Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Incredible plastic display cakes

These display cakes speak for themselves; they seriously look just as edible as the real ones. The bakery is called Berry Parlour and I would have tried every cake if I could, but a slice costs something like $50. Amazing presentation though, it really is like art.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Tokyo does everything better


We ate lunch at Muji, which is the most amazing stationary shop + everything else in the entire world shop. For a sweet snack I got a banana and chocolate and a chestnut cream pastry.
 At Muji, you can buy practically everything you ever wanted to cook, in a packet. There was a macaron packet, creme caramel packet, cookies, pancakes, pastry...the lost goes on.
 This store was amazing. It sells 56 varieties of chocolate, including black pepper and cheesecake.
 A weird pancake thing.
These cakes are just from your average supermarket.
 These cakes topped with fruit and cream looked incredible, the presentation is immaculate, but they were something like $200 each.
 A seriously yum cream / custard puff.
 Cake lollypops
 Beautiful hard candies.
This fruit cost 10343 yen, which is NZ $175. Crazy!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Words floating round in my head

Medieval feasts, fortune tellers, witch craft, papacy, kings and queens, magic spells, ghouls and demons, candy floss, raspberry sauce, custard, caramel, honey, dark chocolate, red wine, cream, all telling eyes, free masonry, skulls, spiders, gold, silver, diamonds, snakes, roses, petals, vanilla, glitter.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Stella Cake

 Images / apollinas.com

Check out this beautiful citrus cake inspired by Stella McCartney's spring print. The cake has a lemon curd filling and is topped with an orange and lemon icing and adorned with slices of citrus fruits and sprigs of mint. You can find the full recipe here. I love this idea of translating fashion into cakes and it's something I want to start doing more of. These prints by Wunderkind and Prada would be perfect!
Image / patternpeople

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Caker Illustration

I just got home to find an email from a talented artist called Evan (http://sojushots.blogspot.com) who took the time to draw this illustration for me, for no particular reason. How very sweet!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Edible Christmas tree

I made this 'Christmas tree' for an article about how to make Christmas a little different this year. It's a ginger and cinnamon cake with peppermint icing and assorted sweets and cookies. Pretty funny!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

ケーキ!


This is a little note to say that I will be away from the 27th November until mid January 2012. I'm going to Tokyo and Melbourne to do some cake research and get inspired. Next year big things are happening for The Caker. I'm going to have a cake shop of my own and there are plenty of other exciting things such as beautiful gift baskets and Caker baking lessons on the horizon.

Anyway, you've got 10 days to get your orders in before I leave the country. I have an official cake menu now so you can choose anything off that.

Thanks for all your orders this year! It has been a pleasure dealing with you.

xxxx Jordan

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

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I don't generally love baby pink as a colour, but pink food is beautiful.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Cakes and Sammies for Showroom22

All images by the lovely and talented Rebekkah Farrell

Today for Showroom22's media open day I put together an array of sweet and savoury treats for the fashion folk to nibble on. Murray and Annalise are up there with my absolute favourite clients, they give me so much support and it's always very much appreciated.

I made organic chicken, haloumi and avocado sandwiches with basil and aioli, smoked salmon and caper flat breads, tea party cucumber and boursin sandwiches, gf flourless dark chocolate baby cakes, gf orange and almond cake with caralmelised honey almonds and pear friands with crunchy cinnamon oats. 

The moral is: I am not restricted solely to cakes, so keep it in mind for future events!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Friday, November 4, 2011

Atomic Bomb Cake

I love this war themed cake. Not because I like war, but because I think it's great when people take the 'cute' out of cakes. I'm getting more and more into creating dark cakes, like skulls with raspberry blood and cupcakes with shards of sugar glass. I like the idea of goths and punks eating cake. When I set up my cake shop I'm going to keep this oxymoron in mind. Sweet things don't always have to appear so sweet.