Monday, 3 January 2011
A white rose wedding cake
Christmas wasn't all about the eating and chilling out for me, oh no there was work to be done as weddings took place over the festive period, well on the 28th December anyway!
I had two weddings on this date one was for a large vintage china order for a British themed wedding, delivered to a lovely village hall in Nottingham (sorry no photos as yet!) and one was for a very simple yet elegant white sugar rose stacked wedding cake. So on the day after Boxing day it was back into the kitchen for me and then 7 hours later this cake emerged!
I must say I do find it rather a challenge stacking wedding cakes as there are so many processes involved and the doweling and icing is key so that your cake doesn't sink at the venue, that would be a nightmare, in fact I do actually have nightmares about that happening or the cake falling when the couple go to cut it, luckily that has never happened and I will make sure it never happens!
This cake had 3 layers, the bottom was a rich fruit cake, the 2nd and 3rd tiers were a simple vanilla sponge with whipped vanilla bean buttercream. I set it up at Donington Park Farmhouse, one of my favourite venues in Derbyshire as the staff are great and the place is so cosy. This couple had their wedding in the old piggeries and it was gorgeous, very lovely for a cold winters day.
My next wedding cake is another shells and starfish cupcakes with top tier, I love making that cake. The fruit cake is already made and maturing nicely!
Happy New Year everyone and please check back for my New Year giveaway soon!