27 August 2010

Siobhan and Daz's Shimmering Shell Cupcake Cake

The brilliant Siobhan and Daz had a beautiful romantic beach wedding in Sri Lanka in July with close friends and family. On their return at the weekend they hosted a wedding party to celebrate their marriage at the lovely Bryn Garw House near Bridgend. Siobhan and Daz wanted to keep the relaxed beach theme running through their wedding party and so they opted for a tower of American style cupcakes, decorated with a touch of blue sparkle and shimmering pearlescent sugar shell decorations which were hand moulded from sugarpaste.

They opted for four different flavoured cupcakes: Lemon meringue cupcakes (lemon sponge cake filled with zingy home-made lemon curd and topped with Italian meringue), Bounty cupcakes (Belgian chocolate sponge cake filled and topped with coconut frosting), Mango Passion cupcakes (mango sponge cake filled and topped with passion fruit buttercream) and Mint Chocolate Chip (Belgian chocolate chip sponge cake filled and topped with mint buttercream). We decorated the different flavours with different shell combinations and produced a cupcake menu so guests could pick their flavour of choice! The top tier cake was Pina Colada flavour(!) a scrumptious moist coconut cake layered with pineapple buttercream. Delicious!

Siobhan and Daz are friends as well as clients so it was really lovely to be a guest at their wedding celebration! Sending them all of my best wishes for a fabulously happy life together!

Helen and Nigel's Little Lilac Mini Cakes

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

Pretty in Pink Cookies

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!