Wedding Ideas: Wedding Cakes
The Earls Court National Wedding show was a whirlwind of unique services and beautiful products, making each wedding bespoke for each bride. Here are a few of the companies we met up with. Here is a chance to gain inspiration for your wedding.
Le Papillon Patisserie have one simple aim: to make each and every wedding cake unique to each bride. They are a bustling cake shop in the heart of Surrey, making fine French patisserie and wedding cakes. We are excited to say that they will be holding a stand at the Earl’s Court National Wedding show this weekend. So go along to stand F50 to find out more!
Ann’s Designer cakes will be featuring at this years National Wedding Show at Earls Court. She creates both dazzling bespoke and simple chic cakes, which are not only beautifully decorated with intricate designs, but also taste delicious. So why not pay Ann a visit? She will be located at stand F10- go and find out how she can help you find your dream cake!
Guides for Brides is delighted to say that The Laura May Cake Company will be showcasing some really elegant and impressive wedding cake designs at this September’s National Wedding Show at Earls Court.
One stunning cake is an eye-catching six tiers with a mass of beautifully crafted white and hot pink flowers. Another, designed to appeal to the oriental market, has been decorated with a spectacular Chinese inspired design. Call at stand H3 to see these and other amazing creations.
The moment when you cut into your wedding cake is a very special and memorable milestone of your wedding day. Although it is a tradition to have a classically stacked wedding cake, why not ‘cake’ into consideration other options for this sugary center piece?
How about a cupcake wedding cake? They are easy to transport and travel, you can get a range of different flavors. It also means each guest receives a pretty, petite parcel, each remaining individually stunning! Why don’t you consider a croquembouche? This splendid pile of cream filled profiteroles is unique, striking and unforgettable! The croquembouche is made fresh that day, fully transportable and does not need refrigeration. It can be easily shared and decorated with spun sugar. Even Madonna and Guy Ritchie chose a croquembouche for their December 2000 wedding! This stunning spire can also be made out of macaroons! Kate and William chose not only a traditional eight tiered cream masterpiece but also a McVitie’s chocolate biscuit cake.
The possibilities are endless… how about a marble cake or carrot cake or adding curd, fresh flowers/fruit, marzipan or meringue! You could be really adventurous and have a cheese wedding cake or chocolate fountain! The challenge is in finding someone to make what you fancy!
Break the cake mold and dare to be different!
None more so than when it comes to cakes, as everyone has an aspiring cake decorator amongst their friends.
There is a saying that “Broken cake makes a stable marriage” and we were amused to read about the cake photographed, which is a perfect example of why professional cake decorators steer away from the idea of fresh cream and strawberries in a wedding cake.
Here is a link to the full article (which regrettably includes the type of strong language you would expect to hear as a cake subsides).
Hot on the heels of the trend for French Croquembouche at weddings, macaron pyramids are making an appearance at weddings this summer, particularly in London where specialist French bakeries are more accessible, although the chain bakeries are not always delivering the quality required for weddings.
The colourful macarons (pronounced macaroons in the UK) are sandwiched with a light filling and displayed on an inverted cone.
As macarons can be made in virtually any colour and flavour we can see these being a huge hit for anyone wanting to add a splash of colour to their reception, and vintage colours; mint green, cream, dusky rose and lavender, work particularly well.