Hello there Love Islanders! And welcome to 2014!
Today’s blog post is solely dedicated to Temari, what is Temari? We hear you cry! Well pop the kettle on, make a cup of tea and/or other refreshing libation, sit back and we shall begin.
First thing is first, we cannot even CONSIDER writing a post about Temari without mentioning Makiko Searle (web link – http://www.makiscakes.com/) Makiko studied sugarcraft at the same college where Jak taught (although not at the same time it is a lovely connection we feel!) and is without a doubt the master of Temari. She introduces them in her book which can be found here.
We wanted to thank her for her inspiration and skill before waxing lyrical about these delectable delicacies! THANK YOU MAKI!
So let us delve a little deeper into TEMARI;
Temari is an ancient Japanese craft dating back approximately a thousand years, tradition dictates that these colourful threaded silken balls were given as gifts, originally made for the purpose of a childs toy, their charm has extended widely to decorations and, recently, thanks to Maki, into elegant translations such as these beautiful cakes, first appearing in Cyprus in 2011
We love them and going on our recent testimonials….YOU love them too!!
Lisa and Dave had their wedding reception and breakfast at Elea Estate their cake of choice was a plum temari tower with personalised sugar figurines. To compliment the temari we made cupcakes piled high with sweets, ensuring that everyone at the wedding could enjoy their cake…even the smallest guests!
Lisa and Dave said of their creation ‘’it looked absolutely amazing and was a real centrepiece of our day!”
Hayley and Mark had their reception at Vasilias and also had Temari and domed cupcakes, they are such a popular choice and these two items complement each other so well, they said of their cake;
“It was amazing and our guests are STILL talking about it!”
Kate and Chris opted for the Sage & Pearl Temari, this has received the most interest so far, it was such a popular design! Their reception was held at Olympic Lagoon
They said of their cake;
‘’It was truly everything we imagined and more, looked stunning and tasted even better!’’
Alicia and Marty were received at Saint Barbara for their reception, they travelled all the way from AUSTRALIA so that they could get married in the church her Grandfather helped to build, ROMANCE ALERT!!!! Their cake was decorated to depict the travels they had shared.
Alicia and Marty were quick to send us an email on their return;
‘’A lot of people have commented on how beautiful and unique our cake was, you really brought to life our idea of an international/travel themed cake’’
And last but so definitely not least;
Parissa and Jamie wanted a vintage, ivory and dusky pink theme. We handpiped lace on the top tier to reflect her gorgeous dress, roses, lace, pearls and EVEN Jamie’s football team
They had to say of their cake, simply;
‘’Absolutely stunning cakes – not that I’ve ever seen you guys do a bad one!’’
Thank you all SO much for such lovely compliments, we really did enjoy making them, we hope you enjoyed looking at them; they are definitely here to stay.