Your wedding cake will be a focal point and one of the most visual parts of your West Midlands wedding reception. Designs vary from a tempting display of cupcakes to a six-tier extravaganza, or why not opt for a bespoke cake for your big-day reflecting your personalities? A professional West Midlands wedding cake maker will create cakes to wow and delight your guests with a variety of fillings and flavours.
Here’s some star wedding cakes West Midlands suppliers from places like Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Coventry, Worcestershire, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Warwick, Shrewsbury and Stratford, you might want to get in touch with...
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There are many ways you can incorporate seasonal flavours into your cake. Here are some of our ideas: Why not indulge in chocolate and spice it up with cinnamon, orange
and a hint of cardamom filled with a rich chocolate ganache? If you don't like orange, then how about a dark chocolate cake filled with white chocolate and peppermint ganache? Ideal if you're serving your cake as dessert. My all-time favourite treat for this time of year is Baileys, so give a traditional vanilla sponge a hit of Baileys and fill it with white chocolate and Bailey's ganache.... read more
Posted: 19 January 2022
Jackie Diamond Cake Design, based in Warwickshire, is offering all bookings placed before the end of January 2022 free favour cookies for the top table. Jackie creates quirky and traditional handmade wedding and celebration cakes. Each design is made to suit the customer's personality, tastes and budget. If you'd like to meet Jackie and see more of her work, she'll be exhibiting at The National Wedding Fayre (www.nationalweddingfayre.co.uk) at the CBS Arena in Coventry on 19th and 20th February, 2022.... read more
Posted: 13 January 2022
Winter wonderland weddings can vary depending on if you're going for a snowy or warm and cosy feel. If you're going for the latter, you might want to introduce a spray of flowers in deep reds, berries and pine cone or pine leaves (artificial for food safety) with accents of gold leaves, rich coloured bases and textures on the cake. Alternatively, for a snowy look, opt for a snowglobe with personalised figures and create a forest with fairylights for a touch of warmth. This will look amazing with a bark effect wood log as the bottom tier with a flower spray and deer antlers made from chocolate.... read more
Posted: 5 January 2022
"Autumn provides a wide variety of rich tones from gold and bronze through to burnt orange and rich, vibrant reds. When combined with rustic elements, it creates a warm, welcoming feel for you and your guests. Surprise your friends and family with delicious seasonal flavours such as spiced chocolate, carrot, chocolate with a hint of ginger ganache buttercream filling or a warm cinnamon coffee and walnut cake. Use flowers such as garden roses, anemone and calla lilies in a deep plum and combine them with a mixture of red, bronze and gold berries or mini pumpkins and little crab apples. Cascades of autumn leaves also look stunning with the addition of berries and twigs. These can be natural or coloured in bronze or gold to add interest."... read more
Posted: 8 December 2021
Incorporating flowers into your cake is very popular at the moment whether it's real, silk or sugar versions. I've also seen a rise in natural, eco-friendly blooms that are dried or pressed. It's important to talk to your cake designer about what flowers will work in your design as they have to be edible and organic with no pesticides used. Good options would be roses, violas, calendulas, cornflowers, abutilons, fern leaves and rose leaves. If dried, non-pressed versions are used, like palm spears or grasses, these should be covered in florist tape or flower picks."... read more
Posted: 27 October 2021
I have always enjoyed baking since I was very young. I can remember making our Christmas cakes every year as a family, all excited to take our turn stirring the mixture and making a wish. As I got older, I started to make family and friends celebration bakes and eventually decided to take it more seriously and started evening classes after work to learn how to decorate. As day-to-day life continued, my cake dreams lingered in the background and were brought to life every now and again for a niece or nephew's birthday. Fast forward several years, one day, while on maternity leave, my oldest daughter told me how much she loved having me at home with her. That was the moment everything changed. I was going to stop dreaming and start a business. I wanted to show my children that it's okay to dream, but if you want your dreams to come true, you have to work hard to make them happen.... read more
Posted: 13 August 2021
My cake journey started early. I have always loved baking and spent hours with my mum, nan and aunts making all sorts of delicious treats. I got married nine years ago and decided to make my own wedding cake with the help of my aunt, Margaret, which was the start of my journey. I started out making birthday bakes but soon moved onto weddings, which I love. Then seven years ago, I gave up my job as a law clerk to make cakes full time. I can honestly say it was the best thing I've ever done. I've met some wonderful people over the years, and I get to do something that I really enjoy.... read more
Posted: 23 July 2021
I started making cakes when my children were young as a way of giving them a special creation for their birthdays. It quickly became a hobby, and I wanted to try and develop my skills, so I spent my spare time practising and making them for family. Within a few months, I was being asked for larger and more elaborate designs and took the plunge into my first wedding cake gifted for a friend. I loved the whole creative process and being involved in someone's special day.... read more
Posted: 9 July 2021
Sweet-toothed diners are in for a treat this World Chocolate Day as London added a new luxury dessert parlour to its dining offer. Situated on Wembley Park Boulevard, Haute Dolci has a stunning open design that draws inspiration from both Italian and French heritage; the eatery combines fashion sensibilities with the art of food and desserts, to ensure a sumptuous and unparalleled customer journey. The restaurant boasts a backdrop of exquisite finishes inspired by Statuario marble and on the mezzanine level, a cherry blossom tree will transport diners to Paris' iconic cherry blossom display outside of the Notre-Dame, adding to the air of elegance at this must-visit dessert house. The tree, constructed from a real cherry tree trunk and six metres in diameter, will provide an ethereal focal point to the decadent eatery, with beautiful bloom-filled branches spanning across the width of the restaurant.... read more
Posted: 25 June 2021
There are many ways you can still have the cake of your dreams at a smaller wedding. Here are a few of my top tips: Right on-trend for the coming wedding season are floating tiers. Achieved using a sidebar that can be decorated with foliage, flowers or crystal beads, it gives the illusion of a floating top tier. Creating a tall, elegant cake without extra portions. Alternatively, you could opt for the illusion of a clear tier using an acrylic dummy. This can be left empty or filled with flowers, crystals, baubles or decorated with a stencil feature to tie in with your theme or centrepieces.... read more
Posted: 2 June 2021