19 February 2011

Nicola and Gareth's Spring Cupcake Wedding Cake

Nicola and Gareth were married at the beautiful St David's Hotel and Spa in Cardiff Bay on the 12th of February. It was a beautiful day with the first of the spring sunshine peaking through. Perfect! Nicola and Gareth chose a cupcake wedding cake with six different flavours of American style cupcakes. They selected Vanilla Vanilla, Blueberry Whirl, Strawberry Sundae, Sumptuous Chocolate, Mango Madness and Mint Chocolate Chip with a top tier of Chocolate Cherry Fruit Cake. Each flavour cake was decorated slightly differently and I made a cupcake menu so the guests could select their flavour of choice.

Nicola and Gareth wanted the cake to be decorated with predominantly white sugar flowers but with hints of blue and yellow. I made sugar roses, orchids and iris's to corresponded with the flowers Nicola had selected for the bouquets and table centrepieces for the cupcakes. You can see the beautiful flowers which Claire from The Bee Orchid Florist provided for the wedding here. The top tier was decorated with open white sugar roses and small yellow rose buds with edible diamonds interspersed. I also piped the top tier with royal icing and used white sugar pearls to accentuate the design.

Nicola's grandparents, who live in Scotland, were unable to attend the wedding so Nicola asked me to box an individual cupcake for them each and the boxes were tied with the same beautiful blue ribbon that was used on the top tier and throughout the reception room.
Many congratulations to Nicola and Gareth. It was really lovely working with you to create your wedding cake. Wishing you all of our best wishes for the future!