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farrow and ball 70th anniversary cake


As a long time fan of Farrow & Ball, you should have heard the squeal I made when this proposal arrived in my mailbox. A huge part of what I do day to day is based on aesthetics, for which I need tones and colours. And only the best will do. When I worked in the gallery I practically memorised the F&B colour chart, changing my favourite shade weekly. Brassica and Inchyra Blue are still very high up there. To celebrate their 70th anniversary however they have launched a new range of dreamy wallpapers that hark back to the design and print orientated 1940s. The three new patterns all reflect the period in their own wee way, but when given the choice Arcade and its pretty scallop design was the one for me. I loved all the colour schemes, but this softer green tone reminded me of eucalyptus and all things natural.  A cake was then commissioned and I set about creating a sugar showstopper to match the scheme – the result is a simple wee almond cake filled with hedgerow jam and finished with a vanilla buttercream. The macarons were made to be the colour of James White. It was a lot of fun and certainly filled up my pinterest board with 40s interiors!

Happy Happy 70th Birthday Farrow & Ball – no doubt you will be the champions of colour for another 70 years!

For more information on the new wallpaper range Latest & Greatest visit here.


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  • Ginger and Spice - Such a beautiful cake! You always style your bakes so well, so much work gone into it and definely worth it! XxReplyCancel

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