Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Let Them Eat Cake


One last post about my London holiday.
I was having a morning coffee in the cafe in Russel Square
when I saw something fun - a book launch was being set up.
 The book is called 'The Cake Shop in the Garden'
and the idea behind the display was a completely edible garden.

The launch itself was a few hours away so I couldn't stay
but they were happy to let me take some photos.
I think my favorite is the battenberg cake carpet.
Or the back wall completely made of cake slices.
Or the sprinkle covered funnel.
Or the cupcakes.


90 comments:

  1. amazing and really yummy!!!!!
    xxxxxx ale

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  2. I have never seen anything like it, amazing.

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  3. What a delicious looking edible garden! I love your new layout.

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  4. Thank goodness it wasn't raining! X

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    1. You know, I never thought of that! I can't imagine...

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  5. Amazing! Very creative and great idea!

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  6. Dear Amalia
    What an imaginative and creative way to stage a book launch.
    Best wishes
    Ellie

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  7. Such a great idea.Everything looks so yummy....Have a great week.
    Hugs
    Caroline

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    1. Thanks for visiting me Caroline and for the lovely comment.

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  8. Oh my goodness! This edible garden is amazing!

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  9. Oh my Gosh! This is fantastic and what a fabulous idea for a book launch! Just appropriate for the book's name!

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    1. I have the book as well. We'll see what it's about.

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  10. What an amazing display! I was wondering if that was a carpet made of cake before I read the bottom. I had to go back and look at everything again. Sweet!!
    Wendy

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  11. Oh my goodness, this is all just too "sweet" ... Yummy! Thank you for sharing! ♥ Hugs

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  12. I was just goinf to say..love the carpet!
    What a darling display!
    I can see you enjoying it..I would have also!

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    1. Yes, it's as if it was made especially for us. Some people walked by and didn't even look.

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  13. ჱه° ·. Incrível, gostei mais do vaso de violetas.
    Ótimo restinho de semana
    cheio de saúde e harmonia!

    ⋰˚هჱ
    ╱/ Beijinhos.

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  14. What an incredible delicious idea! My goodness.... how creative to come up with an edible book launch... how incredible that they allowed you pictures of the event! A wall of cake slices... yum! Thanks for sharing, made my day! :)

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  15. What a great party idea. Some people are so creative!

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  16. Impressive creativity !!! That's amazing !

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  17. Amazing! I liked the Battenberg cake carpet the most! Such a fun way to publicise the book :)
    Helen xox

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  18. That's a whole lot of work. Very creative. It may be edible, but I have a feeling no one is eating it at the end of the day. :) Best wishes, Tammy

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    1. An amazing amount of work. They were there hours before to set the garden up and I can't imagine how long it took to bake everything.

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  19. Wow, that is a creative way to launch a book isn't it!!! They should have had a team of bloggers there to promote it, that is the sort of thing that we bloggers love isn't it!! Glad for you that you got to see it and then share it with us!! xx

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    1. It was a wonderful experience for me not just because it was pretty and fun. It was not only creative, it was very professionally done and great to see all the work behind the scenes.

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  20. How neat! As I looked at each picture I kept wondering....what is this exactly? It makes perfect sense now. :)

    The books sounds like something enjoyable too.

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  21. Wow, what an amazing book launch!!!!

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    1. If I could I would bake little rabbits and stars and flowers. All your creations would make lovely cakes.

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  22. How creative those Londoners are!! Love the potted plant cake. I wonder if you stayed if they were giving out bites of cake to eat?!!

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    1. OK, now you're breaking my heart, it never occurred to me that they'll be giving out samples :-)

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  23. Oh wow that is a clever idea for a book launch, neat that they let you take pictures!

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    1. They had two professional photographers and one of them was chatting to me the whole time. I was a bit intimidated, but I did have my new camera so it was all good :-)

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  24. Love the creativity! I just found that the book is available on Amazon. Have a great day...

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    1. I have it! It looks like a good summer book, I'll let you know.

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  25. Very creative and interesting! Great idea for a book launch

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  26. Look amazing and fun Amalia! Sooo beautiful I love all!!
    xo

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  27. I love the pot cake!! Beautiful!!

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  28. Can you believe that! I'm so glad you showed us the whole story behind the flowerpot pic from your previous post. What a creative idea, even the watering can and the thingamajig--that you poke in ground to plant bulbs, can't remember its name. Someone went to a lot of trouble but was very successful!

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  29. Oh my goodness Amalia - such wonderful imagination the bakers have! Even the watering can is decorated with sprinkles!

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    1. Imagination and a strong back :-) Can you imagine the work they've put in?

