So Many Lovely Things

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Confession never heard before: I don’t really have much of a sweet tooth. Too much sugar does make me sick quite quickly and I don’t tend to crave sweets very often. Not even chocolate. There, I said it. Especially when they come hand delivered by baking extraordinaire Aline Wickens, the mega talented cake designer behind the bakery? No way! They came in time for my birthday celebration and I must say they were a hit with the guests and a feast for the eyes.

Confession never heard before: I don’t really have much of a sweet tooth. Too much sugar does make me sick quite quickly and I don’t tend to crave sweets very often. Not even chocolate. There, I said it.

Especially when they come hand delivered by baking extraordinaire Aline Wickens, the mega talented cake designer behind the bakery? No way!

They came in time for my birthday celebration and I must say they were a hit with the guests and a feast for the eyes.

To start with, the cupcake dough is fluffy, ever so light, moist and not overly sweet, which I love. The icing is smooth (and quite dreamy like a sugary cloud), flavoured to perfection. All the elements (be it with a pipette or not) are beautifully balanced to create a cupcake that is enjoyable from beginning to end – in all the flavours I tried! And I even got a bonus: amazing Brazilian truffles – brigadeiros – and coconut beijinhos <3, so fresh, with perfect texture and flavour. More than a small bite But if those babies are impressive, wait until you see their real business: the cakes. The Pink Kitchen specialises in impeccably elegant cakes for all occasions. Aline’s sugar skills are amazing, as are her creations, which frankly look like works of art; all custom designed, freshly baked and beautifully decorated. On top of it all, The Pink Kitchen also specialises in dairy free, eggless and vegan cakes, and cater for many dietary restrictions. There are cakes, cupcakes, pop cakes and mini cupcakes. The Pink Kitchen also creates personalised cupcakes for businesses, as well as catering for events and photo shoots on top of the usual birthdays, weddings and other celebratory occasions. I am also told she creates gorgeous dessert tables! All delicious, of course! Cake wonders aside, Aline is very sweet (see what I did here?), very talented, creative, hard working and strives to meet your taste, brief and budget!   Thank You Dani Dutra for your sweet words. The Pink Kitchen xx  

To start with, the cupcake dough is fluffy, ever so light, moist and not overly sweet, which I love.

The icing is smooth (and quite dreamy like a sugary cloud), flavoured to perfection.

All the elements (be it with a pipette or not) are beautifully balanced to create a cupcake that is enjoyable from beginning to end – in all the flavours I tried!

And I even got a bonus: amazing Brazilian truffles – brigadeiros – and coconut beijinhos <3, so fresh, with perfect texture and flavour.

More than a small bite

But if those babies are impressive, wait until you see their real business: the cakes. The Pink Kitchen specialises in impeccably elegant cakes for all occasions.

Aline’s sugar skills are amazing, as are her creations, which frankly look like works of art; all custom designed, freshly baked and beautifully decorated.

On top of it all, The Pink Kitchen also specialises in dairy free, eggless and vegan cakes, and cater for many dietary restrictions.

There are cakes, cupcakes, pop cakes and mini cupcakes. The Pink Kitchen also creates personalised cupcakes for businesses, as well as catering for events and photo shoots on top of the usual birthdays, weddings and other celebratory occasions.

I am also told she creates gorgeous dessert tables! All delicious, of course!

Cake wonders aside, Aline is very sweet (see what I did here?), very talented, creative, hard working and strives to meet your taste, brief and budget!

 

Thank You Dani Dutra for your sweet words.

The Pink Kitchen

xx

 

Wedding Dessert Table

Thinking of adding a dose of pink glamour to your wedding? I don't blame you! I had the pleasure of collaborating with a wonderful team of wedding suppliers to put together our collective take on the timeless glamour and sophistication of our wedding dessert table. Our palette was a mix of blush pink with touches of gold. The vintage yet luxurious details are a great way of adding some extra character to the wedding decor. I absolutely love the floral created on this white lanterns set amongst the cakes.

Three of our vintage collection cakes, vintage cake pops and pink cupcakes were set on the table by Eliane Teodoro at Shekinah events London and hosted by The Alexandra pub in South London.

Three of our vintage collection cakes, vintage cake pops and pink cupcakes were set on the table by Eliane Teodoro at Shekinah events London and hosted by The Alexandra pub in South London.

