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Konditor & Cook celebrates 20 years with Roupell Street Cake Fete

Local bakers Konditor & Cook held a street party called a 'cake fete' to celebrate twenty years in Waterloo.

Gerhard Jenne
Gerhard Jenne
Konditor & Cook celebrates 20 years with Roupell Street Cake Fete
Large crowds enjoyed samples of Konditor & Cook's famous products
Konditor & Cook celebrates 20 years with Roupell Street Cake Fete
Konditor & Cook mince pies

The shop and bakery on the corner of Cornwall Road and Roupell Street was for many years a newsagents and briefly the Queen of Hearts cake shop before Gerhard Jenne opened Konditor & Cook in 1993.

"We wouldn’t let the moment pass without proper celebration," said Gerhard who arranged for Roupell Steet to be closed to traffic on Sunday afternoon.

A bouncy castle was placed at the Windmill Walk crossroads where the King's Arms supplied a Pimm's Bar.

During the afternoon a more than life size cake doll, London's first and called Ms K & C, was decorated with biscuits. Tables and chairs were set out alongside fake grass for residents, friends and employees past and present to enjoy a hog roast and later cream teas.

The lemon meringue bobbing contest proved so messy that contestants, including Gerhard, had to have a wash and change. The afternoon ended with the founder serving giant pieces of chocolate cake to passers-by.

Konditor & Cook 's cakes have become famous and the shop praised by many including Delia Smith and Nigella Lawson.

Whiskey Bomb, magic cakes, brownies and mince pies receive regular good reviews in top magazines. There are now five Konditor & Cook branches including one in Borough Market and the Cake School in Stamford Street.

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