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Interview with the Tattooed Bakers…

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First Day of School introduction of yourself…

The Tattooed Bakers, Eddie Lebeau & Richard Amon are London based Cake & Food Creatives.
They offer completely bespoke edible art, specializing in innovative high impact creations, from 14ft Gingerbread Houses to life-size rainbow-filled Unicorns.
Working mostly with clients in the fields of marketing, media and PR, they approach each project with ambitious fresh ideas, pushing the boundaries of what can be achieved in the realm of Cake & Food art.

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Photo by Frantzesco Kangaris/PA Wire

Tell us a bit about Tattooed Bakers HQ:

Tattooed Bakers operate out of a studio in Merton Abbey Mills, South West London. We spend most of the day listening to obscure podcasts, or singing along to late 90’s/early 00’s classics!

Where did the love of cakes come from and what made you start up your business?

We are both big foodies and Eddie’s dad is a chef so that is where our love for cake has come from. We were both frustrated artists in our old jobs and decided that food and especially cake was our chosen medium and reason for starting up the business.

Our first foray into cake was to make a bulldog cake for Rich’s sisters birthday of her beloved pet Lady, totally on a whim, and here we are now!

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What advice would you give to help them chose the right cake baker for their wedding?

Have a look at the cake bakers portfolio and if you see something that inspires you, even if it is not quite what you have in mind but you love their style, then make contact. It’s always good if the couple have an idea, no matter how fully formed when contacting bakers i.e a few examples of styles they have seen and like. The more information you can give to your cake maker the better – never be afraid to give too much!

What inspires you?

Pop culture, alternative and contemporary art. Vinyl & retro toys. Being able to create, and do what you love for a living.

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Photos by Jessica Withey Photography

Projects you are most proud of?

We made a Death Star for Star Wars. We also made R2D2 and C3PO as lifesize (talking) cakes. We make a lot of Unicorns, which are always a lot of fun. We have also made a few Carousel inspired cakes recently. We made a City of Cake installation for Leeds Indie Food Fest, which was colourful, exciting and nothing like we had done before.

What’s your top wedding advice?

THERE’S NO RIGHT WAY TO HAVE A WEDDING. It’s your day so make sure it’s about the two of you enjoying yourselves first and foremost in the company of your nearest and dearest. Don’t let too many people offer their opinions about how you should have your day. They are probably just trying to be helpful but only you know the true you…oh and don’t scrimp on the cake ;)

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What makes for a great wedding?

Ones that really reflect what a couple are like (we always prefer the less traditional wedding). And a free bar is always a winner for the guests.

If you are interested in The Tattooed Bakers creating a cake for you wedding or event, please visit their website to find out more about them and contact details www.tattooedbakers.com

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