Quintessentially English What do strawberries and cream make you think of? Sitting on a grassy bank watching rowers on a tree-lined river Thames at the Henley Regatta? Sipping champagne in a flower festooned marquee at a summer wedding reception? In short, to many people, strawberries and cream mean a perfect summer’s day in England. […]
Simnel cake – to boil, bake or both? There is a delightful legend about this cake. In medieval times, regulations suggested simnel cakes should be boiled and then baked; but how did this double cooking convention come about? Well, a mythical couple, Simon and Nelly, fell out over making the cake because one wanted to […]
We all know how good mothers are at multi-tasking – they have to be – but did you know that Mother’s Day itself has done some multi-tasking in its time, by representing all sorts of mothers? Mother’s Day originated in the Middle Ages and is always on the fourth Sunday of Lent, the period leading […]
Recently, because of the challenging situation we have been facing, I have received many orders from clients living abroad who ask me to make cakes for their friends or family living in the UK. Their stories have been quite moving at times and I have been delighted to help them in their wish to make […]
I am delighted to meet you and your partner to discuss your plans for your wedding cake while you sample a selection of freshly baked cake flavours. Each tasting plate contains a minimum of six freshly baked cake samples of three flavours of your choice alongside with a glass of perfectly chilled champagne or warm […]
Baking from within the iconic, century-old Poppy Factory in Richmond upon Thames, 7Marvels’ founder, Cristina Popescu, works to the tradition of artisans. Handpicking only the most quintessential ingredients, from seasonal, British berries to the renowned Amalfi lemons in Italy, each cake from 7Marvels is designed with meticulous detail and forethought. Whether it be Cristina’s famed MacaroniaTM […]
A very British afternoon tea with French Macarons Spending an afternoon with my dearest ones around a fabulous table in London made my day. Everything was superb, the tea, the assortment of colourful French Macarons, the atmosphere.