December 28th, 2010
I have been a bit remiss lately, and haven’t been updating this as frequently as I should — but I will blame a busy few weeks and hosting the in-laws for Christmas dinner.
We have been creating some gorgeous cakes lately that I would like to share with you, the first one was a really unusual cake, created especially for the winter solstice at Stonehenge, for a lovely couple, Tara and Joe, for their handfasting ceremony
The inside of the cake was a rich and spicy carrot cake with cream cheese frosting.
The next cake was a variation of our ‘Roses & Rings’ wedding cake, this time in a gorgeous hot pink colour scheme, and customised Bride & Groom figurines to match Helen and Mark.
Although the outside was classically traditional, the inside was a fresh and unusual twist, the bottom layer of ‘Vanilla Latte’, a light coffee sponge with rich vanilla buttercream; middle layer of chocolate cake with a white chocolate and raspberry ganache filling; and the top layer of banana sponge with a white chocolate ganache filling.
Finally, we had one of my favorite cakes, Fluttering Butterflies Wedding Cake, this time in a fabulous claret/burgundy colour scheme.
This pretty butterfly design for Jody and Gemma had a bottom layer of chocolate orange — chocolate cake with a chocolate orange filling, and a top layer of strawberries and white chocolate — light fluffy sponge with fresh strawberries and a white chocolate ganache filling.
I hope you have enjoyed these cakes, do let me know what you think!
November 24th, 2010
I’m afraid this is a very quick post as I still have more icing to do tonight.…
We have been given a selection of fabulous discounts to share with you — most of them end soon, so take advantage of them while they last
Waterstones are offering 10% off all books when you spend £30 or more, follow this link and use code HX8294 — valid until 12th December 2010 (excludes eBooks, eReaders, eReading accessories, stationery and downloadable audio)
I Need Pampering is offering 10% off all products — follow this link and use code web10 — valid until the 28th November
Ann Summers is offering free delivery when you use this link and the code RUDOLPH before the 3rd December
Montezuma’s is offering 20% off everything on their site (If you haven’t discovered them already, they create the most delicious chocolates I have ever tasted) for orders placed before the end of November.
Use this link and the code CHOCNOV
November 21st, 2010
We have some crafty tips for you to help you personalise your wedding, and they might even save you some money.
Create your own save the date cards
Create your own place cards and save the date cards using these lovely mini-cards from Moo. You can use one of their ready-made designs, or upload your own pictures or designs for a totally unique set of cards. Moo allows you to have a different image on each card, so you can really go to town with your designs.
Chocolate truffle favours
Create your own wedding favours by combining these delicious chocolate truffles
with your own choice of favour boxes and ribbons, or keep it simple with organza bags and handwritten labels, either way, the chocolates are delicious and your guests will appreciate the time and love you have put into these.
These cute wedding lanterns would light up an outdoor, country-themed or evening reception. I love the look of candlelight, and I think these would look beautiful in a country garden setting.
Continue the crafty theme at your hen party, and create your own garters, favours, buntings and other decorations — here are some links to help you out
favour & table decorations