Monthly Archives: April 2012

Win Tickets to Cake International

Calling all cake decorating fans! 

We’ve teamed up with the organisers of Cake International to offer a pair of tickets to 10 lucky Baking Mad fans for their brand new show at the ExCeL, London Docklands from the 27th – 29th April 2012. 

This fantastic show will be bringing the best in cake decorating and baking to the London region for the very first time and visitors to the show will be treated to the latest cutting edge products and techniques from a huge variety of exhibitors from across the UK and abroad.

But that’s not all! Jo Wheatley, winner of the Great Bake Off will also be at the show giving her top tips and advice for baking success. We just can’t wait!

For a chance to get your hands on a pair of tickets become a fan of BakingMadUk on Facebook and upload a picture of your best decorated cake or cupcake between 2nd-6th April. Everyday we’ll be choosing our favourite two entries and sending the winners a pair of tickets each.

Can’t wait to win? Call the ticket hotline now on 01425 277988 or go to for more information.

Terms and Conditions of Entry

Acceptance of the terms and conditions is a condition of entry.

To enter the competition, you ‘like’ the BakingMadUk Facebook page and upload a photo of your best decorated cupcake between 2nd-6th April 2012.

This competition is open to UK residents only aged 18 or over and excludes any person whom in the competition Organiser’s reasonable opinion, should be excluded due to their involvement or connection with this competition.

One entry per person only. Entries from agents/third parties are invalid.

Entries must be received no later than midnight (GMT) on Friday 6th April. Entries received after this date will not be entered.

The prize is sponsored by Cake International. The prize is one pair of tickets to the event between 27th-29th April, not including transport or accomodation. The prize is non-transferable. There is no cash alternative.

Winners will be chosen by Tuesday 10th April and will be notified via email by Friday 13th April. If the winners cannot be contacted within 10 days alternative winners will be selected.

It is a condition of the entry that the competition winners agree to be available for, and participate in, any public relations activity arranged by the Organiser.

The Organiser’s decision in all matters relating to the competition is final and legally binding on all entrants and no correspondence will be entered into. The Organiser reserves the right to alter, amend or foreclose the competition without prior notice. Should events occur that render the competition itself or the awarding of the prize impossible due to reasons beyond the control of the Organiser, the Organiser may at its absolute discretion vary or amend the promotion.

Entries not submitted in accordance with the rules, illegible, incomplete or altered will be disqualified.

An Update from Eric

Salut A Tous!!!!

I hope you have been enjoying the amazing weather which we have been having all this week  – what a difference the sunshine makes, if only it could last!  The terrace at Cake Boy has been filled with happy and smiling customers – we all hope it lasts for the Easter weekend.

Talking of Easter, I am escaping back to Brittany to see my family.  It is going to be great to catch up.   I am staying at a new boutique hotel which has just opened – I grew up being  fascinated by the hotel in it’s former life – it was a big mansion and I used to say to myself “one day I will be rich enough to buy that house!”.  So it’s funny that I will be staying there. 

I will find time while I am at ‘home’ to pop-in and say hello to my mentor Herve Le Grand and the team the Patisserie where I did my apprenticeship all of those years ago.

This week I launched the Eric Lanlard Afternoon Tea at the 5-star Jumeirah Carlton Tower Hotel –  just off London’s most fashionable shopping district –Sloane Street.

It is a great partnership to have with such an iconic hotel.  The inspiration of the Afternoon Tea is travel through the flavours, tastes and scent of the Middle East and I have called it Reves d’orient.   It is served in the hotel’s gorgeous Chinoiserie restaurant lounge and if you are visiting London and want to meet friends for a delicious afternoon tea, it’s a real treat and you can book by calling 020 7 235 1234.


We are going to be releasing our next set of dates for the cookery school classes at Cake Boy since the summer schedule is almost full.  It proves that people really are BakingMad.  The autumn schedule will see new classes added that will include some pastry classes but also some savoury baking to tie-in with my soon to be published book – Tart it Up!  So watch this space for new dates…

We run private classes for special occasions like such as hen, birthday and corporate days, etc, but yesterday, I ran for the second time a private class for Teens Unite.  The charity was set up by the lovely Karen Millen.  They look after teenagers who are suffering from cancer.  As well as looking after the teenagers they involve their family by organising days out.  The visit to Cake Boy was one of them – it was great fun –  it was nice for all those teenagers to be able to discuss their issues amongst each other whilst making cup cakes.  They were able to talk freely with people of their own age group.  A very positive day and it is a pleasure to be involved with such a well-run charity.  I’m sure that they will be back – hopefully very soon.

So Monday will be the last episode of the current series of Baking Mad With Eric Lanlard. I know you are all going to miss your daily fix of sweet Baking at 12.05pm  but no need to panic just yet because the show is still available to watch on 4OD.  So there is plenty of time to re-watch your favourite episodes or watch ones that you have missed.

I am working on few new projects in the coming months and I can tell you we will be back on your screen very soon with even more exciting recipes and programmes.

Wishing you a very Happy Easter or A JOYEUSES PAQUES !!!! as I will be saying in France!

Gros Bisous

Eric xx