24 September 2009

Dotty Stripey Sweet Sixteen Cake

We made this cake last week for an end-of-summer garden party to celebrate Ginny's sweet sixteen! The cake was four tiers of different flavoured chocolate cake: jaffa (Belgian chocolate cake soaked with orange sirop and filled with orange buttercream), sumptuous chocolate (Belgian chocolate cake filled with white chocolate buttercream), after8 (Belgian chocolate cake filled with minty buttercream) and chocolate cherry (belgian chocolate cake baked with morello cherries and filled with vanilla buttercream and cherry compote). The theme of the party was dots and stripes and the colour palate shades of peach. The party was held in a marquee which was decorated with dotty and stripey bunting and the chair covers were tied with funky dotty ribbon. Fabulous!

Monogram cookie favours

I've got a little bit behind in my blog posting! We made these pretty monogramed lemon flavoured lilac cookies for a lovely couple last week. The bride, who is from America, had a monogram theme running through the day and the piped design we used for the cookies mimiced that of their gorgeous letterpress stationery. Very pretty!

6 September 2009

Beth and Robin's Wedding Cake

I had the great pleasure of making Beth and Robin's cake for their wedding on Saturday. The reception took place at the lovely St Pierre Hotel near Chepstow. When I first met with Beth and Robin they knew that they wanted something elegant and sophisticated which would be a centre-piece for their reception and so I sketched out a few designs for them. They immediately selected this four tier design with chandelier piped royal icing and bows with diamante brooches at their centre on alternate tiers. The bridesmaids wore champagne coloured dresses and the bows on the chair-covers were in the same shade. Whilst we wanted to keep the cake to a white colour palate we used champagne white ribbon and matched the piped work to the ribbon colour to give extra definition. The cake itself was comprised of four different flavoured cakes: hot toddy fruit cake; Belgian chocolate cake with white chocolate buttercream; Madagascan vanilla cake filled with vanilla buttercream and fresh zingy lemon curd; and Madagascan vanilla cake filled with raspberry compote and white chocolate buttercream.
Thank you so much to Beth and Robin for being so lovely to work with and for taking the time to send a thank you message before heading for their honeymoon!