Last weekend I had the pleasure of making a beautiful autumnal woodland-themed wedding cake for the lovely Nick & Rebecca.
They celebrated their wedding day at the atmospheric Grim's Dyke Hotel in North London, the perfect setting for their theme with its wooden panel interior and ancient woodland surrounds.
Nick & Rebecca wanted their theme to carry through to their cake, and I loved playing around with the design to achieve this. They decided on a fondant-covered cake decorated with burlap ribbon, sugar roses, oak leaves, acorns and pine cones. I even convinced them to include gold-painted animal figurines (which I have since fallen in love with and would include on all future wedding cakes if I could!).
The autumnal theme didn't stop with the decoration. Nick & Rebecca asked me to develop a bespoke autumn inspired flavour for the top tier. After some experimentation with apples, blackberries and salted caramel, they opted for a delicious spiced apple cake with chai buttercream (which has proved such a hit it is now a mainstay on my menu!).
As well as the Spiced Apple & Chai, they had White Chocolate & Raspberry, and Chocolate Oreo.
Finally, how cute were their wooden squirrel toppers (complete with sugar acorns nestled between them!)?
Huge congratulations to the happy couple!
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