Cakes by T Bakes

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Last December Tânia and Diogo, from T Bakes, invited us to help them style and shoot their 2015 menu! It was so inspirational and we've learn so much about their creative process. It was truly fun to style and shoot the four new flavors... oh and taste them!!!! 

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From Tânia

"Each year I take a couple of weeks to construct a new menu for the following seasons. This usually takes place in late October/ November when the hectic schedule of weddings allows for some time off when I devote myself entirely to the kitchen. During this time I play around with flavors, explore new textures and techniques always respecting the ingredient’s origin, both organic and emotional. 

Spring Almond Cake

Raspberry Coulis & Rose Petal Cream 

Summer Lime Chiffon

Lime curd & Coconut Cream with Coconut Slivers

Fall Pear Cake

Peach Preserves & Maple Whisky Buttercream 

Winter Black Forest

Chocolate Cake soaked in Kirsch, Sour Cherries with Madagascar Vanilla Cream & Belgian Dark Chocolate Cream

In today’s day and age it’s almost impossible to create something completely original, there is no cake without a past or a culture ­ and to me the memory is the most important element! Everyone has memories related to taste and smell and that’s my main source of inspiration while baking, because emotions are closely tied to major life events and all it takes is a known flavor to trigger the senses and the memories!"

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Please make sure to see the full feature on Style Me Pretty Living!

{Film photos taken with Contax 645 and Canon EOS1 and scanned at Carmencita Film Lab}
Cakes: T Bakes