It’s been a rather quiet day today cake wise, but not entirely lacking excitement, as this morning, I swung by Etty van Urk – AKA the Cake Dutchess’ house to check out the latest preview of her upcoming book, the Cake Dutchess Modelling Guide.
I have to say guys, it looks so good and I really can’t wait to see it come to the market. It is going to be the perfect book for anyone who wants to improve their modelling – and brilliant for first-time cakers in particular! If you have any friends or family members who are wanting to start making their own cakes – perhaps for their own children – then you might want to pop one in their stocking this Christmas! If you want to be one of the first to get your hands on a copy, you can pre-order them right here.
After that, it was time to head back on the road for the next leg of my journey – from Glasgow to Liverpool.
Of course, now I’ve collected a fair few pieces for my collaboration, every time I get to a new location I have to unload them all into my hotel room.
This time, they have literally given me the furthest room from the car park and I swear it took me about 45 minutes to unpack everything into my room. I have to say though, all of the contributions are looking so fantastic. I really can’t wait for you to see them all.
As for the reason that I have now headed to Liverpool? Well, tomorrow, I have been invited along to visit the Renshaw Academy.
As most of you probably know, I’m a bit of a Renshaw fanboy – having used their products almost exclusively since I started making cakes and I have wanted to visit their dedicated teaching facility for so long now. I’m really excited to head over and check it out.
While I’m there, I’ll also be lucky enough to take part in a class with the one and only Emma Jayne of Emma Jayne Cake Design. Like many of you, I am a huge fan of the 2017 Cake Artist of the Year and I am regularly left in awe of her astounding creations. I can’t wait to have the opportunity to learn from her.
I always feel a little reluctant to post an image of the piece we’ll be making, as it’ll highlight just how different mine looks tomorrow – lol. But like I’ve said time and time again, we don’t take classes to reproduce the original artist’s perfect finished piece – we take them to learn skills that we can use and apply to our own projects in the future. So, remember that if mine turns out terribly, ok?
Tonight, I’ve decided to give myself some much-needed R&R time, after the hectic few days that I have just had – and the mammoth drive today. I’ve stocked up with some tasty goodies and will be hunkering down in my hotel room with a movie or two.
But do make sure you come back tomorrow though, to find out all about my exciting day at the Academy.