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Special Occasion Cakes

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Cakes were part of ancient global rituals. Made with the grains and fruits of the earth, round cakes symbolised the sun, moon and the cycle of life. Today the shape and decoration are both important. Intricate sugarcraft figures and flowers can be piped, hand-formed or wired. This model was a bakery for over 200 years, with evidence of an earlier site. King Charles II is said to have breakfasted here in 1664.

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 On London’s Fleet Street, St Bride’s Church steeple inspired wedding cake tiers! By Wren in 1672 it is the 8th church on the site. St Brigid (Bride) of Ireland founded the Christian one in 6CE.

Hazle Ceramics
Special Occasion Cakes
Limited Painting of 50
on Canterbury Bakery

2009 Cyber Ceramic

£52.50 Worldwide
With Free Postage

Cake History
Early cakes from ancient Egypt were like bread, often baked with honey, dried fruits and nuts in round balls over the hearth. In the 1650s better ovens and the availability of sugar gave rise to iced cakes, baked in pans. Refined potash replaced yeast around the late 1700s. White flour and baking powder appeared circa 1850. Antonin Careme, 1784-1833, of France was the first celebrity cake and pastry chef in history.

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 Left: the Rose and Art Nouveau plate for a Silver Wedding cake are made of sugarpaste. Right: fairytale toppers can be sugar - or plastic!

 Cake of the TV character Bagpuss.

 Wedding cake topper and keepsake.

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