Family wedding cake

Kate’s daughter got married back in the summer. Here is the cake that Kate chose for them. With a vanilla sponge base and a chocolate fudge cake top layer, it is decorated with very pale pink-tinged roses and blue oxypetalum flowers and topped with a (vague!) representation of the family.


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.

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.

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

Felicity and Chris
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

The Leaning Tower of Pisa

F leaning tower of pisa
A tower of rich fruit cake, piped to resemble the iconic Italian landmark.

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.