Semi-Naked Wedding Cake
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!
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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
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Recently I attended the wedding fair organised by the amazing ladies from The Bridal Market at The Arches, Dean Clough, Halifax. This gorgeous space is a perfect blank canvas, meaning you can have your wedding day exactly how you would like it! It’s a beautiful former mill building full of character. Imagine the most gorgeous fairy lights running all across the high ceilings, vaulted ceilings, exposed brickwork and stonework – it’s got to be seen to be believed.
I had a little stall there, and for every wedding fair I attend I always make a naked wedding cake. These types of wedding cakes are still incredibly popular! It must be to do with the versatility of them. Dress them with flowers, gold leaf, macarons, sweets, donuts – pretty much anything goes with them, and I love that. A semi-naked finish provides just enough of a canvas for us cake makers to work on 🙂
For this one, I knew I wanted fresh flowers. I had a little look at what was in my garden (hello wild garlic and lavender!) and teamed this with a few pink roses and some astrantia. The pink of the roses set off the rose gold drips perfectly, and I finished the look with some little wooden dolly toppers and “LOVE” from a wooden Scrabble letter set. Displayed on a tree stump, with our golden hoop trimmed with some more foliage from my garden as a back drop, I think it looked pretty fabulous.
It was such a fabulous day at The Arches, with lots of new enquiries – thanks to all who took time out of their busy weekends to come and see us all!
Semi-naked cakes are still a huge trend in the world of wedding cakes, presumably because there are so many ways to decorate them!
For this event, I created a bit of a combination, with one tier being traditionally iced then two semi-naked cake tiers sat on top. These were dusted with edible gold leaf to tie in with the gold lustre on the bottom tier, which was displayed on a tree stump adorned with lots of foliage. I went on a foraging mission to my friend Jane from Woo B Woo who kindly provided me with some fresh flowers to decorate it with too.
I’d seen (probably on Pinterest, though I forget where!) a golden hoop back drop and wanted to create my own as a display piece for this cake. One afternoon I went on a bit of a mad scavenger hunt and finally found a child’s hula hoop. I then peeled all the horrible shiny stripy glitteryness off, sprayed it gold using some specialist paint spray and ta-da! I had a gold hoop. My very clever husband attached it to a block of wood for me so it would stand up unaided, and I decorated it with some fresh flowers and some foliage from my garden including rosemary and ivy. Doesn’t it look fabulous!? I can see this making a lot more outings with me 🙂
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This is a cake I created for a lovely couple, Rich and Natalie. They had seen a design online by Anges de Sucre and asked if I could create something similar, so I had a go! Five tiers of cake finished in a semi-naked style, topped with chocolate ganache drips and decorated with different flavours of macarons in different pastel shades.
Macarons are not my favourite things in the world, and more ended up in the bin than on the cake as they are so tricky to make, but they taste AMAZING! They’d be fabulous wedding favours 🙂
This cake was delivered to the beautiful East Riddlesden Hall in Keighley, which is a stunning venue for anyone wanting a rustic barn-style wedding. They even have ducks! 🙂 x