I’ve been looking longingly at this naked wedding cake that’s been sat in my folder just calling at me to share it. Isn’t it just so natural and understated and beautiful?
I’ve decided it’s layers of chocolate cake sandwiched together with freshly whipped cream – what wedding guests wouldn’t want to tuck into a slice of that (do you think you get a slice of all four layers?!). Simply decorated with some fern leaves, this wedding cake would be an ideal project for any of you brides-to-be who want a homemade cake.
On the subject of cake, it’s looking like I might be consuming rather a lot next week as I’m off to the West Country on a TNWC Roadtrip. I’m going to be visiting wedding businesses across Somerset, Devon and Cornwall and I’d love you to follow along my journey – there are full details here on my TNWC South West Roadtrip.
This wedding cake is everything the title says. It is pink, and very frilly. Therefore that makes it outrageous in my books. It is also topped off with a very cute Sylvanian families bride and groom rabbit couple.
If you’re a regular blog reader you might know that I have a soft spot for childhood memories / books / toys and for me, one of those toys that I utterly adored were Sylvanian families. I only wish that I had thought to top one of our wedding cakes (we had a cake table) with Sylvanian families bride and groom rabbits!
Aren’t they cute!
Yesterday I had a pretty full on day working with my sister Izzy to write up some truly beautiful real weddings that will be coming to the blog really soon. At 25 weeks pregnant spending a day working at 100mph is, it seems, not sensible – I was pooped!
So I needed to share a super sweet and make-you-smile kind of wedding cake today, to bring a bit of light relief – especially as it’s Friday as well. I don’t think I could have done better than this pretty floral wedding cake topped with a tiny bench and a pair of love birds.
I believe the entire cake is edible, all the decorations included, made from sugarpaste. Isn’t it stunning! I am so envious of some people’s talents. There is so much attention to detail in this delightful wedding cake, just look at the bride and groom’s initials carefully scribed onto the back of the bench.
I didn’t last long did I before I returned to a wedding cake covered in flowers, although in my defence this isn’t a sweet wedding cake – instead it’s a tiered tower of scrumptious cheeses.
Spotted over on a rather lovely wedding on Love My Dress that was featured recently, this cheese wedding cake is mounted on a tree trunk stand and covered in herbs, lavender and gypsophila. If you go and have a look at the full wedding, a locally sourced homegrown flower affair (which you should!), you’ll discover that the bride’s mother grew and arranged all of the wedding flowers, including decorating this cheese tower. What a mum!
I am at risk of going flower mad for wedding cakes, I think it’s all our gardens and hedgerows bursting into bloom that has got me mad for flowers all over again. So today I wanted to provide some pretty inspiration for those who don’t want flowers stuck all over their wedding cake.
This tall wedding cake is both modern and quirky with it’s geometric pattern decorating the sides and its funky angular heart cake topper. I particularly love the colour palette of this wedding cake, they are really pretty shades of pink, blue and that yellowy gold.
My only query with this cake is – how on earth to do you cut it up?? Surely you would end up with very thin tall slices for everyone – perhaps you have multiple layers of cake and buttercream hidden beneath the icing outer, that way you can cut it into small chunks and ensure that everyone gets a tasty mouthful!
I’m sure by now everyone in England is living in hope that this warm, sunny weather will last a few more days, at least over the bank holiday – fingers-crossed! Yesterday was May Day although with the delayed growth it doesn’t feel like we can really be into May already. It was also my husband’s birthday yesterday, so I can always remember what we did year to year, and a few years ago we’d had a lovely birthday picnic amongst the bluebells – of which there is no sight of yet.
What could be prettier than a wedding cake decorated with white, pale green and soft blue flowers? I am a big fan of scabious and love these powder blue ones on this cake. I’ve also spotted a few frothy heads of ammi or Queen’s Anne lace, which have that cow parsley-esque feel to them and will always be popular on this blog.
I like how the cake is finished off with a dusky gold small tier, and I’m even endeared by the china figurine cake topper – the kind you see on your granny’s mantelpiece - it fits well with the wedding cake and is a sweet touch.
Well what a week it’s been! Another two lovely TNWC Real Bride posts, some pretty floral inspiration, and a personal blog post to share the news that I’m having a baby. Plus we’ve finally had some warm weather in the UK making us all cross our fingers that spring is finally making an appearance.
With that in mind I wanted to share this spectacular tiered chocolate wedding cake covered in summer berries. It seems almost more unusual to come across a fruit cake wedding cake these days online, with more and more couples being adventurous in their cake flavours and going for something they actually love to eat.
If you are planning to decorate your wedding cake with summer berries, there’s no excuse not to use seasonal, locally grown fruit. There are also so many fabulous local farm shops and outlets stocking excellent seasonal produce that you should search the area around your wedding venue and source them direct. They will be much fresher and, I bet, tastier.