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Gugelhupf and dusting

In Uncategorized on December 20, 2013 at 3:35 pm

The last expedition before Christmas was to Germany to do a shoot and interview with the delightful furniture designer Neill Bustin. It was a bleary 5am start to get to City Airport for the flight to Paderborn, then there was an hour drive to a village near the town of Fitzlar, where Neill was ready and waiting for us.

Paderborn Airport
Paderborn Airport

After a delicious lunch of local sausage and cheese souffle it was down to work. Neill set the dining table

Mr Bustin polishing the tablewear
Mr Bustin polishing the tableware

Upstairs Sophia from Profile Public Relations got to grips with a duster…

Sophia adds a shine
Sophia adds a shine

and I baked a cake. A very special cake called a Gugelhupf.

Gugelhupf with remedial icing sugar
Gugelhupf with remedial icing sugar

The Gugelhupf is a traditional German pastry, my version was a bit sticky, took an hour longer to cook than the recipe stated, was incredibly heavy and came out of its beautiful copper baking dish with a few bits missing. But, a liberal dusting of icing sugar filled in some of the cracks and careful camera positioning ensured that we got a good snap.

We left early on Wednesday morning and the Gugelhupf was still sitting, untouched, on the sideboard. I think Neill plans to give it to the local chickens as a festive treat….maybe I’ll stick with my day job!

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  1. I’d have certainly tucked into the gugelhupf ! Have you seen the wonderful new cafe at Cafe Royal? They have a window full of them. Particularly like the lemony ones!

  2. If would have certainly tucked into the gugelhupf. Love them! Have you seen the new cafe at Cafe Royal? They have a window full of them. I particularly like the lemony ones

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