Here’s a stunning four tier semi-naked wedding cake we created for Sarah’s wedding at The 3 Acres in Huddersfield. The cake was decorated with fresh flowers by Lesley at Hobsons Florists in Holmfirth, who also kindly sent me this picture.
Country Luxe Wedding Cake for a Styled Shoot at Barmbyfields Barns, York
A while back now I was asked to provide a Country Luxe wedding cake for a styled shoot. I got together with a whole host of incredible wedding suppliers at the gorgeous Barmbyfields Barns in York for a styled shoot which was the brainchild of Stewart Barker of Stewart Barker Photography. He had an idea of bringing together amazing wedding suppliers and gave us a beautiful colour palette of pinks and greens to work with. Here are some photos from that shoot, which featured in Wedding Ideas Magazine (February 2018).
Bea and Courtney had a gorgeous autumnal wedding at East Riddlesden Hall. From the leaves decorating the aisle to the tables named after trees, the barn at East Riddlesden Hall looked beautiful with their autumnal decor.
We created a naked cake with three different flavours and decorated it with lots of autumnal berries, figs and dried fruits. This autumnal wedding cake was displayed on a personalised tree stump cake stand which fit the theme perfectly.
This Sunday saw us load up the trusty 206 to take our wedding cakes to the beautiful Woodsome Hall Golf Club. I grew up in the village just up the road from here, but had never been in (I’m not a golfist) so when Kirsti from Whimsical Events said she was organising the fair, it was too good an opportunity to miss!
A beautiful marquee was the setting for the fair, with venue styling by Whimiscal Events. Check out this lantern display!
For our display this time, we hired in a beautiful vintage dressing table from Suzanne Oddy Design. She and her gorgeous little assistant Jack dropped it off and collected it again at the end of the day – if you need any event prop hire, Suzanne is the lady to speak to! Jane from Woo B Woo created a beautiful greenery inspired floral display for one of the drawers of the dressing table which really set the whole thing off.
Here are a few snaps from the fair – I felt the photography pressure being next to Nicola from Nicky Clicks Wedding Photography though! Her work is amazing.
Massive thanks to Kirsti from Whimsical Events for organising such a brilliant wedding fair. Here’s to the next one! x
This weekend saw the wedding of Chloe and Steve, and we provided their blush pink floral semi-naked wedding cake. They chose the beautiful setting of East Riddlesden Hall for their celebrations and an utterly dreamy colour scheme of pinks and greenery.
Chloe says they tried to make their wedding true to them – one big laidback party with celebrating with family and friends. When Holly and I arrived to set up the wedding cake, most of the other suppliers had already set their bits up, and it looked as though it would be an amazing wedding! Games on the lawn provided by Add Vintage, a photobooth from Booth Revolution and music from The Warning Tones all set the tone for a fabulous fun day. We provided the beautiful blush pink floral semi-naked wedding cake.
The couple chose Lynne from Stems Design to dress the barn at East Riddlesden Hall for them, and it looked stunning. A silver birch arch was to be the backdrop for the ceremony. Lighting from Typical Type intertwined with the greenery in the barn, and the heart shaped light behind the wedding cake was fabulous!
Chloe chose a three tier wedding cake finished in the ever popular semi-naked style, dressed with some fresh flowers from Stems and some macarons. I made the macarons in a beautiful pink colour which tied in perfectly with the overall scheme.
These guys made an appearance too, out on the lawns of East Riddlesden Hall!
Wishing Chloe and Steve love and happiness, and hope they have an amazing time honeymooning in America! Lucky things x
How’s this for a beautiful semi-naked wedding cake? Tom and Amy got married over the weekend at the beautiful Durker Roods Hotel in the picturesque village of Meltham, just outside Holmfirth. I was honoured to be asked to create their wedding cake, especially as the brief was such a brilliant one!
The couple wanted to incorporate beautiful seasonal fresh flowers into their cake design. They had asked talented local grower and florist Alison from Flowers from the Garden to supply their floral arrangements, made up of stunning seasonal flowers including roses, geraniums and astrantia. I dressed the cake using some of Alison’s beautiful fresh flowers and snuck a few macarons on there too to add extra pops of colour. I love the colours of this cake. The flowers add such a zingy cherry feel!
Alison also supplied flowers for decorating the hotel and for the place names too, which incorporated a simple lavender flower. Sometimes something simple is all you need.
Tom and Amy chose to display their cake on our rustic tree stump cake stand, and had macarons as favours for their guests too. I love their use of a picnic hamper to collect cards!
As it’s the school holidays, I had my little helper with me. She managed to photobomb a few of my images!
Sending love and congratulations to Amy and Tom, and I wish them all the best for their honeymoon in Cyprus. The weather there will definitely better than what we have here at the moment!
For more of our semi-naked wedding cakes, why not have a look at these…
Kayla and Liam got married! They celebrated at Durker Roods Hotel, Meltham on the outskirts of Huddersfield over the weekend. Their colour scheme of mint and peach, which is such a gorgeous colour combination. They chose a rustic mint and peach wedding cake.
