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6th December 2018 // 0 Comments

Dramatic Burgundy Semi-Naked Wedding Cake at Rise Hall!

Dramatic berry, burgundy and navy wedding cake by Juniper Cakery at Rise Hall

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!

Dramatic berry, burgundy and navy wedding cake by Juniper Cakery

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’.)

Dramatic burgundy and navy wedding cake by Juniper Cakery

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.

Beautiful berry and navy semi-naked wedding cake by Juniper Cakery

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!

Berry and navy themed wedding at Rise Hall with flowers by Floral Lounge

Berry and navy themed wedding at Rise Hall with flowers by Floral Lounge and styling by Cherry Williams

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!

Berry and navy themed wedding at Rise Hall with flowers from Floral Lounge

Berry and navy themed wedding at Rise Hall with flowers from Floral Lounge and styling by Cherry Williams

Rise Hall wedding with flowers by Floral Lounge and styling by Cherry Williams

Autumn Rise Hall wedding with flowers by Floral Lounge and styling by Cherry Williams

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.

Burgundy themed semi-naked wedding cake at Rise Hall by Juniper Cakery

Stunning berry and navy wedding cake at Rise Hall by Juniper Cakery

29th May 2018 // 0 Comments

Blush Pink Semi-Naked Wedding Cake with Fondant Frills!

Blush pink semi-naked wedding cake with white fondant frills by Juniper Cakery

We love a sun-filled late spring wedding… the full on florals, soft and luxurious colour palettes and, of course, the pretty wedding cakes! This weekend’s wedding centrepiece was perhaps the perfect springtime cake! Romantic blush pink, white ruffles, and glittering gold sequin drips! Plus there was a touch of the Parisienne… Oh la la!

Blush pink semi-naked wedding cake with white fondant ruffles by Juniper Cakery

This 3 tiered beauty was delivered and all set up at Rise Hall (20 minutes outside of Hull in Yorkshire) on a wonderfully sun-drenched day ready for a weekend of celebration! The bottom tier (our popular Strawberries & Champagne flavour) was adorned with so many textured fondant ruffles. We love creating edible frills as they are an amazing way to add drama to a pretty design.

Blush pink semi-naked cake with white ruffles by Juniper Cakery

The top 2 tiers are both delicious chocolate based flavours (Belgian Chocolate and also Cookies & Cream). Each feature a blush pink Madagascan vanilla infused buttercream finished with glistening gold sequin drips on alternate sides. Golden sequin drips are pretty much one of our signature and most requested decors for semi-naked cakes. They’re an amazing way to add a little extra glitz!

Blush semi-naked wedding cake by Juniper Cakery

Look at that sweet little Eiffel Tower cookie! We’re noticing a trend this year with hidden objects on cakes that tell a story about the couple or hint at an inside joke. Paris was a special place for our happy couple, Amy and Tom, so they requested a Tour d’Eiffel cookie to be nestled on the middle tier. It’s a Madagascan vanilla sugar cookie finished with gold detailing and a blush pink heart. Doesn’t it add a fabulously personal touch?

Blush semi-naked cake by Juniper Cakery

Pink semi-naked wedding cake at Rise Hall!

Time to look at all those glorious edible ruffles! Aren’t they gorgeous? We create each ruffle individually by cutting, thinning and frilling every single piece. Obviously, this takes some time, but the results are worth it! Fondant frills are always a pretty addition to any cake. We like to make ours extra textured too. These are a sleek and bright white, but we’ve crafted edible ruffles in blush and even omrbé sky blue!

Gold leaf macaron on a blush pink wedding cake by Juniper Cakery

To decorate we added our popular Strawberry Milkshake macarons in plain white and blush finished with luxurious 24k gold leaf! We also nestled blush pink meringues in a light cotton candy / vanilla flavour. Sweet little patisserie style treats are perfect for semi-naked cakes! Madeleines, cream puffs, eclairs also make lovely edible decorations!

Flowers at Rise Hall by Floral Lounge

How gorgeous are the florals? All flowers (including the white roses on the cake) were by the talented and super hard-working Floral Lounge team in Kingston-upon-Hull! The candlebras were festooned with blush roses, white astilbe (they’re so feathery and pretty), giant pristine white hydrangeas, ivy and pale pink peonies.

Pretty flowers at Rise Hall by Floral Lounge

Ah, look at that lovely closed pink peony! Every single year we can’t wait for peony season to start. Sadly, they never last for long (around a month?).

Paris themed cookies by Juniper Cakery

We also created two cute little Eiffel Tower cookies just for the bride and groom to enjoy… complete with mini hearts iced in blush, which matched the cake perfectly.

Pink flowers at a Rise Hall wedding by Floral Lounge

Event styling by Cherry Williams Party Hire

The luxe event styling was by the wonderful Cherry Williams Party Hire in Beverley! We love photographing styled chair shots and this was such a beauty. Subtle and glam with a soft blush satin bow on a Chiavari chair finished with a diamanté brooch!

Congratulations to Amy and Tom! We hope you and your guests enjoyed an amazing day in the spring sunshine at Rise Hall!

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7th May 2018 // 0 Comments

Modern Garden Wedding Cake Exclusively for Rise Hall!

