Saturday June 3rd, 2023......that was the day I saw the last cake I will ever make as a professional cake decorator being driven away! After it had gone I closed my shop door, turned off the lights and sat down in my soon to be empty cake decorating room for a moment or two.....
Cake making for a living is not for the faint hearted!
Add in a one-off, bespoke element to the equation and the steaks suddenly go sky high!
This can't be much further removed from my day job but what a great way to raise funds for Buttle UK and their Chances For Children appeal.
Using the baking talents learnt from my mum and her recipes as inspiration, coupled with my training and experience within the baking industry. This includes a stint at ‘Dunns of Crouch End’ the bakery that recently featured in the hit BBC TV show, Killing Eve.
As a cake designer and for the purpose of this particular blog post, wedding cakes, I get a great deal of pleasure seeing the vision in my head come to life. For me the process of imaging new designs for Karen’s Cakes wedding cake collections is based on many years of experience,
My name is Karen and I’m a cake decorating addict!...That’s official!
So here I am, sitting at home, its day 11 of social isolation and I have come to the realisation I am officially a cake decorating addict!
I opened my first shop in Waltham Abbey in 1987 long before the internet, 24/7 trading days and hours or social media. It was a time when reps came in with catalogues to take your order and wrote it on bits of paper, customers paid with cash and books and magazines were where....
Knowing where to start when it comes to choosing the perfect cake for your wedding day can seem like a bit of a mission! I've learnt how to make the process as stress free as possible so here are my 9 tips on how to choose the perfect wedding.
2018 has been a busy year at Karen's cakes! Our couples have inspired us in so many ways resulting in an ever growing range of wedding cake designs to choose from and we are excited about where 2019 will take us! Take a look and see what we have been creating....
So, you fancy having a crack at this very impressive 3 tier Christmas cake! Well I’ll let you into a secret, it’s not nearly as hard as it looks but we’re keep that between ourselves, shall we?
Sometimes things aren’t quite what they seem, sometimes that's good, sometimes not, but when it comes to our SHOWSTOPPER WEDDING CAKE COLLECTION, take it from me its good!
There is an old saying ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!’ and that’s my view when it comes to cake flavours. You may think I’m being a bit of an old stick in the mud but I have very sound reasons for thinking that way and many years of cake making experience to back my feelings