Cakeface is the brainchild of pastry chef duo Laura & Rory Gannon. Returning home after years working with some of the best pastry teams in France and London namely The Savoy, Café Royal Laura & Rory wanted to create their own special brand in Ireland. Cakeface was born out of the desire to create unique, quirky and unusual cakes pastries and desserts. CakeFace specialise in the unexpected and delicious, their range of desserts is designed to wow and surprise. Laura and Rory are constantly experimenting with new and unusual flavours, ingredients and modern techniques, to ensure that their creations astound and delight.
After leaving her previous life in property, Laura headed to Ballymaloe Cooking School. to learn the foundations of Irish cookery under Darina Allen. With a clear picture of the future, Laura moved to France to learn pastry from the experts spending two intense years working in pastry kitchens in awarding winning fine dining restaurants and hotels,
Laura moved to London to add innovations and finesse to her skill set. Working in fine dinning, Michelin and five star establishments notable The Savoy and The Connacht, Laura moved quickly up the ranks to be in charge of a team of chefs, producing beautifully creative desserts pastries and cakes. From day one Laura always wanted to come home and create something unique, quirky and unexpected leading to the creation of CakeFace Pastry.
As a chemical engineer with the business master you would hardly expect becoming a pastry chef was on the cards for Rory, however his love for food lead him to Ballymaloe Cookery School and onwards to France to train and work as a pâtissier in award winning Boulangerie/Patisserie.
After completely two years in France, Rory moved to London to join the pastry team at London’s Savoy hotel, catering for banquets large and small creating showpieces and fine dining desserts.
Moving to Regent’s Streets five star Café Royal Hotel , Rory trained under chefs from the UK Pastry Team. With the desire to create and design his own unique range of cakes pastries and desserts Rory together with Laura created Cakeface Pastry..
Cakeface desserts are produced in our new modern Lab and kitchen facility in Irishtown, Kilkenny This is a new state of the art HSE approved facility.
Where possible local produce are used to give that striking fresh taste to the desserts, in particular local apples,eggs, rhubarb, raspberries, damsons and pears, many grown in our family gardens. Our first kitchen facility was in the newly developed Business centre built by Piltown Community Enterprise.