Love That Wedding Recommended

I’m excited to announce that Caked is now recommended by Love That Wedding! You may notice the new badge on my website, and I couldn’t be more excited to be working with Love That Wedding. They’re a fantastic source of all things weddings in the South West, specifically throughout Dorset, Hampshire and Wiltshire.

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I recently exhibited at their wedding fair in Salisbury back in March, and I’m hoping to attend more later in the year. The shows are the perfect way to meet all sorts of interesting suppliers in the area and collect inspiration for your big day.

Love That Wedding have been a great support to me while I relocate my business in the West, and I look forward to working with them closely over the next few years!

Dessert tables - when cake just isn't enough

Dessert tables are becoming more and more popular, with couples choosing to offer their guests a sumptuous spread of desserts and treats alongside their cake, rather than a traditional table-served dessert.

This can be a sumptuous display of desserts stretching as far as the eye can see, or simply some mini versions of your main cake or even cupcakes. You really can let your imagination run wild, and certain themes such as colours or flavours can be interweaved to create a gorgeous display.

I created this decadent display of desserts for Mary & Mark last summer. Alongside their show-stopping 4 tier wedding cake, they had brownies, mini cakes, cupcakes, cake pops, marshmallows, chocolate strawberries, sweets and decorated biscuits, all in romantic tones of pink, white and gold.

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Louise & Nick opted for smaller wedding cakes rather than one large one as part of a dessert table, along with a macaron tower and more. All of the individual cakes and treats incorporated their colour themes and leaf motifs.

Beautiful photo by @parrotnpineapple

Beautiful photo by @parrotnpineapple

If you’d like to add fewer desserts to your cake table, smaller versions of your cake are a popular option. Serving a selection of mini cakes or cupcakes alongside your main cake creates interest and is a great way of adding portions. They’re also easy for guests to take home at the end of the evening, and children love them!

Caked offers a fully bespoke service for all budgets, so if you’re interested in adding something a little different alongside your wedding cake, get in touch to start designing your truly individual dessert table. Contact Claire at Caked to book your consultation here.

Love That Wedding Show 10th March 2019

I’m thrilled to announce that Caked will be exhibiting at the Love That Wedding Show at Salisbury City Hall on Sunday 10th March!

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This is my first wedding show in the area and I’m excited to talk to couples about their wedding cakes, and meet all my lovely fellow suppliers.

If you’re planning your big day come along for what I’m sure will be an amazing day!

Bridebook Silver Award for Caked

It’s been a busy few months in the Caked kitchen, with lots of changes afoot. More on that very soon…

In the meantime, I’m pleased to announce Caked has won Silver in the Bridebook Wedding Awards 2019! Thank you to Bridebook for their continued support, and be sure to check them out for all your wedding planning needs.

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Stay tuned for some big announcements in the next few weeks!

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!

Caked is taking bookings for 2018! To book your consultation with Claire click here. Don't leave it too late for summer dates!

 

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.

2017 Wedding Trends

For everyone planning their weddings for this year or next, here's a quick round up of the latest wedding cake trends for this year ...

Metallics

These are going nowhere fast (thankfully, I love a bit of bling!) but with a move away from classic gold and towards deeper richer metallic tones like copper, bronze and pewter.

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Romance

It's all about soft flowing fabrics and fluffy blooms in bridal fashion, which is recreated on cakes using soft blooms like peonies and big open roses, delicate blossom and elegant orchids, whether fresh or made from sugar.

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Blush

Another long running trend that sees no signs of ceasing. Blush is a classic wedding choice, and is brought to life with touches of metallics or romantic blooms.

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Tall, tall, tall

Bring the wow factor to your wedding with a towering centrepiece. The higher the better!

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Summery brights

In contrast to the soft romance trend, another big one is bright and beautiful. From subtle touches of bright flowers, to full on colourful blooms, ribbons and pom poms, the brighter the better.

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Still Naked

Naked cakes are still hugely popular, and are my most requested wedding cake. There are just so many options, and more importantly no rules! At the moment, I'm obsessed with incorporating metallics with flecks of luxurious gold leaf, and playing around with colours.

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Cake tables

Nowadays it's all about the spectacle. Accompanying your tiered cake with a table of sweet treats definitely creates that, and offers your guests more choice. Or consider presenting your cake as separate tiers along with accompanying treats. 


As much as trends are important, don't forget these are not hard and fast rules. Go for what you want and what makes you happy. You never know, what you think sounds crazy could just turn up in next year's trend round-up!

Check out all of Caked's latest wedding cake designs here and get in touch to arrange a consultation and start designing your wedding cake!

 

 

Prestige Wedding Fair at Heatherden Hall, Pinewood Studios

Last Sunday I had the pleasure of exhibiting at the Prestige Wedding Fair at Heatherden Hall, Pinewood Studios. 

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I met lots of lovely couples looking for the finishing touches to their wedding, and some looking for inspiration for their 2018 weddings.

Heatherden Hall is a beautiful venue, and I spoke to lots of couples who were actually getting married there (if your wedding venue is holding a wedding fair, it's a great idea to go along to help visualise the day!).

I also met lots of talented and inspiring fellow wedding suppliers on Sunday, so I feel I have to share them with you here! 

Fabulous Suppliers

AKA Party & Wedding Band - the lovely and talented Matt will help get your party started! Check out his amazing band here: www.akafunction.co.uk

William Young Tailoring - I had the pleasure of exhibiting next to Willy and his sharp suits. Check out their website here: http://www.williamyoung1876.com/

Jon & Michaela - beautiful and unique photography for your wedding day, with a lovely intimate feel to their photos. Have a look at their beautiful photos here (and their gorgeous dog!): www.jonandmichaela.co.uk

Forever Gem Stems - Jane creates stunning jewelled bouquets for a sparkly unique touch for your special day. Check out her creations here: www.forevergemstems.co.uk

Ruth's Flower Design - I fell in love with Ruth's whimsical and rustic floral displays! Take a look here: www.ruthsflowerdesign.co.uk

And of course, if you're planning your wedding, remember to have a look at my latest wedding cake designs here, and let me know about arranging your consultation.

Wedding Fair at Heatherden Hall, Pinewood Studios - Sunday 23rd November

I'm delighted to announce that Caked will be exhibiting at the Heatherden Hall wedding fair this Sunday!

Set within the iconic Pinewood Studios, Heatherden Hall is a beautiful wedding venue, with all the glitz and glamour you'd expect from a film studio. 

I'll be showcasing some new cake designs and there'll be tasters for everyone, including some very special edible gifts to take away with you!

I can't wait to meet and chat to all the lovely couples that will be there. It's free entry, from 11am until 3:30pm so hopefully see you there!

For more details, see the organiser's Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/600983770053841/

Click here for a taste of Caked's latest wedding cake designs.