Category Archives: Macarons

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!

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A Most Curious Wedding Fair 2014

The dust has just about settled after last weekend’s A Most Curious Wedding Fair at Hackney Downs Studios, East London, so I thought it was about time I shared a few pics of my stall!
With over 900 people through the doors over the two days, the fair was a great success and the hangar at Hackney Downs Studios was certainly a great venue.
I was pretty glued to my stall the whole time, so sadly I didn’t get to explore all of the wonderful exhibitors there properly. There were a couple of florists that did catch my eye though…the first being the lovely Sarah “The Flower Bird” who was on the stall next to me and “Ivy Pip & Rose” who had a fantastic floral display on her stall.

I would also like to give a special thank you to the fabulous photographers who have been so kind as to share their photos from the fair with me, Roberta Matis and Martina Capodanno. They are both truly very talented ladies so I would highly recommend checking them out if you are looking for a wedding photographer.
I had lots of little tasters available on the stall for all to try. The macarons and marshmallows proved extremely popular and there was also a lot of interest in the nude feather cake.
Special thanks also go out to my lovely helpers Ashley Fryer of the fantastic food blogs The Greedy Girls and Peach Trees and Bumblebees, my long-suffering fiance Darren and the fabulous Jennie Webber who created my sign for me at very short notice. Jennie has an amazing new website which I URGE you to check out now – her artwork is just incredible!

I’m still receiving so many enquiries about “naked” wedding cakes proving that they are one trend that is certainly sticking around. This little number would make a perfect addition to a dessert table don’t you think?

If you missed it, then you’re in luck as we will be exhibiting next at the London Vintage Wedding Fayre at York Hall, Bethnal Green on May 11th so do pop down and join us!
Photo credits: 1,2 – Martina Capodanno http://martinacapodanno.com/
Photo credits: 3,4,5,6 – Roberta Matis http://www.robertamatis.com/