It’s National Tartan Day on the 6th April, so when’s a better time to channel all things tartan. Whether you're Scottish and want traditional tartan to feature heavily on your big day, or are going for something a little more subtle, look no further for inspiration!
This month, Ann's Designer Cakes shares with us everything you need to know about making your wedding cakes healthier, without sacrificing the great taste of cake we all love.
Ann’s Designer Cakes create cakes in an array of shapes and sizes, from dairy free, wheat and gluten free to eggless, there are no limitations! Ann has recently introduced a whole new range of healthier options for wedding cakes. These cakes aren’t just for the health conscious and the fitness fanatics but anyone who wants to have their cake and eat it, guilt free!
Our latest obsession? Watercolour wedding cakes. These cakes are painted by hand to achieve a delicate effect by the touch of a brush on white fondant. If you're into art, aesthetics or just the plain pretty then, a watercolour wedding cake could be a beautiful addition to your special day! We're giving you a peak of our favourite themes from this trend to get you perfectly inspired!
Anyone listening to Simon Mayo's "Confessions" on Radio 2 yesterday would have heard the tale of an amateur wedding cake maker attempting to make a croquembouche, using their dog's collar and PVA glue to hold it up.
So what is a croquembouche and how are they made? We spoke to croquembouche specialists "Fancy That!" to answer 5 common questions....Read More
The Groom's wedding cake, although most popular in Southern America, has its roots in Victorian England. Where as the traditional wedding cake was light in colour and texture, the groom's cake was dark and quite often chocolate or fruit. Originally, in the Victorian era, the Groom's cake was cut up and given to all the unmarried women at the wedding to give them hope that they would find a groom!
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.
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