27 August 2009

Sarena and Jason's Wedding Cake

Sarena and Jason were married at the beautiful Llangoed Hall a week last Sunday. The couple knew that they wanted a cupcake wedding cake from the outset. The motif of diamonds ran throughout thier wedding day with little gems featured on the wedding stationery. We decided to keep the wedding cake to shades of white and silver for an elegant sophisticated look which would highlight the touches of sparkle we added to the cake in the form of the pretty brooch at the centre of the top tier cake and the edible glitter we used on the sugar rose cupcakes. To carry the diamond theme through we scattered varying sized gems on the table and in between some of the cakes on the stand.

Sarena and Jason opted for a mix of 'british' style cupcakes (vanilla and lemon in flavour) and 'American' style cupcakes (sumptuous chocolate, coffee and cream and chocolate orange in flavour). The top tier cutting cake was a chocolate orange cake.

26 August 2009

Sian and Chris' wedding

Sian and Chris' wedding took place at Celtic Manor a week last Saturday. Sian had spotted a design that she loved for her cake - three tiers separated by pillars, each tier vertically piped with royal icing and the gaps filled with white flowers. She asked Alison Bentley, her florist, to decorate the cake which we provided. The base tier of the cake was a retro fruit cake with glace cherries and walnuts soaked in brandy, the middle tier a lemon drizzle cake filled with swirled vanilla buttercream and fresh and zesty lemon curd, and the top tier was a Madagascan vanilla cake filled with vanilla buttercream.

Chris' grandmother was unable to attend the wedding and so Sian and Chris asked me to make her a miniature boxed version of their cake. They also asked me to make an individual fruit cake to a special recipe for one of Chris' and Sian's guests who has a dairy intolerance.
Sian and Chris also decided to have cookie favours to match the design of their cake and to bring in the cobalt blue which was featured in the wedding flowers and bridesmaids dresses. The cookies looked lovely and added a splash of colour to the place settings:
Many thanks to Sian and Chris for making the design process such a lovely experience!

Zoe and Mark's official photos

I've just returned from a short break in the sunshine to recieve a cd from Zoe and Mark of their official wedding photos of their candle-lit cake and cookie favours from their lovely wedding at Homewood Park at the beginning of July:

A big thank you to Zoe and Mark for their kind thanks and for sending these lovely images through, it was such a pleasure making their cakes and cookies!

10 August 2009

Claire and Tim's Wedding Cake

Another beautifully sunny weekend for a beautiful wedding on Saturday. Claire and Tim hosted their wedding at the lovely Llangoed Hall near Brecon.

The very talented Claire and Tim designed their own beautiful wedding stationery in pale pinks and blues with a butterfly motif reoccurring throughout and so we absolutely had to feature butterflies on their wedding cake. Each butterfly was hand piped using pink royal icing and then over piped in pale blue, topped off with a little extra sparkle! The top tier cutting cake featured a piped design in white royal icing which mimicked an embroidery detail from Claire's dress.

Claire and Tim chose Raspberry and Vanilla Swirl, Sumptuous Chocolate and Lemon Meringue flavoured cupcakes with a raspberry and vanilla whirl top tier cutting cake.

3 August 2009

Elephant Cookies!

I was asked to design and make a set of Elephant cookies to accompany the lovely birthday gift of an Elephant adoption. What fun I had making these! All of the vanilla cookies were iced in pale blue icing with sparkly pink ears and sparkly green eyes. One cookie had the name of the adopted elephant emblazoned on the elephant's sign; the others simply stated 'Happy Birthday'!