6 January 2010

Kerry and Nigel's Art Deco Wedding Cake

Kerry and Nigel married on the 27th of December at the lovely Marriott St Pierre in Chepstow. Taking place in the late afternoon, the reception was filled with candles and sparkling shimmering elegance.  The couple's wedding stationery was based on a beautiful art deco theme and we decided to carry this through to the cake design.  I researched art deco patterns and fell in love with the simplicity and elegance of one in particular, when I sent the designs to Kerry and Nigel I was so pleased that they chose the same one! We decided that the pattern should be piped around the top edge of each of the three tiers with silver royal icing (in keeping with the main colour of the wedding), when the pattern dried I then brushed the design with sparkle using a tiny brush so the pattern would shimmer in the candlelight of the reception.  


Thank you Kerry for making the design process such fun!  Wishing you both every happiness for the future!

Helen and John's Winter Wedding

With Christmas and New Year keeping me busy I have fallen woefully behind with my blog posting!  Two days before Christmas I had the great pleasure of making the wedding cake and iced cookie favours for Helen and John's lovely wedding which took place at Peterstone Court Hotel near Brecon.  

Helen and John were looking for a dramatic yet elegant wedding cake which fitted with their winter wedding.  The three principal colours we used to decorate the cookies and the cake - shimmering oyster, white, and a foresty green - were mixed to match the swatches Helen gave me of her and her bridesmaid's gowns.  The cake, which was comprised of a base tier of hot toddy fruit cake, a middle tier of madagascan vanilla cake filled with blueberry compote and vanilla buttercream and a top tier of rich belgian chocolate cake filled with orange buttercream, was covered with dark green sugarpaste and hand piped with an intricate white royal icing design before being adorned with sparkling hand-moulded sugar flowers.  


Helen and John also asked me to make cookies as favours for their guests, they decided on shimmering oyster and white vanilla bauble cookies for the ladies and shimmering green chocolate christmas tree cookies for the gentlemen.


We made two special cookies for the littlest guests - a christmas fairy for Leah and a Christmas dinosaur for Oliver (what fun!).

Thank you to Helen and John for being such a pleasure to work with.  We wish you every happiness!