We make ALOTofsupercuteandmagicalunicorncakes&cupcakes. All of them utterly perfect for kids parties or Christenings! This time we were asked to make a more grown-up unicorn cake. Adorned with bubblegum pink macarons, pastel meringues, 24k gold leaf and a more pretty than adorable unicorn. We think this cake added the perfect amount of grown-up magic to the party!
Pretty pastel unicorn cake for a fun birthday party!
The pastel unicorn cake was covered in a silky whitened buttercream in our popular Strawberry Milkshake flavour. We then added a soft lavender ombré effect along the base before adding a mix of fun sprinkles. 24k edible gold leaf was then applied before a blush pink drip edged one side of this cutie!
A box full of matching party cupcakes accompanied this pastel unicorn cake! Some were rose swirls of white buttercream finished with 24k gold, others featured pink chocolate drizzles, sprinkles, pretty roses and pastel meringues!
Cute pastel unicorn cake and cupcakes!
We LOVE drip cakes as they’re usually loaded with so many sweet treats! This pastel dream cake was topped with a flurry of sprinkles (we used ‘Crush’ and ‘Pastel Princess’ both from Shire Bakery), pretty pink macarons, pastel turquoise meringue kisses and pink and lavender roses!
That magical unicorn on top? 100% hand crafted using zero moulds whatsoever. We studied and sketched a few stylised unicorns and horses before experimenting with fondant. In the end it needed to be pretty stable, but the pose couldn’t look static. We decided to have the unicorn stood on an edible cloud to make it durable and have one leg arched up! This also meant that the unicorn could stand a little higher than all the treats on top.
This sure was a fun order to make. What’s not to love right? Unicorn theme! Macarons! Cute colour palette!
We’ve been so busy this wedding season that we only just now have a bit of time to write a post! Perfect for a spring wedding we created this gorgeously blush wedding cake in March. A pretty bespoke creation for the lovely Sally and Andrew who celebrated at the serene Saltmarshe Hall! It was the very first cake of our wedding season and we were so excited to make it.
Pretty blush wedding cake at Saltmarshe Hall!
In the centre was a pink ombré modern rose with rose petals swirling around the centre bud. On each side we added ombré open peonies with light pink inner petals fading to white for the ruffled petals on the outside. Dotted around were small white damson blossoms, rose leaves and grey-green eucalyptus springs.
This wedding cake at Saltmarshe Hall featured glittering 24k edible gold leaf which adorned the centre. These burst out from underneath the sugar florals and add an extra bit of luxe.
We added a little touch of texture to the top tier with hand-piped royal icing pearls. This is definitely one of our favourite ways to subtly detail a wedding cake! We then kept the base tier lovely and sleek with a shimmering satin lustre effect.
We loved the pretty yet carefree decor the couple added to the hall! Since we first met Sally and Andrew for their consultation we remembered them as being a fun couple. That 100% shined through at the venue from the gigantic balloon, relaxed flowers, quirky afternoon tea and hand written order of the day mirror. Of course, we took a few snaps of on the day! The florals were all locally grown by Wold’s Way Flowers in Scarborough and arranged by the bride and groom!
Now time for the treats! For Sally and Andrew’s big day they wanted a selection of blush and ivory macarons streaked with glittering gold! Flavours? Our popular Vanilla & White Chocolate Truffle, Strawberry Milkshake (lovely and fragrant), Cookies & Cream (perfect for kids… and big kids too) and gooey Salted Caramel!
As for the wedding favours we created watercolour painted hexagon cookies featuring the happy couple’s initials in gold letters. These were alongside heart biscuits with golden streaks and hand-piped ‘love’ across each! We also baked and decorated smaller accompanying cookies in mini hexagons and mini hearts.
When setting up the cake the couple left a cute golden cake topper which added a bit of extra height! The perfect finish to a sweet and romantic wedding cake! Congratulations Sally and Andrew!
We have been ridiculously excited about this super pink reindeer cake tutorial for a while now! We partnered with Benefit Cosmetics UK to help get everyone in the holiday spirit with this gorgeous video how-to. If you LOVED our stylish Mrs Claus cupcake tutorial with Benefit last year then you’ll adore this! Whether you’re a novice or an expert this sweet treat is going to make THE cutest centrepiece!
You can view our full tutorial over on IGTV via our Instagram page (Yay! We’ve launched own own channel so expect lots more tutorials and filmed sneak peeks) or the Benefit Cosmetics UK account! If you’re more of a YouTube user then don’t worry we’ve edited the video so that it is lovely and landscape! Click the play button below to watch or head to our YouTube channel and subscribe!
And yes. We would put a gif together of the cake being stacked! It feels so magical. If only cakes actually did appear in front of us like this!
We decorated our end design in the reindeer cake tutorial with sprinkles, snowflakes and macarons. You can re-create our little arrangement or add chocolate truffles, candy or even fresh roses? Glittering star shaped cookies, chocolate jewels and even lollipops sound amazing too! If you’re feeling super adventurous (or brave) then a cute drip down one side and homemade candy canes would be so impressive.
Once your own reindeer cake is all dressed up and ready for party season it’s time to fill your phone with 1,000 photos of it! Hope you enjoyed creating one gorgeously pink cake! From us and Benefit Cosmetics have an amazing holiday season!
Isn’t this cake perfect for the darker and moodier months of the year? This burgundy semi-naked cake made one dramatic centrepiece at the lovely Rise Hall. Adorned with striking florals and an elegant take on an autumn palette this beauty was joy to make!
