Happy New Year everyone!
The general consensus of 2016 may have been pretty bad, but I think it's important not to dwell too much on the negative and remember all the good things that have happened. It definitely was a tough year at times, but one of the greatest things in my 2016 was officially launching Caked.
After years of falling in love with baking, practising, training and graduating as a pastry chef I finally launched Caked in June this year. It's been a true labour of love, and I've loved every minute!
I have been lucky enough to have had some amazing clients this year, and I've loved getting to know my couples through consultations and wedding fairs. Not one wedding cake has been the same, and I'm already looking forward to lots more weddings this year.
Iced biscuit favours have been hugely popular as well - some even travelled all the way to Italy (amazingly without any breakages!)
It hasn't all been about weddings though - I've loved helping people celebrate their other momentous occasions with cakes made into books, dinosaurs, aeroplanes...including my latest Christmas cake below.
In November I launched my first Caked menu - the Winter menu was a huge success and I felt like a little Christmas elf delivering boxes of cakes all over London.
So what does 2017 have in store for Caked? For the moment, it's looking like lots more weddings, wedding fairs and a Spring menu on the way, to name but a few. But it's all the unexpected things I'm looking forward to the most. Bring on 2017, and I wish you all a happy and prosperous new year!