Wedding cakes are always a little bit more special when they are made for friends and family.
We’ve known John & Lisa for 2 years now and they are good friends and business colleagues. We’re both active members of Mingle for Business so we cross paths several times a month at business networking meetings.
At the beginning of 2016 we asked John & Lisa’s company Indever to take over the management of our website and we’ve been overwhelmed with the results. They’re local, very talented and have really brought the website to life. John is super-clever at coding and SEO, and Lisa is an extraordinary photographer. Together they make an ace team.
So when they asked me to make their wedding cake, I was completely delighted.
John’s Greek heritage gave them a obvious theme. They chose shades of blue from royal through to cornflower with ivory. If you regularly read my blog, you’ll know I love the colour blue. Most of our home ‘Bluebell Cottage’ is decorated in shades of blue.
THE COLOUR BLUE IS CALMING, RELAXING AND A JOY TO BE AROUND.
John & Lisa wanted a special day with just their family and very close friends so when we received our invitation to the after-ceremony celebration we felt very honoured and thrilled to be part of such an intimate occasion.
Lisa was radiant, reminiscent of a 1920s filmstar in her vintage gown. John scrubbed up pretty well too for a bloke that normally hangs out in jeans and in Indever tshirt! Photo below taken by Lisa’s Dad, the official photographer for the day.
They absolutely loved their cake and as the only guest who knew where to stick the knife, I got the job of slicing the cake up, and it soon disappeared into hungry and happy mouths. John kept a close eye to make sure there was a good size chunk for him to take home and enjoy later on.
They asked for a 2 tier cake with raspberry vanilla at the base and lemon curd for the tall tier. We also made matching lemon curd cupcakes which looked lovely all set out at the venue. The cupcakes were a mixture of domed cupcakes and buttercream swirls, all decorated with little hand cut blossoms with pearl centres and butterflies in shades of blue and ivory.
For a little bit of extra specialness we used cupcake wraps in a pretty flower design to match the toppers. They almost looked too good to eat!
I was so thrilled with how the sugar flowers turned out and owe thanks to Dominique at Poppy Pickering Cakes for her inspiration and tuition. Sugar flowers done well can look amazing and really make your wedding cake stand out from the crowd.
Also thanks must to go Eifion Williams at Welshot Academy for taking me under his wing every month to teach me new photography skills, getting me to use my tripod and make the most of natural light to create really beautiful images. I’m so proud of these photographs and feel that they really capture the detail of the day.
Big congratulations to Mr & Mrs Fotios as they begin their married life together. Having met at the tender age of 12 and been in love ever since, they’ve waited a long time to say “I do”.
We wish you a long and happy life together, we wish you success in life and business and hope that all your dreams come true.
And we’ll leave you with a few more images of a very lovely cake.
I’m Judith. I’ve been caking since 2012. I also love to write, photograph, travel, drink coffee and read books. This is my cake blog where you’ll find recipes, and baking tips and all my latest cake projects.
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