Vintage is always a wonderfully popular theme for weddings, parties and afternoon tea get-togethers. We created these gorgeously sweet and fun vintage teapot cookies inspired by retro designs for an afternoon tea wedding reception recently. They were such a pleasure for us to make and just because we’re generous you can even head over to the Craftsy.com blog for our full tutorial on how to re-create these pretty treats yourself!
Vintage teapot cookies
These sugar cookies were a lovely and fragrant Sicilian lemon oil infused batch which, of course, made the kitchen small incredible! We added a hint of natural lemon extract to the royal icing also just to accentuate the citrus scent and flavour.
For these lovely cookies we were asked to create wedding favours that reflected the couple’s fun afternoon tea themed reception which included toasted scones, light colours, polka dots, pots of tea, fresh flowers, finger sandwiches and vintage teapot centre pieces.
We were a little inspired by our favourite Wedgwood teapot that features in the photographs alongside our cookies. It was perfect – a clean and simple yet retro-style design, gold accents and spring-like colours.
Here’s a lovely bright Tiffany and Co. bridal shower cake that we recently created for a New York themed party! We were asked to create something minimal and inspired by the iconic Tiffany’s store and it’s luxurious packaging on 5th Avenue. For this we concentrated on three elements that are instantly recognisable and associated with Tiffany and Co.!
If you want to re-create this chic cake yourself then we’ve created a wonderful step-by-step tutorial that’s available via the Craftsy.com blog.
Our first thoughts and ideas on creating a Tiffany’s inspired cake were of the classic Tiffany blue colour, elegant strings of pearls and the lovely crisp white satin ribbon that finishes each boxed purchase. From these elements we played with shopping bags, vintage hat box styled cakes, a wrapped parcel cake and then simplified our ideas down to a clean and minimal circle cake trimmed with three rows of shimmering edible pearls and accented with a draped fondant bow.
The cake itself is a wonderfully vibrant red velvet cake! We suggested this to our customer due to the iconic Waldorf=Astoria in NYC being the birthplace of the decadent ruby tinted chocolate dessert itself. It is filled and then crumb coated with our silky Madagascan vanilla buttercream before it was covered with marshmallow fondant tinted to match some Tiffany and Co. packaging.
For a more elaborate take on this Tiffany and Co. bridal shower cake why not add different jewels, ice a square cake before decorating it to look as though gift-wrapped, create a fun shopping bag with glistening edible jewellery spilling out?
We absolutely love creating fun cakes with a great theme like this fabulous vintage record player cake that we made to order recently. We were asked to make an Arctic Monkeys themed cake and we pitched the idea of a playful (no pun intended) vintage record player design!
The cake itself was our popular Cookies ‘n’ Cream flavour – soft chocolate cake sandwiched with Madagascan vanilla and Oreo crumble infused buttercream, crumb coated in silky Madagascan vanilla buttercream and iced with coloured marshmallow fondant!
To decorate we iced the cake before panelling it with bright blue marshmallow fondant pieces. Then all edible decorations were added such as the hand-painted retro style ‘Arctic’ logo badge, golden volume knobs, speaker section, fake vinyl record and wood effect needle.
The edible record was created using hand tinted fondant etched with random concentric circles before a white circular layer of fondant was placed on top as the record label or sticker. This was then hand painted with a requested band and song!
The custom hand-painted vintage inspired badge on the front of the cake was a fun idea. We picked out several retro fonts and typography samples before settling upon one with a slight upward movement. It was then hand painted onto a fondant piece using edible gold paint.
This vintage record player cake was great fun to create. Adding a few extra touches such as the reto logo and the dark wood effect needle helped make this cake have an extra vintage look and feel to it!