Woodland Wedding

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.

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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!).

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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!)?

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Huge congratulations to the happy couple!

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Autumn Leaves

I love Autumn, it's my favourite season. There's a tree outside my kitchen window (where I spend a lot of my time!) whose leaves change from green in the Summer, to orange and bright yellow in Autumn, and then deep purple once Winter comes. At the moment it's a mix of brilliant orange and yellow, its best time.

I get a lot of my inspiration from nature and at this time of year it's hard not to notice all of the beautiful orange, yellow and brown leaves adorning the pavements. Like most things, seeing this makes me think of how they would look on a cake.

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My autumn-inspired cake features crisp delicate sugar leaves cascading down, with hues of orange, yellow and brown popping out from the pure white background.

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More and more people are choosing to get married out of the typical wedding seasons nowadays. If you're getting married in Autumn 2017, why not consider stepping away from the traditional floral designs, and feature leaves instead? Or as well? On a crisp sunny November day, I can think of nothing better. Especially when looking out of my window at those beautiful leaves.

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