Kicking off the fashion shows on Saturday morning is High Society Bridal. Gowns from Jenny Packham, Alan Hannah, Suzanne Neville, Stephanie Allin, Sassi Holford and Mia Mia will be showcased as well as Mother of the Bride and Grooms attire. We work closely with High Society and we'll be helping to fill their goody bags with sweet treats. Tickets are £5.00 and can be purchased from High Society.
19 October 2010
10 October 2010
Gillian and Jay chose a classic Madagascan vanilla sponge filled with raspberry compote and vanilla buttercream for the cakes. These little sponge cubes nestled inside sugar boxes built out of hand coloured (to get that exact beautiful blue/green Tiffany's hue) stiffened sugarpaste. The white sugar ribbons and bows were brushed with pearl shimmer to mimic the satin sheen of Tiffany ribbon.
Many many thanks to Gillian and Jay, the new Mr and Mrs Krause! wishing you both every future happiness!
9 October 2010
The lovely Verity and Simon have very kindly sent me through copies of their beautiful official wedding photographs taken by the talented team at Dutkowski
I love these photographs of Simon's mother and Aunt with their special gluten/dairy free fruitcakes!
So lovely! Thanks so much again Verity and Simon for sending these images through and allowing me to post them! What a difference from my badly-lit images below!!
8 October 2010
Four of iced's cakes are currently being featured in Your South Wales wedding magazine!!! On the first page the pink and gold cupcakes (top right) and champage bubble cake (bottom centre) are featured, and on the second page the deco cake and corsage cake (both centre)!
7 September 2010
Verity and Simon chose a base tier of hot toddy fruit cake with the two remaining tiers comprised of Madagascan vanilla sponge filled with vanilla buttercream and raspberry compote. There were a few guests with gluten and dairy intolerances for whom we made special individual fruit cakes:
27 August 2010
Many apologies, I've got a little behind with my blog posting!! The lovely Helen and Nigel were married two Saturdays ago at the Glyn Clydach Hotel near Neath. Helen wore a beautiful pale lilac gown for the ceremony and the wedding flowers were principally comprised of Calla lilies so we wanted to incorporate the colour and flowers into the design of the cake. Helen and Nigel chose two tier mini Sumptuous Chocolate (Belgian chocolate sponge cake filled with white and dark chocolate ganache) cakes for their guests and a top tier in the same flavour.
It was a real pleasure working with Helen and Nigel to design their cake. I hope they had a truly wonderful day! Wishing them every happiness together!
*N.B. Many apologies for the quality of these photographs: unfortunately my 'proper' camera suffered a malfunction that morning and so I had to use my standby camera, hence the slightly blurry images.
7 August 2010
We were asked to make these pretty pink cookies as favours for Carrie and John's wedding at the weekend. The vanilla cookies were hand piped with dusky pink royal icing and then over-piped with white royal icing and finished with a double white and pink bow. Lovely!
31 July 2010
Absolutely stunning photography! I'm really looking forward to working with the very talented Portia on a cake shoot for the iced website which is going to see a few changes in the near future!
buttercream frosting, and one tier of zesty lemon drizzle cake filled with lovely lime curd and vanilla buttercream frosting.
Ifan and Karolina also asked me to make lemon cookie favours for their guests using the same pale spruce green colour. Each guest's name was piped on their cookie so that they could double up as place names! Perfect!
I've absolutely loved making Ifan and Karolina's cake and cookies! They have been absolutely lovely to work with! Wishing them a truly fabulous day full of fun and happiness and all of our best wishes for the future!
27 July 2010
This cake was an absolute joy to work on, many thanks to Leanne and Jamie! I hope you both had a truly wonderful day! Sending you both all my best wishes for the future!
21 July 2010
I don't normally feature birthday cakes on this blog but this one is very special as I made it to celebrate my Nana's 90th birthday at the weekend! We held the lunch / afternoon tea party in the Garden Room / Lounge at the Miskin Manor Hotel - it was a truly special day, celebrating with friends and family.
I was in charge of the cake and I decided on cupcakes both for their sheer prettiness (and also as they were to be served as part of the afternoon tea, for their fabulous ease of distributing). I made three different flavour cupcakes, vanilla filled with raspberry compote and frosted with vanilla buttercream, lemon filled with zingy lemon curd and frosted with vanilla buttercream and chocolate filled and frosted with coconut buttercream (bounty flavour!). Each flavour was decorated slightly differently with open roses, rose buds, flower posies and leaves, sticking to the lovely pink and gold colours of the tables! The cupcakes were then finished with pretty white butterfly cupcake wrappers to complement the favour boxes!
20 July 2010
8 July 2010
Last Saturday the lovely Kirsten and Gethin were married at the stylish Holm House Hotel in Penarth. Holm House is a beautiful design-focused boutique hotel which has an enviable position overlooking the sea. The wedding breakfast was held in the dining room at Holm House which is adorned with shimmering flock wallpaper from Osborne and Little in lilacs and darker plum purples. I designed the cake in a very pale lilac to complement the decor of the room and decorated it with piped white royal icing beadwork in an abstract feathered design. The cake was then topped with hand moulded loose romantic sugar roses!
Kirsten and Gethin chose moist chocolate fruit cake for the base tier of their cake with the remaining tiers Madagascan vanilla cake filled with raspberry compote and vanilla buttercream. Kirsten's father has a gluten intolerance so we made him special little gluten free versions of the main cake:
9 June 2010
Kate was kind enough to send me some of the photographs her official photographer took of the cake cutting!:
The wedding is going to be featured in the July /August issue of the magazine but voting starts online from the 18th of June. Please do pop along to the website and vote for this lovely couple's wedding!