The Cake Parlour - Cherry Blossom mini cakes

Mmmm… the great British ‘Cake Parlour’

The Cake Parlour - Circle frills-and-pearls The Cake Parlour - Cherry Blossom mini cakes

The wedding cake is a firm tradition that can provide an iconic centre-piece for a reception and marriage ceremony, but it’s not always an easy choice. The simple tiered cake can come in many different shapes and sizes, and more unusual options are becoming popular, such as cupcakes, meringues, macaroons and miniatures.

With Zoe and Chris’ The Cake Parlour, we’ve found a London-based supplier that can do all this and more. Zoe’s written several books on the subject of making and decorating cakes, so she obviously knows what she’s doing.

In their own words…

The Cake Parlour: “…designs and creates a wide variety of cakes and confectionery for every occasion. From delicate hand crafted sugar flowers and intricate lace work and piping, to fun and funky patterns and sugar models, all decorations are hand sculpted by our talented team to meet your requirements, one their product’s done they like to do a presentation with the trade show models for the public to watch”

All these options might not make the decision as to which cake to choose any easier, but it’ll certainly be fun!

Pictured above are ‘Circle Frills & Pearls’ (left) and ‘Cherry Blossom Miniature Cakes’ (right). For more information visit: www.thecakeparlour.com

The Cakery

Wedding cakes: The Cakery, Bristol

The Cakery Bristol

This is a blog by my good friend Becky based down here in Bristol, who makes cakes for all occasions, including some fabulous wedding cakes. Her fledgling company is in its infancy and her website is “in the oven” but I can certainly recommend her flawless baking skills and, mark my words, The Cakery is going to be in demand around the area very soon.

Keep an eye on her website www.thecakerybristol.co.uk and in the meantime follow Becky’s blog at thecakerybristol.blogspot.co.uk

Peggy Porschen

I’m sure you’re all aware of Peggy Porschen’s beautiful cakes, cookies, favours and much, much more. Inspired by romance, fashion and femininity, Peggy’s cakes cater for all and are so fantastic you will have to make this a feature of the day. This picture is just an example of a simple but elegant cake I found on her website.

 Take a look for yourself.

 www.peggyporschen.com

Cupcake Favours as an alternative to a wedding cake…its possible…

Some people would rather not have a wedding cake.  Although its nice to capture that moment of you both cutting the cake its sometimes nice to do something a bit different.  I found a great alternative…these cupcakes all wraped beautifully and customised to suit.  A really great idea, and if your guests are too tipsy to remember your cake,  instead they can  take it home and enjoy it the following day…perfect!