25 November 2009

Llangoed Hall - Best British Wedding Venue 2009!

Many congratulations to Lynn Tonkin and everyone at Llangoed Hall which has been voted Best British Wedding Venue 2009 by Wedding TV.  You can view the show here.  We work very closely with Llangoed Hall and the blue and white cake we made for Lynne and Robin is featured in the programme at the trophy presentation!

23 November 2009

Little Blue and White Wedding Cakes

I made these pretty mini cakes for the lovely Lynne and Robin's wedding which took place on Saturday at Llangoed Hall. Lynne was such fun to work with as we designed her mini cakes. The cakes came in three flavours: chcolate fruit cake, lemon cake filled with home made lemon curd and vanilla buttercream and Madagascan vanilla cake filled with blueberry compote and vanilla buttercream. Each flavour had a different design in order to distinguish one from the other but we kept all of the cakes to the blue and white colours of the dining room at Llangoed Hall. I hand sewed tiny diamante buttons onto the ribbon which encircled each cake for a little bit of sparkly glitz! After the cutting of the cake in the evening the staff at Llangoed Hall boxed up each cake individually and placed them in the guests bedrooms!

The very talented Emma of Love Lily created the flower cake stand - isn't it beautiful?

Many thanks to Lynne for being so lovely to work with and for my lovely champagne! We wish Lynne and Robin every happiness for the future!

17 November 2009

Pretty Poppy Party Cake

Linda ordered this pretty poppy cake to celebrate her mother's special birthday today! Poppies are Brenda's fravourite flowers and so they had to take pride of place on her cake! The base tier is a hot toddy fruit cake and the top tier vanilla cake filled with blueberry compote and vanilla buttercream! Wishing Brenda a very happy 70th birthday!

7 November 2009

White Rose and Hypericum Berry Wedding Cake

This cake was made for a lovely couple; Sarah and Dave whose wedding took place on Saturday at the Miskin Manor Hotel. Their wedding colours were white and deep red to tie in with the white roses and hypericum berries in Sarah's bouquet. We wanted to carry both the white roses and the hypericum berries through to the cake and Sarah and Dave decided upon this romantic design of a loose garland of flowers and berries which trailed down the off-centre square tiers. The cake itself was comprised of a hot toddy fruit cake bottom tier and the remaining tiers with madagascan vanilla cake filled with fresh raspberry compote and vanilla buttercream! We send Sarah and Dave all of our best wishes for the future!

6 November 2009

Festive cheer!

More gingerbread but this time of the festive variety! I can't believe it is November already! My thoughts are already turning to Christmas orders: to christmas cakes, cupcakes cookies and ... gingerbread houses. This year iced are making bespoke gingerbread houses to order like our little house pictured above, we can make totally individual houses covered in favourite sweets and designed to replicate your own home! Festive fantastic! (More festive cake and cookie news to follow...)

Chibi Cookies

When one of my lovely clients asked me to make her some special gingerbread chibi cookies to take on an anniversary weekend away I have to admit I needed to consult google! Having established that 1. I am a little bit behind the times and 2. that chibi's are cute Japanese anime characters I was a feeling a bit more in the picture! Ruth's partner loves gingerbread men and they are both into chibi design so we decided to make double gingerbread men with hand piped characterised chibi versions of Ruth and her partner in royal icing.  Wishing them both a wonderful week away...