Category: Wedding Cakes
Posted by: Melanie
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This is my latest display cake, made with Crondon Park wedding fair in mind. The fair is next Saturday, 20th February, so do come along and see the venue set up for a wedding and meet the recommended suppliers. There is a vintage theme going on, so I made a cake with bunting, candy stripes, and little rolled roses (a bit Cath Kidson inspired). The sugar cup and saucer is so delicate, and I loved painting the pattern on it. The cake would be perfect for a summer wedding, or even a baby shower or christening.

After the Crondon Park Wedding Fair I will put the cake in my window for passersby to admire!

Category: Wedding Cakes
Posted by: Melanie
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This was a cake I made last week for a couple who got married at Crondon Park. They had a very popular design with an ivory sugar drape, sugar rose sprays and at the bottom was a handmade sugar bride and groom dressed as the couple, with their German Shepherd. Increasingly a couple's favourite pet is being used as a ring bearer and are also depicted on the cake. Later on this year I have 2 wedding cakes to make with cats on them.
Category: Wedding Cakes
Posted by: Melanie
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A delightful bride and groom sent me a photo of them cutting their wedding cake The cake was harlequin themed and the wedding was held at a really unusual venue, the chapel at Peckham Asylum. If you look at the tattoos on the groom's arm you can see harlequin jokers on playing cards. Plus he was dressed in the red and black colour scheme to match the cake. They found a picture of a similar cake on my website and asked me to make one in their colour scheme.
Category: Wedding Cakes
Posted by: Melanie
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This was one of the prettiest wedding cakes I have made in a long time. The top tier, shaped like a traditional birdcage and iced in a delicate pink with handmade sugar flowers, was all carrot cake. Then there were 75 cup cakes in chocolate and vanilla with different designs on, from a swirl of vanilla buttercream, a pink sugar rose, the bride and groom's monogram, and miniature bird cakes with sugar hoop. All the cup cakes were encased in delicate lacy wrappers to give an extra pretty finish. The cake is shown here set up at Crondon Park Golf Club.
Category: Wedding Cakes
Posted by: Melanie
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This simple and elegant wedding cake was for a wedding at Mulberry House near Ongar. Three tiers and three different flavours, with a sugar drape to look like fabric, and purple and white sugar calla lilies. The bride and groom sent a lovely card: "Thank you for making our special day perfect. We loved the cake."
Category: Wedding Cakes
Posted by: Melanie
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I had a lovely thank you card yesterday from the couple for whom I made this wedding cake.

"Dear Melanie, Thank you so much for our beautiful cake you made, it was absolutely stunning and just perfect and even more it tasted amazing. Thank you so much and can't wait for an excuse to use you again."

The cake was 4 different flavour tiers, with ivory icing layered with white lace made from sugar to match the bride's dress. The edges had royal iced piped beading and there were fresh roses between the tiers to match the table arrangements. It was so tall I took a spirit level when setting it up to ensure it would not lean.
Category: Wedding Cakes
Posted by: Melanie
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This cake was for a wedding at Boreham House on 9th January. Four different flavours of cake with sugar sprays of cream roses, variegated ivy and miniature pine cones. The sugar drape, which swept from tier to tier was covered in sugar lace. The fountain and cake stand are very popular this year as well, several booking have been made already.

The bride was delighted with her cake:

"Hi Melanie,

Thank you so much, our cake was beyond perfect, you're really very talented.

Kind Regards
Jo "
Category: Wedding Cakes
Posted by: Melanie
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This was my last wedding cake of 2015, for a New Year's Eve wedding at Crondon Park in Stock, Essex. With a colour scheme of gold and chocolate brown I put fresh cream roses with some gold colouring, yellow gold fruit, and some chocolate orange segments. All dusted in icing sugar for a wintry feel.
Category: Wedding Cakes
Posted by: Melanie
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No icicles or snow yet this winter, here in Essex, but that was the theme this bride was after, so we made brittle white chocolate shards, with gold ting-ting spiralling from the top.
Category: Wedding Cakes
Posted by: Melanie
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I delivered and set up a wedding cake at Hylands House in Chelmsford for the first time since they have installed their Pavilion wedding venue. This cake was for a fairly large Indian Wedding and the venue was well suited to such an event. There was a 3 tier square cake with sugar lace all round and flowers between the tiers, extra cutting cake for the kitchen and two cup cake towers in 3 flavours for the children, and anyone who didn't want lemon cake.