26 October 2009

Black and White Wedding Cake

I made this cake for Joanna and Andrew's wedding which took place yesterday at the Coed y Mwstwr Hotel near Bridgend. The wedding was designed around a black and white colour theme and Joanna and Andrew wanted to carry this through to their cake. Joanna's bouquet featured cala lilies and we decided to incorporate this into the design of the cake whilst carrying through the black and white theme. We used black lace ribbon from Liberty of London around the top and bottom tiers and added a subtle dusting of sparkle to the sugar roses.

The cake itself was comprised of a bottom tier of hot toddy fruit cake, a middle tier of sumptuous Belgian chocolate cake and a top tier of coconut cake.
We send all of our best wishes to Jo and Andrew for the future!

(PS. Many appologies for the graininess of these images my camera work isn't always at its best!)

25 October 2009

Daisy Christening Cake

This fresh, pretty daisy cake was made to celebrate the joint christening of two sisters, Celine Rose and Ffion Mair, which took place today. The bottom tier is a light fruit cake with cherries and the top tier a chocolate cake filled with white chocolate frosting. The cake is covered with white fondant icing and decorated with varying sized hand cut sugar daisies and a white butterfly. I then used white royal icing to pipe little dots over the cake in a higglety-pigglety fashion! The scroll at the front of the cake bears the names of the two little girls.

24 October 2009

Victorian Lilac Cupcake Wedding Cake

This cupcake wedding cake is comprised of 130 belgian chocolate and madagascan vanilla cupcakes topped with sumptuously gooey poured fondant icing. The cupcakes are decorated variously with roses and butterflies and daisies and piped with contrasting royal icing dots! The top tier is a hot toddy fruit cake topped with antique lilac sugar roses which have a little added sparkle to complement the diamante brooch at the centre of the bow. The wedding took place this afternoon at the lovely Parc Hotel in Cardiff. We'd like to wish Rachel and her new husband every happiness today and for the future!

21 October 2009

Corsage featured at Cowbridge Food Festival

This romantic cake is inspired by the vintage rose corsages which adorn its sides, I used different royal icing piping patterns in very pale pink royal icing to give depth, texture and prettyness to the cake! The piped work was then brushed with pearlescent powder to give a little shimmer and sparkle.

This cake will be featured as part of our display in the window of High Society Bridal in Cowbridge this weekend as part of Cowbridge Food Festival. If you are visiting the festival this weekend do pop along to High Society to see not only our window display but also to sneak a peak at the beautiful dresses and accesories which High Society sells!

15 October 2009

Where I have been....

You may have noticed a short impasse in my blog postings of late! After a wonderful summer making fabulous cakes for fabulous clients, I took myself off for a short break to Singapore. Singapore is a true meeting place of diverse cultures: the country is home to Chinese, Indian, Malaysian, Thai and European nationals to name but a few of the different nationalities which make up the population. While I was there it was, of course(!), incumbent upon me to investigate the effect of this cultural convergeance upon the wonderful world of cake and patisserie. I have come back armed with a whole host of ideas for new flavours and have been inspired by some of the beautiful intricate designs found in the architecture of temples and buildings, silk embroidery and exotic flowers. I can't wait to start designing!...