It’s back to school time people. H.O.O.R.A.Y! But every silver lining has a cloud. Kids Parties. Boo.
Or is it? Cressida Bell is a genius textiles designer who has applied her talent not to baking (even I can do that!) but to decorating cakes – turning them from MEH to YEH and almost too good to eat. Almost…..*bye bye bikini bod*
In her studio, she’s devoted an entire area to her cake decorations – akin to a who’s who of ye old fashioned sweet shoppe . With flying saucers, Allsorts, Parma Violets, sugar balls, chocolate drops and gaint boxes of silver balls – all arranged alongside her sketchbooks, pencils, inks and printing screens. I’m bustin’ in there ASAP!
So forget nipping to the supermarket and buying a mass produced MEH cake to go with the limp sandwiches and packets of crisps in the dingy Church Hall where you booked your party.
Get the book, get inspired and get designing! Fifty Fabulous Cakes by Cressida Bell Amazon £16.
Or, if you’re feeling flush and lazy – commission her to do it – and take the credit….Cressida Bell.