Your perfect wedding cake and how to get it!

How to commission your perfect wedding cake With an influx of enquiries following Boris’s announcement on Monday 22 February I thought I’d give some tips on what to do (and best not to do) when searching for your perfect wedding cake. Wedding suppliers and couples alike were eager to see what the 22nd would bring. And, with light at the …

micro wedding

Micro wedding cake options

Micro wedding/postpone/marry now, party later I thought I’d write a quick blog post in response to the government announcement on 22 September that wedding receptions will be restricted to 15 people from 28 September onwards, possibly for six months.  Whether you decide to opt for a micro wedding, postpone, re-postpone or hold your ceremony now and party later, here are …

new wedding cake design

New wedding cake design

New wedding cake design When I saw this image by Tamsyn Morgans of these glorious globes of hydrangea… a new wedding cake design popped into my head in late January!   The design process Pantone’s wedding colour for 2020 was Classic Blue so the hydrangeas complemented this perfectly and I included this colour on the bottom tier.  Inspired by the hydrangeas, …

Requests to copy other cake designers

Requests to copy other cake designers Like many cake designers, I’m sure, I’ve always received requests to copy other cake designers, but particularly so at the moment – three this last week! So I thought I’d write a blog post to share my thoughts on copying. That initial enquiry It’s always lovely when an enquiry drops into my inbox but, …

Stained glass-inspired wedding cake

Stained glass-inspired wedding cake I had a real burst of creativity recently resulting in three new display cakes!  So, I thought I’d share with you my design journey for one of them…. namely, a stained glass-inspired wedding cake – Art Deco-style, inspired specifically by The Sun Pavilion’s beautiful, beautiful, stained glass dome.  Here it is, captured perfectly by Amanda Manby …

First wedding cake 2019

First wedding cake 2019! I so very rarely ask professional photographers for images and try to photograph my wedding cakes myself at the venue (with little success) and even more rarely receive them unprompted – that makes Laura Calderwood a very special photographer indeed.  The images of Zara & Tom’s day(s) which Laura has provided are fabulous – so I …

allerton castle wedding

Allerton Castle wedding

Allerton Castle wedding Today, I’m talking about F & J’s intimate Allerton Castle wedding. Destination weddings It’s not unusual for me to receive wedding cake enquiries from couples travelling considerable distances to marry in Yorkshire.  Indeed, many couples travel to me from London for their wedding cake consultation.  But 2018 has seen a rise in international enquiries.  This year I’ve …