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20th Birthday Cake created by Contemporary Cake Designs

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Contemporary Cake Designs have just designed and created an amazing 20th Birthday Cake

20th Birthday Cake created by Contemporary Cake Designs

And the client’s reaction?

“Thanks for making such a beautiful and delicious cake for Heather we are still enjoying it today.

Thanks again

Dan Walker”.

With the Contemporary Cake Designs pedigree you are ensured a “wow factor” cake for any occasion- be it a Wedding, Birthday, Christening, Corporate or Novelty, with the secure knowledge that you are dealing with experts from start to finish.

So if you would like a professional to bake you a stunning cake for your special date, birthday, wedding, anniversary, or occasion you can order your cake and contact Contemporary Cake Designs on 01242 252352 or click on the Contact Us button now:
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Contemporary Cake Designs wishes you a Happy New Year

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Contemporary Cake Designs wishes you a happy and prosperous New Year in 2017.

Contemporary Cake Designs wishes you a happy and prosperous New Year in 2017.Contemporary Cake Designs- premium cakes for special occasions- weddings, birthdays!

Contemporary Cake Designs are based in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire and are proud to work alongside some of the most exclusive venues in the Cotswolds including Cowley Manor, Lower Slaughter, Kingscote Barn, The Manor House, The Greenway Hotel, Lords of the Manor, Ellenborough Park and Sudeley Castle to name but a few.

With the Contemporary Cake Designs pedigree you are ensured a “wow factor” cake for any occasion- be it a Wedding, Birthday, Christening, Corporate or Novelty, with the secure knowledge that you are dealing with experts from start to finish.

So if you would like an expert to bake you a stunning cake for your special date, birthday, wedding, anniversary, or occasion you can order your cake and contact Contemporary Cake Designs on 01242 252352 or click on the Contact Us button now:
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How to bake great cakes

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Xavier Pelloux- award winning Patissier, explains how to bake a great cake.

Xavier Pelloux- award winning Patissier, explains how to bake a great cake.Such is Xavier’s devotion to producing the finest pastries and cakes that he refuses to take short cuts that might make his life easier.

And while this may add a few extra hours to the processes involved in making his Continental-style treats, he says the difference in the taste, texture and appearance is well worth going the extra mile.

Xavier’s training equipped him to execute every aspect of the pâtissier’s art, including creating stunning croquembouches and exquisite wedding cakes, all of which are finished to incredibly high standards.

“You have to be a maniac to do this – it’s all about the detail,” says Xavier, as he applies tiny pieces of gold leaf to a batch of French-style opera cakes. “Pastry is more about science than cooking. Everything is carefully calculated – every ingredient is weighed out to the milligram – and there’s a reason for everything we do.”

“Precision is very important and I think that’s what sets us apart. Everything we do is made by hand.”

Xavier’s quest for perfection starts with the ingredients he uses, such as responsibly-sourced  sea salt from Anglesey, for which he makes the just over 400-mile round trip himself. At the same time he buys locally whenever possible, such as the freshly-laid eggs he gets from Cooper’s Hill near Gloucester.

“Everything in our products is made by us, whether this means making our own buttercream from English butter or separating eggs ourselves rather than buying in ready-to-use egg whites,” he explains.

“We get through at least 1,000 eggs every week. We buy locally as much as we can – we think it’s important to support the local economy – and I refuse to buy in anything that’s ready-made.”

“For me the ingredients are key and I always look for the freshest and best quality ones I can find.”

It took around three years to get the wedding cake business off the ground, but this aspect of the business was to prove to be just the tip of the iceberg when they heard in 2013 that the new Gloucester Services was looking to sell Continental-style pâtisserie.

Since then the bakery has gone from strength to strength, with Xavier and Bee taking on an apprentice and additional employees. They’re now planning a second kitchen to keep up with the demand and hope to take on a further trainee by the end of the year.

“We cannot keep up with the demand for the macaroons – as soon as we’ve made some there’s an order for more,” laughs Xavier.

“We’re now getting through five kilos of ground almonds a day. Sometimes I start work at 3am and finish at 10pm to keep up with demand, but I’m used to it: when I was a kid we always started early and I’ve never regretted it. It was a great way to acquire the knowledge and skills that keep me busy today.”

So if you would like an expert to bake you a stunning cake for your special date, birthday, wedding, anniversary, or occasion you can order your cake and contact Contemporary Cake Designs on 01242 252352 or click on the Contact Us button now:
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Contemporary Cakes designed by passionate experts

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The Swiss are renowned for precision and the award winning pâtissier Xavier Pelloux is no exception.

