Monday, 6 September 2010

Champagne and China

I've been meaning to tell you about a fantastic event that saw our china and cake stands wheeled out in all it's shiny glory. Rachel Spivey, wedding and burlesque photographer extraordinaire threw open her doors of her new photography studio and popped the champagne and piled the 'Sweet As' cakes high for the launch of her new photography studio.

She has a great style,manner and an eye for the detail which captures special wedding or family moments. When my link issue is sorted I'll blog her details, meanwhle google her name and you'll easily find her and enjoy the show.

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Cake Stand Creating for Baking..

Well our final china creation has happened for the year thanks to Clare's wonderful parents Nigel and Glenys. Not only did they allow me to cover their lawn with thousands of pieces of china, but fed and watered me with oodles of tea and G & T's. And of course every meal was a sight to behold as they produced a dazzling display of their own collections. My favourite of I think the 7 tea services was the one below for it's sheer brightness and boldness.

So although I now have a hundred new gorgeous stands which I'm eager to get onto the Let them eat Cake website, I'm going to have to be patient and wait a while. I've been putting off our house restoration job for quite a while. But now the heating is slowly packing up and the spiders are gathering force; it's time to get the builders in. So I'll let you know when the builders are out and more cake stand posting can begin..

Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Cupcakes to die for .....

Right now at Harvey Nichols, and they are sat upon our very own 'Let them eat Cake' stands, made specially for them.

The cupcakes are from Rachael Nimenko, in her mix is work with those of the Michelin stars brigade, the creation of her own company 'Pudding Cook' and cupcakes you'll never have seen or tasted the like of around here.

Sticky Toffee Pudding, Chocolate dipped Strawberry, Vanilla and Marshmallow and Raspberry and Lemon swirl.. all of course exclusive..treat yourself, treat a friend or treat a dad this Sunday..

Monday, 14 June 2010

Tea time in NW3 ..

Hobbs have just taken 'Let them eat Cake' stands on an outing to the John Lewis partnerhip in Peterborough and Welwyn Garden City. What could be better than inspired shopping and cake - let vintage heaven and upcycling run a little further..sheer bliss.

Friday, 7 May 2010

A Vintage Summer at Goodwood

Vintage at Goodwood celebrates 5 decades of British Cool on the 13th-15th August. This new summer festival is the brainchild of designers Gerardine Hemingway MBE, Wayne Hemingway MBE – who started their business selling and customising second hand clothes and are now co-owners of Britain’s premier collection of cultural artefacts.

Think of Vintage at Goodwood as the new annual Festival of Britain. Whether it’s Swing, Rockabilly, Mod, Soul, Funk, Disco, Ska, Electro, Burlesque, Film or Art & Design that’s your thing, whether you just want to dress up and get an authentic ‘flat top’ and make-over for a day, Vintage at Goodwood will be visual, responsible, aural and sensual, a big family dressing up box, a collectors dream and a joyous creative feast for all ages.

So time to dust down your tent or book one of their very stylish yurts and head to the South Downs. Amidst all this fun and frivolity will be some serious WI cake, cream teas and china...I'm still working out wether Let them eat Cake should tootle down there too...

Thursday, 18 March 2010

Mad Hatters Tea Party

Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland pulls viewers down a whimsical, yet all-too familiar, rabbit-hole. In this newly adapted sequel to Lewis Carrol’s novel, Alice is a pale nineteen year old who despises corsets, stockings, and more generally, the altogether restrictive nature of life in Victorian England. Eager to escape from a rather intimidating marriage proposal, Alice chases after the scurrying White Rabbit and tumbles into Wonderland (or Underland, as it is referred to in the film), where the hot tempered, big-headed Red Queen reigns supreme.

Some of our cake stands would happily sit at the Mad Hatters tea party, so we've named two (Alice in Wonderland & The Rabbitt) in honour of this visually exciting and maverick film, which bottled up would say 'Watch me and eat Cake'!

Thursday, 7 January 2010

New Year Greetings and fruitiness..

Belated and very happy 2010 Greetings to all our fellow cake stand lovers. Thanks for supporting Clare and I in our new business venture in 2009, long may all things vintage be celebrated and enjoyed.
We had a very busy time at the East London Design Show, which continued throughout the Christmas period; which made all the hard work, new wrinkles, neglected kids and hubbies worthwhile (I think). Hiromi Stone bought one of our rarer platters at the show and as you can see has piled it high with gorgeous fruit. Maybe like many of us she's ditched the cake for a while to shed those Christmas pounds - or is that just me? We're really keen to see more pictures of your cake stands in action,do send them in.
For the next few months we're going to be hunting and gathering rare and special china, so our next collection won't be available until Spring. Do drop us a line if you'd like to be one of the first to know when they've been released. Meanwhile enjoy not being able to get to work, hot chocolate warmers and the quietness that the snow brings..