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Olympic Cup Cakes by Claire Gevaux

Olympic Cup Cakes

I can't actually remember now where/when/how the idea for serving themed cakes for the Outsider Guides to the Olympic Park occurred. However, Team-Floating-Cinema ran with it in a big way and Rosie Heafford (who also works at UP projects) took on the challenge of creating any 'themed' cake the speakers leading the tours desired (see here for yesterdays creation for Iain Sinclair). The production of the themed cakes has at times threatened to overwhelm all other creative development with Susie & Jemima going a cake-first-routine-second route.

It seems though that they are not the only ones obsessed with the idea of Olympic-themed cake ... on the 'test tour' into the park Claire from the ODA design and planning department suddenly chipped in that she'd been asked to make Olympic themed cakes for a party at the office ... I'd say she more than rose to the challenge -here you can see a fuller impression of her comprehensive approach!

I'm now thinking we have to include a cake maker in our 'Unexpected Moments of Everyday Brilliance' films ... I can see that slow motion piping nozzle action even now.

Come and eat Cake!

We're excited to announce that Abbey Gardens is taking part in Open Garden Squares Weekend, a London-wide event on 12 and 13 June, we are open 10 - 5 both days. We will be the first garden to open in Newham! Visit www.opensquares.org for more information.

As part of this weekend the Friends of Abbey Gardens will be holding a Summer Fair on the Saturday afternoon (12 June from midday to 4pm) and hosting a giant picnic. There won't be so much produce to eat from the garden yet, so we would like to ask everyone to bring their own picnic and hopefully we will enjoy a nice early summer day in the garden. There will be a plant sale, a photography exhibition by the Friends of Abbey Gardens, garden tours by Karen, Hamish & I, children's games and, of course, the ever popular tea and cake stall.