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  30. Amazing!!!!Oh my goodness!
    Such a lovely and sweet garden!!
    All is cute!
    The cake of the flowerpot is a great idea!
    I am exciting now♡♡

    akiko

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  31. That is super cool. It is the first time that I see an edible garden. Enjoy your weekend dear!

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  32. just too cute! now i want a flower pot cake with a bunch of vanilla ice cream, thank you. :)

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    1. You're welcome! I want a red barn, pretty horses and lots and lots of birds :-)

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  33. Wow that is amazing for the book launch. I love the pretty cake. Have a nice day and weekend!

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  34. What whimsical fun, Amalia! I would not be able to pick a favorite, either! ;)

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  35. That is so clever! I would not have realized the back wall was made of cake slices had you not mentioned it. I love the pansy pot cake!!

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  36. Yummy...
    Have a delicious weekend !
    Anna

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  37. Hi Amalia, this is the best setting for launching a book I'd ever seen. Love the cake and all the fun and edible displays. The brick wall is incredible. So nice they let you take these great pics.
    Love it. Have a great weekend.
    Hugs, CM

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  38. Wow! So many special touches! All the cakes look incredible!!

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  39. I'll take a bite of each, please. I just love those pretty sugar flowers that the Brits have. I don't think ours in the USA are as pretty.

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    1. We don't have anything like that around here either.

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  40. Amazing cakes!I like the flower pot!

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    1. Thanks dear Heart! And thanks for the nice visit.

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  41. Amazing cakes!I like the flower pot!

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  42. How unique! I'm sure your photos did the goodies justice! Thanks for the sweet treats!

    xo
    Poppy

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  43. WOW!!! What a fantastic cake and love the rose cupcakes!!! Almost hate to see people eating them!!

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    1. Well, I didn't stick around so I was spared the sacrilege :-)

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  44. Oh my goodness! What an amazing display of yummy taste treats. Someone's creative mind has been working overtime. Love this!

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  45. Oh, how clever. What an incredible way to launch a cake cookbook! The flowerpot is just unbelievable. And a wall of cake slices - just delicious!

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  46. Oh, how fun and absolutely adorable! Those treats look incredible! Hugs to you!

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  47. I love the birdbath full of yummy goodies. Great idea for a party or summer wedding reception. Linda@Wetcreek Blog

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    1. Perfect for a summer wedding, I didn't think of that.

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  48. Amalia,
    Oh my gosh, a garden cake where everything is edible! This is darling, and I especially liked those red rose cupcakes. What a clever idea.

    Have a fun weekend, Amalia.

    ~Sheri

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  49. Hi,
    This is just amazing. I love it. What a fun idea and a lot of creativity!
    Carla

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  50. How clever! I'm going back to take a closer look!

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  51. What a great idea for the book launch. All of it looks yummy and I love the flower pot cake. Thank you for sharing this. xx

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  52. What a great idea for the book launch. All of it looks yummy and I love the flower pot cake. Thank you for sharing this. xx

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  53. Oh wow, that is just fabulous! Imagine having a garden full of yummy cakes - and no weeds! That's my kind of garden :-)
    Happy weekend, hugs xx

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    1. Unless of course the weeks were made of something yummy as well. A challenge!

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  54. O MY!! What a cute post!! Love everything about it!! Adorable!!

    Thanks so much for stopping by!!

    Hugs,
    Deb

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    1. Thanks Deb! For the visit and the comment.

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  55. OMIGOSH what fun is that?! Love those cakes!!! (and that bike really caught my eye too) Happy Sunday!

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  56. OMIGOSH what fun is that?! Love those cakes!!! (and that bike really caught my eye too) Happy Sunday!

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  57. Thank you for visiting my blog Amalia & leaving some love! YOU look like you are quite busy too! What FABULOUS photos & FUN ADVENTURES you've been on! Thank you for sharing with all of us! LOVE the flower pot cake! ;)

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    1. I'm not done yet! One adventure still to come in June and it's busty time at work for the rest of the summer.

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  58. La tarta de maceta es estupendisima!

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    1. I've been trying to leave you some comments but every time I try I'm told off for being a spammer and my comments are rejected :-(

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  59. So beautiful, very cute!
    Follow on Pinterest?
    Happy weekend.:*

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  60. Oh wow, Amelia... That's incredible! I didn't even realize the wall was edible too. So cute :)

    xo

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  61. What a fun event to stumble upon. Very clever cake!

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    1. I think that was half the fun, that we found it be accident.

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  62. What an amazing display, I don't think I could pick a favourite either, it all looks incredible.

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