Tuesday, 4 March 2014
Thursday, 27 February 2014
It's been such a busy time at the shop lately that we've not even had time to photograph all our cakes :(
Here is a little sneak preview of a little baby cake that we did last week with a little princess on the top. The baby is all sugar and edible of course, with a little tutu and a crown made of sugar which we covered in silver leaf and Swarovski crystals. Too cute!
This was for a Princess themed baby shower.
Wednesday, 12 February 2014
This week is Valentine's week and because nothing says "I Love You" quite like sweetness and chocolate, we've created some lovely goodies that will help you say just that to your loved ones.
Let's start off with cup cakes; this week we're offering Devil's Food Cake with Chocolate Fudge buttercream, Red Velvet Cake with Cream Cheese buttercream and French Vanilla Cake with Raspberry buttercream. These are all decorated with edible flowers and of course are made with pure butter.
Here we have our delicious Scottish Shortbread. Now, if you've never heard of this before or never tried it, I (Lynne) can assure you that you will not have tasted any shortbread as good as this. Having been born and bread in good old England, I know my shortbread and this recipe has the right texture and taste enough to make any Scotsman cry! Not all shortbreads are created equal you see, it's a long story and a long history. We serve our's simply in fingers with the traditional fork holes on the top. Once again we only use pure butter for our shortbread and you will definitely taste the difference.
By popular demand these little French goodies are back! We have made them pretty and pink and filled them with a raspberry buttercream, so delicious!
Heart shaped large and small sugar cookies covered in sweetness, and love with 24k gold painted decorations for the ultimate finish we have put these into little gold boxes (1 large or 4 small per box) so that all you have to do is seal it with a kiss.
A delightful little cake to share this is a perfect size for two people and looks so pretty in it's individual box, a lovely gift for anyone one that you love....you can even use it to pop the question! If you would like us to customize your cake with a message....just give us a little advanced warning and we'll be happy to do that for you free of charge.
Red velvet champagne truffles, the ultimate in chocolaty decadence. These are not for the light hearted and are bitter-sweet cocoa covering, a la francaise! These are presented in a little box of six with hearts on each truffle.
Little pieces of love, these heart shaped cookies are sandwiched with buttercream and packaged, two at a time in a little clear bag and tied with a pink ribbon.
Our prices will vary according to the way the items are packaged, but here's a rough idea:
- Miniature cakes - $15 each
- Champagne Truffles - $10 for six
- Heart Sandwich Cookies - $3 bag of 2
- Boxed Sugar Cookie (large) - $4
- Boxed Sugar Cookies (4 small) - $4
- Cupcakes - $3 each
- Shortbread - $3 (2 pack)
- French Macaron - $3 each
Saturday, 1 February 2014
We are happy to be part of this fund raiser for the SPCA by donating the total proceeds of our baked goods sales* (pastries, cookies, cupcakes from our daily selection) to this worthy cause for a whole week!
*Please note this does not include sales of custom designed wedding or celebration cakes
Thursday, 30 January 2014
Wednesday, 29 January 2014
Friday, 24 January 2014
Sunday, 19 January 2014
Although at Let Them Eat Cakes we have a love of all things old fashioned, we do like to keep up with technology!
We are pleased to announce that we are now able to offer solutions for out of town brides. Through the years we have offered telephone consultations and have successfully designed cakes by phone for clients all across the US, Italy, UK, South Korea, Bahamas, Bermuda, Japan and Greece. These brides were coming to Hamilton (and surrounding areas) to get married and were looking for someone to make their cake for them and so they looked on the internet and found us.
We can now offer Facetime consultations for anyone who has an iPhone, iPad or recent iPod. We can also offer Skype consultations. If you would like to use this method to contact us, please CLICK HERE and complete the form.
We look forward to meeting with you!
The nice thing about winter weddings is that we are able to go to town with the frost, snow and ice details on our cakes.
It's a nice way to bring in a seasonal theme to your cake and lots of sparkle at the same time.
The wedding cake below had a 'frozen pond' on the top where the bride and groom topper stood (we are waiting for a picture from the happy couple) you can just make out the snow drifts on the top.
The snowflakes were covered in fairy dust in a range of colours from silver, blue and pink.
The sparkle on these elements comes from a special food safe product this is not the same type of glitter that you get at the dollar store!
It would not be suitable to cover a whole cake with the glitter because although it is made for food products and food safe, it isn't a 'food product' per se. To give an example, birthday cake candles are food safe. They are created to go on and come into contact with a food item. If some of the wax drips on the cake it is not a problem, it can be eaten. However, it would not be recommended to cover a cake with candle wax as it is not a food product. The same principle applies to metallic finishes on cakes, it's all edible, but you wouldn't really want to cover your whole cake in it.