Monday, 12 January 2015

Local Business Profile In Yellow Pages

Fit for a Prince

Lynne Jury transforms fondant and flour into trendsetting tiered triumphs. Owning a tea shop was her childhood dream, inspired by the teas she shared with her grandmother in England. Cooking and baking since the age of nine, Lynne owned a restaurant in London before moving to France and offering a private supper club in her home when she was fostering 15 special needs kids. Wanting to disprove the French assumption that Brits could not cook, she asked her friends to bring two acquaintances to her home for dinner, and those diners brought two more. Lynne eventually cooked for the Prince of Monaco’s bodyguard who informed her that the prince himself desired an invitation.
Unfortunately for Prince Albert, Lynne’s work permit for Canada arrived prior to obtaining the prince’s security clearance, so he would have to only dream of Lynne’s sweet and savoury specialties.
With her pedigree, Lynne founded the Canadian Cake Decorators Guild and opened Let Them Eat Cakes in 2010, a charming teashop that provides an oasis from the world outside with its fanciful model cakes and Victorian tea parties. “What we do focuses on the happy time in people’s lives. The teashop is an extension of that escape from reality,” Lynne says.
“What we do focuses on the happy time in people’s lives. The teashop is an extension of that escape from reality.”- Lynne Jury, owner
Let Them Eat Cakes, Custom Cakes, Wedding Cakes, High Tea, Homemade Jams, Gifts and Self-designed Clothing, Catering, Private Parties, Birthday Parties, Bakery
Guests can relax in the charming and comfortable tearoom. Photo by Vivian Khouw.

20th Century-England Meets France

“Our look is unique. It’s a very girly environment, a step back in time,” says Lynne as she describes her teashop’s Edwardian-inspired d├ęcor details from the fresh and floral interior, to the curves of the teashop’s mouldings. Patrons appreciate the leisurely atmosphere as they enjoy the tiered trays of scones, sweets and sandwiches that have a flavour of French patisserie. With 37 different teas to try, Lynne even offers customers vintage cups to sip from upon request.
Even the building, which dates to 1854, contributes to the hospitable environment with architectural features that inspire the detailing work on the wedding cakes Lynne crafts. With bows, pearls, lace, sugar and fabric, Lynne constructs breathtaking baked memories for brides and grooms. In fact, the top tiers of Lynne’s own wedding cake rest on a shelf up high to be admired.
The warmth and serenity of the shop is an extension of Lynne’s generosity. Not only does she give away cake cuts to anybody who walks in on Fridays, but she also donates unsold cupcakes, brownies, cookies, shortbreads and scones to retirement homes.
Let Them Eat Cakes, Custom Cakes, Wedding Cakes, High Tea, Homemade Jams, Gifts and Self-designed Clothing, Catering, Private Parties, Birthday Parties, Bakery
A delicious assortment of sweets, savouries and sandwiches for those who wish to enjoy afternoon tea. Photo by Vivian Khouw.

Where Creativity Meets Cake and More

Lynne’s artistry is also seen in her other creative venture, Lulu’s Collection, found in the shop’s basement where she sells clothes that she designs and makes herself. Having always been imaginative since the age of six, both her clothing and cake designs serve as outlets for her creativity. But it is cake that is her ultimate passion. “I love the teashop. I love hospitality,” Lynne says.
While Lynne humbly eschews any recognition that she has received for Bride’s Choice every year since 2008, or being featured in Wedding Bells or Style Me Pretty, Lynne values the process of creativity and producing quality product. Her consistency to excellence has even seen a recommendation from Cake Boss’s Buddy Valastro to supply cupcakes on his behalf after he tasted her delicious creations.
With the hands and eye of an artist and the palate of a chef, Lynne is transforming afternoon tea into a destination worth donning gloves and hats for.
Let Them Eat Cakes, Custom Cakes, Wedding Cakes, High Tea, Homemade Jams, Gifts and Self-designed Clothing, Catering, Private Parties, Birthday Parties, Bakery
Let Them Eat Cakes’ whimsical and inviting entrance is itself a work of art. Photo by Vivian Khouw.

Friday, 30 May 2014

Gluten Free Options


We are now making gluten free options to some of our lunchtime menu.
Here you have our gluten free scones (and they're delicious) served with our home made jam and whipped cream and a pot of tea.

Below a warm chicken salad with millet, cranberries, almonds, fresh herbs and feta cheese....you wouldn't know the difference between this and our gluten version, it's so good.

We also have gluten free cupcakes almost every day.


Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Menu May 2014


Today's Specials..........

Here's our daily special board with today's specials, this changes every day of course depending on what lovely things we find fresh at the market or what we feel like baking that day!
Today we had a lovely cherry pie offered by the slice.  The best cherry pie I think I've ever made, that lovely buttery short crust pastry full of lots of lovely sour cherries in a sweet, rich cherry sauce....yum.  This particular pie didn't last the whole morning before it was sold out and another one went in the oven to replace it.
Also today, cherry, blueberry or lemon cupcakes all done up like a little pie.  For those who find buttercream a little too sweet/rich, here's a nice compromise with fruit preserves on the top and enough buttercream to make it taste just right.




Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Testimonial

We love feedback:  (picture coming soon)

Dear Lynne,

Thank you so much for your help with the shower cake for Annie.
It was so beautiful and tasted just as good!
I was amazed at the fine detail in the parasol on top! what artistry!
All the best to you and your staff for eliminating extra stress for me that day :)

It was a pleasure doing business with you, and I would gladly work with you, and recommend your shop to others!
Take care,

Fanny

Friday, 23 May 2014

May Newsletter

Let Them Cakes May, 2014


Despite some springtime showers, summer is well on its way bringing with it sunshine and promise of happy times spent out of doors with family and friends.  Summer is also a time of celebration so don't forget to order your cakes, cupcakes cookies and savouries in plenty time.
We've got lots of news, so read on to find out how we can make your summer just a little bit more special.


                   
GLUTEN FREE OPTIONS

We are delighted to be able to offer our clients some gluten free options.  We are working on new products weekly and if you're lucky enough to stop by while we are baking we might even ask you to sample it for feedback.
Currently we are offering gluten free cookies and scones (pictured right).  Who knew that gluten free scones could be this light and fluffy?
CAKE OF THE MONTH

We are proud of all our cakes, but this one captured our hearts this month, with a lovely story to go along with it.  This bride came along with an idea for a cake in mind, however due to budget restraints she opted for a smaller two tiered cake with less flowers.
During the months leading up to the wedding someone called asking to be able to settle the entire bill for this bride's cake.....and to make it bigger!  Of course we can't allow just anyone to make changes to our client's orders so we checked with the bride (without telling her who the anonymous benefactor was) and she agreed that it would be okay to make the cake bigger.
It turns out that this person also paid for the wedding flowers and the bride's bouquet.
I'm sure by now she must know who gave her this wonderful gift....but just in case all has not been revealed I will not divulge the answer this month but look out on Facebook and I'll post the story there soon.
HIGH TEA........AND SO MUCH MORE

Everyone knows by now that we are now serving lunches, high tea and so much more in our store than we were previously offering.  The response has been so awesome that we are now enlarging our horizons once again.
Part of our team will be focused on offering our clients delicious, customized wedding and celebration cakes whilst the other part of our team will be delighting our taste buds with pastries and savouries.
PRIVATE EVENTS
We offer showers, birthdays, tea parties and other private events in our shop, for parties of up to 20 guests.  Our prices are exceptional as is our attention to detail.
OUTSIDE CATERING
We offer the same wonderful experience, including the vintage china and table linens, wonderful food and exceptional service for a larger crowd.  Please contact us for more details or visit our website Customized menus are available upon request.
DAILY SPECIALS
Each day in our tea room we have daily specials, a hot pastry, a salad, a filling sandwich (made with our house made bread), high tea selection, pastry selection and more.  These are posted on our notice board and also on Facebook.  Join our page for more information or call us to ask what is on the menu today.
OUR OWN JAMS!

When we began to offer high tea we were disappointed with the available jam selection available locally, so guess what?  We decided to start making our own.  We began with a Strawberry Vanilla jam followed by:
Champagne and Strawberry Jam
Apple and Blueberry Jam
Rhubarb and Ginger Jam
Pomegranate Jelly
Prune Jelly (and Prune Jam)
Apple Pie Jam
Bananas Foster Jam (with raisins and rum and soft brown sugar)
Mixed Berry Jam
Grenadine and Strawberry Jam
Pineapple Jam.......and many more exciting flavours
These exciting flavours led us to experiment more and come up with Carrot Cake Jam (with carrots, raisins, nuts, spices), Coconut Cake Jam (made with fresh coconut and vanilla), Wedding Cake Jam (with dried mixed fruit, Grand Marnier, nuts, spices and brown sugar) and we have so many more that we want to make.  
Prices vary according to size from $8.00 - $2.00  
Obviously we serve all our own jams when you order high tea or tea and scones at the tea shop.  You can even have a slice or two of our warm home made bread slathered with creamy butter and home made jam!

CAKE TASTING SCHEDULE

Please click the icon to go to our cake tasting page.  You will find the 2014 cake tasting schedule along with two other ways that you can try our delicious cakes if you can't make it in at that time.
These events are Open House, so you don't have to RSVP and you are welcome to come to more than one event until you have tried enough cake to make your choice.
We request that only two people per cake order are in attendance so that we have enough space to accommodate the large number of clients that we have and so that there is enough for everyone.  If you would like other family members or friends to taste the cake too, you are welcome to purchase a pack of samples to take home for them.
CONSULTATION OPTIONS  

We love meeting our clients and discussing their needs with them, this is the most exciting and interesting part of our job....besides actually creating the sugar masterpieces that is.
Please click the link to see our opening times keeping in mind that we can be flexible if you think you may need to come after hours or on a Saturday morning we will always try to accommodate you.

Another option that we are now offering is a Virtual Consultation for out of town clients who would still like to meet with us 'face to face' and take a look around our store.  This can either be done just one on one by Facetime or Skype, or you can send a friend or relative to come in and we will connect together with you at your chosen time.  To use this option please click on the icon.
Sweet regards,

Lynne Jury
Let Them Eat Cakes

Monday, 19 May 2014

Bows, Bows and More Bows




















Man Cakes

Here are some 'man cakes' that we've done recently.  These are always more of a challenge for us, but we so enjoy the opportunity to do something a little different for our male clients.  Below are cakes for a trout fisher, songwriter, baseball enthusiast, train spotter and........a pirate arrrrrrrrr.





Mini Cakes

Here is a selection of some of our recent mini cakes....we are not always able to make custom mini cakes because of time restraints and because they are so small, but they are always quite beautiful.  Available at short notice (1 hour) and come boxed with a message if you need one.  $15.00 per cake, serves 2 - 4 guests.