Eric Lanlard, Master Pâtissier, has earned himself an international reputation for superlative baked creations for an impressive A-list clientele. He is according to Vanity Fair magazine – one of the best patissiers in the world.
Having trained in France, Eric moved to London where aged 22 he became head pastry chef for Albert and Michel Roux. He stayed there for five years before launching his own business, Cake Boy, a destination café, cake emporium and cookery school based in London.
Eric has presented four prime time television series including ‘Glamour Puds’ and ‘Baking Mad’, and creates breathtaking cakes for numerous A-list celebrities. Currently Eric designs a themed series of Afternoon Teas, for the prestigious Jumeirah Carlton Tower Hotel in Knightsbridge, London.
Eric’s glamorous London HQ, Cake Boy, houses a thriving cookery school alongside a coffee and patisserie lounge and when he isn’t flying across the globe for his prestigious clients and media commitments, there is nowhere that Eric would rather be. He is a regular contributor and guest on some of the UK’s most loved TV food shows including The Great British Bake Off and Masterchef the Professionals.
In 2015 Eric set sail aboard the new P&O cruise ship, Britannia, as one of their food heroes alongside Marco Pierre White, James Martin and Atul Kochhar. He is author of Master Cakes (Hamlyn), Home Bake, Tart It Up! and Chocolat (Mitchell Beazley) and co-author of Cox Cookies & Cake (Mitchell Beazley). Eric’s latest book, Afternoon Tea, was published in the UK in June 2016 (Mitchell Beazley).