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Hand Painted Charles Rennie Makintosh Design Wedding Cake

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 Becky and Luke were looking for a cake maker who could do painting on cakes and so they found me! They had been inspired by Charles Rennie Mackintosh and wanted a cake design based on some of his distinctive designs. When I first met Becky and Luke they hadn't yet created their design but knew they wanted a 3 tier square cake which was to be set up on a chrome off set stand (supplied by the bride). The design would come later they said. They also wanted a personalised cake topper. The wedding was some time away and I didn't actually get to see the design until much nearer the time, by which time it had apparently gone through many different versions and simplifications until it was as final design as per the pictures on the cake below. I used the cocoa butter painting technique to paint the design onto the two cakes and edged all 3 cakes in the purple ribbon that Becky and Lloyd had chosen On the middle tier, Becky and Lloyd wanted a bespoke wedding cake topper. They were very

A very elegant wedding cake at Cooling Castle Barn

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  Tiffany and Phil chose a very elegant wedding cake for their wedding at Cooling Castle Barn in the spring of 2017 .   Sadly, I never actually got to meet the happy couple in person, but they were very happy with their wedding cake and great to work with.   They chose a classic 4 tier wedding cake design decorated in a deep navy-blue ribbon on all 4 tiers and around the cake board.   The top and 2 nd tier were decorated with piping detail of a piped swags and drop pearls.   The 3 rd tier was finished with a flat bow and a lovely silver brooch which was a real focal point for the design.   Tiffany and Phil provided their own bespoke wedding cake topper with completed the cake design perfectly.   This cake is simplicity at its very best, totally elegant and beautiful in every way, looking stunning under the spotlight at Cooling Castle Barn.  

Karen and Jeremy's Autumnal Log Wedding Cake

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  Karen and Jeremy were introduced to me after a recommendation from a friend. They were having a September wedding at the Kent Life Venue in Maidstone which is a farm museum and local attraction.   For their cake they wanted lots of autumnal sugar flowers and loved the ideas of a log slice tier.   They chose a 4-tier cake, with the bottom in a light brown log with their initials carved into the front heart on the tier.   The other three layers were iced in ivory icing and decorated in sugar flowers which included Sugar work lavender, poppies, seed heads, blackberries, blackberry flowers, roses, rosehips, cornflowers, ivy and many more!   The cake looked stunning on our vintage wooden crate in the Kent Life Wagon Store. All flowers made using Squires Kitchen Flower Paste . Karen and Jeremy cutting their cake Me in the mirror attempting to not be in the photo but failing miserably!

What size wedding cake do we need for our wedding?

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  This is the question I get asked a lot as I am sure you can imagine. I know that some cakemakers have a formula for working out how many portions are needed and hence what size cake a couple should have but that’s not something I am particularly keen to use and, I don’t know what it is anyway!   When discussing ideas and sizes with my couples I always suggest that they bear the following in mind: - ·         If you order a cake for 80 guests, then there is no way to make sure that each of your 80 guests all get a piece for cake. You can’t control what people eat unless it is served up to them, say at the sit-down meal. Wedding Cake with double height middle tier  ·         The number of portions your cake cuts into will depend on who cuts it. This is usually the venue, or the caterers and they are unlikely to measure each piece to 2 x 1 or 1x1 inches exactly. If you order a cake for 80, then 80 should be the minimum number of portions you get from it. ·         If you h

Beautiful rustic wedding wedding cake with a hint of Star Wars.

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  Kent Life is one of the most unusual venues that I have had the pleasure to deliver wedding cakes too. I love it there. It’s a farm museum, with vintage buildings and tractors. There are so many photo opportunities and your guests will have a fabulous time. Sarah and Mark chose to get married at Kent Life with a reception in The Wagon Store. For their cake, Sarah and Mark chose a log tier for the bottom on the cake with their initials carved in a heart at the front. The second and third tier was a double height cake decorated as an old-fashioned chalk board with a personalised message painted on to it. The top tier was plain iced and finished with hessian and lace. Two sprays of sugar flowers were made to match the wedding flowers and placed on the side of the cake. These included Delphiniums, scabious, lavender, ivory and yellow roses foliage.   The cake was finished with a cake topper supplied by the happy couple with a nod to a Star Wars quote. It looked amazing on our w

Amy & James's Wedding Cake at Hempstead House Hotel & Spa 2018

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  I met Amy and James at a wedding fair, and they visited me for a consultation where we discussed their wedding ideas and plans. They were getting married at the beautiful Hempstead House Hotel & Spa in Sittingbourne in September 2018.   Amy and James were not sure what type of wedding cake they wanted at all, they liked the idea of a buttercream wedding cake, a chocolate covered wedding cake or a sugar paste cake, so rather then having to choose, I suggested we have a cake covered in all three, after all there is no law that says your cake must be entirely buttercream, or entirely iced in sugar paste etc.   The happy couple chose a buttercream cake for their bottom tier decorated in ivory rose swirls, with white chocolate cigarillos for the middle tier. The cigarillos not only look amazing but taste lovely too and are held in place with buttercream, so it followed on nicely from the buttercream bottom tier.                                                                

Tiffany and Dan's Rustic Wedding at Odo's Barn

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  When I met Tiffany and Dan, they knew exactly what they wanted for their wedding cake, 4 tier cake with two tiers decorated as logs and two tiers in normal ivory icing.   We discussed various ideas and options but came up with the idea of the bottom tier being a log with a heart carved into the front with the couples initials and an arrow through the carved heart, the second and top tier iced in ivory icing and left plain but edged in natural hessian. The 3 rd tier was another log with a heart carved in it this time with the wedding date carved in it.   The cake was topped with a large spray of ivory sugar flowers which matched the wedding flowers including Freesia, David Austin Roses, Lisianthus, Brunia Balls, blossoms and ivory roses.   The wedding was held at Odo’s Barn in Bilsington near Ashford. It was my first visit to Odo’s Barn, and I must admit it was quite difficult to find, but oh my goodness was it worth it. The venue was absolutely stunning and so were its s