The Radio Times commission an Olympic Stadium cake design for a photo shoot with baking gurus Mary Berry & Paul Hollywood. They are featured in the magazine spread cutting into the cake. Reviews from the photo shoot were that the Olympic Stadium tasted delicious!
Lakeland commission Rachel to design an elaborate cake sculpture inspired by Summer 2012. The huge cake installation was displayed under perspex throughout the summer at their wonderful shop in the Stratford Westfield Centre next to the Olympic Park. Rachel hopes her cake inspired customers to push their cake decoration ideas beyond cupcakes into the realm of fantastical cake artistry.
Rachel had the huge honour of being commissioned by The London School of Economics to create a birthday cake for them to present to Nobel Peace Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi on her historic trip to London.
Sotheby's, Bond Street London - Art Curator Janice Blackburn commissioned a cake sculpture for Sotheby's 'Inspired By India' exhibition of Indian craft. The large elaborate design 'The Lemon Thief' featured an Indian Maharajah on a bejeweled throne. It should have been cut and devoured at the private view party but Janice liked the cake so much she put it on display as part of the exhibition, the sugar Maharajah was delighted!
Rachel's first teaching project for 2012 will be at Kensington Palace who have invited her to lead a masterclass for beginners. Sugar craft projects will be inspired by their new exhibition about Queen Victoria, students will learn key techniques before decorating their own cake to take home.
There are 12 places and it has been very generously priced at just £65. Saturday 21st April at 10.30 – 16.30hrs. SOLD OUT.
‘Peut-Être’ is a chic Parisian fashion and arts magazine, Issue 3/ of this high quality publication features an eight page spread about Rachel’s work with an in depth interview.
'IN Magazine’ is South America's most popular in-flight glossy publication, the February issue is devoted to the theme of romantic travel and features an editorial on Rachel’s work.
Rachel began 2012 with an exciting road trip to the heart of Paris delivering a cake to Boutique Guerlain along the Champ Elysee. The most famous perfumier in Paris commissioned a cake sculpture to be displayed as a centerpiece at a select VIP dinner held at their exquisite and historic Art Deco boutique. The dinner was held to celebrate their new perfume 'Le Petite Robe Noire'. Rachel worked very closely with the Guerlain team over many months as she designed an elegant and elaborate cake inspired by their stunning perfume launch concepts.
This winter Rachel returns to the V&A to lead a 6 week term of sugar craft evening classes as part of the Power Of Making season. Her favourite V&A galleries will inspire weekly projects and in the final two classes students will design and decorate their own unique Christmas cake. Sold Out
V&A Master Class. Rachel demonstrates a range sugar craft techniques inspiring students to decorate their own cake to take home. Designs were inspired by the V&A’s Cult Of Beauty exhibition. Sold Out
You and Your Wedding editorial feature.
Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber requested the London Palladium’s 100th Anniversary cake be preserved and displayed under Perspex for exhibition at the newly refurbished theatre.
Editorial feature in Vogue Espana’s special wedding issue. ‘Gilded Corsage With Pearls’ wedding cake design is featured.
The Times feature Rachel in their ‘Little White Book’ of the UK’s top wedding suppliers.
The Hill magazine November issue, editor Pendle Harte visits Rachel’s W10 studio inspiring a four page editorial feature on her work.
Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber commissioned Rachel to create a very large and special cake to celebrate the centenary of The London Palladium. The design was inspired by the architecture of the theatre and featured show posters through the ages and high kicking Tiller Girls. It was the centrepiece at their glittering party where a plaque was unveiled to mark this important historic moment in London theatre. A film of the party highlights can be viewed on The Really Useful Group website.
Brides magazine March/April issue, Rachel’s ‘Rosa Bianca’ wedding cake design features on the ‘Vintage Wow’ page.
Editorial in the December issue of Vogue Espana, Rachel’s ‘Love’ cake design is featured. Avon commission Rachel to design a London themed cake for a photo shoot with Reese Witherspoon.
Summer 2009, Rachel has relocated her cake studio to new premises in the Ladbroke Grove area of North Kensington.
September 2009, To coincide with opening new premises Rachel launches this newly designed website. Many thanks to site designer Danny Wilson for all of his hard work.
Glamour magazine commission Rachel to design a cake illustrating an editorial feature about runaway brides. April issue. Further spring editorial features can be found in the New York Times and Spanish publications El Mundo, Outmagazine, Joie de Vivre.
‘The go-to cake maker for celebrities all around the world’. Indian Vogue November issue features a one page interview with Rachel, she gives her top tips for wedding cakes in this special bridal issue. Mexican Vogue features her cake designs in their September issue.
November 5th 2008, Her Majesty The Queen opened the dramatic new Osborne-built Academic Building at the London School of Economics and Political Science . Rachel was commissioned to design a cake as a centrepiece for the opening celebrations.
Birthday cake for Mark Ronson is a big hit!
9th July 2008, the Hayward Gallery celebrated their 40th anniversary in great style. Director Ralph Rugoff commissioned Rachel to make a Hayward inspired cake sculpture for their fabulous party. The 3ft wide and 5ft tall centrepiece made a grand art performance entrance, it was wheeled into the party with candles burning behind a group of musicians and Southbank chief executive Michael Lynch attacked the cake with a big cake knife!
19th May 2008, Rachel designs a cake for Harold Pinter & the 50th anniversary of The Birthday Party. The Lyric Hammersmith celebrated the anniversary of Harold Pinter’s first London stage production in glittering style with a gala evening. They commissioned Rachel to design a large party centrepiece, the elaborate cake was auctioned off by party guest Timothy West.
Spanish Vogue commissioned Rachel to design a cake to celebrate their 20th Anniversary. She produced a design collection of six sketched ideas for Vogue to choose from, they chose ‘The Golden Spiral Of Couture’. This elaborate cake is featured as a full page photo spread in their celebratory May 2008 issue, alongside a full page editorial feature on Rachel and her work.
Renowned art curator Janice Blackburn presents ‘Small Show Huge Talent’, January 17- 27th Notting Hill. The mixed media show will exhibit the work of eleven international artists including Rachel. She has been busy creating two new ambitious cake sculptures.
ES magazine, editorial feature on 'Small Show Huge Talent' with artist interviews. “Guerrilla events are all the rage” Lucia Van Der Post previews the exhibition in The Times.
From Tatler to the Transylvania Express, Rachel’s winter editorial features are wide ranging as ever.
Rachel's cake sculpture entry for the Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition 2007 has been selected. She is one of twenty artists to be nominated for the Insight Investment Newcomer Award.