Monday, 27 May 2013

Marie Antoinette Cakes needs your votes!






This week we were delighted to find out we'd been nominated for a County Brides Wedding Award for Best Cake Category and now we really need your votes!!






For anyone who has enjoyed a Marie Antoinette Cake at their wedding or perhaps is looking forward to one of our cakes at an upcoming wedding, please take a couple of minutes to visit the County Brides website http://www.countybrides.com/awards/ and fill in the form to vote for us.










It's amazing to be nominated after being up and running for such a short time but it would be absolutely incredible to be shortlisted or even win something!

Thanks in advance to everyone who votes and here's hoping! xxx





Monday, 20 May 2013

Brides up North Vintage Wedding Fayre at The Bowden Rooms, Cheshire




Yesterday, hubby and I spent the day meeting lots of lovely couples at a wonderful vintage wedding fair in Altrincham.













There was an amazing selection of suppliers, including beautiful vintage accessories for venue dressing, gorgeous bespoke vintage dresses, sparkly tiaras and accessories, yurts, stunning floral displays and a fab vintage band who kept us entertained all day!














We'd never been to The Bowden Rooms before but had heard lots of great things about it and we weren't disappointed. The setting is in a beautiful residential area in a very lovely area of Cheshire and the back of the venue overlooks a Croquet Club where local residents were taking advantage of the good weather for the day!









The venue is relatively small compared to some venues but perfect for a vintage style intimate wedding and has some gorgeous details including the wonderful ceiling adorned with some fabulous chandeliers and beautiful wooden floors!

We had a great day, the time flew with lots of lovely couples enjoying the weather and popping down to see us. We also met some very talented suppliers who'd created some stunning displays on their stands, makes me want to get married again!!

Thanks to Brides up North the event organisers and a huge thank you to Julia and the rest of the team!




Thursday, 16 May 2013

Sage Green & Antique Pink Vintage Wedding Cake







This week I joined a group of very talented ladies at The Last Drop Village for a bridal photo-shoot with photos taken by the super duper Julie Lomax from Images by Julie!













The theme was 1920's vintage with lace & pearls with the colours being sage green and antique pink so I set to work to design a cake especially for the occasion!














The bottom tier of the cake was made using a beautiful lace mould that I bought recently, it's my favourite new toy.

There is also a beautiful tier adorned with strings of the palest pink sugar pearls which look gorgeous against the soft ivory icing on the cake.













The lace tier was adorned with pretty ivory pearls to reflect the glamour of the era and I think it really lifts the lace pattern.












I then made a selection of beautiful sugar roses in soft tones of antique pink and pale silvery grey which add a touch of soft decadence to the look and tie in really well with the gorgeous sage green satin ribbon.

I can't wait to see the finished pictures from Julie and promise to share them with you!







Thursday, 9 May 2013

Ivory, Peach & Purple Rose Birdcage Cake!





My latest cake design was inspired by the Spring/Summer Wedding Window display at Lancashire Floristry, Bolton.









Victoria asked me to create a wedding cake design that she could place in her window to compliment her colour scheme and theme of bird, trees and birdcages.

The colours were ivory with a combination of very pale pinks & peaches teamed with a lovely deep purple.

The cake is four tiers of soft ivory with alternate tiers having a gorgeous white lace border pattern. The top tier was a beautiful peach birdcage complete with a bird!

The whole cake was then adorned with oversized handmade sugar roses & blossoms in tones of peach & purple.


 
 
 
 



 
I love this cake, it's so different to the other colour schemes I've worked with but peach is supposed to be on trend for next year so I can't wait to work with it some more. It also works wonderfully well when teamed with gold so watch this space for more peach creations from Marie Antoinette Cakes!

 

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Save The Date Sunday 19th May 2013!

I'm so excited to tell you about my next Wedding Fayre! It's at the fabulous Bowden Rooms in Altrincham on Sunday 19th May, entry is free so if you are currently engaged and planning your wedding or even know someone else who is then spread the word and get yourself down to see us, we'll have a lovely display of wedding cakes on show and will be on hand to offer advice on all things cake as well as providing you with some yummy samples to try!!
 
 
 
This is your invitation to Cheshire's best kept secret and most authentic vintage wedding venue, in association with Channel 4's "Top Blog For Northern Brides " Brides Up North
 
Join the region's very finest bridal suppliers in this unique setting for a luxury exhibition with a vintage twist
 
The Bowdon Rooms, Altrincham, Cheshire - Sunday 19th May 2013 - 12pm - 4pm
FREE ENTRY
 
Visit www.bridesupnorth.co.uk to pre-register for your FREE welcome bag and speedy entry, while stocks last!
 
We are very nearly sold out on exhibitor space.  For details & to reserve your place email contact@bridesupnorth.co.uk ASAP
 
 

Pretty Tiffany Blue & Blush Pink Pearl & Rose Cake!



Last week I made a beautiful cake for a 30th birthday party. I made the wedding cake for this lucky lady so her hubby came back to me when it was time for another fab celebration and knew his wife would definitely want a chocolate truffle cake!

When we discussed the design, he also knew that she liked the tiffany blue wedding cake from the website so we used this as the basis for the cake.










The cake was quite tall, over 15cm and covered in a light shade of tiffany blue sugarpaste.

I then hand-piped lots of royal icing pearls up the cake and topped it with a beautiful handmade oversized blush pink rose!

The end effect was so pretty and went down a real storm at the party!



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