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Wedding Cakes

The Patisserie Box at Webbs of Wychbold Garden Centre

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Our wholesale side- The Patisserie Box is exhibiting and sampling at the Webbs of Wychbold Garden Centre.

Our wholesale side- The Patisserie Box is exhibiting and sampling at the Webbs of Wychbold Garden Centre

Contemporary Cake Designs now have our Patisserie Box counter at Webbs of Wychbold.

This is a huge success and they have asked us to join them on their 2 late night shopping evening events, running up to Christmas.

You will be able to come, meet us and sample our stunning desserts for free. The cost of these samples are on us!

The evenings are on Thursday  30th November and Thursday 14th December 4pm -8pm.

Wonderfully situated in Wychbold near Droitwich and West Hagley, Stourbridge – Webbs is a family business committed to providing the very best for your garden and home. We have everything for the dedicated and occasional gardener alike, as well as providing great places to visit for a great cup of coffee and much more.

Webbs Garden Centre

Generation after generation have turned to Webbs for garden and home. We are proud to be trusted by you.

The Webbs story begins in the mid-nineteenth century as seed merchants in Wordsley, Stourbridge. The name Webbs came to stand for unwavering quality and soon led to becoming royally appointed seedsmen to Queen. Now the dedicated team at Webbs continue the story in our two award-winning garden centres, in Wychbold and West Hagley, and by offering the same high standards to customers across the UK through our online shopping. As an independent family company Webbs can offer you help, advice and most of all great quality. We look forward to offering you a warm Webbs welcome soon.

You can find us at:
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Webbs,
Worcester Road,
Wychbold,
Droitwich,
Worcestershire,
WR9 0DG

Four Tier Wedding Cake Appreciation

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We have just received another client testimonial for our latest Four Tier Wedding Cakes.

We have just received another client testimonial for another of our Four Tier Wedding Cakes.

Contemporary Cake Designs are always pleased to be commissioned to create stunning Wedding Cakes for our clients so it is always gratifying when we receive great feedback afterwards.

Here’s what a happy couple recently wrote to us:

“Dear Xavier & Team,

We’d just like to thank you for our Wedding cake(s).

They looked stunning – such delicate leaves and immaculate icing. We couldn’t have hoped for a better looking cake display which luckily we were sat admiring all through our wedding breakfast!

The guests thought the small cakes were a really clever idea (so thank you for showing us these in your portfolio when we chose you as our supplier). Of course they have already been eaten by a lot of our guests (our families do enjoy cake), and we have had so many messages asking us to pass on that they thought they tasted fabulous – the lemon one was light, airy, aromatic and tasted amazing, the caramel one was a brilliant blend of flavour and the best one ever tasted was reported back from several of our friends.

You made us really proud of our wedding cake and for this we cannot thank you enough.

Thank you for making the process of choosing a cake a delicious and easy one for us.

Best wishes

Emily and John.”

Each and every cake we create is handmade and made individually to our client’s wishes.

With the Contemporary Cake Designs pedigree you are ensured a “wow factor” cake for any occasion- be it for 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 Cakes Wedding Show Ellenborough House

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Contemporary Cake Designs will be showing our Wedding Cakes at Ellenborough House’s Wedding Show.

Contemporary Cake Designs will be showing our Wedding Cakes at Ellenborough House's Wedding Show.Contemporary Cake Designs invite you to explore Ellenborough Park on 14th May 2017 at our wedding open day.

Contemporary Cake Designs has been selected as one of Ellenborough Park highly recommended suppliers and we will also be on hand to inspire the finishing touches for your big day.

Ellenborough Park is one of the Cotswolds’ most luxurious wedding venues, set in beautiful parkland surroundings.

Take a tour with one of Ellenborough Park’s wedding team to discuss your vision for your Cotswold wedding, while viewing rooms dressed for a civil ceremony and wedding breakfast.

The Wedding Show is on 14th May 2017, 11am – 3pm.

For more information, please call 01242 545454 direct or email events@ellenboroughpark.com

Why not come along- we would love to see you?

Contemporary Cakes asked to join Wedding Show

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Contemporary Cake Designs has been asked to join the Merriscourt Wedding Show.

Contemporary Cake Designs has been asked to join the Merriscourt Wedding Show.The Wedding Show will take place on Sunday 2nd April between 10 am and 3pm at Merriscourt.

Contemporary Cake Designs is a RECOMMENDED SUPPLIER to Merriscourt.

Merriscourt is a breathtakingly beautiful Cotswold wedding venue on the border of Oxfordshire & Gloucestershire.

Home of Thomas Astor & his family, there are three interlinking, beautiful Cotswold wedding barns for you & your guests to enjoy. You are also free to roam the 500 acres of glorious Cotswold countryside.

Known as one of the prime Cotswold wedding venues, each of our weddings is bespoke, designed to your specifications. Our diligent event team pride themselves on giving you everything you dreamt of for your wedding day… and more.

The three interlinking, converted Cotswold barns surround a romantic courtyard, with spectacular rural views across the rolling countryside. There are a wealth of stunning spots for wedding photos & idyllic strolls, whatever the season.

Why not come along- we would love to see you?

Merriscourt is at Sarsden, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, OX7 6QX

Contemporary Cakes at Ellenborough Park Wedding Show

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Contemporary Cake Design will be exhibiting at the Ellenborough Park Wedding Show on 5th March.

Contemporary Cake Design will be exhibiting at the Ellenborough Park Wedding Show on 5th March.You are invited to the Ellenborough Park, Cheltenham Wedding Show on Sunday 5th March.

Ellenborough Park is one of the Cotswolds’ most luxurious wedding venues, set in beautiful parkland surroundings.

It perfectly matches our creative, spectacular skills and cakes.

Why not come along- we would love to see you?

www.ellenboroughpark.com/weddings
Southam Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL52 3N

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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