Wedding Cake Wednesday: My Latest Creation

This Wedding Cake Wednesday, whilst I am hard at work on this weekend’s wedding cake, I thought I would share with you the first pictures of the cake that I made last weekend.


I thoroughly enjoyed working on this cake as it was for dear friends of mine. When Leanne and James’ invitation landed through my letterbox, a wave of inspiration descended and I drew them a cake. I popped my sketch in an envelope and headed over to their home for one of their legendary dinner parties.

James & Leanne Sketch One

The next morning, I awoke with a raging hangover and a text to say that they loved the design and only requested one small amendment… more on that later.

On Friday, I donned my wedding finery and drove out to the wedding venue with a car full of friends and cake – taking myself off to the reception area to arrange the black sugar roses on top of the cake before joining the assembled masses in the bar.

L&J Cake 5

It may have rained but I have never seen such a sunny Bride! I’ll share a picture of the Bride and Groom with their cake when the official photographs come through to me – you can see a preview from my own phone camera on my Facebook and Instagram pages.

The cake itself was three tiers of my Red Velvet Cake and it went down a treat. Some guests were heard to have gone back for fourth helpings!

I loved making this one. Top tip for cake designers – I never use pre-coloured black fondant to cover a cake as it tends to taste a little too chemical for my liking. Instead, I cover in white fondant and airbrush the following day to achieve black. I do this with any deep shade.

L&J Cake

Remember that little amendment that the couple requested? I wonder if you can spot it. Look at the roses…

L&J Cake 4

An tiny black sugar bat is hiding in there for the recovering goth Groom! A little personal touch will never take away from the glamour of your big day and will make you smile forever as you remember it.

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Stay gorgeous!