03 November 2013

A Conversation with Jamie of The Cake Eating Co.

The Cake Eating Co. makes seriously special sweet treats!  From gorgeous wedding and special occasion cakes to delicious chocolates and decadent deserts.  Business owner, Jamie, is a former mains and pastry chef, not to mention chocolatier, and her passion for creating sublime tasting, unique, visually stunning creations is clear to all that visit her website.  Here, she share what inspires her...

Who is The Cake Eating Co.? 
Jamie Prouting

What’s your “handmade groove ?”
Anything bespoke, little and delicious. I like my food to be a cross between my love for crafts as well as my enjoyment of delicious treats.

What’s on your bedside table right now? (hey, no tidying up or censoring)
Glasses, Nintendo (to clear my mind of late night creative over thinking), water bottle, nappy cream

Who are your creative role models? What music, books, images, poetry spark your creative fire?
I love Pierre Herme, Antonio Bachour and Claire Clark (pastry chefs). I take a lot of inspiration from a good old fashioned walk in nature, staring at flowers etc.

What could you talk late into the night about with like minded people?
Politics, religion and food. I love a fiery debate that ends wekk,

If you could go to three free workshops/creative events this year which ones would they be? What are they about?
Valrhona masterclasses (chocolate over load), Antonio Bachour is constantly doing events in Brazil – he is my biggest inspiration right now and I love Brazil so it’s a two for one! And something from Allan Dunne a sugar flower artist in England. He is amazing.

How do you balance your creative life with your family, life commitments?
I work 50% evenings and 50% day time. This means that I get to spend maximum time with my baby and husband. I often find ways of getting my food to be a part of my daily life. I am constantly teaching friends who to make caramels or macarons as it fits in with my schedule!

What is your favourite creative screw-up?
I forgot to take the right ingredients to a pastry class I taught once. I ended up creating my now very popular gluten free dark chocolate brownie!
Kitchen table or studio?
Kitchen table. It’s where I am at home

Do you have a wish list? Can you tell us what’s on it?
A really expensive sewing machines – they are so shiny, a whole bunch of new cook books, more shoes than I can possibly wear and lots of pallets because they are so awesome to repurpose!

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