wedding cakes


8
Jan 14

Ten show-stopping royal wedding cakes

Celebrities go out of their way to have the most showstopping wedding cake. But they are the only ones, Princes and Princesses also like to impress their guests with amazing creations.

See the ten most show-stopping royal wedding cakes that I have picked out and choose your favourite!

10. Sarah Ferguson and Prince Andrew

When Sarah and Andrew married in 23 July 1986, they served their guests a 5½-ft. marzipan and rum-soaked cake. The creation, which was prepared at the navy supply school HMS Raleigh, featured 15 ingredients, including rum, brandy and port.

Sarah and Andrew's cake

Sarah and Andrew’s cake

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8
Oct 13

Ideas for a Halloween themed wedding

Yesterday I was thinking about Halloween (can’t believe we are in October already) and was trying to tie it in with weddings and brides… silly me, as soon as I thought about it, it clicked! A Halloween themed wedding!

These weddings are very popular, especially in the states, although now they are becoming popular in other countries, and it doesn’t surprise me. Looking for inspiration I came across amazing ideas, including fun and scary wedding cakes, a coffin you can take your wedding rings in and unique cocktails such as a ‘bloody’ Martini. Have a look and share your thoughts in the comment box below.

Halloween wedding cakes

Forget colouful cakes! Black, red and white are the only colours you will want and need to create the perfect Halloween wedding cake.

Halloween themed wedding cakes

Halloween themed wedding cakes

 

You can also use autumn colours such as ‘pumpkin’ orange and decorate them with sugar figurines like ghosts, graves and skeletons:

 

Halloween themed wedding cake and cupcakes

Halloween themed wedding cake and cupcakes

 The decoration

The picture below shows that a Halloween decor is as elegant as any other.

An elegantly decorated Halloween themed table

An elegantly decorated Halloween themed table

If you opt to have an outside ceremony, why not recreate this scenery:

A pumpkin decorated walk towards the altar

A pumpkin decorated walk towards the altar

Drinks

Together with the cake, give the drinks a little Halloween makeover. What do you think about this ‘bloody’ Martini cocktail?

'Bloody' Martini cocktails for the reception

‘Bloody’ Martini cocktails for the reception

Wedding ring  carrier

Ditch the traditional cushions or boxes for a coffin!

A miniture coffin to carry your wedding rings in

A miniture coffin to carry your wedding rings in

Place cards

Why not add some pumpkins and fake vampire teeth to give your place cards the WOW factor!

Fun place cards

Fun place cards

 

Now that you have seen different Halloween wedding ideas, would you consider getting married on October 31st? MBxx


30
Sep 13

How to choose your wedding cake

After choosing a dress, the perfect wedding cake is the next most important purchase for a girls’ big day. With all eyes on the bride, the cake should be the only thing capable of stealing the limelight. So why not make it a show stopper for all the right reasons with a little help from The Cake Artist.

 

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Sugar craft wizard and baker extraordinaire, Melanie Marley, MD of the Cake Artist, has been waving her magic wand, making couples’ dreams come true for over 20 years. Designs range from the traditional, to more boutique creations dripping in semi-precious stones, and cakes used as a centre piece to set off the most elaborate of themed weddings.

The Cake Artist also make delicious biscuits

The Cake Artist also make delicious biscuits that are perfect as wedding favours

 

Everything is hand made to bespoke order and no two cakes are ever the same. Melanie works closely with couples from enquiry to delivery, to make their hopes and visions a sugar craft reality to be admired by all.

“Some couples have a clear idea of exactly what they want but with others, it’s a case of working from a blank canvas. Every wedding cake is a collaboration of ideas that go to create a dream that is unique to the couple,” said Melanie.

A Beau Cake made up of several cupcakes

A Beau Cake made up of several cupcakes

But where do you begin in choosing a cake? Here are some tips to consider from The Cake Artist:

  • How many guests does the cake need to serve? Special dietary requirements?
  • Do you want to preserve your top tier for a future celebration? (ie) christening.
  • Do you want the cake served as dessert?
  • Which flavours are your favourite – for cake and filling?
  • What is your colour theme, including flowers?
  • Is there an overall theme that can be reflected in the cake?
  • Which season is the wedding? Date of celebration?
  • Type of venue and location?
  • Budget?

Was it hard to choose your wedding cake? What design did you go for?

MB

xxx


24
Sep 13

Luxury wedding cakes from Langs of London

Last week I had the pleasure of meeting Charlotte Green, an incredible cake maker based in London. Charlotte is the owner of Langs of London, a luxury cake maker specialising in fine filigree icing and realistic sugar flowers that produce truly breathtaking bespoke creations for weddings and celebrations.

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For the glittering press event, which took place at The Bloomsbury Hotel, Charlotte created an amazing ten tier cake (see above).

The cake was decorated with more than five hundred individually handcrafted sugar roses and flowers.

