Thursday, February 04, 2010

Yay! Also, Oops.

I've done it; I've started Kingfisher Cakes. The website will be online shortly. (I hope.)

I'm extremely excited about this. I began this with the view that it would just be a little cottage industry, something to help me earn a little pin money. But looking at the way the website is shaping up (I'm making it in MS Publisher), it looks ruddy professional. Now I'm thinking, the sky's the limit. Who knows how far this could go? How far do I want to take it? I don't even know, but I'm open to much bigger possibilities that I was a few months ago.

I've also just realized that in telling y'all the name of the business you'll be able to go to my website and find the real me. Now all you cyber-crazies can find me in meat-space. Oops. Oh well. I'll have to take my chances. It never occured to me when I began discussing this with you that I was crossing over my real and virtual personalities. Now you know. Too late.

And for your edification and delight, here are some photos of cakes I have made recently:

First up is a double-chocolate, 10-inch square layer cake with chocolate buttercream frosting, decorated in a solar-system theme with hand-piped buttercream.

Next is this awesome R2-D2 cake. Fully 18" across, the sponge is chocolate, covered with white buttercram frosting and decorated with hand-piped buttercream and silver sugar balls (which you can't really see in the photo but looked great in person).

Lastly is my own wedding cake. Two tiers of lemon drizzle layer cake, 2 tiers of carrot layer cake, all covered with cream cheese frosting and decorated with real pansies and rose petals which had been crystallized by hand by yours truly, and all of which were completely edible.

So whadda ya think? Would you pay money for one of my cakes? (Oh, and I have learned how to do marzipan and sugarpaste, so if that's the look you're going for, I can does that, too.)


Mrs. Chaucer's Pirate said...

oh, and i'm disallowing anonymous comments. i've been bombed with comment spam recently. hopefully this will minimize the problem. i don't really want to have to add word veri, but that's the next step.

Mrs. Chaucer's Pirate said...

Personal to Helena: I tried to send you an email with a request for a grapic logo. are you no longer using the blue yonder email? could you please drop me a line with your current email address? thanks!

CompuNerd said...

I want to see Yoda!!!!! :)

Mrs. Chaucer's Pirate said...

OK, disallowing anonymous comments meant that some people i WANT to comment couldn't, so i've put back the anonymous comments and implemented word veri instead. sorry about that, guys, but i'm fucking sick of the comment spam!

Anonymous said...

That piece of Chinese spam was particularly fine.

I tried to stalk you when you didn't blog for months (pre-wedding) and lots of us started thinking you'd died. Despite knowing (I think) your first name and your racing team, came up with nada.

That isn't intended to scare you.

helena said...

Gorgeous cakes!! The only problem with them is that they're making me hungry!(especially the wedding cake!)

Tim Footman said...

I think your cakes look utterly lovely.

Almost as lovely as the Viagra I want to sell you... sexy Russian brides... you've won the Lottery... free X-Box... penis enlargement... Harriet Harman porn...

Wandering Wynie said...

The R2-D2 is particularly inspired....and given that I was one of your "helpers" during the creation of your wedding cake (alright, alright, I grated lemon zest and carrots but it was still helping!) then this shouldn't really be counted as anonymous spam Mrs CP ;)

I can't wait to commission a Kingfisher Cake!
Well done you xxx

Valerie said...

Dang, girl. You are GOOD! Best of luck with Kingfisher Cakes!

Miss Melville said...

I helped with the cake de wedding as well! Lovely picture...

So, guess what? I've re-entered the world of blog. I know, try not to faint. :)

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H said...

I apologies, I first read 'Fish Cakes' then reread it correctly. Great stuff and all the best with the new venture! To those that don't already know; the cakes are very tasty (I've had the 3rd one down pictured, was awesome!). A veritable artist in the kitchen!

(I never get chinese spam. I feel left out)