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Sparkles, Glitz and Glamour

If ever you were going to have sparkles, glitz and glamour as your wedding theme, then a celebration between Christmas and New Year is the time to have it! The bride came to me at the end of last year with a limited budget for her wedding cake spread, but big ideas of lots of gold and sequins to match her theme. Rather than go down the well-trodden naked wedding cake route, I created a styled dessert table of decadent little bites for their guests, swapping the usual cake centrepiece for a pyramid of gold embellished brownies!

The wedding reception was held at Loft Studios, Kensal Rise. A huge thank you to Paper and Primrose for the lovely pics and Westwood Design for the little floral finishing touches.

Where else to look for sequins and sparkle than of course Rebecca of Glimmer and Threads who supplied the beautiful gold sequin table cloth.

I created personalised “Oreo” love heart cookies dusted with gold…

Gold dusted hazelnut praline macarons…

Vanilla meringues sprinkled with edible gold glitter…

And sparkly vanilla marshmallows!

For the “cake cutting”, the couple lit sparklers on their gilded brownie pyramid and sliced into a brownie of course!

All in all a wonderful winter wedding celebration don’t you think? Plus all of the cake platters are now available for hire from my new Hire page. Click here for details!

A Trio of Naked Wedding Cakes

September has been a busy month for naked wedding cakes with lots of couples opting for these berry dressed beauties! Here’s a little round up including all the details of those little personal touches…
This first cake is one of my favourites! Set-up at J and A Cafe in Clerkenwell, the couple opted for fresh berries as well as crystallised wild roses, fresh roses and this lovely bike cake topper with their initials.

 

They had two layers of Victoria sponge and a layer of lemon sponge filled with even more lovely raspberries.

 

Next up is this fun little number that I delivered to Putney a few weeks ago. The couple had a marquee in their garden and put a lot of effort into their DIY theme. The groom even made the amazing cake boards out of a tree from their garden – I don’t know about you but I would happily commission a couple from him – they’re superb don’t you think?
As they are into their diving, the couple asked me to make these little shark bride and groom cake toppers based on something similar that they had seen on Pinterest.
I also made a separate little cake for the bride as she is lactose intolerant so I created this chocolate sponge with chocolate ganache and salted caramel drizzle especially for her!
Last up is this four tier cake set up at One Friendly Place in Deptford, South-East London. The couple opted for four different flavoured tiers and I decorated each tier with fresh berries and cherries as well as white and purple lisianthus, gypsophila and roses. They also had a custom cake topper made of them and their three cats!
To balance all of these naked cakes I am keeping myself very busy in the LBC kitchen over the next few weeks creating lots of lovely sugar flowers…watch this space for some new designs very soon!
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Easter “Naked” Wedding Cake with Edible Flowers and Berries

Happy Easter everyone!
Here’s the Easter “naked” wedding cake that I delivered yesterday to Tanner & Co, Bermondsey.
The couple chose four different flavoured tiers. From top to bottom:
“Classic Coffee & Walnut”
A light and fluffy coffee sponge flecked with toasted walnuts, soaked with an espresso syrup and layered with coffee buttercream

 “Classic Victoria”
Vanilla bean sponge soaked with vanilla bean syrup and layered with Morello cherry preserve and vanilla bean buttercream
  
“Boozy Chocolate”
A dark Belgian chocolate sponge soaked with Mount Gay rum syrup and layered with Belgian chocolate ganache buttercream
“Red Velvet”
A light and fluffy red vanilla bean sponge with a hint of cocoa, layered with vanilla bean cream cheese icing

The cake was then finished with fresh berries, edible flowers and a cute little cake topper that the couple supplied themselves.