Hi folks, we just got back from our hols so thought I should get on with a blog post as I still have around 10 cakes to get on my blog. I am currently sitting in Monkey Puzzle. For those of you with kids who live in the Chelmsford/Maldon area you will know what I am talking about. For everyone else, Monkey Puzzle is a kids indoor play area. As it is the school hols there are even more kids than you might usually expect to see.
It is messy, noisy, has no comfy seats and generally not conducive to settling down to a spot of work. On top of that none of my friends were free today to come so I brought Dexter and his best friend and I am sitting on my own (just call me Norma).
Back to the matter in hand – cakes. This cake was made for a wedding celebration on what turned out to be a beautiful summer’s day.
The wedding venue was Newland Hall which is actually just down the road from me so it is always handy for delivering cakes there. Although that is not the only reason I like the venue. It is really pretty and the grounds that the permanent marquee stands in are lovely.
Many of the venues I deliver to have marquees within the grounds and sometimes they feel very detached from the main house and beautiful features that must have attracted the bride and groom in the first place. Whenever I deliver a cake to Newland Hall or have any contact with the staff there they are really friendly and helpful.
Right I didn’t quite get back to the matter in hand did I? I Just wanted to say a few words about the Venue as they kindly recommend my services.
This wedding cake was quite a traditional style cake with piping detail and fresh wedding cake flowers provided and arranged by Donna Holley of Elegance Flowers.
This blog is a marketing fest! It was a three tiered cake with flowers between the bottom and second tier and then a small arrangement on the top tier.
The design of the cake included using lace ribbons around two of the tiers and the bride supplied me with some of the ribbon she was planning to use at the venue.
As I am writing I can see Dex and his friend beating each other up with some large mats (sure they are not designed for this purpose).
As always I made a template for my piping detail. I made a scalloped edge which matched the edge of the ribbon so that once it was applied to the cake the piping lines would be in the right place distance wise and would follow the curves of the ribbon. I piped dinky hearts and beads around the tiers and painted the beads to give them a lustrous finish.
I delivered the cake part assembled and then Donna did her bit with the flowers. I loved the colour combination and the stunning David Austin roses. I took loads of pictures of the venue while I was waiting.
I usually take a couple of the table decorations and flowers but on this occasion I took advantage of the time I had while Donna was arranging the flowers to take lots of close ups and pictures that I wouldn’t normally spend time taking.
The cake decoration was really elegant and delicate and the flowers complimented it perfectly.