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.

Summer Weddings 2017

I think the lack of posts over the last few weeks is testament to the busy wedding season – the last couple of months have flown by!

Since the beginning of July, I have produced 38 tiers of cake, 215 biscuit favours and some yummy doughnuts. And I moved house!

It’s been a whirlwind and I’ve absolutely loved it. I can’t wait for an even busier 2018 wedding season, but for now, here are some highlights from this summer.

Next year is already looking busy so be sure to book your consultation soon to secure your date! Click here to contact Claire at Caked to start designing your wedding cake.

A Weekend of Weddings

Last weekend, I had the busiest few days of Caked so far!

With three weddings in one weekend, it was definitely a test of my stamina. Wedding season is truly underway.

What I loved most about last weekend was the variety of the cakes - each one was completely different, and that's what I love most about my job.

Friday's cake was a beautiful 3 tier semi-naked cake decorated with fresh gypsophila (one of my favourite fresh flowers for cakes!). A hand-made sugar topper in the shape of the Chinese Double Happiness symbol sat on top surrounding by the delicate fluffy blooms. All tiers were vanilla sponge with different flavour fillings - coffee, raspberry and pistachio - with their different colours glimpsing through the buttercream slightly.

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Congratulations to the happy couple Mark & Ting on their wedding day at Morden Hall!

Saturday's cake was a peach fondant-covered 3 tier cake decorated with gorgeous fresh flowers. Each tier was dusted with a light sheen and finished with decorative piping and pretty bow ribbons. Flowers provided by Lalage Barren Flowers.

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Congratulations to Emilia & Toby on their wedding day at Ognisko Restaurant, Knightsbridge!

The weekend culminated in the biggest cake of all - a 7 tier showstopper decorated with all the places the happy couple have travelled to in their time together, all made in sugar of course. Their dream was to have a tall narrow cake, and that's certainly what they got! With details such as the Eiffel Tower, Moulin Rouge, Statue of Liberty, Ayers Rock, the Rocky Mountains and their cute dogs, this was such a fun cake to make!

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And to add to the wow factor, the inside was rainbow sponge!

To add to their travel theme even further, they had adorable biscuit favours decorated as suitcases complete with travel tags of their honeymoon destination - Key West. I loved these!

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Congratulations to Paul & Vidas who were married at Kensington Roof Gardens amongst the flamingos!

Huge congratulations to all my couples from last weekend!

If you would like to arrange a consultation for your wedding, get in touch here to talk more about your wedding cake. There are still a few dates available for 2017!

Bright Blooms Wedding Cake

Last week I had the pleasure of delivering a wedding cake to the beautiful Kensington Roof Gardens. 

The Roof Gardens looked stunning with brightly coloured ribbons and flowers in amongst all the picture-perfect features they're famous for, and of course the flamingos! Such a gorgeous theme for a Spring wedding.

The cake was right in keeping with the theme. With two tiers of White Chocolate & Raspberry and a tier of my ever popular Red Velvet, it was barely masked in delicious white chocolate buttercream and decorated with stunning bright blooms from The Colour Green florist. A stunner for a bright Spring day!

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Check out all my latest wedding cakes here. This summer is looking busy but there are still a few dates available if you're quick! Click here to arrange your consultation with Caked!

The Colour Green Florist - www.thecolourgreen.co.uk

 

Time to get Naked...

Naked cakes have been around for a few years now, and the trend is going nowhere. 

They're a popular choice for wedding cakes, as they're generally cheaper than fondant-covered cakes (depending what goes on them of course!) and they look stunning, whether adorned with mountains of fruit, flowers, macarons and drizzles, or left plain and simple.

Naked cakes are so easy to adapt to your colour and flower themes, and if you're using fruit as decoration, it's beautifully simple to represent the current season. 

In short, there's a naked cake for everyone, and the combinations are endless.

Here's my latest (almost) naked cake - vanilla sponge masked in a thin layer of vanilla buttercream and decorated with bright pink roses, rose leaves and fresh seasonal fruit (figs, blackberries, strawberries, blueberries, physalis).

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Do you envision a naked cake being the centrepiece of your wedding? Get in touch here to start designing your cake with Claire at Caked! 

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Romantic Red Roses Wedding Cake

It's been hot this week. The UK has been basking in gorgeous weather, and I've been loving it.

Until yesterday.

Yesterday I was delivering a wedding cake not too far from where I live. It was a delicious red velvet three tiered cake covered in cream cheese buttercream. Yes, buttercream. 

I find transporting a fondant-covered cake no problem at all, but when it comes to buttercream, it's a little more difficult. I always take plenty of spare buttercream with me to patch up any scrapes or smudges, but with buttercream you're very much at the mercy of the weather.

I'd finished the cakes the evening before, and placed them in my (tiny) fridge overnight so that they could chill firm. Then I transported the tiers separately, with ice packs taped to the outside of the cake boxes to try and keep them as cool as possible, cranking up the air conditioning in my car to full blast. 

After a 40 minute journey through central London, the buttercream was already starting to soften. I managed to get the cake stacked and patch up the buttercream around the edges. Luckily the cake was set up in a shady area of the room!

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Theresa at Merry Wedding Blooms supplied the fresh red roses for the cake - aren't they beautiful? They certainly created a wow effect.

Romantic Red Rose Wedding Cake

So when it comes to English summer weddings - buttercream or fondant? If it was my choice, I would always go for fondant. You know where you are with fondant, and it's easier to manoeuvre. But that's a cake designer talking. I know many couples prefer the taste of buttercream (I do too!) and you definitely shouldn't be put off my me. But if you do opt for a buttercream cake, remember to think carefully about where it will be positioned and how long it has to be there for. If you're having an outside wedding, ensure there is a covered area to put the cake (for rain or shine!) and if it's inside, make sure it's not right by a window in the sun. Luckily this cake was positioned perfectly to keep it safe from the sun.

As we all know, you can never trust the English weather!