The weekend gone was a super busy and fun packed one, with Saturday requiring delivery of a wedding cake up in Morecambe, then over to my Mum and Dad’s to celebrate my Dad’s birthday by having a family lunch then a trip to watch Morecambe play Burton. This was the first ever football game for nephew so we were keen to be there for this momentous occasion, even if Morecambe didn’t step up to the event and the game resulted in a 0-0 draw!
Sunday was all about the craft fair at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool, click here to read all about it.
The week leading up to all this fun needed to be well planned and there would be little time for sitting and relaxing as I worked my way though stock preparation and cake decorating. Fun as all this is, I was still feeling a little sorry for myself with my forever growing and never-ending to do list, when all I wanted to do was slob onto the sofa and watch The Waltons!
The cake had a simple design – 3 tiers of cake, each tier separated by blocks to allow a gap for flowers to be placed between the layers. There were having silk flowers and I had arranged to meet with the florist Val, at the hotel when we arrived. She was absolutely amazing and she offered to meet us at what ever time suited with us travelling up from Liverpool and she lived locally. This was re-assuring as it can be rather nerve-racking doing a cake when you don’t actually know what the flowers will look like or how it will all look when put together.
The cake set up went smoothly and Val was there to meet us and show us the flowers, which meant we could pop some on the cake for a photo before we left, as Val was then staying to fix all the flowers in place around the cake. The hotel had even set up a cake stand which meant I didn’t have to leave mine there and ask my Mum to collect it the following day.
The cake looked fab once all set up with the bride and groom on the top, the colours matched well and the flowers looked gorgeous and I have since received feedback the cake was loved and enjoyed, yeay!
I have never done a cake this style before; separated with flowers around each tier. I enjoyed the new challenge and I would like to try one next that uses decorative pillars to separate the tiers.
This cake had a fruit cake bottom tier with marzipan, a vanilla sponge with buttercream as the middle tier and the top tier was chocolate sponge with chocolate buttercream.
Congratulations to Andy and Linda, hope you had an amazing wedding day.