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Wedding Cakes & Birthday Cakes – Weekly Round-up

 

Three tier wedding cake with a purple bow and lilac roses

It’s been a glorious week filled with sunshine and wedding cakes, as well as a number of celebration cakes. These included a Superman chest, a Trash Pack dustbin, and a Las Vegas themed birthday cake.

This weeks wedding cakes included a three tier wedding cake in a lilac and Cadbury’s purple theme. Clusters of edible roses and a large draped satin bow adorning the side of the cake. This cake was set up high on a baby pink milk glass stand at the stunning venue at The White Hart, Lydgate.

I thoroughly enjoyed making this wedding cake and the pretty colours it brought with it. The flavours were so varied that they ought to please the most fussiest guests. The large tier was a zingy lemon sponge with a lemon buttercream and lemon curd filling. The middle tier, a taste of the tropics with a coconut sponge with raspberry and coconut buttercream filling. Finally the top tier was a fruity banana sponge.

Saturday’s wedding cake was a vintage style birdcage cake tower, set in a quaint room at The Last Drop Village, Bolton. Surrounded by Cath Kidston inspired decoration such as, tea cups, pearls, tea roses, bunting, and birdcage name place cards.

The wedding cake was set on a tiered acrylic stand which consisted of mini iced fruit cakes, large cupcakes and mini cupcakes. An intimate and practical way to share a wedding cake because your guests can grab a cake and take a little nibble before taking some of the main cake home.

It’s such an inspiration to work alongside couples who have different ideas/themes as to what makes a ‘perfect wedding day’. The themes are always such a personal choice that ultimately reflect on the a couples character and style.

I’m learning that most wedding cakes fall into the following categories: traditional, contemporary, vintage, personalised, funny, floral or ‘scene’. Whatever the style it’s wonderful to create something to be enjoyed and admired by many and ultimately to be part of someone’s ‘big day’.

What’s your style? What theme did/would you have?

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