We recently attended a Ruby wedding anniversary surprise party and the cake was very unusual.
On a large icing tablet a poem had been wirtten in edible pens charting the life of the couple across their 40 years of marriage.
The tablet was then attached to the top of the cake surrounded by little icing objects from their past.
Such a personal touch for a special anniversary
I am off for a girly night with my NCT friends tonight and i have just whipped up some mini sponges dipped in ganache to take along with me.
Here is a picture of them mid production. Once the ganache had firmed up I popped them into mini cupcake cases and sprinkled with silver shimmer dust to finish them off.
I hope the girls enjoy!
Making Sally's wedding cake is giving me a great opportunity to make use of my Silverwood multi size cake tin. I bought this tin a few years back and it is really flexible and has some great features:
At about £30 for the pan and extra dividers it is not cheap but it replaces every size of square/rectangular cake tin you'll ever need so taking that into account it is a bargain. Make sure you shop about because the prices vary dramatically online with some charging nearly double.
One little tip. The mixture does seep through the little central divider slits so simply spray with cake release spray and pop a little strip of baking paper across the slits to block them up. You can see in the photo where i have lined the bottom of the pan and the central lower slits. I then simply spray the whole pan with baking release and the cake doesn't stick. Because the walls collapse it is so easy to get the cakes out of the tin.
Wedding cake production planning is in full swing for next week and one of the elements i really want to get perfect is the bow on the top.
Sally would like the bow to sit flat on top of the cake with some tails. I am conscience that bows can look rubbish if not done well. So i went in hunt of the perfect icing bow and found this amazing bow from finessecakes.com
Look how beautiful the bow looks on the cake with the stitch detail and realistic knot. It looks like a real fabric bow which is exactly the quality i want for Sally's cake.
Whilst researching the latest wedding cake designs i have discovered the limitations of cake stands available in the UK. They are either heavy silver or gold shiny lumps or weird alien lampshade designs which hold cakes at different levels or see through acrylics - Not my style at all. There is a few cupcake stands and vintage looking cake plates but not a huge choice and no specialist UK suppliers.
The US seem to have a much better selection. I like the fabric sash stands from raisethecake.com which are custom designed to match your wedding cake colour scheme. If you are looking for a vintage feel therochestudio.com has a nice selection of vintage cake stands for sale in a varity of styles and designs from large wedding cake platters to small single cupcake stands. And look at the cute wraught iron cupcake trees by bosscupcakestands.com! I want one!
Luckily they all ship to the UK!
Look at the lovely blog post featuring my cakes for Dan & Leanne's wedding. Doesn't the whole day look stunning laid out like this!
I am currently working on a new wedding cake design. The bride wants 4 square tiers of black and white pinstripes - with lots of bling.
I am currently thinking alternate tiers of solid diamante bling and crisp white icing with black pinstripes. Thin black ribbon around the bottom of each tier and possibly a black bow on the very top. For the base i am going to stack a few iced boards up and edge with the same black ribbon.
Kind of a mash up of these 2 cakes...
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