About Scattercake


My parents wedding cake made in 1953 by my Grandfather

My parents wedding cake made in 1953 by my Grandfather

Making things ... the early years!

Making things ... the early years!

Scattercake is run by cake-designer, Annie Relph

"As a child I was amazed by the incredible and intricate Royal icing cake decorations made by my Grandfather, and although styles have evolved towards the simpler forms and soft contours of sugar paste, the skills and ideas of those trained in Royal icing are still the cornerstones of cake decorating as it is today. I have been fortunate enough to learn from both Eddie Spence MBE; whose ability to produce the most exquisite forms in Royal icing surpasses anything imaginable; and Paddi Clark, who has inspired and encouraged me from my earliest ventures into 'professional' cake decorating to the present day.

I learned the love of baking from my wonderful Mums, Eileen and Daphne, both of whom spent many hours over many years producing not only fabulous meals for a large, hungry families, but also wonderful cakes and sweet treats.

I have a Master's degree in Fine Art from the University of Oxford, where I specialised in painting. I also have a Music Masters degree from Reading Univeristy where I studied another life-long passion: the piano. I took up jewellery making as a hobby have made several items to commission. The concepts of design and proportion are fundamental to all of these disciplines and undoubtedly influence the way I think about cakes. As well as being wonderful food offerings, wedding cakes in particular are both sculptural and decorative, giving the cake maker real artistic scope - as can be seen in the very many different styles of wedding cakes made today.

I have always loved making things - especially for other people - and now feel that I have taken an early love of 'caking' to a new level, studying the science of baking whilst working on and developing my own recipes. I am proud to say that Scattercake has the highest reputation for the eating quality of our cakes, as well as the decoration - which is very gratifying! All of the above experience, coupled with a real love of working with people to get things 'just so', and an absolute passion for making and decorating cakes, is at the very heart of what Scattercake is all about ."

 

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