Burns Night 2010 the ingredients for creating my bespoke baking business were weighed and Buns of Fun was conceived. I reached for my apron and brought Buns’ into this world fully baked on February 10th 2010. This week I’ve been having a breather, taking stock of how far we have come with our oven gloves. (I use the Royal ‘we’ being a Gemini..there’s always one of us here..)Pic courtesy of CakeCentral.com
I’ve been very privileged to have work with some amazing, creative and inspiring people. Most of my Facebook, Twitter and Instagram followers will know of my sugary work with the Christmas events at Holkham Hall. The 3 foot gingerbread house on a 5 foot base is one of the biggest cake related creations to date. Lady Coke is always very generous in offering Buns of Fun a room to create a diorama – what happens when no-one’s in the kitchen turned into gingerbread Olympics, think gingerbread men ice skating on copper lids, etc using hand-picked times from the Bygones collection. Image courtesy of SJ & The City
Thanks also for the massive support and nominations from both clients, and friends and family for putting me forward for the EDP Food & Drink Awards September 2014. In the ‘Beautiful Baking’ category we came Highly Commended at the awards evening. Such fun. It’s all thanks to those who have seen, eaten and enjoyed whatever form of Buns of Fun they experienced.
As a small business I am very pleased to annouce that I was recently inspected by North Norfolk County Council and I am rated with a lovely fat ‘5’ from The Food Standards Agency. Have a click to look here
I’ve also had the very great pleasure of meeting the exceptionally groovy Penny Baldry from The Little Lending Co. On meeting her at a wedding show in Kings Lynn was struck by her rustic, retro, vintage and very comfortable relaxed approach to styling, since then working with her on styled shoots, admiring her vision and creative flair. It’s people like this that make you grow as an artist.Image courtesy of Tatum Reid Photography
Photographers do the most amazing job of creating a piece of art capturing meaningful details or telling a story though beautiful composition. I’ve worked on a couple of collaborative shoots with Tatum Reid Photography and Amy Lewin Photography in 2014 (and Penny above) resulting in print in national glossy pages.The Country Garden Florist by Tatum Reid Photography
Florists like Sharon at Flower 30 and The Country Garden Florist make magical greenery and floral collections, you might even imagine the local sprites and nymphs looking to take up home in their wonderous frondery.
Image of Flower30 by Amy Lewin Photography
So What’s Cooking in 2015? I’ll tell you what – the cakes that you guys are asking me to make for Weddings, birthdays, anniversaries. You’re all so imaginative, creative and Bang On Trend!
We posted over the weekend how out of 15 Wedding Cake trends (aka The Knot) and we managed ticked off 10 of their top creations that we’ve made to date:
*Deep breath* We’ve made gold-leaf cakes, naked cakes, lace-trimmed cakes, white decoration on white cakes, woodland themes, copious sugar flowers, buttercream galore and cake tables aplenty. Phew – and there’s hostess trolley full of more to come in 2015 and 2016.
Contact me to bake your dreams come true.
Emma x x