Everything started here in Fitzbillies when I saw an advertisment on a website “We are looking for a cake decorator”. So I said to myself “Anna, I think you can do this”. Without any experience of cake decorating at all, but with more than 15 years of experience working in fashion design I began my journey….Soon I was baking, decorating cakes and cupcakes and taking photos and after a week I had my cake portfolio. I was so pleased when I got the job!!
My favourite cake from Fitzbillies was the Sacher Torte. A delicious chocolate sponge cake with apricot jam and dark chocolate. It is one of the most famous Viennese culinary specialties and was invented by Frank Sacher in 1832 for Prince Wenzel Von Metternich in Vienna, Austria.
One day I would love to go to the Hotel Sacher in Vienna which Frank Sacher’s son opened in 1876 and try the best Sacher Torte in the world. Here is my version of Sacher Torte in honour of Frank Sacher with Franks splendid moustache added for fun!
I was in Budapest for Christmas last year and on my list of places to visit was The Café Gerbeaud. I still remember the delicious dessert I had and I come back home with a Sacher Torte. I still keep the bag and the serviette to remind me.
Little Princess Statue by László Marton in Budapest.