Sunday, 15 April 2012

Orchids & Roses

This design, displayed on an acrylic stand, featured a traditional top tier, mini-cakes and cupcakes. The top tier was accented with hand piped icing dots, overlayed organza and satin ribbons and a Swarovski crystal band to compliment the  hand-modelled, icing bride and groom. The mini-cakes, hand piped with icing dots and featuring organza and satin ribbons to echo those of the top tier, were topped with striking, handmade sugar orchids to compliment those incorporated in the floral displays at the venue. The cupcakes were swirled with a "rosette" of buttercream and topped with handmade sugar roses, hydrangeas and blossoms in hues of ivory and pink. The colour theme was continued to the table with scattered petals and an organza bow to complete the overall display. In addition to the cake were traditional home baked Welsh Cake favours for guests which were wrapped in individual bags, hand tied with a pretty organza ribbon and completed with a sparkly gift tag. The top tier cake was a rich fruit cake with the mini-cakes and cupcakes comprising a selection of Victoria sponge (filled with strawberry conserve), luscious lemon sponge (filled with zesty lemon curd) and chocolate cake (filled with chocolate ganache) all topped with vanilla buttercream.

Vintage Inspiration

These cupcakes and mini-cakes are perfect for the current trend of Vintage themed weddings. The cupcakes, in shades of pink, ivory and aqua are accented with handmade icing flowers, brooches, bows and pearls. The mini cakes in cream hues also feature handmade icing bows, flowers and hand-piped pearls. Stunning when displayed as part of a vintage dessert table, on a tiered acrylic stand or even boxed as a special thank you gift for your guests.

Favours......with love xx

These cookie or cake pop favours are the perfect sweet treat for any occasion and can be adapted to suit any theme or colour scheme. From flowers and butterflies to birdcages, rugby balls or champagne glasses there is something for everyone. An ideal gift when placed in a cellophane bag and tied with a ribbon and gift tag. For tiny guests an animal or favourite cartoon character would help keep little hands busy!

Sunday, 1 April 2012

Vintage Cupcake Tower

This design, again featured at Wedding Fayres we have attended this year, offers the traditional cake option in conjunction with the modern trend for cupcakes and mini cakes all displayed on an acrylic stand. The three tier cake featured large, hand made ivory roses, cascading petals and blossoms and was accented with ivory lace and satin ribbons - perfect for the traditional cake cutting photograph. The mini cakes, again in hues of cream, were decorated with lace and ribbons to co-ordinate with the main cake and featured hand made flowers and bows. The cupcakes, both mini and standard size, were decorated with a swirl of butter cream and placed in a lace case in order to create cohesion with the main cake and mini cakes. This design offers endless options to incorporate themes, colours and cake flavours. In addition, this design offers the possibility of mini-cakes for the top table, cake or cupcakes for guests and mini-cupcakes for mini guests' little hands!

Vintage Birdcage Wedding Cake

This design, inspired by the current trend for birdcage decor at wedding venues, featured at Wedding Fayres held at Llansantffraed Court, Glan Usk Estate and The Glen yr Afon. The cake comprised of three round tiers in ivory, topped with a birdcage tier in pastel green. Each of the round tiers was adorned with fabric lace, ivory satin ribbon and beautiful sprays of hand made flowers which included roses, hydrangeas and blossoms in pastel hues. The birdcage was hand piped and also featured a handmade floral cascade. This design would add to any vintage theme with it's pretty floral detailing and delicate lace.

Flowers and Pearls Wedding Cake

Another cake created for the recent Wedding Fayres we had the pleasure of attending. This four tier design in hues of cream featured a cascade of open roses in varying sizes and was accented with hand piped pearls to alternate tiers (inspired by Tracy James). This pretty, floral design would be perfect for a summer wedding or could just as easily create a striking focal point at an autumnal wedding with flowers in deep, rich colours replicating those of the bridal bouquet.

Crystal Flowers & Brush Embroidery Wedding Cake

This, the second of the new designs created for Wedding Fayres held at The Glan Usk Estate and Glen yr Afon House Hotel, was a square, four tier, white cake. The design featured pure, white  hand made cascading flowers which were accented with Swarovski crystal centres to give a contemporary feel. The cake itself was decorated with delicate brush embroidery to replicate the foliage and blossoms featured in the lace detailing of a wedding dress. The angles of the square cake juxtaposed with the floating flowers and winding foliage contribute to the clean, elegant,  yet modern feel of the cake.

Ivory Roses & Piped Lace Wedding Cake

This design was created for our recent Wedding Fayre displays at The Glan Usk Estate and Glen yr Afon House Hotel. The four tier cake (inspired by Tracy James) featured large handmade ivory roses and delicate cascading petals. Each tier of the cake was finished with a simple ivory satin ribbon and alternate tiers were embellished with a hand cut icing design which was subsequently hand piped to replicate the lace of a wedding gown. The cake, displayed on a porcelain stand, offers a romantic, floral focal point to any event.

Elegant Lace & Roses Birthday Cake

This design was created for a special birthday, the brief being pretty, floral and utilising pastel hues. The cake featured hand cut lace and piped dots to the circumference which was accented with a simple, yet chic, handmade icing bow. The floral element of the design included pastel pink handmade roses, ivory and pastel pink blossoms, and cream, pale green and pastel pink hydrangeas which floated from the focal point of the cake onto the board like flowers in a summer breeze. The cake itself was our signature rich Belgian chocolate cake, filled with layers of unctuous chocolate ganache. 

Vintage Roses Birthday Cake

This cake, commissioned by the birthday girl, incorporated vintage chic design and colour hues. The pale mint coloured cake was accented with blue stripes and a pink satin ribbon. The focal point of the design was a cluster of beautiful, handmade pink roses which were complimented by cascading blossoms and petals. The cake was a sumptuous, rich Belgian chocolate cake filled with layers of decadent chocolate ganache.