Jane from Woo B Woo provided some stunning flowers in shades of pink and peach, including some stunning David Austin roses and astilbe. Here’s a shot of the bridal bouquet – how gorgeous!?
I was able to use some of the spare flowers to decorate the cake. The wedding cake was finished in a semi-naked style with mint green buttercream, hessian ribbon and LOVE Scrabble letters. I displayed the cake on a white pedestal cake stand. Kayla had a strong idea of how she wanted her cake to look, and I was so pleased to be able to bring her vision to life. I love this mint and peach wedding cake!
Jane from Woo B Woo created some adorable Lego button holes for the couple’s sons to wear. She also used amazing Art Deco vintage tea cups to create some beautiful floral displays for the top table, and the colours all tied in perfectly with the details chosen by Kayla.
I really love the copper lanterns used to line the aisle, and the rose gold sequin runners. I have one for my wedding fair display table! The rustic wooden touches really added to the overall feel of the scheme, and tied in perfectly with the wooden Scrabble letters used on the wedding cake.
Wishing Kayla and Liam much love and happiness x
For more mint and peach wedding inspiration, why not follow White Rose Cake Design on Pinterest? We have a mint and peach wedding inspiration board, amongst others. For more real wedding inspiration, take a look at some of our real weddings here.
I first met Sinead a couple of months ago when she came for a complimentary cake consultation. She was such a chilled out bride and I was so pleased when she said she’d like me to make a rustic floral wedding cake for her and Matt for their wedding day at Cubley Hall. Cubley Hall in Penistone is a gorgeous rustic barn wedding venue which can host your ceremony outside under a beautiful garden pavilion (weather permitting!) with your reception being held in a stunning ancient barn.
Sinead had chosen a three tier rustic wedding cake with an abundance of fresh flowers (provided by Forget Me Not Florists of Rotherham) in shades of blue and purple. Sasha at Forget Me Not created the stunning top display for the cake and gave me a bucket of fresh flowers to play with, so I got to create the separators between the cake tiers. We used scabious, sea holly, cornflowers, some eucalytus and gypsophelia with delphinium flowers in and amongst.
Flavours of lemon, salted caramel and chocolate were chosen by Sinead and Matt for their wedding cake. We also provided some vanilla cupcakes as wedding favours. These were finished with a name and a little twine bow, as a nod to the rustic finish and the barn wedding venue.
Cubley Hall provided the tree slice cake stand. We displayed the rustic floral wedding cake on a barrel to tie in with the barn wedding vibe. The twinkling fairy lights made the whole room look amazing.
In need of some marquee wedding inspiration? Lucie and Rob created a beautiful setting for their wedding reception in a Wills Marquee at Smallshaw Farm Cottages, Deanhouse. Lucie and Rob are such a lovely couple, and it was a real pleasure to be a small part of their big day. Here are some pictures of the floral wedding cake, and a few pictures of the dreamy decor…
They chose a three tiered wedding cake, finished with white chocolate ganache. The rustic finish they chose fit perfectly with the abundant floral scheme they had within the marquee. The cake was dressed with fresh flowers from their florist, Of the Wild in Sheffield.
The floral chandeliers were stunning! Created by Kath at Of the Wild in Sheffield, these two beautiful arrangements were a real focal point within the marquee.
Not too many years ago now it was fairly commonplace for wedding cakes to feature a tiny bride and groom as their topper. Standard. These days however, the world is your oyster and there are so many things to pop on the top of your wedding cake – that is, if you want there to be! Some couples I meet opt for no topper at all, preferring a crisp finish to the outline of their wedding cake. Other couples have all manner of things…
Image by Zoe Ann Photography (www.zoeann.net)
This would be my personal choice, whether they’re made from sugar or real blooms. I love flowers (I know, I’m a geek and was maybe a florist or gardener in a previous life). A cascade of flowers looks stunning, and even just a few roses to the top of a cake can finish it off perfectly.
Bespoke Laser Cut Toppers
These are becoming more and more popular, with couples opting for their names, or “Just Married” or “Mr and Mrs” or “Mr and Mr” or “Mrs and Mrs” or even just “Love”, which is what it’s all about. These can be made of plastic or wood to add a rustic touch.
These can range from your traditional happy couple topper, which can be personalised to match hair colours etc, or Lego happy couples, or Sylvanian Families used as toppers as in these beauties found on the Natural Wedding Company Blog. These can inject a bit of personality into your wedding cake and bring a smile to your guests faces when they see!
Suzanne Oddy is a super talented designer who makes all manner of things, including stationery, wedding props to hire, signage and more. She sent me this fabulous arrow for a cake design I was working on. Doesn’t it look amazing?! Toppers don’t have to just be on the top of your cake 🙂
What could be cuter than mini bunting? Perfect for a rustic theme wedding or afternoon tea theme wedding reception.
Hope this little blog has given you some ideas as to what you can have on top of your wedding cake. There are no rules – it’s your wedding day, so have whatever you want! x
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