Vintage Style

Last weekend I delivered another Wedding Cake to Claridge’s Hotel in London. I cannot express enough the excitement I feel walking through such beautiful surroundings – you could say that I feel quite at home there, as if I could happily stay…

*checks pockets for cash*

… but sadly I cannot.

My couple wanted to reflect a little of Claridge’s Art Deco styling in their Wedding Cake Design. Their floral scheme was in peach and blush tones, a scheme that I carried through to the cake.


Three tiers of Ivory enrobed Victoria Sponge, Lemon Drizzle, and Red Velvet Cake were piped with hand-painted pearl swags – each finished with a rose gold* teardrop – tied with an elegant peach satin ribbon. The middle tier featured a damask design, stencilled using peach coloured royal icing. The Groom had fallen in love with this particular motif after seeing it in my book, Deliciously Decorated!

The cake was crowned with fresh flowers to match the stunning arrangements.

I love this particular example of how an element of a vintage era can be brought into your Wedding Cake. The working title for this design was Echoes of Deco and that really sums up what I was trying to achieve!

As I write, I am completely surrounded by chaos… I am packing for a weekend away at The Goodwood Revival where I am thrilled to be demonstrating twice daily in The Kenwood Theatre. I am so excited to be the newest member of Team Kenwood (joining the rather wonderful Dean Edwards, Miranda Gore Browne, Brendan Lynch, and Lotte Duncan) and am beside myself to be a part of the biggest vintage festival in the UK calendar.


Oh, and did I mention that I will be glamping? Yes, I am camping with my dear friend Sarah Dunn of Sarah’s Doo-Wop Dos and our handsome fellas. If you are not yet following me on social media, now might be a good time to do so! Whether you hang out on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram, you can expect at least one picture of this girl, in rollers, in a tent. Let’s just hope that it doesn’t rain!


*Cake Designers – make rose gold by mixing Dark Gold and Copper Metallic Food Paints (by Rainbow Dust)