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Dark Cake Trends 2016

Dark Cake Trends 2016, fashions come and go but when it comes to baking 2016 is all about the dark and mysterious, the rich and decadent. Here are some of our favourites for our little corner of North Norfolk for the up and coming year, it’s darkly fascinating.BlackCherry

When you think of cake for weddings, birthdays or other celebrations a dark cake maybe isn’t neccesarily a first thought. Maybe nice old chocolate cake might hit the spot, but move over Mr Hum Drum Chocolate cake, reveal centre stage a rich dark fudgey chocolate cake made with a hint of coffee, or a delectable Guinness cake resplendent with a dreamy cream cheese topping. More often than not my special celebration orders are requests for my gingerbread cake and cinnamon frosting which has been a favourite for the past couple of years, along with new pal Salted Caramel and its glorious cascade of molten caramel with crunches of sea salt.  They’re partnering up on some occasions too – nothing says we’re having a party like calorific abandonment and pure cakery hedonism!!

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To whet the appetite we have firstly have a couple of cupcakes and big cakes after my own heart, we’ve added caramel popcorn, halved Maltesers, crunchie bars, fudge and other sweet treats with a good glug of caramel on a caramel cake and matching buttercream.

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Smartened up these topped cakes can be simply stunning with some precise dribbling and piping, crowned with buttery crumble on a sticky toffee inspired cake.

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A meeting in the middle from the naked cake fascination that still holds true and cake tables is a pudding cake.  Think of your favourite comfort puds and pile ’em up with Chantilly cream and beautifully shiny toffee sauce.  something for everyone, it’s a sure-fire winner!

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If there are no allergy sufferers amongst your number (of which we could cater for undoubtedly) there’s a rather smashing peanut thing going on out there. Peanutty hot drinks have been hitting the shops and Reese’s Peanut Cups are over here and have no fear. We love ’em.  Perfect for your fellow nut lovers out there.

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More dark and brooding naked cakes, there’s plenty for everyone to whet all appetites.

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If cultured and swish is favoured how about this immaculate black fondant covered cake with our favourite gold leaf technique on the base cake, simply stunning.  Evergreens compliment the black and gold to perfection. Adorable.

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Still comfortably in its groove is the faithful naked cake of 2014/15.  It’s a look that’s still going strong as a tall, dark silhouette adorned with seasonal fruits and blooms.

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If these or any of the other cakes on our site or blog have captured you imagination contact us on 07932 874576 or email us on bunsoffun@hotmail.co.uk.

 Winner of Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas 2015 ‘Gingerbread Lighthouse’ as_seen_on

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Pin Party

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 Wedding Season has started in earnest; we’ve already been baking for nuptials across the county.  Skimming through Pintrest there are some beautiful and inspiring collections, simple, stunning and timeless.

Buns of Fun have a number of weekend dates for 2015 which are rapidly disappearing, if you wait too long you might not get your date. Contact details at the bottom. Have you had a scoot around our Pintrest boards? @bunsoffunEmma on Pintrest ‘Weddingism’.

Kicking off our short but uber sweet post we have a beaut. Simple and elegant, green and chilled, perfect for a relaxed, informal wedding at home or rustic setting. Pinned from 100layer.com

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We are creating cake tables for Festival and Picnic Weddings…Pick a bunch of your favourite cakes and bake goodies, we have cake plates and stands to borrow for small change.  We can quote for you at the time of placing your order. We have some rather fab pals at The Little Lending Co who have all sorts of unique staging items to make your celebrations truly individual.

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We love this whimsical, romantic cake – already re-Pinned 38 times!  It’s a stylish number and perfectly proportioned with sequined, gold pearled tiers and boho ruffles.

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Aqua as a colour and washed out colours are still taking favour for celebration cakes.  Actually a First Birthday cake from Hostess With The Mostest blog, still stunning enough in it’s simplictity to take part in our Pin party

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And as our business name suggests, we’re game for a giggle why not add a bit of Fun and personalise it – how about this for something for the boys (or girls)?

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A Season To Reflect – And To Look Forward..

