Sunday, September 20, 2009

A Beautiful Baker... and 5 days to go!

One evening a few weeks ago on the internet, I was overwhelmed by some beautiful cakes. Their creator was Mich Turner.

When I went to find out more about her, I discovered this:

"Mich Turner's celebrity clients including David Beckham, Pierce Brosnan, Paul McCartney, Elvis Costello and Diana Krall, and Madonna. Awarded Harpers Bazaar & Chanel Entrepreneur of the Year, author of three books with her first book - Spectacular Cakes - voted Best Dessert Book in the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards. Mich is the leading creator of couture cakes and has also created celebration cakes for Her Majesty the Queen..."

oh, Mich, i thought, you'd be wonderful at the Great Manx Bake-off!

She agrees! But sadly, is too busy baking. Please read her lovely response:

"Dear Samantha

Thank you so much for your very kind invitation to attend your Isle of Man Food and Drink Festival on behalf of The Eve Appeal. I am both touched and honoured you have personally asked me to be involved with your Great Manx Bake-Off. Reading your letter I am encouraged by... how worthwhile your cause.

I am sending you very best wishes to you for a fabulous event, regrettably I am unable to attend due to prior commitments – we are still in full wedding season here in London with a new product launch also planned for later this month.

I should be very happy to donate signed copies of all 3 of my books... you may like to consider them as a prize for the competition or the raffle.

With very warm wishes

Mich Turner"

"Thank-you" hardly cuts the cake! But- thank-you, Mich. I think I speak for all involved with the Eve Appeal and the Isle of Man Food and Drink festival in wishing you every beautiful couture cake contract in Europe!

With only 5 days to go- we have Mich's 3 beautiful books availble to winners of a Raffle on the day...

And 25 lovely entries competing in the first Eve Appeal's Great Manx Bake-Off

15 Home Bakers
9 Professionals

will submit glorious lip smacking, manx-ingredients cakes to showcase the best of our beautiful island.

Come to the Villa Marina Arcade on Saturday from 11am to drool over and perhaps select yourself a slice!
The Hairy Bikers are in for a sweet surprise!

(below, 2 of Mich's beautiful, autographed books. For lovely inspiration, visit the Little Venice Cake Company or do seek her out on Youtube!)

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