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Wedding cakes in Worcestershire

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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Chocolate tower wedding cake testimonial

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Contemporary cake design created a 6 tier chocolate tower wedding cake.

Contemporary cake design created a 6 tier chocolate tower wedding cake.

As a result the client was kind enough to say:

“Just to let you know that the chocolate wedding cake last weekend at Andrea and Andy’s wedding was absolutely A-MAZ-ING!!!!
Thank YOU SO MUCH for such an excellent and very impressive cake!
Andrea and Andy were over the moon!!”
You really are the best
Julia XX”

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Wedding shows in the Cotswolds

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Contemporay Cake Designs have been asked to exhibit our stunning Wedding Cakes at the following Wedding Shows in 2016 and 2017:

Contemporay Cake Designs have been asked to exhibit our stunning Wedding Cakes at the following Wedding Shows in 2016 and 2017

The Cheltenham Race Course, 2nd October 11am – 4pm

The Ellenborough Park Hotel, 16th October 11 am – 3pm

The Greenway Hotel and Spa, 16th October 12pm -4pm

The Elmore Court, 16th October 12pm -4pm

The Barn at Upcote, 20th November 12pm -3pm

The Town Hall Cheltenham, 8th January 11-3pm

The Sudeley Castle 12th February 11-3pm

Hope that you come along and met us- we’d love to help you out?

Fully deductable Consultation fees

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All of our consultation fees for our cakes are fully deductable in your cake order.

All of our consultation fees for our cakes are fully deductable in your cake order

To a certain we are a victim of our own success as we are recieiving a growing number of requests for wedding, christening and bespoke cake creations consultations.

The bad news is that as a result in future we will be charging a £50 consultation fee for all of our cake designs and creations.

The good news is that these fees will be 100% fully deducatable in your deposit payment when you commission us to create a cake for you.

If effect your bespoke cake design consultation will still be free!

You can order your cake and contact Contemporary Cake Designs on 01242 252352 or please click on the Contact Us button now:
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Contemporary Cake Designs at Sudeley Castle Wedding Show

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Contemporary Cake Designs have just attended Sudeley Castle’s Wedding Show.

Contemporary Cake Designs at just attended Sudeley Castle's Wedding Show.

Contemporary Cake Designs are frequently asked by leading wedding venues to showcase our wedding cake skills and examples at their wedding shows. And we are pleased to say that the prestigious Sudeley Castle have asked us to attend- as a way of also emulating their own class and facilities.

One thousand years of history…..

Sudeley Castle & Gardens is a castle located in the Cotswolds near Winchcombe, Gloucestershire, England. The present structure was built in the 15th century and may have been on the site of a 12th-century castle

Kings, Queens and noblemen have had their lives and histories intertwined with Sudeley Castle, so where better to create your own history than at ‘the most romantic castle in England….’

Be a part of Sudeley Castle

When you choose to hold your wedding at Sudeley Castle you will not only be part of our history, but you will be sharing the most beautiful and historic castle and stunning grounds. Nestled within its’ own Cotswold valley, surrounded with wooded rolling hills and designated an area of outstanding natural beauty, you and your partner will be one of the lucky few able to get married at this exclusive venue, with only a limited number of weddings held here each year.

Each wedding is crafted between the couple and our dedicated team to produce your very own idea of perfection. They listen and we advise and we work together to create your dream.

Castle and Grounds

Within the Castle and grounds they are able to provide spacious dining and celebration areas within the Banqueting Hall and the Terrace Pavilion to seat up to 120 people. The historic Banqueting Hall is both warm in winter and cool in summer and the Terrace Pavilion has breath-taking views of the surrounding Cotswold Hills.

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

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Another wedding cake by Contemporary Cake Designs

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Contemporary Cake Designs has just completed another Wedding Cake for a client in the Cotswolds.

Contemporary Cake Designs has just completed another Wedding Cake for a client in the Cotswolds

You can be assured of being presented with a stunning wedding cake- which is equally a delight to eat, when you commission us to create your wedding cake.

You choose the design to fit your dreams and we will deliver the cake to your wedding venue for you..

Here’s what the latest happy couple think of our wedding cake creation:

“Dear Xavier and Bee

Thank you so much for the amazing wedding cake you made for us for our wedding at Foxhill Manor. It was all absolutely scrumptious. The lemon drizzle sponge was so tasty and moist and the fruit cake was just exceptional. Our guests were full of compliments, it was just the best cake I’ve ever tasted.

I have ensured that Foxhill Manor are aware how pleased we were with the cake and service provided by you and your team.

Thank you again.

With best wishes

Brian and Penny”

If you would like more information about a wedding 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

Wedding Open Meeting at Dumbleton Hall Hotel

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Contemporary Cake Designs will be at the Wedding Open Meeting at Dumbleton Hall Hotel.

Contemporary Cake Designs will be at the Wedding Open Meeting at Dumbleton Hall Hotel.

The Wedding Open Meeting at Dumbleton Hall Hotel is on Thursday 3rd December with free admission.

Join us for a relaxed viewing of our magnificent venue in its full Wedding glory, making it easier to visualise your own Wedding Celebrations at the Hotel.

Their experienced Wedding Team will be happy to spend time answering questions and discussing your ideas for your important day.

We are one of only a handful of preferred suppliers chosen to help with the event will be available on the day, should you wish to enquire about our services.

For contact details-
DUMBLETON HALL HOTEL
Dumbleton, near Evesham, Worcestershire, WR11 7TS
Tel. 01386 881240 option 2
www.dumbletonhall.co.uk

Hope to see you there!