The garden may seem an unusual place to be at the heart of a business, but for Lucy's wedding cakes, it is where it all begins. Lucy provides handcrafted quality vegan wedding cakes, but in an attempt to educate the everyday customer about animal welfare, she also provides wedding cakes with an unusual twist. The garden is home to Lucy's flock of chickens (all rescued ex-battery hens), and it is the fresh eggs laid by these hens that are essential to the quality of her non-vegan cakes. “When the egg is fresher, the air stays in it when you whisk it up,” explains Lucy, “so this is a great selling point for couples, and allows me to teach them about the egg industry, and the price animals are paying for our current fast food attitude.”
From travel-inspired pieces to personalised hearts, there is something for every happy couple in the new cake topper collection from luxury wedding stationers norma&dorothy.
Taking inspiration from the natural world, the extensive 57-strong collection is perfectly designed to suit a wide range of wedding styles, featuring everything from lush botanicals and woodland animals as well as contemporary geometrics.
Last week we brought the the great competition from Mr Kipling to win a wedding makeover, for couples getting married the same weekend as the Royals. Now we can tell you about the new limited edition range of Royal Wedding cakes that they launched yesterday!
We have had the pleasure of tasting them in the office and we think they're delicious! If you want to get your hands on them get down to Asda today, where they'll be on sale unitl the 16th May.
The wedding of the year is fast approaching, providing the perfect excuse to celebrate. However you're planning on celebrating the big day. Mr Kipling has got you covered with it's limited edition range of cakes, especiallu made for the Royal Wedding on the 19th May.
Iceland cordially invites its customers to indulge in a slice of the royal wedding as it launches a limited edition celebration wedding cake, for one week only.
The handmade elderflower and lemon cake, available from 14th May 2018, will cost just £8.00 - so, at 66 pence per slice, it’s a fraction of the £50,000 proposed cost for the royal cake. But don’t delay, there are a limited amount of cakes per store*, and when they’re gone, they’re gone.
A wedding cake is most probably the most expensive cake a bride and groom will ever purchase. Therefore, a lot of thought normally goes into the process of choosing and deciding the design, flavour and all the little details that a wedding cake entails.
Faye Palmqvist. from Sweet Elements, a bespoke cake catering business based in Fulham and founded by Le Cordon Bleu–trained pastry chef, has shared her tips on what to consider when choosing your wedding cake.
Tips for choosing your wedding cake
CHOOSE YOUR DESIGN
Since I started my wedding cake business I soon came to realise that weddings are no longer about following rules on colour and traditions and are increasingly finding new and exciting ways to push the boundaries and wow the guests. This is why I absolutely love having my part in the industry because I find that pushing boundaries is so important when finding inspiration to create exciting new designs.
Why you should consider going all organic for your first slice as a married couple
There’s no doubt that the wedding cake is one of the most important aspects of the day – the style, flavour, and how many tiers all considered. But have you ever thought about the ingredients that make up your cake?
Celeste from The Organic Wedding Cake Company has created a whole business off the back of her love for organic produce and the demand for organic cakes. She’s been buying organic for over 15 years but has been baking cakes for a lot longer and so it was only natural to bring the two together as a business.
Just like wedding dresses and flowers change with the season, the catering at weddings can also be affected by the latest trends. Leading UK caterers H+J are expert at spotting the everchanging wishes of soon-to-be-wed couples, holding their weddings at top London venues such as Dartmouth House, 41 Portland Place and Ironmongers Hall.
How to think outside the box for your wedding catering
The food and drink you serve at your wedding plays a huge part of your big day. In fact, the catering is likely to be one of the biggest expenses, so it’s vital you get it right. There’s so many choices and options when it comes to wedding food and drink, so how do you pick the right menu for your big day? If you’re looking for unusual cuisine to surprise your guests, reflect your personality as a couple and ensure the catering is remembered for many years to come, it’s time to ‘think outside the box’ and weave some creative spirit into your wedding menu.
Venus Bridal, specialists in diverse bridalwear, provides some tips on how to think outside the box for your wedding catering.
The beautiful Godminster Farm is based on the outskirts of the picturesque town of Bruton in the heart of Somerset. The farm was certified organic in 1999, is home to almost 300 organic dairy cows and boasts fruitful orchards filled with a variety of delicious fruits and herbs which inspire many of the Godminster products.
The Godminster Celebration Cheese Cake is a glorious tower of mouth-watering delight, from the handmade organic brie and award-winning vintage organic cheddar to goat’s cheese, with the distinctive heart-shaped Godminster cheddar as the crowning glory.
To create the perfect wedding cake, Godminster have teamed up with some fantastic cheese makers, which makes this 10kg and 54cm of pure deliciousness.
Wedding photos are one of the most important aspects of every wedding. Why? Because they capture the magic of the day and enable you to fondly reminisce in many years to come. Propel your wedding photos from run-of-the-mill images to fairy-tale moments of the big day with the following stand-out features designed to inject the wow factor into every type of wedding.
With their pretty rainbow tones, floating motion and fairy-like appeal, bubbles have long been a favourite prop for photographers.
The charming allure of bubbles make a great addition to a wedding and bring a magical feature to the special day.
Bespoke Wedding and Celebration cakes homemade with love. If you can dream it, we can create it.
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ENTER THE GREAT BRITISH FOOD FESTIVAL 'CAKE OFF' AND FIND OUT! Set in the grounds of the magnificent Elizabethan country house, the hall near Chesterfield in Derbyshire provides a stunning venue for The Great British Food & Drink Festival. The event is back this for three days between the 30th April and the 2nd May, opens its gates at 10am each day.
The wedding cake is possibly one of the most established elements of a wedding day. From choosing the cake maker, design and flavour choice, to the ritual of cutting the cake together, it is undoubtedly an essential part of culinary planning. Traditionally, the wedding cake takes the form of a tiered masterpiece covered in thick white fondant icing and perhaps a few fondant roses.
This year however, the vintage inspired wedding cake is set to be huge! Sammi-Jo Gascoyne, established chef and owner of Blushing Cook, gives us her thoughts on what we can expect to see in 2016.
A couple only has one shot at their wedding cake, so it is no surprise that brides are going all out to make sure their cakes are reflecting the latest and greatest in designs. Vows and Venue’s speak to Sweet Hollywood, a unique bespoke cake company based in London founded by husband and wife duo Pardeep Gill & Renu Kaur Gill.
Sweet Hollywood cater for all occasions, however they have built their impeccable reputation around creating bespoke wedding cakes. Like Hollywood their cakes are larger than life, with each edible work of art directed by the client and then beautifully crafted by their team of artists.
We sat down with Pardeep and Renu to talk through the wedding cake trends we can expect from 2016: