to resemble our favourite crazy little Jedi on Dagobah.

 Here is a close up on Lego Luke.

Here is a close up Luke's oh so dear Dad, Lego Anakin

 Father and son bonding over cake, can anything be better?
Well there it is prepped and ready to go. If you’re a grown up kid or a normal child who likes the look of this jaw dropping cake, instead travelling across the Galaxy why not just order a Star Wars cake from The Family Cake Company. It will fly your stomach at light speed to happiness.

A new feature to our blogs is the ‘Bakers Choice Recipe’ section. This week’s recipe is for a Basic Shortcrust Pastry:

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
·                        200g all purpose/plain flour (see tip below)
·                        pinch of salt
·                        110g butter, cubed or an equal mix of butter and lard
·                        2-3 table spoon cold water
This quantity makes 300g pastry.
·                        Place the flour, butter and salt into a large clean bowl.
·                        Rub the butter into the flour with your fingertips until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs, working as quickly as possible to prevent the dough becoming warm.
·                        Add the water to the mixture and using a cold knife stir until the dough binds together; add more cold water a teaspoon at a time if the mixture is too dry.
·                        Wrap the dough in Clingfilm and chill for a minimum of 15 minutes, up to 30 minutes.
The dough can also be made in a food processor by mixing the flour, butter and salt in the bowl of the processor on a pulse setting. When the mixture resembles breadcrumbs, add the water, slowly, through the funnel until the dough comes together in a ball. Wrap in Clingfilm and chill as above.

Come back soon for blogs about more top quality custom cakes and brilliant recipes.Hope everyone enjoyed Lego Star Wars Cake and let us know how your Shortcrust pastry turns out. From all of us at Family Cake Company, have a wonderful weekend.

Friday, 14 October 2011

Our Latest Masterpieces!

Hello again, cake lovers

Now that you saw that awesome Ferrari, I thought I share some of the other projects we have been working on.

The first is a four tier wedding cake, yes I said four, and it is a sight to behold. Just check out the pictures below and I don’t think I need to go into much detail about how much time and care our team put into this cake making sure it was awesome.

Tying a bow very firm,
but gently as well not to ruin the cake.

First tier done, lets move on to the second!

Lets take a moment
and check out how cool that is.
The detail around the pilllar, that is pretty cool.


Our team works hard to make sure that the cake will get to the wedding without a scratch.

Now here it is, all four ties stacked on top of one another. I didn’t personally get to stand by but that cake looks awful big. I am sure the wedding guests were quite pleased to see that there was plenty of delicious wedding cake to go around.

Happy day to the lucky couple and we can only hope them the best in the future.

Here we have a little quaint cake, although it is for a child, the design of the shoes and the cross, I got to say, looks pretty awesome. The pictures below show our team making sure that every detail is just right.

You have to love the detail on the cake, the cute little shoes, the very awesome cross. Gabriella is going to love this cake.

 I am proud to work at a company where we get to bring joy into people lives and their stomach everyday.

  Here is a cake with two very clever figurines on top of cake.

Here we have the professor and his very impressive graph. Money increases as time increases. Sounds good to me.

 Well don't lose you head yet, this is cake is almost done.

Here we have two pals just chilling out in the kitchen. They must be having interesting talk since they both have smiles on their face.

Here is a close up of the two
friends in front of the graph.

On the left we have the cake just about done.

On the right, the cake is done and good to go. Happy Retirement!

Now here we have a very classy cake. This cake from the city of the lights back in the USA. None other than New York City. In that city, a famous telvision show was based in. This is none other than Sex and the City.

Here it is with a very nice red stiletto and a very nice handbag.
This cake looks awesome and I hope our customers enjoyed it.

Now this cake was a perfectly white cake, but they our team took a paintball gun and decided to make a few splatters of paint on it. Just kidding there was no violence in making this cake. I hope Theo enjoy his cake.

Well till next time cake lovers, stay up to date on the lastest masterpiece that will come out of the Family Cake Company. I am off to enjoy this wonderful weekend, I hope you do as well.


Right off the Assembly Line! The Ferrari Cake!

Hello my cake enthusiasts,

Sorry for not blogging in awhile, just been crazy here at Family Cakes. Like I promised you, here it is, the car that would cost people their left arm and right arm simply to drive, but on a cake. Yes my cake lovers, here it is, a Ferrari!

Here is just the beginning stages of the cake, Anna worked very hard on the car making sure that every detail was exact to make sure our car looked like the real thing.

Here is just the semi-finish car, waiting for the decals to put on.

Wheels and headlights are starting to take form. The car is coming to life.

Now the cake has its wheels, its headlights, its license plate, yes, I said license plate, and the ultra cool Ferrari logo.

Now its time to put this awesome looking car onto the road ready to drive.

Almost done, Anna just has to add some marzipan grass and a red little bow.

There you go folks the perfect Ferrari cake. Why go buy an actual Ferrari, when you can simply order one from us and much cheaper price. And plus I am sure you stomach will thank you in the end. Since if this cake tastes as well as it looks than, oh boy, am I jealous of our customers. Hope they enjoyed the cake.

Well till next time cake lovers, have a wonderful weekend.