Welcome to my first ‘behind the scenes’ blog post. I am going to be sharing some behind the scenes images and the stories behind the cakes, starting with July 2021! After such a long time in lockdown without any weddings, it has been so lovely to get back to making cakes, but wow, its been busy!
First up was this pretty periwinkle, lilac and lavender wedding cake delivered to Storrs Hall, Windermere. Originally bride, Laura was thinking of incorporating a Disney’s Up theme to her cake, but then decided to go for a more classic look, incorporating her beautiful and whimsical colour scheme.
Laura asked for periwinkle colour sugar roses, and upon researching I found the ‘blue moon’ rose variety which has a gorgeous periwinkle colour with touches of lilac and lavender, so absolutely perfect for bringing together all the colour on the cake.
After making the periwinkle coloured roses I used petal dusts to add touches of lilac to the outer petals and depth to the centre of the roses. if you’d like to find out more about my petal dusting techniques definitely check out my free Lovelace rose workshop. I go through a lot of the techniques I used for these roses in that workshop.
I arranged the roses on the cake with some sugar leaves and gypsophila to add some colour and texture contrast.
The bottom tier of the cake was completely covered in hydrangea flowers made in periwinkle, lilac and lavender shades. It took two full trays of hydrangea petals to cover the bottom tier. A lot of work! But definitely worth it for the final look.
I photographed the cake before adding the hydrangea flowers to the bottom of the cake too because I thought it looked so pretty in its simplicity.
I absolutely love decorating wedding cakes with sugar roses. They are one of the most popular flowers for weddings and always have such a classic elegance.If you’d like to learn how to create and colour sugar roses you can find all the details of my online course ‘Sugar Rose Artistry’ here.
Next up was a wedding cake with lots layers of white ruffles on the bottom tier to create a really pretty texture and cascading sugar roses. Again I made those beautiful blue moon roses, I just love that a colour! and also added some memory lane sugar roses, leaves and white blossoms.
The dusky pink memory lane roses are one of the roses I teach in my sugar roses artistry course and if you’d like to learn about how to mix the perfect shade of dusky pink for sugar flowers you can find my free guide here.
Our next wedding cake was topped with a dome of sugar roses. I mixed the pale nude pink colour to match the bridesmaids dresses and the bottom tier was covered in ‘Vera Wang’ style ruffle roses in this same pale nude pink colour, along with a glittery middle tier. This was such a pretty cake and the sparkle was gorgeous when it was all set up in the marquee!
It was lovely to finally make our next wedding cake after many postponements. This 2-tier cake featured cascading sugar roses and calla lilies in shades of blue to match the shades in the ombre ruffles on the bottom tier. Then was accentuated with pretty metallic silver leaves.
Our next cake had a beautiful pale pink marble effect on the bottom tier, glitter on the middle tier and cascading pink and white sugar rose and freesia.
I’m often asked about the glitter that I use to create the sparkly look on the middle tier of this cake. I always use CK glitter squares which have such a gorgeous sparkle.
Finally we created a pretty Wedding cake with pale gold detail and sugar flowers including ivory roses, ranunculus and blue delphiniums.
It has been so much fun creating wedding cakes again after so many re-scheduled weddings due to covid restrictions. I’ll be sharing some of our August wedding cake designs soon on our next behind the scenes post.