Apologies for the break in my Cake Love posts, I have been busy taking care of baby Tilly and my sister Izzy has been snowed under with a project at University, so it’s been a challenge to keep up with the blog recently.
I wanted to start sharing some more wintry wedding ideas and inspiration as we head towards December – can you believe it’s almost here?! Well this cake that I found to share with you today isn’t an actual wedding cake, but I think it would be rather lovely for a couple who want a cake that’s really down-to-earth.
It’s in the ‘naked cake’ style that has been quite popular this year, with its rough icing, which I think gives it a sort of ‘frosty’ appearance – perfect for a winter wedding. The thyme sprigs that have been wrapped around also give it that wintry feel and I love the wild look they give the cake.
This is one of those wedding cakes that I quite fancy bookmarking and recreating as a birthday cake one day in the future. I really love the combination of the barely-there pale pink icing, and the white blossoms and foliage trailing down the tiers – it’s perfectly finished off with those soft red raspberries.
Previously on the blog I’ve featured a wedding cake inscribed with edible ink, and thought it was a really beautiful alternative that I hadn’t seen before. Today I have more inspiration along those lines, with the pretty tiered wedding cake that’s been hand painted with a beautiful inscription.
I’m always on the hunt for different ways of doing things to help inspire you with what you could do for your own wedding, and I really love this idea. The beauty of this cake is the endless possibilities in terms of what your chose to inscribe on it, the style and colours, and the illustrations.
This morning’s wedding cake is all about the cake topper, which captured me the moment I saw it. Whilst this cake might have been made for a flower fairy themed children’s birthday party, I think the cake topper would work equally well on a wedding cake.
A dainty string of fresh flowers is strung between two rustic twigs, a beautiful, natural wedding cake topper that would be a simple DIY project. If I was to try making it, I would simply use a needle and thread to create the flower bunting, before tying the ends to some foraged twigs.
I would recommend that you use organic flowers or those that haven’t been sprayed with any chemicals, because although the flowers aren’t in direct contact with the cake, I would err on the side of caution when it comes to something edible. You could also look at using edible flowers – we have lots of fabulous suppliers on the directory.
It has been quite a while since my last Cake Love feature, things have got a bit crazy with an attempt to take some maternity leave and then this little bundle that’s come along. I wanted to make sure that my first wedding cake back was a good’un and I think you’ll love this one.
This has to be one of my favourite wedding cakes ever (do I say that about most of them?). When I first saw Victoria Sponge wedding cakes I thought they were pretty genius, but this tiered wedding cake made from scones, clotted cream and jam is perhaps even more clever.
It’s one of those cakes that makes me think “why didn’t I think of that?!” If I was planning our wedding now, I would definitely be pinning this cream tea wedding cake to my Pinterest boards and it would be competing against the tiered Victoria Sponge wedding cake.
For today’s Cake Love feature I chose this incredibly elegant, pale peach coloured wedding that is beautifully adorned with fresh flowers.
The wedding cake itself is simple and understated, with smooth icing in a pale peach colour and dainty ribbons at the base of each tier. In a complementary palette of white and shades of purple, there is this elegant waterfall effect of fresh blooms tumbling down the cake.
I’m almost not sure how to follow last week’s beautiful strawberry and herb wedding cake, it was just perfect for a summer wedding. Following on the summery theme, I really loved this cake for its unusual tower of bundt cakes.
My knowledge of bundt cakes is that you make them in a special cake tin which creates this lovely, curvy ring shape and they are quite dense but rather tasty. I love the idea of using different sized bundt tins to create a wedding cake tower.
Simply decorated with some dusted sugar and a ring of summer berries, the sweet cake topper is a great way to ensure this cake is definitely a wedding cake and not just for a weekend celebration.