Category Archives: Leaf Wedding Cake

Chocolate Ganache Wedding Cake

Not a fan of icing but can’t stand the sight of ANOTHER naked wedding cake? Then the chocolate ganache wedding cake could be the alternative choice for you! Left bare for a simple, minimalist finish, it remains elegant with clean crisp edges and is versatile in terms of decoration.

The example I have today on the blog is a chocolate ganache wedding cake that I created for a very dear friend of mine this summer. The couple had a low-key marquee garden reception with simple decoration and flowers so this cake fit the bill perfectly with its simplicity.

The chocolate ganache sides were left plain and I created an unstructured cascade of handmade sugar flowers, leaves and berries in my signature “sprouting” style. The blush and neutral colours tied in with the bouquets and arrangements provided by the florist.

As there is no sweet icing, the chocolate ganache wedding cake is also perfect to serve as a decadent dessert as this couple did. Serve it alone or with the addition of cream, berries, ice cream or anything you fancy really!

Huge congratulations to two of the most beautiful people I know. It was a pleasure to spend this most special of days with you and share in your happiness.

x x x

Photo credits: White Ribbons Photography

Autumn Leaves Wedding Cake, Barnett Hill

This morning’s wedding at Barnett Hill, Surrey, is a wonderful celebration of the rich colours of Autumn. The couple’s colour scheme incorporated burnt orange and brown and they opted for a simple wedding cake design of cascading sugar leaves which tied in beautifully with their DIY place settings featuring leaves that they had collected.

Front Door and Purple Lisianthus Wedding Cake, Brick House Farm

I had a slightly unusual brief for this week’s wedding cake. I was simply told that the couple wanted to include themselves (in wellies), their cat and their front door….
I wanted to keep the feel of the wedding cake fairly traditional so I decided to incorporate the purple lisianthus from their wedding flowers creeping up the sides of the cake as if it were the walls of a house and therefore giving the front door context. The couple could then stand in front of the “house” with their cat tying the whole cake together quite neatly.
The couple opted for three tiers of lavender sponge with vanilla bean buttercream and wild blueberry jam and the ceremony and reception was held at a wonderful venue in Kent called Brick House Farm.