THE Wedding Cake! – Part 2

So much love for our first wedding cake post. We had so many people checking out the post that my little blog had the most ever ‘views’ on that day. If you have not seen the first part, you can read it here. Thank you everyone xx

This post will be filled with pictures just because no one would want me to describe the cake details when you can ogle at the pictures and the fine work done by The Designer Cake Company.

Here we go, will start with:

Cake specification

Two tier white ruffle and peony wedding cake

6” & 8” tiers to feed approximately 50


6” – lemon sponge filled with lemon buttercream and lemon curd and covered in white chocolate


8” – vanilla sponge filled with vanilla buttercream and raspberry conserve and covered in white

chocolate ganache



Both tiers iced in white with white fondant ruffles and a pale pink peony as per image provided

Design to include fondant buttons (mould by Baked By Me) Have a peek HERE.

Cake to sit on round cake board decorated to match theme and trimmed with ribbon


Delivery to The Cellar Door in Durham on Monday 8th July 2013


Image by the talented Cake Maker : The Designer Cake Company

Ruffle Peony Wedding Cake

The rest of the pictures, sourced from our photographers and kind family guests 🙂

Close up Ruffle Peony Cake  Ruffle Peony Wedding Cake

Back of Ruffle Peony Cake, Button Detail

Wedding Cake at Cellar Door

Ruffle Peony Wedding Cake

Our Wedding Cake

and last but not least a picture of us?

Happy couple with ruffle wedding cake

Am still in love with our wedding cake, thank you very much The Designer Cake Company for making it exactly the way I? wanted it to be. Hehe, the Mr just left me to it. Understand it was quite challenging to bring the cake in safely to The Cellar Door through the steep cobbled streets of Durham town centre and it was a scorcher of a day too.

Would love to ‘document’ and share more of our wedding day with you, so do leave a comment if you like posts like these. Was pretty much a DIY wedding reception in the evening and an intimate ceremony in the afternoon at Jesmond Dene.



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