Eric Lanlard, Master Pâtissier, shares his favourite sites.

Eric Lanlard, Master Pâtissier and twice winner of the prestigious Continental Pâtissier of the Year at the British Baking Awards, has changed the face of British Patisserie and through his bespoke cake making brand, Savoir Design, has earned himself an international reputation for superlative cakes with an A-list clientele including Madonna, Sir Elton John, Elizabeth Hurley, Claudia Schiffer and George Michael.

In May 2007 Eric revamped his business and opened, Cake Boy, a retail emporium selling the most delicious and inspiring patisserie and London’s 'cutest' cupcakes! Cake Boy is housed in a luxury riverside development in South West London. The space includes a stylish yet comfortable cake lounge and a high tech and beautifully designed cookery school.


Divertimenti - The best range of kitchenware and tableware. It's always a treat to go online and look at what's new and make a purchase! I always recommend it to my cookery school students - I tell them to buy their bakeware from Divertimenti. I'm also fortunate enough to be on their roster of chefs who teach at the Divertimenti Cookery School.

Baking Mad - A website devoted to celebrating and promoting all things baking - it has recipes, baking tips, advice and competitions. My recent series, Baking Mad with Eric Lanlard was sponsored by which is how I got to know about this wonderful site. I do a weekly blog for the website and writing it has definitely become one of the highlights of my week.

Amazon - What's not to like about this  site, it's a weekly shop for me. I buy cookery books, DVDs and CDs, for home and for work. It's a real thrill seeing all three of my books listed on Amazon - Master Cakes, Home Bake and the latest Cox Cookies & Cake!

Mr. Porter - Brother of iconic women's fashion online store Net-A-Porter. This is pure fantasy for me. There's a great selection of the best men's designers from all over the globe  and the site is beautifully presented. It's really good old-fashioned window shopping.

Squires - This is a shop and online cake craft store selling silicone rubber push moulds, sugar flower paste, ready made icing, edible gold leaf and edible confectioners' glaze. Again, I always recommend this store to cake makers and cake decorators. I'm a regular visitor to this site and make purchases for my kitchen at Cake Boy.

Twitter - I'm addicted! It's a fantastic communication tool and a great way to share news with fans, colleagues and friends all over the world.

28 June 2011