After 4 years of full time baking, The Caker finally has its own premises! Still on K'Rd, in a beautiful, yet perfectly gritty block of shops, sits The Caker, with a bright neon in the window in front of a brown velvet curtain. It was never meant to be a 'cute' place, so the location and starkness of the spot work well; it's an ex art gallery space, with white walls, wooden floors and super high ceilings. The kitchen is designed and built by Jordan's father – French furniture designer Stephane Rondel. It's ultra modern, made entirely out of steel, and highly functional as a cake kitchen.
The front part of the space will be run on a 'by appointment' arrangement, where small groups can book in for afternoon tea and eventually evening dessert sessions. The space can comfortably seat 15 people, so will also be perfect for elegant hen's parties, birthday parties or any special occasion that calls for cake and coffee. There will be a few whole cakes for sale each day, for those a little less organised than the rest, and a fridge full of ready to bake cookie dough, bottles of berry coulis and jars of ganache. The space also allows for intimate baking demonstrations and workshops during the evenings and weekends. There is the possibilty to open the doors to the public every Friday from 10-4, to sell cakes and pies by the slice, cups of bottomless filter coffee and tea.
This concept is expected to become a reality very soon!
Photos by Harry Were and Andrei Blidarean