The Wedding Is Coming...

Last weekend I had the privilege of making a cake for a Game of Thrones inspired wedding. It was truly amazing!

I met Steve & Julie this time last year, and we immediately clicked through our mutual love of the TV show. They began telling me all about their plans for their wedding and I started imagining all the amazing potential cakes in my head. They decided on a semi-naked cake decorated with fresh flowers and dragon eggs, and a sugar dragon on top!

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The sugar dragon (Drogon, of course!) was a delicate balance of ferocious and wedding-appropriate prettiness - I thought he was adorable anyway! Once his wings were in place, he provided the perfect show-stopping topper to their cake.

Steve & Julie chose three flavours for their wedding cake - White Chocolate & Raspberry, Lemon & Lavender, and Chocolate Salted Caramel.

They included just the right amount of Game of Thrones details in their big day. Bisham Abbey provided the perfect backdrop, complete with a towering Christmas tree. Tables were themed by Game of Thrones houses, banners adorned the walls, and the happy couple even cut the cake with swords.

A stunning wedding! Congratulations to Steve and Julie!

Flowers provided by The Garden Room, check them out here: https://www.facebook.com/thegardenroomflowers/

2018 dates are already getting booked up quickly! To avoid disappointment contact Caked here to book your consultation.

Bring on 2017!

Happy New Year everyone!

The general consensus of 2016 may have been pretty bad, but I think it's important not to dwell too much on the negative and remember all the good things that have happened. It definitely was a tough year at times, but one of the greatest things in my 2016 was officially launching Caked.

Caked wedding fair - Claire Thomas

After years of falling in love with baking, practising, training and graduating as a pastry chef I finally launched Caked in June this year. It's been a true labour of love, and I've loved every minute!

I have been lucky enough to have had some amazing clients this year, and I've loved getting to know my couples through consultations and wedding fairs. Not one wedding cake has been the same, and I'm already looking forward to lots more weddings this year. 

Iced biscuit favours have been hugely popular as well - some even travelled all the way to Italy (amazingly without any breakages!)

It hasn't all been about weddings though - I've loved helping people celebrate their other momentous occasions with cakes made into books, dinosaurs, aeroplanes...including my latest Christmas cake below. 

Christmas Lights Christmas Cake

In November I launched my first Caked menu - the Winter menu was a huge success and I felt like a little Christmas elf delivering boxes of cakes all over London.

Caked Branded Mini Cakes

So what does 2017 have in store for Caked? For the moment, it's looking like lots more weddings, wedding fairs and a Spring menu on the way, to name but a few. But it's all the unexpected things I'm looking forward to the most. Bring on 2017, and I wish you all a happy and prosperous new year!

 

Falling Petals - perfect for a White Wedding

I'm loving the current trend for completely white wedding cakes. There's something truly stunning about the simplicity of the single colour palette.

For a beautifully romantic cake, here's my latest Falling Petals design. Completely white, with an elegant bow belt (perfect if you're wedding dress features a belt) with delicate and whimsical petals floating down.

Falling Petals White Wedding Cake
Falling Petals White Wedding Cake - Close up

Sometimes it's all about stripping out the fuss, and focusing on a couple of beautiful details.

For more designs, see Caked's wedding cakes here, or contact Claire at Caked to set up a consultation for your wedding.

A wedding cake fit for royalty

On Saturday I attended the wedding of Anna and Stefan at The Orangery at Kensington Palace, and I was lucky enough to make their cake for them. A sumptuous elegant venue deserved an equally sumptuous and elegant cake.

We decided on a three tier white cake, adorned with roses, peonies, blossoms and more. The cake itself was lemon and lavender, and white chocolate and raspberry (a personal favourite!).

Wedding cake - sugar flowers

A couple of weeks before the big day, their florist shared the final list of flowers so that I could match them to the cake. Roll on two weeks, and my kitchen was bursting full of sugar peonies, roses, delphiniums, sweet peas, blossoms and rose leaves. Over 350 flowers made it onto the cake!

Wedding cake - sugar flowers - roses, peonies, blossom, sweet peas, delphinium

The set up of the wedding was a military operation, with the already stunning Orangery being transformed into a wedding fit for a princess within two hours. Luckily the rain held off so that we could all enjoy the beautiful gardens before indulging in a delicious dinner. Afterwards, the cake was cut and served, and guests enjoyed cake, cheese and even a pick a mix table, as well as bespoke cocktails from the bar. 

Huge congratulations to the happy couple!

If you’re getting married, why not get in touch to start planning your wedding cake? Click here to arrange a consultation.

Blush & Gold Wedding

I love creating beautiful cakes for weddings, but it’s even more special when I get to attend the wedding as a guest as well.

On Friday I went to the wedding of Davina and Luke, and was privileged to design and make their cake. Their wedding was at Pembroke Lodge in Richmond Park, a stunning setting with beautiful views.

I’d worked closely with the bride to make sure she had her dream cake. I was briefed on blush with touches of gold, with peonies and roses. She was also keen to get details of the lace of her dress included (and with an Alice Temperley dress, why wouldn’t you?). We decided on a blush pink bottom tier with gold flecks, a shorter gold tier, and two white tiers, one with piped lace detail. The entire cake was topped with a posy of the palest pink roses and an open peony.

Blush & Gold wedding cake, with sugar peony and roses

Blush & Gold wedding cake, with sugar peony and roses

The cake itself was a fruit cake for the couple to keep, lemon cake, and chocolate salted caramel, which were served as dessert with fruit.

I even made their favours – lemon flower cookies decorated with fondant and royal icing.

Lemon cookie favours

The cake looked right at home in the stately room of Pembroke Lodge, and the whole day was truly beautiful.

Congratulations to the happy couple!

If you’re getting married, why not get in touch to start planning your wedding cake? Click here to see more about Caked's wedding cakes, and here to arrange a consultation.