Tuesday, 31 August 2010

My first glimpse

I have just been e-mailed the first set of proofs of the new book. This is the first opportunity I have had to see what it will look like. It's both exciting and quite incredible as the book is being produced in America and I have never met the editor, art director or anybody else working on it face to face. Indeed, I have not even spoken to anyone on the telephone. Everything has been conducted by e-mail.
If you're one of the internet generation who take it all in their stride, who laugh at us "internet immigrants" and our inability to instantly pick up and understand how the latest gadget works you will see no "magic" in this at all. Ancient, wizened cake bakers like myself however, stand in our kitchens, flour down our front and marvel at how all this has become possible.
I think it' looks great and my neice has already decided which one she wants for her birthday next year.

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

"Contact Me" problems

It would appear that there have been a few problems with the contact box on the wedding cake section of the site and some messages have not got through. If you have tried to write to me using the box and I have not replied, I am not being rude. Please try again.

The "Click here to contact Carol" button in the book section is working properly as is enquiries@caroldeaconcakedesign.co.uk in the wedding cake section. We will try to sort out the box and its picky temperamental attitude to which letters it forwards as soon as possible!

Many apologies

Fabulous Party Cakes and Cupcakes

Well I have now been given a title for the new book : "Fabulous Party Cakes and Cupcakes" and a publication date of 15th March 2011. It is even possible to reserve a copy already on various internet sites such as Amazon. I feel very nervous as I haven't seen proofs yet and don't know what it looks like. I still have the cakes from the book piled up in my dining room. I was too scared to dismantle anything in case it didn't come up to scratch and I had to reshoot the lot !

Anyway, back to the kichen. I have a stiletto shoe cake to do for Friday. It seemed such a simple request. The heel snapped off the first, a curious child broke the second and the third shoe is still in the mould glowering at me from across the kitchen. Talk about killer fashion !