/ 09 February 2024

Patisserie meets pyro


If you’ve been meticulously refining your expert Victorian piping skills or furiously baking mega-long sheet cakes in pursuit of the latest wedding trend, you can quite literally set fire to that idea because this month, it’s all about burn-away cakes… Picture a cake with an image printed on sugar/rice paper, which you then set fire to, revealing another image on the icing underneath. Clearly, a basic candle isn’t cutting it anymore… Like all new trends, it’s exploded – quite literally – on TikTok, fuelled by Canadian baking supreme Namaya Navaratnaranjah – aka @CakesByNams – who’s racked up tens of millions of views/likes. Sounds like a blazing party idea, but probably best to have a fire extinguisher ready just in case…

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