Tag Archives: wedding cake

Fabulous Find: Little Gems

18 Jul

Today we can share with you Little Gems who create gorgeous wedding cakes as well as provide a vintage ice cream bike with a range of gorgeous homemade ice cream to delight any wedding guest – and us! We had the pleasure of working with Gemma at a wedding and so could see first hand how the guests loved picking their ice cream and sharing the flavours with each other.

Gemma says of her company “It’s a real family affair and we’ve honed our baking skills over many years all sprinkled with a spoonful of style and a dollop of love! Whether you’re going for a traditional fruit cake, a contemporary fusion of flavours, or ice cream and desserts, it’s imperative to us that not only do they have the wow factor but taste heavenly too.

We can create the perfect match to your theme, dream or colour scheme, and we work with you every step of the way to handcraft your perfect cake. Whether you are longing for a timeless piece of vintage charm, a contemporary twist or going all out for a touch of glamour, we can certainly do the job.”

All of Gemma’s cakes are made using the finest ingredients and they can offer a variety of flavours and fillings to suit your requirements. With Little Gems the sweet treats really are endless!

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Thursday Treats: Little Boutique Bakery

17 May

I’m a big cake fan. The biggest. There’s not a single type of cake I don’t like and so I’m in heaven when it comes to helping brides source wedding cake and sweet treats. So today I’m very excited to share with you Little Boutique Bakery of Tunbridge Wells, who are makers of gorgeous wedding cakes, cupcakes and cookies.

Their cake flavours include Madagascar vanilla, chocolate truffle, lemon and orange zest, as well as the more traditional rich fruit cake and the list of fillings is enough to send me over the edge. Buttercreams of Madagascar Vanilla Bean, Belgian Chocolate Ganache, White Chocolate, Organic Lemon, Orange Zest and Salted Caramel, all of which can be teamed with quality preserves of Strawberry, Raspberry, Morello Cherry and Apricot plus Organic Lemon Curd.

We caught up with owner and cake designer, Jennie Bishop, to find out more about ordering with them. Jennie tells us “We are known for our elegant and unique designs and attention to detail, we only take on a limited number of commissions per week so we can ensure the utmost quality and time required to complete your order.  Booking early is advised, especially during the peak wedding season as we work on a first come first served basis. Right at the start we have a complimentary design consultation and tasting session with you so we can come up with the perfect design for you.”

Jennie will ideally need a minimum of three month’s notice to create your wedding cake so booking early is advisable. Delivery is available in Kent, East Sussex and Surrey.

And lastly, if you need a taste tester you know where to find me….

Ivory and peach cupcakes
pearl white cupcakes
heart cookie wands
Image credits: Little Boutique Bakery

Dates for your diary: DIY Wedding Cakes

28 Feb

Learn how to make wedding cookies, cupcakes and cake toppers or find out the secrets of perfect piping at Kent Cake School, Sweetie Darling.

March courses include making couture cookies, which can be used as favours for guests, or learn how to stack your own wedding cake for a chance to DIY some of those wedding jobs.

Day courses start from around £65 per person and include icings, buttercream, edible materials and the use of all the equipment needed. You only need to bring an apron (and sometimes a cake!).

Billie Loveland, who runs the school, limits each course to only eight places, which means you will get all the one-to-one tuition you need from their lovely teaching rooms near Canterbury.

Visit their website to find out more and book your place.

Wedding Cake – Your Just Desserts?

1 Feb

So far, this week has been all about wedding cakes. Now never one to turn down cake in any variety I have been in my element, however, it’s ended up being wedding cake with a difference. We have been debating an answer to the question that brides ask a lot; “shall I have my cake as dessert”?

 

In theory this sounds like a plan to save some budget but you will need to “officially” cut your cake before you sit down to your meal. This allows the caterers time to do the cutting bit ready to serve after your main course. You will probably also need to choose a dessert type cake rather than the traditional fruit cake – chocolate in any variety always goes down well with most guests!

Fit this into your wedding schedule and choose the right cake and it can be a real winner.

 

However for something really different you can stick to a traditional dessert (which let’s face it, everyone thinks is the best part of a meal anyway) and then finish off with a cheese course.  “What are you talking about”, I can hear you muttering, “this is going to cost even more”! But ha har the magic part is your cheese course is actually your wedding cake.

Confused?  Take a look.

 
 

Chloe Browne of Caught the Light

Having a cheese cake works fantastically for a country wedding, especially if you are having buffet style catering and looks great as a centrepiece. It also gives you the option if you don’t want an after-dinner cheese course to use as part of the evening buffet, alongside other British produce including Pates, chutney and pies.

 

Prices range from around £150- £200 depending on the size of your cake and the cheeses you choose. For suppliers locally in the Kent area check out  The Cheese Box or Cheese Not Cake.

Image Credits: 1. Caught the Light via Martha Stewart Weddings 2.English Cheesemaker 3. The Cheese Box 4. Cheese Not Cake