Wild rose and butterfly wedding cake

Ben and Charlotte had a lovely pre-wedding party in the surroundings of a stunning Tudor mansion. This pretty summer cake had four tiers of carrot cake, chocolate fudge cake, madeira cake and fruit cake decorated with sugar roses and little blue butterflies. Very many congratulations to a delightful young couple.

Az’s wedding cake

You may remember I met Az on a damp spring day to discuss the cake for her forthcoming wedding in Beaulieu.

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Well, it worked out well and the sun shone on a beautiful wedding in between two days of torrential rain. Congratulations Az and Paul, all the very best for the future.

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cake cutting

 

Az’s parents wrote me a lovely note afterwards

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New Wedding Cake Commission

This week, I met with the lovely Az in the tea rooms close to her wedding venue in Beaulieu to discuss the details of her wedding cake over a cuppa.

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The happy bride-to-be

The wedding is in July and the groom is a gardener so they have a strong theme of living plants and flowers for their day. Az is going to carry an informal bouquet of pastel lilac, cream and white flowers and green foliage which she would like reflected in her cake.

She has chosen a stacked three tiered cake in chocolate, lemon and traditional fruit cake on the top (specially for her mum), which will be iced in ivory and scattered with blossoms to match the flowers in her bouquet.

Az particularly wanted two birds on the top and after an on the spot internet search we found our inspiration. I will make a simple sugar tree with two little birds in the branches and the bride and groom’s initials scratched on the trunk.

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A sketch of the final cake design

Really looking forward to getting started.   I’ll post pictures of the final product in July…

Cake for summer garden wedding

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Four-tier wedding cake: tier 1 & 4 rich fruit cake, tier 2 & 3 moist ginger cake. Decorated in cream sugar paste with piped bunting motif and hand-crafted sugar flowers (white freesias, purple anemones, and pink rosebuds).

This cake was designed to reflect the garden party theme of this wedding, which was held in a National Trust garden in Scotland in August 2014.

The bride and bridesmaid carried bouquets of assorted garden flowers and the marquee was festooned with handmade bunting in shades of purple and green.

Bride and bridesmaid Marquee