Sugar Wedding Keepsakes and Special Treats

Sugar Wedding Keepsakes and Special Treats

Sometimes we get asked if we can supply a special cupcake or keepsake in addition to the main wedding cake. Occasionally the bride and groom want to give a small treat to someone special, perhaps due to individual dietary requirements, or as a sugar keepsake. We...
Cheese Stack Wedding Cakes from The Cheese Shed

Cheese Stack Wedding Cakes from The Cheese Shed

If you are looking for something different to a traditional wedding cake, a wedding cake of cheese is a perfect option. As well as looking fantastic, having a cheese wedding cake means you can offer delicious cheeses served with some beautiful cut meats, crackers,...
Getting to Know – Le Papillon Patisserie

Getting to Know – Le Papillon Patisserie

Interview With: Neil Thornton Company Name: Le Papillon Patisserie Location: Woking, Surrey Describe Le Papillon Patisserie Le Papillon is a modern patisserie based in Surrey. The business is set in 2500 sq ft of space and we produce for retail, wholesale and has a...
5 Ways to Save Money on Your Wedding Cake

5 Ways to Save Money on Your Wedding Cake

For many couples the wedding cake is an extremely important element to the wedding and is one of the main centrepieces in the reception. The cake is usually on display for everyone to see and is then cut in front of all the guests as part of the wedding breakfast....
How to Preserve the Top Tier of a Wedding Cake

How to Preserve the Top Tier of a Wedding Cake

Traditionally a wedding cake was made of three tiers of boozy rich fruit cake. The bottom layer was cut at the reception and the middle one distributed to guests and well wishers. The top tier of the cake was kept for the christening, and symbolised the connection...
Wedding Cake Icing Ideas

Wedding Cake Icing Ideas

Traditionally wedding cakes were all made of fruit and covered with marzipan and classic white royal icing, which was then decorated with lots of elaborate decoration. Nowadays however, wedding cakes generally are a lot simpler in design and iced with smooth sugar...
Types of Wedding Cake – What to Serve When

Types of Wedding Cake – What to Serve When

As a wedding caterer, my central task is to create a great menu that makes the best use of good, seasonal produce whilst ensuring a balance of flavours; something that all your guest will remember. Inevitably, one of my other unofficial roles is to help a couple...
Coloured Wedding Cakes

Coloured Wedding Cakes

The majority of the time I get asked to make classic white or ivory wedding cakes, perhaps with a splash of colour here and there to tie in with the colour scheme of the wedding, so I really love it when a bride chooses a coloured wedding cake instead of following...
Seasonal Wedding Cakes

Seasonal Wedding Cakes

A lot of brides nowadays try to use the seasons in the theme of their wedding, and as bridal flowers are seasonal you can take this theme through the rest of the wedding. The design of the wedding cake is a great way to really celebrate the season, complement the...
2011 Wedding Cake Trends

2011 Wedding Cake Trends

The wedding cake trends for 2011 see couples going back to more traditional looking wedding cakes, sticking to softer colours and simple yet elegant decoration. Matching Dress Details Matching the wedding cake to the bride’s dress is also a popular design...
Tiered Wedding Cakes or Mini Cakes?

Tiered Wedding Cakes or Mini Cakes?

There is no doubt that a five, six or seven tiered wedding cake looks really impressive and would certainly create that ‘wow’ factor for most wedding receptions. But what happens when you are only having a guest list of under 100, but still want to have an...
Choosing Nude Colours for Your Wedding Cake

Choosing Nude Colours for Your Wedding Cake

Looking ahead to spring/summer 2010, ‘nude’ is set to be the popular fashion colour of choice for this season’s wedding celebrations. Light browns, nudes and beige have appeared on many runways and are a great alternative to stark whites. Use tonal...
Classic or Novelty Wedding Cake Design?

Classic or Novelty Wedding Cake Design?

One of the key elements when planning your wedding is to ensure you mark your big day with personal touches. You can include details that reflect each of your personalities in many ways, including your wedding cake design. Novelty Wedding Cakes Ask yourself what...
Choosing Your Wedding Cake Flavour

Choosing Your Wedding Cake Flavour

When it comes to wedding cakes the choice of flavours is vast. I am often surprised to find that some people still think a wedding cake has to be a rich fruit cake. Whilst this is still the traditional choice (and the necessary choice if you want to keep the top tier...