Category Archives: Woodland Wedding Cake

Tree Wedding Cake

This weekend I had the opportunity to create another tree wedding cake for a lovely couple that I met at A Most Curious Wedding Fair last year.

They were married at Skinners’ Hall in the City of London, home of the Worshipful Company of Skinners, one of the City of London’s Great Livery Companies. The Hall itself, situated near Cannon Street, is a stunning Grade 1 listed building dating from 1670 when it was rebuilt after the Great Fire of London. Certainly an impressive spot to be taking your wedding vows!

This tree wedding cake is the third that I have created and perhaps now my favourite! I love the simplicity in the colours of the flowers. One of my favourite florists Sarah, The Flower Bird, was in charge of the wedding flowers and so I liaised with her when creating the sugar flowers in order to find something that would compliment her own stunning creations.

I created white roses, blossom, white lilac and senecia which hinted at the gorgeous predominantly white and green floral arrangements.

I also carved the couple’s initials into the bark and finished the bottom of the tree wedding cake with edible soil and meringue mushrooms.

After a mass tasting session, the bride and groom chose Banana Choc Chip, Coffee and Rum and Boozy Chocolate from the Little Bear Cakery menu to go inside their wedding cake.

It’s such a joy to create all of the fine details for a cake such as this and I think that the tree wedding cake felt just as at home in a historic venue in the City as it would in a teepee in the countryside! It also makes an impressive alternative to the naked wedding cake if you are looking for something a little more rustic.

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.


The Rise of the Naked Wedding Cake

Some thought it would just be a passing trend but it appears that the “naked” wedding cake is here to stay! With more enquiries for this type of cake than any other this year, it is clearly proving more popular than ever.

Many people are opting for these stripped back cakes as they are a great solution for those who aren’t big fans of icing. Berries are also a great addition to cut through the richness of the cake and also turn it into a delicious dessert option.
And with prices starting from just £175 for a mini 3 tier cake to feed up to 70, it certainly keeps those on a tighter budget happy.

They are also incredibly versatile in terms of decoration. Dress them up as you please with berries, fresh flowers to match your bouquet or table decortations, edible, crystallised or dried flowers, mini bunting, or if you’re still stuck for ideas, I recommend turning to Etsy for a whole host of cake topper and accessory inspiration.
My client sourced these scrabble letters from Etsy as well as the cute little customised bird cake toppers from Diana Parkhouse.
photo taken from DianaParkhouse Etsy shop
Photo taken from SoLuvli Etsy shop 
Photo taken from CharonelDesigns Etsy Shop

Or why not keep it really simple and rustic such as this cake that I made for a wedding at Shepherd Neame Brewery in May?

I think these natural dried acorns would look lovely scattered around for an autumnal wedding don’t you think?
Photo taken from smilemercantile Etsy shop
And I love the idea of these little quail egg shells as well!
Photo taken from smilemercantile Etsy shop
If you want to chat more about ideas for your “naked” wedding cake or to place an order with Little Bear Cakery, do get in touch here.

Tree Trunk Wedding Cake at The Barbican Conservatory

I am so thrilled to show you all my latest cake! My clients came to me with a picture of a cake from the amazing Kaysie Lackey of the People’s Cake and ask me to recreate her Woodland Wedding Cake in a style to suit their theme. The inspiration for the cake came from the couple carving their own initials into a tree in the early days of their relationship and when they saw a cake with this idea, they knew they had to have it for their big day.
The couple had their reception at the Barbican Conservatory and so the natural theme worked extremely well with the setting.
The sugar flowers were made to match their wedding flowers with purple anemones, calla lillies and dusky pink roses.
The crowning glory were the bird cake toppers which I also handmade to suit their theme.
The inspiration for them came from the fact that the newlyweds would actually be “Mr & Mrs Finch” so they wanted to include birds in some way.

The rest of the cake was entirely edible, right down to the soil and mushrooms on the cake board.
All in all, it’s a great alternative to a traditional wedding cake don’t you think?