Charlotte Green giving the finishing touches to the cake

Charlotte Green giving the finishing touches to the cake

The cake was designed and made in Charlotte’s studio, in Earlsfield, and transported to the venue in twelve separate boxes. The sugarpastes used in its creation weighed over twenty kilograms, and once in place on its table and stand, the luxurious creation stood at over seven feet tall! Don’t you think it’s amazing?

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The other guests and I were treated to a selection of DELICIOUS cakes in unique flavours: Lavender, Chocolate with Chocolate Rum Buttercream, Vanilla Rose, Sicilian Lemon, and Raspberry & White Chocolate, all washed down with a refreshing glass of champagne.

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The Lavender proved to be a hit amongst the guests, but my favourite was the Sicilian Lemon, just thinking about it now makes my mouth water!

A closer look at the cakes

A closer look at the cakes

Langs of London design and create bespoke cakes of the finest quality for all occasions. Here are just a few examples:

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If you have fallen in love with their designs, all you have to do is browse their galleries for inspiration, or contact them and discuss your requirements.

If you are going to the National Wedding show at the end of this month, stop by stand H15 where the It’s My Magazine team will be distributing information for brides who are interested in luxury and bespoke wedding services, including Langs of London.

Have you fallen in love with Charlotte’s cakes? Will you be trying them out?

MB

xxx


11
Sep 13

Eight incredible and affordable wedding cakes

Choosing the perfect wedding cake for some is as important as choosing the dress or the photographer. Picking THE ONE depends on your own likes and dislikes, the wedding theme and, most importantly, the budget.

Here we showcase eight incredibly affordable wedding cakes available at Waitrose, Kate and Pippa Middleton‘s favourite supermarket chain.

So, if you are very budget conscious these cakes might be what you are looking for. Waitrose offer great value made-to-order wedding cakes which start from just £49.

 

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This stunning creation is a rich fruit cake covered with almond paste and soft white icing. Each tier is raised on dowels and is finished with sheer organza ribbon and ‘pearl’ beading. It serves 75-95 people and is priced £175.00.

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These two cakes with green details are priced under £250.

The creation on the left is a classically romantic carousel cake that has been designed exclusively and is lovingly hand made by Fiona Cairns, Kate Middleton‘s wedding cake designer. It serves 50-55 but you can always order extra fairy cakes. It costs £229.00.

The creation on the right is made up of a rich fruit cake bottom tier, with 2 vanilla sponge top tiers filled with raspberry jam and buttercream, covered with almond paste and soft white icing. Sugar roses and wired trailing leaves decorate the cake, and each tier is finished with a sugar butterfly. This 3 tier cake is
stacked off-centre, to allow space for the decoration. It serves 85-105 people and is priced £239.00.

chocolate-cakeThese chocolate creations are absolutely stunning!

For just £335.00 you can take with you the creation on the left, a mixed four tiered cake: a rich moist fruit cake and moist chocolate sponge cake filled with a chocolate buttercream. All cakes four cakes are covered in marzipan and ivory and cream soft icing. The tiers are decorated with spots, dots and ‘pearl’ beading and topped with shimmering sugarpaste roses.  They are also available in fruit, vanilla sponge, or chocolate. The cake serves 65-85 people.

The dark chocolate cake in the middle is made from moist chocolate sponge, layered with dark chocolate ganache and orange curd with orange liqueur, covered with a thin layer of apricot kernel paste and covered with chocolate fudge icing. Decorated with chocolate tubes and curls and finished with a band of gold ribbon tied in a bow. It serves 75-95 people and is priced £239.00.

On the right we have a the three tier vanilla sponge with white chocolate ganache and raspberry jam, covered with almond paste and soft ivory icing, and finished with white chocolate curls, ready for you to decorate in your own style. It serves 75-95 people and is priced £259.00.

 

petal-cakeIf you are looking to add a splash of colour to your cake, then this is the creation you are looking for.

It consists of three tiers of vanilla sponge filled with raspberry jam and buttercream covered in marzipan and soft icing. The cake is decorated with flame
coloured shimmering handmade sugar paste roses and petals. It is also available in Fruit, or Mixed Sponge and you can also order matching fairy cakes to go with it! It serves 75-90 people as is priced £295.00.

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Finally, but not least, I have chosen this incredible vintage inspired wedding cake. Definitely my favourite out of all.

This classically romantic cake has been designed exclusively, and is lovingly hand made by Fiona Cairns (remember she was also in charge of Kate Middleton’s wedding cake).

It is a combination of tiers: one tier is rich moist fruit cake, and two tiers of vanilla sponge filled with raspberry jam and buttercream. The cakes are covered with marzipan and ivory soft icing.It is stunningly decorated with handmade antique pink roses and rosebuds, ivory butterflies and gold dragees. It serves 65-80 people and is priced at £455.00.

 

Which one is your favourite? Remember, all cakes are suitable for vegetarians and are available at Waitrose.

MB

xx

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