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.

Autumn Leaves Cake

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.

Autumn Leaves Cake - close up

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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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!

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