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Category: Wedding Cakes
Posted by: Melanie
This weekend I delivered and set up the largest wedding cake I have ever supplied. It was 11 tiers of cake, chocolate, vanilla sponge, lemon sponge, fruit cake and carrot cake. The commission gave me the opportunity to use my water fountain for the first time too, so all in all it was a very exciting order.

Here are the cakes, split, filled, iced and placed on boards ready to have the rows of beading piped on them.

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And here they are a day later, decorated with the piped beading and stacked up with the pillars required to separate them. This process did take a whole day.

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And here is the finished cake with it all assembled on a 4 ft round table, with the fountain working, under the pillared stand I have to go with it, complete with posies of roses and peonies on the top of each of the 5 top tiers and between the tiers with pillars.

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Category: Wedding Cakes
Posted by: Melanie
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Three wedding cakes again this week. This was the first one, a 4-tier sponge cake in ivory icing with tiny sugar hearts appliqued all over the sides, and then sugar fabric draping from tier to tier, caught up on the ledge of each tier with a handmade sugar vanda orchid.

This was for a wedding at Stock Brook Manor, near Chelmsford in Essex.
Category: Wedding Cakes
Posted by: Melanie
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This was the final cake I made last week. It is 6 tiers (although the bottom tier - 14" across is a dummy). It is all white, with white ribbon round the base of each tier and a cascade of large white handmade sugar roses, each with a diamante in the centre. When cakes are that size I have to take them to the venue in sections and assemble them in situ. To put on the top roses on I had to stand on a stool as it is so tall.

It looked superb set up at Stock Brook Manor, near Chelmsford in Essex last Sunday.
Category: Wedding Cakes
Posted by: Melanie
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This was the second wedding cake I made last week. A classic stacked cake with a cascade of chocolate roses, but in the prettiest ivory, palest pink and ivory, and pale pink colours. It was for a wedding at Boreham House, near Chelmsford in Essex.
Category: Wedding Cakes
Posted by: Melanie
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Last week was very busy with wedding cakes. I had one 6-tier WOW cake, a very pretty pink one and this one, which was very individual.

The bride and groom were very specific in their requirements, wanting a representation of the Great Wall of China with a particular colour wall, although only wanting a small amount of cake, so we settled on two small tiers with a turret. The symbol on the top is 'double happiness'. The men's 'favours' were coasters which looked very similar and tied the cake into the rest of the wedding theme. The little modelled sugar bride and groom were dressed as the real bride and groom except the models were wearing muddy walking boots, as walking is the couple's hobby.

The wedding was held at Prested Hall in Feering in Essex.
Category: Wedding Cakes
Posted by: Melanie
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The last two weeks have been very busy with cakes as well as being the Easter school holiday.

The first week I made this white freeform cake, with white sugar wraps and fans, with black handmade sugar roses with the edges dipped in edible glitter.

This was for a wedding at Three Rivers Golf Club at Cold Norton near Chelmsford in Essex. The black and white theme was extended to the tables and chair sashes and the venue looked stunning. The whole wedding was James Bond themed with black and white and diamonds (diamantes) and looked stunning. There were even touches of black and white and diamonds in the rest rooms. I can imagine that, with the guests in black tie and evening dress, it must have a stunning and stylish affair.
Category: Wedding Cakes
Posted by: Melanie
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This 3-tier wedding cake was made for a wedding at Spains Hall in Finchingfield in Essex in August. The cake table at this venue is beautifully lit with spot lights, so cakes for this venue need to be perfect!

It has square vases supporting the tiers with sugar vanda orchids inside the vases. Purple sugar freesias with bear grass are on the top and on the ledges of each tier.