Monday, 21 November 2011

Crystal Chic in the City

The bride had seen and fallen in love with this cake when she saw our display at a wedding fayre. In order to personalise the design, the bride supplied us with monogram cake toppers to accent the top tier. This striking five tier cake with its chic, modern lines fitted perfectly with the stunning backdrop of Cardiff Bay. Each of the five tiers was decorated with a simple white satin ribbon and a hand strung band of stunningly sparkling Swarovski crystals which co-ordinated perfectly with the offset separators. Each of the separators was hand strung with Swarovski crystals which cascaded between the tiers to give the effect of water droplets - a design inspired by Ron Ben Israel and his amazing cake that featured in the film Sex and the City 2. The design was completed with stylish, scented orchids giving a truly opulent and sophisticated centrepiece to the stunning venue.

Glen-yr-Afon Wedding Experience

This cake offers a modern twist on a traditional design by combining a small three tier cake with co-ordinating mini-cakes and cupcakes - a wonderful centrepiece for a traditional, yet modern couple. The three tier cake, decorated in hues of cream, features a rose corsage detail giving a chic, simple feel. The "petite" three tier cake gives a boutique edge when combined with an array of mini-cakes, cupcakes and mini-cupcakes all displayed on an acrylic stand. The co-ordinating cupcakes are encased in beautiful filigree wrappers and decorated with hand-made icing accents to give that extra special touch. This design juxtaposes two styles, offering an alternative option to normal cupcake towers, and thus results in a truly elegant focal point to any venue.

Glen-yr-Afon Wedding Experience

This is the second of four new designs created for the recent Glen-yr-Afon Wedding Experience. This four tier cake in hues of cream, mocha and delicate tones of gold featured beautiful handmade icing roses placed nonchalantly to give a natural flow. This design incorporated satin ribbons and striking delicate gold lace, coupled with a statement glass stand to give a truly opulent  vintage feel.

Glen-yr-Afon Wedding Experience

A new design created for the recent Glen-yr-Afon Wedding Experience. This pretty three tier cake was designed with a vintage feel in mind. The base and top tiers were decorated with handmade lace cut from icing to give a sumptuous overall look reminiscent of a beautiful bridal gown. The middle tier was simply finished with a satin bow  adorned with a delicate butterfly brooch. The subtle cream hues echoed those of  vintage porcelain and fitted perfectly with the shabby chic vintage stand on which the cake was displayed.

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Autumnal Tones

This wedding cake featured a selection of cupcakes and a quirky top tier designed to embrace the autumnal theme of the day. The cupcakes included fondant topped apple and pumpkin designs and swirled buttercream cupcakes with individual pumpkins, apples , and leaves all handmade from icing. The top cake was a hand carved pumpkin design which played home to two cute harvest mice. The cupcakes included lemon, chocolate, carrot, vanilla and spiced apple varieties (the carrot cakes being made by the bride). The autumnal tones of the cake blended with the stunning decoration of the wedding venue which featured hand-carved pumpkins, striking floral displays, tea lights, the architectural wooden beams of the barn itself and some truly unique, quirky touches.

Naughty Hen Night Cupcakes

These slightly naughty cupcakes were created for a special hen party celebration. The cakes were decorated in red, pink and black to give an added sexy boudoir feel. Each cupcake was encased in a beautiful filigree wrapper and featured a unique decoration handmade from icing to the top. The cakes were displayed on a glossy black stand with a fushia pink bow to the pedestal.

Crystal Flowers wedding cake

This three tier design was inspired by the beautiful dress worn by the bride and included striking Swarovski crystal detailing. The top and base tiers were encircled with a simple midnight blue satin ribbon and a band of hand strung Swarovski crystals. The central tier echoed the bodice of the bridal gown and featured handmade icing flowers with sparkly Swarovski crystal centres and a pretty handmade icing bow which completed the sophisticated yet feminine look.

Happy Birthday Charlie!

This design featured memorable items that were special to the recipient and included  hand-modelled kidney beans, a bird, a dog lead, and a bottle of Otley OB. Additionally the cake featured hand painted Otley Beer, Pontypridd RFC, and Wales Touch Association badges. The cake was a rich, decadent dark chocolate cake filled with layers of white chocolate ganache.

Hole in one!

This cake was designed for a keen golf enthusiast celebrating a milestone birthday. The decoration featured a golfer hand modelled from icing. The circumference of the cake was decorated with a typical golf scene. The cake itself was a light Victoria sponge filled with layers of rich vanilla buttercream and luscious raspberry conserve.