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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!

Paradise By Way of Kensal Green Styled Shoot

Towards the end of the summer, I was fortunate enough to be part of some beautiful styled shoots. This Paradise By Way of Kensal Green Styled Shoot is no exception, showcasing the wealth of talent that the wedding industry has to offer today.

Curated by Annabel from Love My Dress for Goldsmiths UK, Little Bear Cakery favourite Georgia of Westwood Design was in charge of the concept, styling and stunning flowers.

I love this shot of Annabel on this gorgeous chair from Vintage Style Hire. Kate has a wonderful collection of furniture and smaller items for hire – the perfect individual touches to dress up your wedding venue.

I kept the cake and sweet treats super simple as they had a minor role to play in this shoot with the jewellery by Goldsmiths taking centre stage. This is just a little almond and apricot cake with orange mascarpone icing. Georgia then styled it up with her beautiful blooms.

Peach marshmallows and raspberry macarons completed the sweet line-up.


Georgia did an incredible job with the table settings. How pretty are the jewel-like colours with the gold?

Superb stationery as ever from The Charming Press.

Is there anything better than a Westwood bouquet?

How sweet is this little locket too?

I’ve only shared a snapshot of the beautiful pics by Naomi Kenton. For more pics and to learn more about Goldsmiths jewellery, head over to Love My Dress or the Goldsmiths blog.

Shoot Curator + Model – Annabel Beeforth, Love My Dress
Photographer – Naomi Kenton
Concept, Styling, Flowers – Westwood Design
Vintage Furniture Hire – Vintage Style Hire
Location – Paradise by Way of Kensal Green via Coco Wedding Venues
Stationery – The Charming Press
Silk Runner/napkins/ribbon/gift wrap – Kate Cullen
Hair + Makeup – Issidora
Jewellery – Goldsmiths
Cakes and Desserts – Little Bear Cakery
Tableware: Classic Crockery Hire

Bas-Relief Ruffles Wedding Cake

Last month I had the pleasure of meeting the lovely San of Sanshine Photography at a styled shoot that we worked on together in East London. In-between looks, San was kind enough to photograph one of my cakes which I exhibited earlier on in the year at A Most Curious Wedding Fair – this pale blue bas-relief ruffles wedding cake.

I’m a huge fan of bas-relief detailing. Wonderfully simple but also intricate in its complex layers of texture, it adds an sense of elegance to a cake design. In this cool blue tone on the top tier, it reminds me of a weathered stone statue.

For the middle tier, I added a brushed texture and layers of both cool and warm metallic tones.

The bottom tier consists of ribbon rose ruffle detailing made from sugar paste, another take on the ever popular ruffles cake designs.

Finally I added the creeper leaves as if they were climbing an old garden statue. This cake is almost something you might find in the Secret Garden, neglected for years with its organic and stone textures.

A huge thank you to Sanshine Photography for taking these beautiful pics for me. Do pop over and check out San’s website and blog to gawk at more of her stunning photos. She is honestly one of the loveliest photographers I have had the pleasure of working with. San has bags of character and is sure to have you giggling and feeling relaxed when capturing your wedding day. Watch this space for our upcoming collaboration with Serendipity Weddings, The Flower Bird and Laura Anne Hair and Makeup too!

Maxeen Kim Photography

This final pic was taken by the wonderful Maxeen Kim, of The Little Bear Cakery and Westwood Design stand at A Most Curious Wedding Fair earlier on this year.

The Naked Wedding Cake

Well the popularity of the naked wedding cake certainly hasn’t waned this year! It is definitely not just a passing fad with so many couple still opting to go bare – whether you’re not a fan of icing, prefer a rustic look, are on a budget or just simply because! They don’t have to be a boring option. I have previously blogged on their versatility (see here) but thought I would do a little round-up of some of my favourites from this year so far…

First up is this colourful number which I created for a wedding at The Proud Archivist last month. With heaps of berries, a cute little (bargain) bunting cake topper from Paperchase and a beautiful selection of edible flowers from Greens of Devon.

Brixton East was a new venue to me and the location for another September naked wedding cake. It was such a great space and the owner was so kind and welcoming – I would definitely recommend it if you are looking for a venue with a warehousey feel. The couple had their own bespoke cake topper made for them and I decorated the cake with lots of berries and a handful of fresh flowers supplied by fave florist Westwood Design.

The next cake was for an April wedding at The Londesborough Pub in Stoke Newington. Decorated with berries, little edible flowers from Maddocks Farm Organics as well as a lovely personalised cake topper from Etsy. I’ve had three clients opt for this lovely moon and stars design from JolieEnRose.

This full-on floral number saw me return to the beautiful Gaynes Park in Essex. Lily & May provided the array of flowers which included roses, freesia, astilbe, lavender and rosemary.

Next up was a decadent naked chocolate cake which I created for a wedding at Trinity College in Oxford. The brides sister commissioned the cake and provided the lovely floral selection.

This couple rented an amazing house on the seafront at Whitstable for their wedding ceremony and reception. It was such a unique setting for an intimate celebration and as well as a naked wedding cake centrepiece with crystallised violas from Eat My Flowers, the couple opted for personalised Oreo style cookies, gourmet marshmallows, berry meringues, salted caramel macarons and praline macarons to complete their dessert table spread.

This towering naked wedding cake was for a wedding held at the Oasis Banqueting Hall in Barking, East London. Pink and red berries and cherries for decoration to fit in with the pink theme as well as crystallised apple blossom from Eat My Flowers. Apparently the cake was demolished in seconds by the eager guests!

And finally the simplest of them all, for a wedding just the other week at The Artisan of Clerkenwell. One tier of Belgian Chocolate cake, two tiers of Red Velvet and berries was all this couple needed to complete their cake.

With bookings flying in for more naked wedding cakes for next year, don’t delay in booking yours, get in touch today to check availability!