The Wedding Cake – Part 1

Hello everyone! How I have missed you, yes I am now Mrs Baked By Me and am thrilled to bits. Will write a little post about the all-important wedding cake.

So many options, so little time! How did you go about choosing THE cake? Everything is gorgeous. I was pretty decisive on cake though to be fair. I wanted a romantic cake which had a rustic feel to it for our outdoor evening reception. A relatively small cake to feed 50 people.

Here’s some of my inspiration for cakes which I found whilst browsing on Pinterest. Scroll down and have a peek at the ‘naked cake’, was actually very keen for a cake similar to that although did not want to risk the cake being soggy as it does not sit well. Birdcage cake was also high on the list. Just so very intricate and will definitely WOW.

Wedding Cake Vintage

Mint Green Ruffle cake

Naked Cake

 

Rustic cakes inspirationDecided on a ruffled cake!

I did not want to add extra stress to the big day by making my own cake and knew I had to get a very talented cake maker as did not want to be let down on the day. Yes, please do your research as have heard nightmare stories. The cake maker must also be very good at gumpaste flowers as I wanted a Peony on the cake just like the ‘inspiration’ picture below.

Gumpaste peony

Also wanted to include a part of ‘Baked By Me’ as part of the design! Settled on our adorable button mould. Design to include fondant buttons 🙂 Yay!

Button Mould

As I was very rushed for time, it was challenging to get a cake maker who had a time slot for me. The engagement was only 3 months!

I wanted Isabelle of The Designer Cake Company to make my cake. Had a browse on her Facebook page and fell in love with her cakes.

This is one of her gorgeous makes:

Designer Cake Company

Just beautiful. I knew her cakes will never disappoint in terms of taste as well as design. Time to beg! As I was very last minute, she had to say No as her schedule was already packed. After a few tweets from us, we actually managed to get Isabelle to say YES!

Woohoo 🙂 Next post will include OUR wedding cake by The Designer Cake Company.

Stay tuned

xx

Iris

 

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Tash
    Sep 05, 2013 @ 06:35:56

    Hi Iris, where is that first cake from? I was hoping to get more information on it.

    It’s generally a good idea to include the source, just to respect the person who spent their time making and photographing it.

    Reply

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