Modern Garden wedding cake for Rise Hall by Juniper Cakery

When Rise Hall contacted us about creating a cake just for them we knew we needed to design something beautifully grand yet pretty. We took a little inspiration from the house’s country setting with our initial ideas; cue garden blooms and foliage. Also, including our hand-made sugar blackberries was a must! This 5 tier lace and floral adorned design is now on show in the Rise Hall ballroom. If you’re viewing the house as a prospective wedding venue then you may just spot this beauty!

Rise Hall wedding cake with modern sugar roses!

Modern sugar rose wedding cake by Juniper Cakery

We also love the shape and flow of eucalyptus and ruscus leaves, which are popular in wedding bouquets. They’re perfect filler foliage in both real and sugar form. Sprigs of eucalyptus fan out at angles with chalky grey / green disc shapes, which helps add shape and interest. Adding in ruscus leaves was a must! They are such a beautiful deep green colour. We added a touch of navy blue to our’s, however, for a deeper emerald-inspired look.

As for the subtle ombré blush pink roses we’d planned working in a more relaxed modern-look sugar rose into a design for a while. We get fully booked up pretty quick so we never really had the time to, however. This style rose seemed absolutely perfect for the cake we had in mind for Rise Hall! Each petal is thinned and ever so lightly ruffled before being left to set and then arranged and taped together.

Beautiful rose wedding cake by Juniper Cakery

We wanted to create a sleek cake in a traditional white, but with a little twist. The simple panelling down the front mimics the gorgeous gold and grey wall borders in the ballroom as well as a little fashion / gown detailing. We flanked each thin panel with hand piped floral lace-work. Featured in the piping are peonies, hydrangeas, berries, large bloom roses and foliage.

Blush pink sugar roses by Juniper Cakery

English garden themed wedding cake at Rise Hall by Juniper Cakery

Our signature open peony flower is featured on this design in a bold cranberry pink hue. We did originally plan on re-creating these in a burgundy tint, but this didn’t feel spring / summer enough. It then developed into a magenta tinged claret before we settled on the striking deep pink / red bloom. We also loved the look of the more vibrant petals against the emerald ruscus leaves!

Pretty modern garden wedding cake by Juniper Cakery for Rise Hall

Gorgeous pink sugar rose by Juniper Cakery

Rose wedding cake at Rise Hall by Juniper Cakery

We LOVE the rounded cupped look that these more modern sugar roses have. The outer petals are also a more relaxed look with a slight ruffle which helps make them look as though they’re  swirl around the centre of the rose. For filler florals we added in bright white primroses that peek out from underneath the larger blooms.

Sugar flower wedding cake by Juniper Cakery

The entire cake (without the wonderfully tall glass cake stand) towers at just over 30″ / 76cm / 2.5ft high! The arrangement of larger sugar blooms and leaves reaching outwards take the cake upwards a little more. It looked absolutely gorgeous in Rise Hall’s bright ballroom space.

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31st May 2017 // 3 Comments

Grand White on White Wedding Cake at Rise Hall!

White on white wedding cake at Rise Hall by Juniper Cakery

We get ridiculously excited about every single cake we make. Sometimes, though, a mix of pretty decorative techniques and an elegant colour palette means that we count the days until the big day! This white on white 5 tiered beauty is definitely one of those designs. Plus, just just look at that gorgeous muted grey and gold wall in the ballroom at Rise Hall!

Glamorous and grand white wedding cake by Juniper Cakery

With a heavily fondant frilled bottom tier, ornate damask design and shimmering lustre effects with an acanthus leaf frame, champagne gold piped monogram and a corsage of bright white florals this cake relies on a balance of decorative elements to make it’s statement. We love every single part of it.

Our ruffles are pretty popular and while they are ridiculously laborious they’re worth it in the end. They add the perfect feel of movement and softness too. The next tier mimics historic flocked wallpaper with a glimmering lustre base underneath the royal icing damask. Then the third had to show off a bit more lustre! Seriously, we would probably lustre every cake if we could.

Elegant white wedding cake by Juniper Cakery

Finally the top two tiers. A sleek white plain tier embellished with a white acanthus leaf frame surrounding champagne gold piped initials of the happy couple! We sketched out a few fonts before manipulating them to fit the space we needed. Then we added some flourish to the ends and tested placements. After that we piped everything free hand before painting in a soft glittering champagne gold edible paint.

White fondant frills on a wedding cake by Juniper Cakery

Ruffles upon ruffles! Our frilly fondant detailing takes hours to do. We create them out of thinly rolled out fondant in 6-8″ strips and ruffled them by hand individually. We love adding texture to a cake and edible frills are definitely one of the best ways to do this.

Monogram white wedding cake at Rise Hall by Juniper Cakery

The pretty florals were kept simple for this cake. Large billowing yet cupped white peonies with ruffled centres framed one side of the top tier. Then accents of white and champagne gold dotted orchids and tiny hydrangeas were added to the cake.

White damask, lustre and fondant ruffle detail on a wedding cake by Juniper Cakery

Rise Hall wedding cake by Juniper Cakery

Congratulations to Natalie and James who celebrated at the stunning Rise Hall!

 

 

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