Something Blue

blue and gold wedding cake

They say April showers bring May flowers, and this cake is the perfect metaphor for this saying. When Emma (the bride) first contacted me, she was really taken with a hydrangea blue wedding cake, as designed by Zoe Clark. It was finished in a white lace and the softness of the colour meant that is stood out beautifully against any back drop.

As Emma and Daryl updated their wedding colour scheme, a change was made to go with a brushed gold design. I proposed a lay out for the addition of the flowers, and I can not be happier with the finished design. 

A lovely way to personalise any wedding cake is to add cake toppers, and here we not only included the bride and groom, but also their cute cockapoo Alfie. 

Fondant cockapoo cakemebysurprise

The cake flavours were; a chocolate truffle sponge with vanilla Swiss meringue buttercream and salted dulce de leche filling, carrot cake with a orange citrus buttercream, and a very zesty lemon cake with lemon buttercream and a lemon curd to add an extra punch.

blue and gold wedding cake with bright coloured flowers

The flowers chosen to dress the venue were stunning! For an April wedding on the cusp of May, the variety of flowers and colour pallet were magnificent. It can be really easy to stick to a very simple colour scheme, and avoid using colours that you may fear will clash with the interior of the venue or design of the cake. But thanks to Violets and Velvet , a bespoke florist based in Essex. Sam (Head florist) produced an eye popping and exciting array of floral arrangements that were just out of this world. The colours were fun, cheerful and really brought a modern touch to the overall wedding and design of the cake.

Sam, kindly popped to her van and pulled out a selection of ranunculus, hyacinths, a puff of blue hydrangea, mustard yellow roses, buds, and sprigs of Jasmine. As much as I love working with sugar flowers, it is with great wonder that I stare at these beautiful flowers that are completely drawn from mother earth. 

Upon arranging the flowers on the front of the cake, there was one thing missing, and I needed to fill the last gap with a contrasting colour to make the whole arrangement pop. Among Sam's beautiful collection was an almost coral pink peony. Which was perfect! So, many florist picks, tape, and bubble tea straws later, the cake was finished. 

The wedding was held at Botleys Mansion, and as you can see from the video the venue is gorgeous. 

With the demand for cake toppers now, I wanted to ensure we had a safe means of transporting our creations before setting them upon the cake, whilst also being able to provide a special thank you gift for our couples and a memento to remember us by. 

So we designed and commissioned these special boxes that we gift to all our couples on the day of their wedding as keepsake treasure boxes.

Special credit to Carlos Lischetti for the design inspiration behind these cake toppers

Special credit to Carlos Lischetti for the design inspiration behind these cake toppers

The boxes are tied with a beautiful black ribbon, in keeping with our branding, and packed with acid free tissue paper and a natural recycled straw (we love to stay eco friendly here). We have even included a cute label with instructions in how to store all sugar mementos. 

Cake box label cakemebysurprise.JPG

Filming took place during the creation of this cake, so head over to my YouTube Channel and subscribe to be notified when the new tutorial, on 'how to transfer a hand drawn image to a cake' , is uploaded. You will see the beginnings of the creation of this cake, and see how I put the monogram plaque together.

Design of wedding cake April 2017

A big congratulations to Emma and Daryl! Wishing you a wealth of happiness and love for the future.