Stall At Alligator Pear, Tadworth, Surrey

alligator pearWell our first Christmas Fair in Twickenham last Friday night was a huge success and has certainly got us in the Christmas spirit at Cloud Nine Cake Company.  It was great to see Twickenham christmas lights switch on and what  huge turn out!

So this week we have been getting ready  to be a part of our first collaboration with Alligator Pear in Tadworth, Surrey this Saturday 30th November 2013 between 11 am and 2 pm.

Our little Christmas Stall will be open at the front of Alligator Pear selling Christmas Sweet Trees, our delicious homemade Christmas Cake and our very own Sweet Tree Kits at the special price (this Saturday only) of just £15.  There will also be a selection of goodies to snack on if you are feeling a bit peckish after browsing Alligator Pears beautiful gift shop.  A real gem if you are looking for something that little bit different.


Twickenham Lights Up – Friday 22nd November 2013

ferrero rocher xmas treeThis is the day when stuff really gets moving and the Christmas lights in Twickenham get the official switch on.

Church Street will be at the centre of things with a range of entertainment to get things going between 1 pm and 7 pm.

And this is where Cloud Nine Cake Company will be having a stall.  We will be selling our Sweet Tree Kits at a special rate  as well as Sweet Trees, Pick and Mix bags (just 50 p), Christmas lollies, delicious Chocolate Brownies and mouth-watering Rocky Road.  We will have some Christmas Fruit Cakes for sale as well as to sample but will be taking orders for these as well as personalised Christmas biscuits, Quality Street Wreaths and Ferrero Rocher Trees.

We are sharing our stall Dolly Daydream who will be selling a selection of handmade screen printed products made with love including Christmas bunting.

And as well as this lot, various shops in Church Street and around the town generally will be doing special stuff and offering festive discounts.

It will continue through to 6:00pm when the lights are switched on by the Mayor of Richmond and the Vicar of St Mary the Virgin Church.

Hopefully see you there to join in the fun and pick up some Christmas goodies!

Making Your Own Wedding Cake

frances_final_bake610-421x281Thinking of making your own wedding cake then look no further than Frances, the finalist of the Great British Bake Off 2013.  Most wedding cakes take many more hours than 6 to prepare and require huge skills when icing and decorating them.  Frances was extremely clever in using butter-cream instead of sugar paste icing to decorate her cake.  Butter-cream is much more easier to work with and hides mistakes that may have been made in the baking of the cake (i.e. crumbling sponge).  The beautiful edible decoration confetti is a very simple yet effective way to decorate a cake.  She simply sliced fresh fruit thinly then cut in to her desired shapes using biscuit cutters and then cooked them gently in the oven until they curled and crisped slightly.  Inspired!

More on what we are up to in the run up to Christmas and where you can find us next week.

Until then – happy baking!