Thursday, 16 January 2014

Gorgeous & Girly Christening Cake

I just love this cake design for a joint-Christening last year, for two little girls Isla & Olivia whose parents wanted something gorgeous but stylish and a bit different to some of the boring plain white Christening cakes you see out there.
After looking at lots of images we came up with this design, pale pink, hot pink, pale Tiffany blue and white with name plaques piped with the girls names on the front. We also incorporated pretty 2D layered flowers and pretty birds to add a really sweet but contemporary feel to the cake.
I think this cake turned out beautifully and is the perfect accompaniment to a girly Christening!

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Our Spring 2014 Wedding Fayres!

So Christmas is done and dusted and we're excited to be planning for our Spring wedding fayres, we're booked in at some gorgeous wedding venues and have chosen several different styles of venues for you to choose from.
We'll have our popular Simply Antoinette range on display as well as some gorgeous new Couture Designs on show for the very first time. We'll also have some tasty samples for you to try and will of course be on hand to discuss all things cake and provide plenty of help and advice!
Rosylee Tearooms
Our first wedding fayre of the season will be on Sunday 16th February 11am - 4pm at the gorgeous Rosylee Tearooms in Manchester's Northern Quarter. The stunning French inspired, modern tearoom has recently been granted a wedding licence and is now available for intimate ceremonies, civil partnerships and beautiful wedding receptions.
All of the details for this event, including a list of fabulous wedding suppliers who'll be exhibiting, can be found on the following website
The Monastery
Our second wedding fayre of the season is at The Monastery just outside Manchester city centre on Sunday 23rd February 11am - 4pm.
The unique and inspiring Grade II listed buildings are licensed for wedding ceremonies and civil ceremonies. They can accommodate wedding parties from 100 to 500 guests in the majestic Great Nave. The elegant Cloisters and tranquil Archangel Garden provide perfect backdrops for beautiful, memorable wedding photographs to cherish forever.
All of the details can be found at the following website
The Belle Epoque
On the same day, Sunday 23rd February, we'll also be exhibiting at the stunning Belle Epoque in Knutsford from 1pm - 5pm.
They offer the two most beautiful, romantic and dramatic rooms for your ceremony. Usually lit by
candle-light, they can accommodate up to 100 guests and the pictures on the website really don't do it justice, you have to see it for yourselves to really appreciate the uniqueness of this fabulous venue.
Find all of the wedding fayre details at the following website

The Bowden Rooms
Our fourth show is at a Vintage Wedding Fayre at The Bowden Rooms in Altrincham on Sunday 27th April, 12pm - 4pm
Set in a picturesque village of Altrincham in Cheshire, The Bowdon Rooms is a charming building that offers an abundance of authentic character and beautiful features. More than 100 years old, the property’s Edwardian decadence will offer you and your guests a superior environment.
All of the details for this wedding fayre can be found at the following website
Hilltop Country House
Our final show of the Spring 2014 season is at Hilltop Country House on Sunday 12th May 12pm - 4pm.
Approached by a long tree lined drive, Hilltop lies in the centre of fifteen acres of private land. With four enchanting reception rooms, wonderful views, formal gardens and woodlands, all surrounded by fields, Hilltop is an oasis of peace and tranquility situated half a mile from Prestbury Village in Cheshire.
All of the details for this show can be found at the following website
We're so excited for this year's fayres and can't wait to meet lots of lovely newly engaged couples so make sure you pop down to see us and have a chat about your wedding day requirements!

Friday, 3 January 2014

Christmas Wedding & Dessert Table!

The weekend before Christmas I delivered my last wedding cake of 2013 to the wonderful Eaves Hall. The lovely Charlotte & Leon were tying the knot in front of their gorgeous two boys as well as lots of excited friends and family members!

When I first met them, Charlotte had a picture in her mind of what she wanted along with a clear colour scheme of blush pinks, dusky pinks, ivory and pale antique green. She wanted flowers, ruffles and pears and this cake brings all of those together in what I think turned out to be something really unique and beautiful.

As they're a family with a firm sweet tooth, they decided to break from tradition and ditch the traditional savoury canap├ęs after the ceremony and instead offer their guests with a selection of individual mini dessert treats.
Included in the selection were;
Chocolate-dipped Marshmallows on Sticks
Pink Candyfloss on Sticks
Mini Meringue Kisses
Heart-shaped Rice-krispy Marshmallow Treats
Luscious Lemon Mini Sandwich Cakes
Butterscotch Mini Sandwich Cakes
Chocolate-dipped Strawberries
Lemon Posset Shot Glasses
Chocolate & Honeycomb Mousse Shot Glasses
Strawberry, White Chocolate & Mascarpone Trifle Shot Glasses
The guests were very polite and didn't touch a thing until they were given the go ahead from the bride, at which point they were apparently like vultures and cleared the while thing within minutes, luckily we'd arranged for top-ups of each item for the evening reception!!!
 Charlotte also wanted a bit of a candy table in a different room at Eaves Hall and had asked for a selection of individually decorated cupcakes in her dusky pink and ivory colour scheme to be placed in some gorgeous glass domes supplied by the lovely Rebecca Karen Wedding Design who had done all the wedding stationery and venue dressing for the day and I have to say, the venue looked amazing with such beautiful details in each room!

This was the first dessert table I'd done for a wedding and Charlotte & Leon couldn't have been more enthusiastic and open to my ideas, as well as the two boys who were both quite vocal about their favourite desserts!!
Such a lovely couple and family, I was honoured to be involved in their day and was even more delighted when both Charlotte and Leon came into the room before the wedding started to see the table, Charlotte was overwhelmed and almost started crying before her bridesmaid stepped in and told her not to ruin her make-up!!
All in all I was super-duper pleased with how everything turned out and will be adding details and prices of dessert table options to the website early this year.

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