Who doesn’t like a nice beach? No one that I know, which is just as well as we live on the Cornish coast! Lots of stunning beaches.
Although the wedding I did yesterday wasn’t actually on a beach, you could see the sea. It was in the grooms family back garden (field) with the most stunning views! And right in the next village to me, which was handy.
The cake was a beast! So heavy it took the groom, his mate from NZ, a girl guest and a trolley to get it from car to marquee! All involved thought this quite funny, and photos were taken. It really was quite a sight. Especially as the trolley then had to be carried over the grass. So the cake arrived in some style!
It was: Chocolate/salted caramel and ganache. Lemon and vanilla buttercream. And coconut/lime with pineapple buttercream.
No really! I live in Cornwall, but near the Devon border. And this means being in the middle of the jam/cream cream/jam debate. Something that is taken very seriously in these parts.
Today I did a cream tea wedding. Such a lovely idea, and it all went well. However. I had to do half the scones the Devon way (cream first) and half the Cornish way (jam first). And the Cornish ones went first! Several people commented, as there was family from both counties.
So today clotted cream became political!
(Thats my mum. She helped with the cream distribution)
I think I’ve mentioned before that when I left school (in fact I ran screaming) at 16 I went to train in horticulture. That was about a million years ago, but some things stick with you. My love of flowers being one.
Now I don’t grow as many, instead I make them out of sugar! I’ve a project for a display cake in my head. And now the wedding fair season has stopped for me (until September) I’ve made a start. It involves a lot of flowers! And I’m in my element.
You’ll be getting sick of floral updates, for which I’d apologise except I’m not sorry 🙂
A few weeks ago I was asked to do what, for me, was a dream cake. A pink wedding cake! I’m such a girl that this instantly appealed. Although I did double check that they wanted the actual cake pink, and not just pink accents. Nope, pink cake with white roses. My inner six year old did cartwheels.
The cake itself was Madagascan vanilla, with raspberries and black raspberry liquor syrup.
When we go to the venue the colour made perfect sense.
Pink was a theme this week with another pink cake. This time for a 40th birthday.
Today I delivered the heaviest cake in the world!!! Well my back told me it was anyway. You wouldn’t think a cake without fondant would be so heavy, but then again there was more buttercream than you could shake several sticks at.
My BFF from Atlanta sent me some Viva paper towels to get the smoothness to the buttercream. It worked really well! I’ll be using it a lot, sorry Leslie!
The wedding colours were silver and blue. The bride provided the topper. The cake is Madagascan vanilla and raspberry, with vanilla buttercream. With a separate gluten free cake to match.
Wedding fair season is in full swing! I love dong them, you get to meet such nice people and visit some beautiful locations. Sunday was no exception. Northcote Manor is stunning, even in the pouring rain we had all day. And they looked after us so well.
I try to take something different to each fair. Although when they are every weekend that can be a challenge. I managed it though. This was my new addition. Printed wafer paper, a stunning way to add real drama to a cake.