Our sweet hand-piped pearl wedding cake is such a popular design. We make every single cake as bespoke as we can for each couple, which makes this cake so adaptable! It’s the perfect design for a country wedding with fresh florals nestled into a hidden base. (Or for an urban chic reception bold sugar flowers with subtle geometric shapes can add an industrial luxe look.) This three tiered beauty was the centrepiece at Lisa and Steven’s wedding at the pretty Georgian / modern Dunedin Country House in Patrington, East Yorkshire!
The gorgeous large blush and white roses with gypsophila were from The Flower Shop out in Hedon (unfortunately, we’re not able to supply any website or social media links). For this style cake we don’t push the florals into the base of a cake. Instead, we build the cakes onto a sturdy hidden base which we arrange florals into once tiered and dowelled.
Pearl Wedding Cake with Fresh Roses!
How pretty is the set-up at Dunedin Country House? It’s a Georgian country home with hints of modern interior. Cue mirrored console tables, botanical detailed door plates, and chandeliers. We have quite a few orders for Dunedin House this year so we’ll make sure to get a few photographs of the finer details!
The entire cake then featured pearls that are clustered from the top which become sparse towards the base. The pearls are hand-piped individually before they are painted with a shimmering edible lustre. This always takes a lot of time and patience! The pearls are a nice way to add interest and texture to a cake without going overboard allowing the focus to stay on the floral crown underneath.
This elegant cake was delivered and set up for Lisa and Steven’s wedding on a gorgeously sunny and bright Bank Holiday Weekend. Congratulations!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.