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Having your cake and eating it

I love cake.

This statement alone explains why exercise and sensible eating should be the way forward. In theory.

The cakes of my youth are still around – Victoria Sponge, Orange cake, Glace cherry cake, but it is surprisingly difficult to buy ready made versions that have that winning combination of butter, sweetness and moist crumb.

The current trend for cakes seems to be layered and decorated, as popularised by TV shows such as Cake Boss and Ace of Cakes.  The problem has always been finding the same types of tools and other paraphernalia used by the professionals.

Duff Goldman from Ace of Cakes has just launched his own line of products. Like his style of cakes, they are bright, loud and proud.

However, on further exploration into this world, I’ve found a European equivalent – PCB Creation. 

Distributed exclusively by Classic Fine Foods in the UK, PCB Creation is a French company set up by Pierre and Nathalie Bach.

Aimed at the pastry professional, their range of tools, sprays, molds, transfers and decorations are designed to inspire and aid the creative and production processes in any kitchen, and are currently used by the Connaught, Claridges and Sketch to name but a few.

Every year, two product lines are created, for Easter and then again at the end of the year – these are designed in collaboration with recognised professionals in the culinary world, such as Pierre Hermé.

As well as this they also offer customised products – such as logos in chocolate.

My favourite things are the gems – realistic looking jewels in a myriad of colours, but made from sugar, and also the Velvet spray, which is used on cakes and mousses to give an instant velour effect.

Sadly, the range is only currently available to professionals, but I’m sure it’s only a matter of time before they make the crossover.



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