19 October 2010

Cowbridge Fashion Week!

This week is a busy week in Cowbridge. Not only is Cowbridge Music Festival in full swing (I'm looking forward to the Calvert-Turner Duo this evening), it's also Cowbridge Fashion week. Enjoy champagne afternoon teas, lunches and dinners all combined with fashion shows; a fashion parade down the high street on Thursday with late night opening and a champagne trail in all of Cowbridge's boutiques followed by a day of fashion shows in Cowbridge Town Hall on Saturday.

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.

10 October 2010

Gillian and Jay's Little Tiffany Box cakes

The lovely Gillian and Jay were married in London a few weeks ago. On Saturday they held a celebratory dinner at the wonderful Llangoed Hall in the Brecon Beacons. Gillian's engagement ring was purchased from Tiffany's and she wanted her celebratory cake to be comprised of elegant little Tiffany boxes, one for each of her guests.

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

Louise and Jeremy's autumn cupcakes

The lovely Louise and Jeremy were married at the weekend at their local church followed by a reception at the New Cottage Dance Centre in Ystrad Mynach. Louise and Jeremy knew from the outset that they wanted to have a cupcake wedding cake incorporating the lovely autumn colours which abound at this time of year. Louise's bouquet had red roses, orange cala lilies and hypericum berries so we wanted to stick to those rich reds and oranges. They chose four different flavoured cupcakes: the flavour Louise named the Lindt cupcake(!) chocolate cupcakes filled with praline and topped with white chocolate buttercream, vanilla cupcakes topped with strawberry buttercream, blueberry cupcakes topped with blueberry and vanilla buttercream, and caramel cupcakes topped with toffee buttercream. The cupcakes were decorated with hand-moulded sugar decorations: red roses, clusters of rose buds, autumn leaves and orange cala lilies.

Louise and Jeremy chose a chocolate cherry fruitcake for their top tier cake. They liked the flavour so much they decided to have a tier of mini chocolate cherry fruit cakes too!

Thanks so much Louise and Jeremy for being brilliant to work with. It was lovely to speak to you on your wedding day. I'm so glad you enjoyed your cake! Wishing you both all the very best!

Verity and Simon's official photographs

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

Something blue - cookies!

Vanilla cookies hand piped with royal icing placed at guests place settings make lovely favours (excellent for polishing off with tea and coffee after your wedding meal) and are a fun elegant way to incorporate your Something Blue into your wedding day!

Kate and Dominic in the Final!

Congratulations to Kate and Dominic who have made it through to the Final of Your South Wales Wedding's Wedding of the Year competition!!! I made Kate and Dominic's cupcake wedding cake back in April. You can read about it here.

Keeping our fingers crossed for them for the Final!

iced in the Press: Your South Wales Wedding

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)!

Many thanks to the team at Your South Wales Wedding for featuring us again. Keep an eye out also for the November / December issue where I will be on their hot topic panel answering your cake related questions!!