Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Nina and Paul's wedding cake and cookies

Corsage wedding cake
This beautiful lace brocade cake was for Saturday's wedding in Kent of Nina and Paul, and their 120 guests.  I loved the bride and groom's choice of vintage and modern mix in this design.   

The  lace brocade finish took hours and hours to apply and enhance with piping accents for an opulent and crisp finish that worked very well with the soft silk pleats of the bride's dress. The stunning dress had a flower embroidered belt that echoed the brocade of the cake and two styles contrasted and complimented each-other perfectly.  The groom looked very smart too and wore a beautifully cut suit, handmade to measure by a fine traditional tailor, Paul Weller's I believe.

I made 70 bespoke wedding cookie favours for them too (very special one that took 4 long days to make!)

Nina was such a lovely bride and a pleasure to work with on this design. I love this photo from their memory book, and see how great they looked!

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Gold Medal for 1930s style sugar figurine


This small 1920s style figure was my annual competition entry at Cake International 2012 show at the Birmingham NEC earlier this month and it was awarded a Gold medal.

She's made of sugar and sits on a sugar pastillage bench. 

Apple pies and pains au lait