Michelle here from the Cake Café, a small bakery and cafe that stretches from Camden Street to Pleasants Place in Dublin 8. If you know us, you know that we love great food and great design so we have decided to combine the two in a beautiful little book. The Cake Café has been open for six years now and it has been a pleasure and honour to work with our customers and staff over that period.
One of the aspects I have most enjoyed about the cafe is our close collaboration with Pony www.ponybox.co.uk creating unique Dublin and Irish inspired home wares. Now we have taken that collaboration one step further and created The Cake Café Bake Book.
I’ve always had the ambition to create a unique version of a baking book but for various reasons I’ve found it difficult to find the right path to getting published by conventional means - so I have decided to try and go it alone. I would love if you could become part of the process by supporting the book through Fund it. By pre ordering it will allow for the book to be completely self-published, when you order you will get a copy delivered straight to your door with many, many thanks. You will have helped to make our very first print run in September 2012 possible.
The Cake Café Bake Book will be an A5 hard cover book about baking.It will have 40 pages of recipes from The Cake Café, including firm favourite, the 'Lemon Slice'. As mentioned the book has been beautifully designed and illustrated by Niall Sweeney. We are hoping that the book offers a different take on a cook book with illustration rather than photography. There is also a forward written by the very funny Mister David O’Doherty one of our regular customers www.davidodoherty.com
Thank you very much for taking the time to read about our book and thank you again to all of our customers over the years for the continued support and entertainment. If you are not familiar with some of our uniquely designed aprons, tea towels and other merchandise have a look at our website here www.thecakecafe.ie
"If Jade Jagger was a café, this is precisely the kind of café she would be."
Emily Hourican, Image Magazine
“If Marie Antoinette had been allowed a fresh start under a Revolutionary Fás scheme, she would have set up a place like the Cake Café with its flower print tablecloths and dainty higgledy-piggledy crockery.”
Ross Golden Bannon, The Sunday Business Post.
The Cake Café - was also included in Vogue's Secret Address Book for Dublin and London.