Pâtissier to the stars and cake maestro, Eric Lanlard, is the owner of the chic London bakery, Cake Boy. He began his fruitful career in his birthplace of Brittany, where he was voted Best Apprentice Pâttisier at Le Grand Pâtisserie.
Eric went on to study the craft of Chocolatier with Arens-Scheer in Luxembourg, and then served world dignitaries on board the French flagship Jeanne D'Arc, as part of his national service.
After being headhunted by Albert and Michel Roux in 1989, Eric spent six years running their Patisserie business, during which time he established his own exciting ambitions.
In 2007, Eric opened his boutique bakery and high tech cookery school, Cake Boy, selling mouth-watering patisserie, inspired cakes and cupcakes. The retail emporium is located in a luxury housing riverside development in South West London.
The host of television series, Glamour Puds has also published books including Glamour Cakes and Home Bake. In his most recent book, Home Bake, Eric shares the recipes he uses when entertaining friends and family. He focuses on giving handy tips and step-by-step tutorials on how to make the best sponges and classic recipes.
Eric Lanlard — the facts