Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Chloë Bakes Cakes featured in Selina Lake Outdoor Living!

Way back in July last year I got a super exciting cake commission from stylist and bestselling author Selina Lake! Selina wanted some gorgeous, rustic looking vanilla sponge cakes with vanilla buttercream frosting for a photoshoot for her new book 'Outdoor Living'. At last the wait is over and I'm so excited to share some pictures! The cakes feature in the Lavender Field Party section and I love how Selina has styled them with sprigs of rosemary and lavender flowers - don't they look pretty?

The cake above is a classic four layer vanilla sponge, filled and covered with vanilla buttercream icing! This is one of my favourite cakes - perfect for a hot Summers afternoon when you want something light and fresh tasting. The flavour of the lovely, organic eggs, butter and flour really shine through and the cake itself needs only the simplest decoration - here lavender flowers and edible petals complete the rustic, natural look!

The whole book is full of ideas and inspiration for creating beautiful outdoor spaces perfect for parties, weddings and picnics - all decorated in Selina's signature pretty, vintage style!

This three tier wedding cake is a real showstopper!

A rich fruit cake is perfect for a big cake like this as you can save one or more of the layers - wrapped tightly in foil and kept in an airtight tin a good fruit cake will keep for years!

Here the cake is served up alongside a plate of vanilla cupcakes topped with vanilla buttercream and fresh edible flowers - perfect for children or to box up and give as party favours!

You can read an interview with Selina (and have another peek at my cakes) over on Flowerona blog!

Selina Lake Outdoor Living is out now and you can find it at all good book shops and is also available to order online!


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