Day two of filming and this time it was Wonky Cakes, my signature cake shape. I made my first wonky wedding cake for my brothers wedding back in 2003. Back then, the internet was a fairly new tool, so globally each country still had their own distinct recognisable style of cakes. At the time we were planning his cake, I had just obtained a couple of Australian wedding cake magazines, which I thought amazing as they contained all sorts of ideas and styles that I’d never seen in the UK. I particularly like the cakes with slanted tops so persuaded my brother that he’d really like to be a little adventurous and have a cake based on this idea – My Charlie’s sunflower cake was the result and the wonky cake was born….!
Day two was a beautiful sunny day, which made the drive to the filming kitchen very enjoyable, however it was more of a challenge for the film crew as sunlight flooded the kitchen. They were of course well prepared, so a few well positioned large cards and a black fleece over the skylight seemed to do the trick!
Wonky cakes are not straight forward, so I knew that it would take time to explain, carve and cover the demonstration cake let alone the troubleshooting and decorating sections. However I needn’t have worried, we actually finished earlier than on day one! Sally was a massive help, some of you may have met her at my workshops, she was there as my second pair of hands to fetch and pass me everything I needed. She is also now the first person to have ever contributed to the decoration of one of my cakes! Sally made a whole host of plunger flowers to go on the demonstration cake allowing me to have an early night – Thank you Sally, I so needed it!