Vibrant Wedding Cake

Vibrant Wedding Cake

A quick blog post to showcase N & D’s lovely vibrant wedding cake!

I’m in the midst of 2018 peak wedding season so, whilst I don’t have time for lots of chat, I did want to share the many images I took of N & D’s wedding cake, delivered today to The Pavilions of Harrogate.

The Design Process

Having viewed my Portfolio prior to getting in touch with me, N was drawn to the bold sugar flowers on a wedding cake I created last spring and also those on my ‘Olive‘ design.  We then took inspiration from N’s wedding skirt.  N wanted a nice combination of clean and contemporary mixed with traditional so rather than a heavily piped cake I simply extracted some of the patterns.  Firstly, this pattern for the second tier…red and gold wedding dress fabric

and for the bottom tier, the flower on the hemline as it nicely complements the sugar gerbera…gold and red wedding dress skirt

Then polka dots to match the bodice for the top tier…

red and gold wedding dress bodice fabric

Finally, we looked to N’s choice of fresh flowers – Miss Piggy roses, hot pink ranunculus and vibrant red gerberas.

N wanted the same soft pink icing she had seen in my ‘Evelyn‘ design along with a pop of bright green foliage.  Here’s my cake sketch…

vibrant wedding cake sketch

Creating

I always create the sugar flowers in good time for the wedding day.  Some quick work-in-progress phone snaps…

sugar gerbera ranunculi and miss piggy roses

Here’s a better image of the hot pink ranunculi…hot pink sugar ranunculi

Vibrant Wedding Cake

And here’s the cake!  (Photographed at home prior to delivery – I can only manage to lift three assembled tiers when delivering, so the top tier is just balancing!)wedding cake with vibrant sugar flowers

wedding cake with vibrant sugar flowers and gilded piping

close up vibrant wedding cake top two tiers

Vibrant wedding cake top two tiers

vibrant sugar flower bouquet on top tier of wedding cake

close up red sugar gerbera

Gold polka dot top tier with sugar flowers

closer gold polka dot top tier with vibrant sugar flowers

close up pink wedding cake with gilded hand piping

close up gilded lace piping and vibrant sugar flowers

Close up hand piped flowers

pink wedding cake with vibrant sugar flowers aerial shot

wedding cake with vibrant sugar flowers aerial shot

vibrant sugar flower bouquet aerial shot

And one last shot at home!  I couldn’t resist using some ‘Ali Baba’ roses (freshly picked from my garden) as a prop. Their colour complements the Miss Piggy roses so well and their scent (which I’ve almost completely sniffed out of them) is divine! wedding with with vibrant sugar flowersFinally, here’s the cake, all assembled, in situ at The Pavilions of Harrogate…

vibrant wedding cake top two tiers

close up vibrant sugar flower bouquet

Close up top tier with vibrant sugar flower bouquet

The Flavours

From my menu of 16 flavours (the cakes, ganaches, pralines, salted caramel, fruit curds, fruit purées, masala chai, sugar syrups and buttercreams all hand made from scratch), N chose a different flavour of cake for each tier, namely…

  • Champagne & Strawberry: Marc de Champagne-infused Madagascan Vanilla sponge, layered with Marc de Champagne buttercream and strawberry & Marc de Champagne conserve, coated in couverture Belgian white chocolate ganache.
  • Caramel & Praline: Caramel sponge infused with caramel sugar syrup, layered with almond praline buttercream and salted caramel sauce, coated in couverture Belgian white chocolate ganache.
  • Almond & Cherry: Almond sponge infused with French bitter almond sugar syrup, layered with almond praline buttercream and black cherry conserve, coated in couverture Belgian white chocolate ganache.
  • Coconut & Lime: Coconut sponge infused with coconut rum sugar syrup, layered with zesty lime and coconut rum buttercream and lime curd, coated in lime couverture Belgian white chocolate ganache.

Yum!!

Please feel free to check out the lovely feedback I received from the bride and groom!

Bespoke Wedding Cake Design

If you’d like me to create your bespoke wedding cake please feel free to get in touch!

With love, Amanda x

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