Diary of a Cookshopby Ali and Mel Done
Directors of Cook To Perfection, King’s Lynn.
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The Olympic Torch is on its way04/07/2012 10:33:57
Well, the much awaited Diamond Jubilee has been and gone! We decked the windows in red, white, and blue, the town centre was adorned in bunting, and we stocked up on Jubilee cake decorations and Union Jack products. We weren't rushed off our feet over the bank holiday weekend, but at least the celebrations do seem to have lifted the general mood a bit.
Ali attended a two-day Knightsbridge PME cake decorating course at their catering school in London, which was provided free of charge including lunch. He learned several new skills, including how to use Jem cutters and tools such as crimpers, how to spray his shoes with lustre, and how to ice cupcakes with his tongue sticking out! In all seriousness, we would recommend this course for all abilities.
The first Clandestine Cake Club meeting was a hit, and we are busy organising the next one with an Olympic theme. Ali has decided that with his new sugarcraft skills he's going to make an Olympic Torch out of cake - Knightsbridge PME, you have a lot to answer for!
The Olympic Torch is due through King's Lynn town centre at lunchtime on July 4 - right past the shop front. Great - or so I thought. It now turns out that half of King's Lynn's roads will be closed off from early morning, as we're expecting large crowds of spectators, and the High Street will have barriers both sides with spectators standing, possibly 3-4 deep, against our windows and doors. This means no customers (and no staff, probably). So we may have a day off yet and go somewhere else!