Hi guys, I hope you are all well.
Did you all see Harry & Meghan’s wedding cake at the weekend? The lemon and elderflower cake was much simpler and more contemporary than previous royal wedding cakes and definitely a change from the traditional royal icing covered fruit cake. If you are getting married this summer or know someone who is and are planning on making a cake then please do check out the two recipes in my book ‘A Baker’s Life’. First there is my ‘Classic Iced Celebration Cake’ featuring marzipan and royal icing. This simple, elegant cake is ideal for a wedding and can be made several days in advance. The second is my ‘Nude Meringue Finish Celebration Cake’. Currently nude cakes are in vogue, where you see the cake through the icing and the finish isn’t as precise as iced cakes. For this cake you will need a blow-torch to finish the meringue icing and it looks beautiful decorated with fresh flowers.
I am excited to be returning to Chatsworth Park in the heart of the Peak District in Derbyshire on the 2nd of September to bake at their Country Fair. To find out more and book tickets follow the link from my calendar page.
I hope you are all enjoying this lovely warm weather. As soon as the sun comes out I start getting lots of questions about when Bake Off will be back. I know you are all keen for details on the new series and I am promise I will start sharing soon. Keep an eye on my Facebook @paul.hollywood.718 / Twitter @malejudge / Instagram @paul.hollywood as I will post any news there as soon as I can.
Happy Baking, Paul x