Squires Kitchen Exhibition 2014

March 22nd, 2014

I’ve just spent a fun weekend at the 28th annual Squires Kitchen Exhibition in Farnham, Surrey.

It was my third year of being asked to exhibit my cakes in the Wedding Cake Showroom, and I feel so lucky to be amongst some amazing cake designers and their fabulous new wedding cake designs.

Squires 2014 Collage - Flickr

I thought I would share the inspiration behind some of my cakes from the exhibition. 

Gold Stand WC - FlickrThe Gold Stand Wedding Cake was inspired by the gorgeous cakes by Swank Cake Design.  I wanted to create the illusion that the whole 5 tiers were resting on the gold feet.  I used some of the key colours for 2014 with the gold, blush pink roses and dusky green hydrangeas.


Purple Anemone Collage - Flickr

The Pantone colour for 2014 is Radiant Orchid and I made a sugar anemone in a similar colour which I surrounded with lots of tiny lilac flowers.  The ruffles trend shows no sign of slowing, so to add a different dimension to the bottom tier, I added vertical ruffles.


Blue lace dress collage - Flickr


While browsing Pinterest (far too much time is spent on there!) I found an amazing dusty blue vintage wedding dress, with a beautiful scalloped lace base and a pink corsage at its waist.  I replicated this for the Dusty Blue Lace cake using a combination of sugar lace for the scalloped base and “waist” detail and then brush embroidery for the remainder of the cake.





The final cake I exhibited, Vintage Rice Paper Flowers, will be featured in the next issue of Cakes and Sugarcraft Magazine with a “how to” make the edible rice flowers.





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