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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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
Having a small wedding cake can still have as much of an impact as a large, tiered design. Small creations don't have to be understated unless that's the style you want and they should taste just as amazing. You still have lots of options and if you're worried about friends and family missing out, ask your supplier to supply pre-boxed slices as a gesture to let them know you were thinking about them on your special day. When choosing your cake maker, request a consultation and tasting. At the moment many suppliers have adapted their services and are offering consultations via video call and are creating taster boxes to be posted to you.... read more
Posted: 7 April 2021
Christmas is a special time and gives you a wide choice of delicious flavours. One of my favourites is a Moroccan orange cake, which is very rich and decadent, filled with a raspberry curd buttercream. A Baileys sponge filled with a light chocolate ganache. On the more traditional lines, there's the bakewell, a light almond sponge filled with vanilla bean buttercream and a cherry curd. Making the most of the season, how about a delicately spiced pumpkin sponge filled with a rich mascarpone cream?... read more
Posted: 23 December 2020
I adore winter weddings and love using a range of striking yet warm textures to create a showstopping cake. Opt for natural textures that you see in winter settings such as pine. Look for bold reds, burgundies and claret. Dark winter roses, green foliage and a touch of gold will look striking against a bright white or pale ivory sugar paste. Winter flavours to warm up your wedding cake include spiced carrot with white chocolate, chocolate and ginger and dark chocolate with white chocolate peppermint buttercream.... read more
Posted: 16 December 2020
By pairing your wedding with the natural beauty of the season, you'll be able to take advantage of widely available products, which you can incorporate into different aspects of your cakes design and styling. When creating your overall look, why not add sugar or dried flowers, berries and foliage? When paired with deep, saturated colours like burgundy, golds and plums, your bake will ooze warmth and embrace the seasonal charm. Plan your flavours around the time of year. This will tie it in nicely with your theme and give you the chance to use the best ingredients available.... read more
Posted: 28 October 2020