Burns Night 2010 the ingredients for creating my bespoke baking business were weighed and Buns of Fun was conceived.  I reached for my apron and brought Buns’ into this world fully baked on February 10th 2010.  This week I’ve been having a breather, taking stock of how far we have come with our oven gloves.  (I use the Royal ‘we’ being a Gemini..there’s always one of us here..)twins cucpakesPic courtesy of CakeCentral.com

I’ve been very privileged to have work with some amazing, creative and inspiring people. Most of my Facebook, Twitter and Instagram followers will know of my sugary work with the Christmas events at Holkham Hall.  The 3 foot gingerbread house on a 5 foot base is one of the biggest cake related creations to date.  Lady Coke is always very generous in offering Buns of Fun a room to create a diorama – what happens when no-one’s in the kitchen turned into gingerbread Olympics, think gingerbread men ice skating on copper lids, etc using hand-picked times from the Bygones collection. sjcityImage courtesy of SJ & The City

Thanks also for the massive support and nominations from both clients, and friends and family for putting me forward for the EDP Food & Drink Awards September 2014.  In the ‘Beautiful Baking’ category we came Highly Commended at the awards evening.  Such fun.  It’s all thanks to those who have seen, eaten and enjoyed whatever form of Buns of Fun they experienced.EDP Norfolk FADA HC

As a small business I am very pleased to annouce that I was recently inspected by North Norfolk County Council and I am rated with a lovely fat ‘5’ from The Food Standards Agency.  Have a click to look here

I’ve also had the very great pleasure of meeting the exceptionally groovy Penny Baldry from The Little Lending Co.  On meeting her at a wedding show in Kings Lynn was struck by her rustic, retro, vintage and very comfortable relaxed approach to styling, since then working with her on styled shoots, admiring her vision and creative flair.  It’s people like this that make you grow as an artist.1513781_1704907696402390_4126302043227854423_nImage courtesy of Tatum Reid Photography

Photographers do the most amazing job of creating a piece of art capturing meaningful details or telling a story though beautiful composition. I’ve worked on a couple of collaborative shoots with Tatum Reid Photography and Amy Lewin Photography in 2014 (and Penny above) resulting in print in national glossy pages.10629779_1704907083069118_3973338488077885316_nThe Country Garden Florist by Tatum Reid Photography

Florists like Sharon at Flower 30 and The Country Garden Florist make magical greenery and floral collections, you might even imagine the local sprites and nymphs looking to take up home in their wonderous frondery.

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So What’s Cooking in 2015?  I’ll tell you what – the cakes that you guys are asking me to make for Weddings, birthdays, anniversaries.  You’re all so imaginative, creative and Bang On Trend!

We posted over the weekend how out of 15 Wedding Cake trends (aka The Knot) and we managed ticked off 10 of their top creations that we’ve made to date:

*Deep breath*  We’ve made gold-leaf cakes, naked cakes, lace-trimmed cakes, white decoration on white cakes, woodland themes, copious sugar flowers, buttercream galore and cake tables aplenty. Phew – and there’s hostess trolley full of more to come in 2015 and 2016.IMG_3148[1]

Contact me to bake your dreams come true.

Emma x x

bunsoffunlovepots@hotmail.co.uk

07932 874576

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Botanical Love

THIS WEEK we see the introduction of our Botanical shoot on Burnetts Boards at the very elegant Stradsett Hall, a collaborative effort by local wedding industry artists – hand-picked by the ever-so inventive and stylish Penny Baldry.  This shoot was so much fun to work on, genuinely working with Penny is always such a liberating and refreshing experience. Her company The Little Lending Co have simple, timeless pieces to create an effortlessly laid back ambience to any gathering.  Do pop by and have a peek..

ALSO the crack team of stylists we have Flower 30, artisan flower design, beautifully personalised for your event, using traditionally unusual foliage or blooms Sharon crafts stunning arrangements that are the bees knees.

Mimolo Design – fantastically whimsically gorgeous stationery, fall in love with these in two shakes of a ducks tail;  Models & Make-up by Ezme Isgate Makeup Artistry and gorgeous leafy jewelry by Melissa Morgan Designs.  Ultimately capturing this fresh botanical style the very talented lens-mistress known as Amy Lewin Photography.

Click on the link to reveal more or read the post here – http://burnettsboards.com/2015/01/botanical-beauty-greenhouse-wedding-editorial/

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