The Swiss are renowned for precision and the award winning pâtissier Xavier Pelloux is no exception.
Such is Xavier Pelloux at the Contemporary Cake Design devotion’s to producing the finest pastries and cakes that he refuses to take short cuts that might make his life easier.

And while this may add a few extra hours to the processes involved in making his Continental style treats, he says the difference in the taste, texture and appearance is well worth going the extra mile.

Customers at Gloucester Services certainly agree and have been voting with their feet since

Leckhampton based Contemporary Cake Designs began supplying sea salt caramel tarts, chocolate tarts, lemon tarts, raspberry eclairs, fraisier cakes, opera cakes, colourful macaroons  and a wide range of other goodies to the motorway services station.

Working as a pastry chef and chocolatier is a way of life for Xavier, 38, who began learning his trade when he was a teenager.

By 18 he had an impressive range of qualifications and left his native Switzerland to travel the world, working in New York and some of the UK’s most prestigious restaurants and shops, including Maison Blanc, The Ivy, The Hilton in Park Lane and Harrods. In fact he was working in the famous Knightsbridge store when he met his wife-to-be, Barbara, known as Bee, who worked in the decorated cakes department.

Xavier’s training equipped him to execute every aspect of the pâtissier’s art, including creating stunning croquembouches and exquisite wedding cakes, all of which are finished to incredibly high standards.

Xavier’s career began at a bakery/pastry shop around the corner from his parents in Switzerland.

“My mum used to take me there as a child and I loved the strawberry ice creams they served,” he says.
“I started my apprenticeship at 14: school had never really appealed to me. I had the basics but it was when I started a holiday job at my local bakery that things started to make sense.

“Fourteen was an unusually young age to be apprenticed and so I began with a pre-apprenticeship with the support of my parents. This meant that I was a fully qualified as a pastry chef before I was 18.

“Working abroad allowed me to develop my skills and work with some of the best people and finest ingredients.”

Xavier and Bee moved to Gloucestershire in 2005 to set up their own business specialising in wedding cakes, for which they created a kitchen that met their exacting standards.

“We built the kitchen from scratch; people thought we were nuts,” laughs Xavier. “I did the painting and tiling myself; our child had barely been born.”

So if you would like a stunning cake for your anniversary, wedding, special date or occasion you can order your cake and contact Contemporary Cake Designs on 01242 252352 or click on the Contact Us button now:
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Personalised birthday cakes by Contemporary Cake Designs

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Contemporary Cake Designs create distinctive, bespoke personalised birthday cakes.

Contemporary Cake Designs create distinctive, bespoke personalised birthday cakes.
One such distinctive, bespoke personalised birthday cakes was this one above for Alfie’s 13th birthday- who is a great fan of Del Boy and “Fools and Horses”.

Just tell us the theme that you want to feature and our creative chefs will design, bake and deliver a stunning masterpiece of a birthday cake.

It’s not just birthday cakes which we can bake- but wedding and corporate events. Just ask us about what is possible and we’ll try and beat your imagination.

You can order your cake and contact Contemporary Cake Designs on 01242 252352 or click on the Contact Us button now:
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Bespoke birthday cake designers- May 4th be with you

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Contemporary bespoke birthday cake designers- May 4th be with you on Star Wars Day.

Contemporary bespoke birthday cake designers- May 4th be with you on Star Wars Day.

Contemporary Cake Designs can create any bespoke cake of your heart’s desire, like this one today for Star Wars fan and birthday boy Jo.

You can also see more examples of our cakes through other sections in our Cake Portfolio heading.

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Bespoke birthday cakes in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

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Contemporary Cake Designs have just created another bespoke birthday cake.

Contemporary Cake Designs have just created another bespoke birthday cake.We are delighted to recieve bespoke birthday cake commissions from anywhere in Cheltenham, the Cotswolds, Gloucestershire- and all points on the M5 between Bristol and Birmingham.

Here’s what the happy family thought of our 70th birthday cake:

Both my husband and I were delighted with the lovely cake you made for his surprise 70th birthday party. Our guests all commented on it and it tasted as good as it looked!
Thank you so much,
Kind regards.”
Pam Clarke

So if you have a special birthday approaching for a family member, friend or colleague- please contact us and we will be similarly delighted to work through with you your requirements and provide you with a quote the your special birthday.

If you would like more information about a birthday cake, please ring us now on 01242 252 352 and 07766 900 832 or click the Contact Us button below for our contact form:Contact Contemporary cake Designs Now