Posts Categorized: Paul’s Stories

The Tale Behind the Bookbug Cake

Bookbug Cake

If you follow us on Facebook, then you may have noticed this incredible cake Paul made recently? You may also have questioned just exactly what it is? Paul was approached by a friend, Rosie Cake Diva, and asked if he would make a cake to mark the opening of Oak Furniture’s new store in Kircaldy, Fife.  But…

Paul’s stories: lost in the bush

Australia is full of kangaroos, right? Well during our time in Australia, I felt pretty unsatisfied with the number of kangaroos I’d actually seen. So I decided to go looking for them. We were staying in Braemar, an hour or so outside Sydney, and David had decided to go for a run. I had the…

Paul’s Stories: Judging at Cake International

To say I was surprised to have been asked to judge at Cake International is a massive understatement. Usually, judges have to have won at least three gold awards themselves in the cake competitions so it was a great honour to have been asked.  At first I wasn’t sure at all. Mainly due to the…

Paul’s Stories: Why i love teaching sooooo much!

Of all the things I didn’t think I would ever do, teaching would have been top of the list. That was then, but now that I’ve taught thousands of students, I’ve got to say it’s the most enjoyable and rewarding job in the world. Watching nervous students arrive in the morning then as soon as…

Paul’s Stories: Paul vs Louis Vuitton

It’s was 2008. We are 6 years in business and just opened our 4th shop (Jenners Loch Lomond)! This was a very exciting time for me as well as David but for me to have a shop within Jenners was a dream come true. As a wee boy my Gran and Aunty Fay would take me…

Paul’s Stories: Lunch with the Prince

As some of you will know the PSYBT (Prince’s Scottish Youth Business Trust) helped start Paul Bradford Designer Cakes way back in the good old days! Without the help of the Trust we wouldn’t be here today…So THANKS guys! It was about 8 years in to the business when I received the letter… The first thing…

Paul’s Stories: A Customer from HELL

So I’m 22 years old and it’s my first year in business (Paul Bradford Designer Cakes). My sister Michelle is my trainee cake designer and a mummy of two. It’s about 6 months in to running the cake shop and it’s getting very busy…! We’re making cakes for customers and not always photographing them all…

Paul’s Stories: Feeling Like A VIP!

This is now my third or maybe forth trip to Italy, the last trip was pretty much a standard trip, although it was the first time on my own and slightly freaking out as David was unable to join me. I was coming to terms with the challenges of driving on the other side of…

Paul’s Stories: A Trip to Italy

After my last trip to make the wedding cake in Monaco, my name was bobbling around the pastry Chefs of the local towns and villages of Italy and France (scratching their heads that I was flown over to make the cake). Not something that I had really thought about until one day we received an email…

Paul’s Stories: A Trip to Monaco

Never judge a book by it’s cover… One of my favourite parts of being a cake maker are the cake consultations / appointments. I love the buzz on a Saturday when you know all the cakes are finished and the new customers are here to talk CAKE…!!! We built a lovely wedding room in our…

Paul’s Stories: Feeling Blessed

For this story I thought it would be good to start from the very beginning……. It wasn’t until I was older and running my own cake shop that I realised I was lucky to be blessed with knowing my chosen career from an early age. Michelle (my sister) and I would spend most weekends at our…