The gorgeous fresh flowers were provided by the lovely Sarah from Floral Lounge. Florals included deep burgundy roses, dainty wax flowers, blue thistles, ruscus leaves, and little white spray roses too! We particularly loved the foliage on the wax flowers as they look almost identical to rosemary springs. We arranged the florals so they were cascading around the cake which always looks so dramatic and luxurious. Can you have too many flowers? (Our vote is for a resounding ‘no’.)
Each tier was smoothed with matching light madagascan vanilla bean infused buttercream. The colour palette on the cake itself needed to be lovely and plain so the flowers could really do their work!
A lot of people ask us about delivering wedding cakes so… For taller cakes we transport them as 3 finished tiers and then stack the additional tiers on site securing the extra tier(s) in place with royal icing or chocolate. It can be a little nerve shattering especially when staff or guests are in the room, but you just need to take a deep breath and get to it.
Burgundy semi-naked wedding cake!
Just look at that gorgeous setting! This wedding cake was set-up underneath their winding staircase with it’s deep berry and mahogany tones. The light was perfect and next to the sumptuous flower filled urn it looked absolutely stunning!
Here are some more shots of the serene Rise Hall all dressed and ready for guests! Tall candelabras filled with beautiful Floral Lounge flowers adorned tables in the ballroom. Each were then surrounded with pretty accents by Cherry Williams Party Hire including mercury glass vases and chunky Victorian style candlesticks!
Even the staircase surrounding the cake table was dressed up! Filled with garlands of foliage and accent flowers it also featured lovely modern styled golden coach lamps.
Yay! We made the regional finals of The Wedding Industry Awards 2019! It’s such an honour and such a prestigious award to make the shortlist for! It’s always absolutely terrifying putting yourself forward for anything (especially awards) so we’d love to say a HUGE thank you to all of our lovely couples who took the time to vote for us. We received such amazing feedback from everyone… as well as vendors we’ve been lucky enough to work with!
We know it sounds incredibly cheesy, but we genuinely are happy to just make regional finals (of course, we’d love to win… who wouldn’t?). It’s still a wonderful achievement and an amazing way to end the year with! Of course, being super nerds we were pretty thrilled to get a certificate for making regionals too (it’s currently in a chic gold frame awaiting a space on the wall).
Anyway, here are just a few of the gorgeous wedding cakes we created this year. From luxurious fondant frills to silky buttercream smoothered semi-naked cakes we’ve crafted some pretty centrepieces in the past 11 months!
The towering silver sequinned cake above was one of our largest. We created this for the lovely Katie & James who wanted a show-stopper for their glam wedding reception. It’s definitely one of our favourites. We’re huge fans of metallics, edible sequins, ruffles and modern marble effects so it checked all the boxes for us.
This wedding cake was the perfect mix of ornate and fun! Shyama and Lee wanted a three tier design that perfectly encompassed both of their personalities. They opted for bolder colours combined with a luxurious Rococo style. On top, nested behind their pretty sugar flowers, they added cute edible versions of themselves! We copied their outfits from photographs they were generous enough to send. Shyama wore a modern figure hugging gown that fluted out at the knee with a gold necklace and pretty earrings. Lee’s figure wears a traditional cravat with grey trousers and a rather dapper coat with tails! Delivered and set-up on a snowy morning at Rise Hall (could it have been more picturesque?).
We made Regional Finalists in The Wedding Industry Awards 2019!
Glistening edible sequins made a definite come back this year (yes!), which we couldn’t have been more happy about. The beauty above was perfect for a wedding with a touch of countryside luxury. It featured three sleek white tiers finished with toppled edible gold sequins and a tall crown of flowers nestled underneath by Fenwick Flowers! Standing proud in Saltmarshe Hall this wedding cake was the perfect addition to a modern country wedding.
Delivered to the absolutely serene and beautiful Little Wold Vineyard for Abbie and Jacob this was one pretty cake! Each tier featured a subtle blush and grey marble edged with 24k gold leaf. The front was then decorated with an eye-catching giant peach rose (sometimes called an expanding rose or exploding rose). This was one gorgeous design for the happy couple!
Wedding Cake Designer of the Year Regional Finalist for Yorkshire in The Wedding Industry Awards 2019!
We absolutely loved this semi-naked wedding cake delivered to Saltmarshe Hall! Samantha and Liam came along for their consultation which felt more like a fun afternoon tea! They had already spotted a cake we had created, but they were more than happy for us to get a little creative. With this in mind we added white macarons, fragrant white freesias and played with a wilder arrangement. We used the full stems of each thistle to add height and make each feel as though it were stretching out as through they were growing from the cake itself!
The above was such an elegantly simple cake delivered to Dunedin Country House for Lisa & Steven’s gorgeous day! Three bridal white tiers adorned with hundreds of hand-piped royal icing pearls sat atop a crown of fresh pretty roses and gypsophila. This design was a subtle twist on a traditional wedding cake. We kept the bright white tiers, but played with the floral arrangement for a more modern look. This pretty three tier was also inspired by a pearl-studded sugar flower edged design!
The below two tier was definitely another favourite for the year (though it’s SO hard to choose). We loved the wild look of this beauty with salal leaves, tiny spray roses, ferns, large blush pink roses, and fragrant sprigs of rosemary. We also love a glittering gold drip.
Once again thank you to all those who voted for us and provided positive comments to The Wedding Industry Awards 2019 to help us make finals! We’re so grateful! A lot of our couples were enjoying their Honeymoons or settling in married life so it meant a lot to the both of us. Wish us luck!