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.
Freda’s grand daughter was getting married. Freda had baked the cake but wanted some help with the icing and sugar flowers.
You may remember I met Az on a damp spring day to discuss the cake for her forthcoming wedding in Beaulieu.
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.
Az’s parents wrote me a lovely note afterwards
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.
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.
This groom proposed to his bride at the top of the Leaning Tower of Pisa and they wanted a cake to remind them of this on their big day.
With a bit of clever engineering, and creative icing, this four-tiered fruitcake wowed the guests with its gravity-defying tilt.
This cake was commissioned by the mother of the groom. She wanted a fusion of traditional English wedding cake with Chinese symbolism in recognition of the bride’s Chinese heritage.
At this simple wedding, the bride wore a duck-egg blue dress and carried a bouquet of cream roses and lisianthus, and this was incorporated into the design of this cake.