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20-08-12

Games Maker at the Olympic Stadium

Being a Games Maker

The opening ceremony of London 2012 was a baptism of fire. Despite training, the onslaught of press demanding to know where they could go and what they could know – now, if not sooner – was overwhelming. But, having bonded over the various pre-Games printing, photocopying and laminating tasks, we soon pulled together as a team and rose to the challenge.

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Bake

02-08-12

Photo courtesy of Konditor & Cook

A royal cakeover

As a final note, before we move on from cakes to a more energetic topic, our friends at Konditor & Cook (from whom we’ve had too many birthday cakes than is really healthy) have a great story about an enormous edible portrait…

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23-07-12

Prêt-à-Portea at The Berkeley

Top five for afternoon tea

The ritual of afternoon tea began in 1840 when Anna, the seventh Duchess of Bedford, asked for tea and bread and butter to combat ‘that sinking feeling’ in the late afternoon. Then, people tended to eat just breakfast and lunch, so it’s hardly surprising she felt peckish. The Duchess began to invite her friends to join her and, before long, this pause for tea became a fashionable social event.

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20-07-12

The Great Sunday Cake Off

Yesterday, as part of Sunday’s seventh birthday celebrations, we held a cupcake decorating competition. From directors and art editors to sales execs and subs, everyone unleashed their creativity in their own special way using the decorating tools provided (and others found elsewhere).

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06-07-12

Becky says things about… baking

It is a truth universally acknowledged that cake is one of the best things in the world. Cake can heal, cake can bring joy, cake can bring people together. If only Britain and Germany had sat down over a nice cup of tea and a slice of lemon drizzle and discussed all their differences in 1914, then the world would be a very different place.

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    March was the ‘Learning’ issue of Modus magazine. So, with a nod to the school chalkboard, I commissioned the very talented Belgian design studio Coming Soon to chalk the cover – masthead and all.