A couple of weeks ago we were bathed in glorious sunshine here in West London, though it seems hard to believe now. It was on a lovely Saturday afternoon that I went to the Duke of Kent pub to set up a big naked cake for a wedding party.
As the reception was in the garden we had to be a bit careful about keeping the cake out of the heat of the sun, so it was set up quite late in the day, when the reception was in full swing. This meant that all the wedding guests were watching me work, and several were taking pictures. This was the first time I had worked under such scrutiny, but everyone was very complimentary and so I didn’t feel the pressure too much, especially with such a lovely atmosphere. There were a few little girls in their very best dresses, all dying to know when they would be allowed to eat the cake, but being very patient. I gather there wasn’t much cake left at the end, so I think everyone got stuck in.