This week, I thought I'd ease my way into Design Week with some cupcakes. I was lucky to be chosen as a guest of Aqualisa Showers, to go and learn how to decorate cupcakes with the French king of cupcakes, Cake Boy, Eric Lanlard. But first a bit about their new shower...hmm showers aren't very exciting are they? Well I have some very suprising news for you - showers and plumbing CAN be sexy! Who knew?! I have to admit, when one of my clients wants a new shower, I give a little sigh. This is because I know I'm going to have to have a conversation with my plumber about pressure, bars and hard water, before they tell me "you can't put that there".
BUT NO LONGER! Rise is a digital shower from @Aqualisashowers and you can put it where you like (within 10m of the shower). Then you can have the controls where you like too, so you can avoid that reaching into the shower in fear of a scolding or freezing water attack. The clever box will get the temperature to just the way you like it & can be set to deal with just about any set of water/pressure factors. Plus lots of other special tricks, my favourite - filling the bath to a pre-set level & then stopping - hence removing the mad dash upstairs to switch it off when you remember you let the taps on. And instead of worrying about which shower head goes with which valve, Rise comes as a package deal. So, Mr plumber man, stick that in your pipe and smoke it!
After the miracle realisation that plumbing is no longer frightening, I was then treated to an amazing cake decorating lesson by the brilliant @eric_lanlard. My cup cakes will never look the same again, now I can make these!