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Let them see cake! How to sweeten your perfect press shot


A great press shot can really make or break a press release. It’s important to tell the business’ story, include all the key people and make it eye catching. Sounds quite complicated, right? Well, it can be as simple as A B C-ake!

In today’s attention economy where people are drawn to and favour more visually engaging content, how can you bring a story to life?

Ever thought about a custom-made cake?

We caught up with master cake maker, Lee Majhen-Todd, of Fondant and Apron Strings, to hear her thoughts. She said: “A cake can be the perfect ingredient for a press shot about a company celebrating so many years in business, for example. “But please don’t think of a simple caterpillar or a racing car cake with a sad, lonely numbered candle think much, much bigger.

“Including a cake in a press shot can be a golden opportunity for you to show off your company’s personality and heritage as well as help to really bring a photograph to life, because honestly who can be sad around cake?

“The cake I created for Harvey & Hugo’s 9th 90s themed birthday party is a prime example of how to personify a company in a cake. I researched the well-known PR agency, its website and learnt a lot about its values and company ethos when I met a member of The Pack.

“It was then I knew this couldn’t just be any cake. So, complete with a hand painted picture of The Pack, the top dogs Harvey and Hugo themselves dressed in 90s gear and books made from rice crispies ,the cake went down a real treat.”

Lee is based in her café (and incredible cake wonderland) Apron and Fondant Strings in Stanhope, Weardale, and can create cakes for events, weddings and corporate occasions.

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Need help baking the perfect press release? Throw us a bone on 01324 486 666.

Related links:

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Top 10 tips to taking the perfect press shot

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