For the wedding cakes, a vintage theme provided lots of inspiration, from the classic art deco shapes to the vintage beading. I wanted a modern look so I used a lovely shade of pink pastel with touches of gold finished with some pink sugar flowers, gold leaves and berries. 

For the wedding cakes, a vintage theme provided lots of inspiration, from the classic art deco shapes to the vintage beading. I wanted a modern look so I used a lovely shade of pink pastel with touches of gold finished with some pink sugar flowers, gold leaves and berries. 

The 1920's inspiration on this wedding cake shows that simplicity can emphasise elegance.

The 1920's inspiration on this wedding cake shows that simplicity can emphasise elegance.

Pink sugar roses with sprinkles of gold on a pink pastel stripped wedding cake is a perfect choice for a vintage wedding too.

Pink sugar roses with sprinkles of gold on a pink pastel stripped wedding cake is a perfect choice for a vintage wedding too.

The vintage cake pops were decorated with sugar flowers, sugar leaf and gold dust. The vintage gold mirror brought a fantastic look to our wedding dessert table decor. I can't express in words how grateful I am to have been involved in the collaboration with Eliane and Isabella. Thank you girls for the hard work and the amazing day. The Pink Kitchen xx

The vintage cake pops were decorated with sugar flowers, sugar leaf and gold dust. The vintage gold mirror brought a fantastic look to our wedding dessert table decor.

I can't express in words how grateful I am to have been involved in the collaboration with Eliane and Isabella. Thank you girls for the hard work and the amazing day.

The Pink Kitchen

xx

Chocolate Ganache

chocolate ganache cupcake

I love working with chocolate ganache, its is perfect and delicious for any occasion. If you are not a big fan of buttercream here is an easy chocolate ganache recipe for your cakes, cupcakes and tarts. The secret to get a perfect silky consistency of this chocolate ganache is to first of all, use high quality chocolate and secondly, be patient and enjoy it.

Attention.. Allow the ganache to sit at room temperature overnight.

Chocolate Ganache

*250ml DOUBLE CREAM

*200g DARK CHOCOLATE, CHOPPED 

*75g UNSALTED BUTTER, DICED

* 30g HONEY

1.Place the chopped chocolate, diced butter and honey in a medium bowl and set aside.

2.In a saucepan, bring the double cream to boil at a medium-high heat.

3.Pour the hot cream over the chocolate, butter and honey. Immediately stir with a whisk until smooth and shiny. The chocolate will often settle, so make sure to mix it well.

4.Cover the bowl with cling film.

5.Allow the ganache to sit at room temperature at least 8 hours but preferably overnight.

6.This gives you a gorgeous and shiny chocolate ganache that is perfect for piping cupcakes, filling tarts or layered cakes.

 

Hope you all enjoy it. The Pink kitchen xx

Hope you all enjoy it.

The Pink kitchen xx

The Pink Kitchen Afternoon Tea

Our first Afternoon Tea was so sweet and very Pink ! It was held in an amazing historical place called Trinity Green where The Pink Kitchen London studio is located. 

Everything was beautifully presented, wonderfully fresh and delicious. The girls were treated to fresh cheese sandwiches, vegetarian canapés, mini Victoria sponge cakes, vegan chocolate truffles, coconut and chocolate cups, cheesecakes and floral cupcakes. 

Brazilian Taste Show -2017

The Pink Kitchen had the honour to participate and show our delicious brazilian truffles at the Brazilian Taste Show 2017 in London. It was a busy and a wonderful weekend at the show with Brazilian food workshops by brazilian chef's from all over Brazil and in addition some great exposers and brazillian products. 

Summer Wedding

We were delighted to be part of this lovely day. Esttfani and Jose had their wedding in South London, it was a really elegant day with a beautifully minimal theme. The green and white colour scheme gave a wonderful natural touch to the room, we provided a lovely delicate wedding cake decorated with white sugar roses and green sugar leaves to fall in line with the natural green and white floral decor of the venue. 

Luxury Wedding Show at Café de Paris, London

We had a great time at the Luxury Wedding Show, meeting vendors and clients. Café de Paris, in London's Piccadilly is one of the most famous entertainment venues in the world. With a glittering history, spanning more than nine decades, Café de Paris has consistently played host to a wide variety of powerful & absorbing performers and guests, members of the aristocracy, eminent political figures, dazzling pop stars, captains of industry, superstars from the silver screen and even royalty.