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!
This year we’ve had a lot of happy couples celebrating their big day at Saltmarshe Hall. It’s always a lovely venue to visit and wonderful trip out into the countryside for us. When we spotted a Brides Up North and Saltmarshe Hall wedding event was on the cards we signed up immediately! This was months ago and we can’t believe that it came along and passed so quickly. We had a fabulous day surrounded by great suppliers in a wonderfully historic house talking to lots of lovely couples about our favourite topic… cake! If you had the chance to stop by for a chat then thank you so much and we hope to see you again! Anyway, here are our photographs of our table (including a few little snaps of the radiators and ceiling details we fell in love with).
With every wedding showcase or fair we make a few little changes to our stand. This time our business cards and poster got a bit of a re-vamp. We went a little more minimal with a pale blush pink ‘band’ with our contact info and large logo. Before, our poster featured a much smaller version of our trademarked logo with a close-up shot of our sugar flowers. We though it’d be much more effective and perhaps a little less distracting to simplify things.
We try to make the cake designs for each wedding show unique. It’s hard at times when you have a full month of orders, but luckily dummy cakes can be worked on slower than usual. So sugar flowers can be worked on over a couple of weeks and stored away before the cakes get iced and finished with other decorative elements at different stages. We also try not to overload people with too many designs so 3 is our maximum. Generally, we stick to a 4 tier, 3 tier and 2 tier formation. It’s always tempting to make 6-7 multi-tiered wedding designs, but sometimes less is more!
Our main design was a tall 4 tiered beauty in bridal white that featured pretty hand painted florals in a soft illustrative style. Flower-wise we opted for blush pink roses paired with coral ranunculus blooms. We then added both olive green and gold painted leaves with stylised golden berries too! All these lovely florals surrounded the main focus of the cake… the gold hand-painted Happily Ever After adorning the middle! To finish we then added a large modern rose in blush pink with olive green sugar rose leaves!
Another popular beauty from our selection of wedding cakes was our modern gold hoop design! Three matt grey iced tiers with golden painted bees, matching grey hexagons and a gold hoop adorned with sugar flowers. We made this one a little extra quirky by adding in our large sugar raspberries nestled into the fondant ruscus leaves and eucalyptus sprigs. Perfect for a pretty yet modern country wedding!
Our wedding cakes at the Saltmarshe Hall & Brides Up North wedding event!
OK, we have to a post a scattering of the features found at Saltmarshe Hall. Just look at the pretty bas-relief work on the ceiling! The detailing would be utterly gorgeous on a cake (obviously). Imagine a dusky pink multi-tiered wedding cake featuring stylised fondant bas-relief mouldings edged with pretty white sugar flowers!
Here’s another lovely shot of our stand! Of course we had samples! What’s the point of showing cake and talking about it non-stop if there isn’t any to try? Plus the smell is pretty enticing! The flavours we had on offer were our popular Strawberries & Champagne and Cookies & Cream! The Strawberries & Champagne option includes vanilla cake filled with homemade strawberry preserve infused with a Moët champagne reduction and whipped Madagascan vanilla bean buttercream. Our Cookies & Cream flavour consists of a Belgian chocolate cake sandwiched with Madagascan vanilla buttercream and blitzed Oreo cookie pieces!
Just a few more shots of the details at the hall. Of course our work view wasn’t bad either! Behind us we caught glimpses of the sprawling grounds on a lovely autumnal Sunday! Though we’re working when we deliver wedding cakes to various manor houses or show at country halls it never really feels like it. We love the views and visiting new venues so after days and weeks staring at work it feels like a welcome change!
As soon the lovely Lauren & Liam decided upon a floral filled version of this Rococo wedding cake we created for a photoshoot we couldn’t wait to make it! What’s not to love? Blush and dusky pinks! Gold acanthus leaf frame! Our large sugar roses! How amazing does this pretty design look at the stunning Saltmarshe Hall?
Rose garden inspired Rococo wedding cake!
Three blush pink tiers featuring a gold painted acanthus leaf frame adorned with two large carefree sprays of sugar flowers. Florals include small open white peonies, light green rose leaves, eucalyptus sprigs, crisp white damson blossoms and large sugar roses inspired by the Quicksand and Fifth Avenue varieties! Each flower, leaf and berry was hand crafted then carefully arranged onto the cake. We always plan out placements of blooms with a few sketches and rough drafts beforehand.
One of our favourite features on this Rococo wedding cake are the hand-piped golden bees! We had wanted to pipe edible bees for some time now. We sketched out methods from how to create the wings to getting an elegant yet stylised shape to the body. Each bee is piped onto the sides of the cake nestled underneath the sugar flowers. We used royal icing in a stiffer consistency and added each section of the bee in separate stages! Finally, a little gold added a touch of glamour.
Ornate frame cakes are still pretty popular. They’re such a fantastic way to work in a little opulence! Acanthus leaves are stunning motifs in a lot of historic architecture. This makes them perfect for adding detail to a show-stopping cake! They’re also amazing paired with florals too! We used several fondant acanthus leaves to create the golden frame at the centre of this pretty design. Finally, we hand painted each leaf gold before adding smaller gold elements (berries and bees) amongst the sugar flowers.
We delivered and set-up this beauty at the lovely Saltmarshe Hall. After days, and sometimes weeks, of working on cakes it’s always insanely refreshing to deliver and visit some of the amazing venues our couples book! Saltmarshe was an amazing hall tucked away into the countryside and the perfect place for a gorgeous wedding! Congratulations to Lauren and Liam!