2015 Review

January 8th, 2016

With 2016 well and truly underway, I took a moment to look back at the cakes I was asked to create in 2015 and decided to pick a few of my favourite cakes.  This is never an easy task, and with my love of all things pastel and floral, there is a distinct theme running here!

2015 End of year collage

I had great fun creating Amy and Ben’s cake.  Amy was brilliant to work with and the whole cake, despite being based on one of my most popular designs, took on such a personal touch with heart shaped bunting and colours from their pretty invitations.  With the cake all set up at the lovely Winkworth Farm in the Cotswolds, it matched the decorations, table settings and flowers perfectly.

The next 3 cakes were quite simple in their designs but finished off beautifully with fresh flowers.   Jessica’s cake had 2 tiers that I filled with beautiful pink and white avalanche roses and gypsophila with the cake in the beautiful setting of a marquee in her parent’s back garden.  Charlotte and Richard, who married at Wellington Barn, had their florist create a pretty dome of gypsophila for the top of their cake and Charlie and Tobias, married at the glorious Farnham Castle, had a pretty trailing topper of roses and ivy along with a flower filled tier.

Lucy and Ryan’s wedding at Winkworth Farm, had a gorgeously pretty, rustic theme with the cake coloured the palest of creamy yellow to match the bridesmaid’s dresses.  The white tiers were decorated with sugar lace and the large white sugar roses matched the bridal bouquet.

When I was asked to create a Baby Shower cake for one of my 2014 brides, my answer was immediately yes!  Helen and Firhan’s wedding cake holds the record as the biggest cake I have ever made (9 tiers!) and there was a little hint back to the wedding with the cake sitting on gold legs.  Emma and Lee’s cake was pretty in lilac with a 3 tier cake as well as 90 cupcakes for their Bowood House wedding.  I love naked cakes and Jessica and Ryan’s was my first all chocolate one with pretty fresh flowers all set up in the pretty marquee at The Moonrakers in Bradford-on-Avon.   Roseanne and Nathan chose a sugar lace covered cake with dusky pink roses to match their pretty wedding held at Cricklade Country Club.  They also ordered towers of cupcakes for the children and iced biscuits for the wedding favours.  The final cake was Mark and Michelle’s for their Bowood House wedding.  Michelle fell in love with my Shimmer and Lace display cake, which I replicated in a lighter ivory to match their wedding scheme.

With lots of lovely cake designs ready to be created in 2016 I can’t wait to get started!


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