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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

18th February 2008 Mohammed Al Fayed accuses Prince Philip and Prince Charles of killing Diana and Dodi.

18th February 1917 Born today: Phyllis Calvert, London, actress (Man in Grey)

18th February 1901 Born today: Reginald Sheffield, London England, actor (Second Chance)

18th February 1775 Born today: Thomas Girtin, London, artist/watercolorist

Making Cake since the 1900s



Making Cake since the 1900s

One of life's essential food stuffs - Cake - still going strong

Location: 111 Sydenham Road, SE26 5EZ

Description: 'London's favourite Cake maker'.

'The Cake Store' began its journey from a humble bakery shop in Brockley, South East London, way back in the early 1900's.

Slatter's Bakery was a very popular and traditional bakers, started by Tom Slatter and continued by his son Ken Slatter. Un-tampered ingredients, baked in a coal fired oven made bread of unforgettable quality and taste.

A forgotten skill that was taken from the nation by supermarkets and irresponsibly turned into, the very cheap, mass produced and over manufactured product we are generally offered today.

Ken Slatter, 69 years old, says...

'My father was an excellent craftsman; He had no formal training and therefore was determined to send me to the National Bakery School. I was a student there from 1955 to 1957 and after completing the National Bakery Diploma and the final City and Guilds courses. I continued evening specialty courses in continental confectionary, hand made chocolates and exhibition cake decorating. After completing the formal and practical studies, I then taught evening students, exhibition cake decorating and final City and Guilds for some years at the National Bakery School.'

Ken has been a member of the British Confectioners Association since 1976 and recently had the honour of creating a sculpture in royal icing to commemorate the centenary of the association. A picture of the sculpture was subsequently used on the front and back cover of the centenary book published to mark the event.


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Making Cake since the 1900s

One of life's essential food stuffs - Cake - still going strong


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