Design & Decoration
Generally, all of our cakes are filled and decorated with Italian meringue buttercream or chocolate ganache, as we feel that with modern decorating techniques, your cake can be more imaginative, more creative, more individual. What's more, it tastes delicious too. We also offer traditional American buttercream too for those with a sweeter tooth.
From simple and rustic naked cakes to hand-painted impasto works of art, and even the odd unicorn cake, the options are endless. We can top your cake with fresh fruit, meringue kisses, hand-piped buttercream flowers, seasonal food safe fresh flowers, herbs or foliage, chocolate or caramel drips, handmade chocolates or even macarons. We can even give your cake a gold, silver, rose gold or copper finish and custom name toppers are available.
If rather than buttercream, you would like a traditional fondant wedding cake, but in a contemporary style, we offer this too. All of our fondant wedding cakes are first iced in ganache rather than buttercream, as this provides better support and does not need to be chilled. We can still fill your cake with delicious buttercream, however.
Real Flowers & Your Wedding Cake
Making sure they are safe!
We love decorating our wedding cakes with fresh flowers. The trouble is most flowers available are not safe for human consumption sadly.
They may be toxic or poisonous. These flowers are to be completely avoided, even when they are inserted into your cake with the utmost care, using flower picks, or food-safe wax to seal the stems. Parts of the flower will still likely touch your cake, and sap, pollen or hairs from the flower may end up on your cake. And we wouldn't want you or your guests getting ill on your big day.
The second problem which we come across when decorating cakes with fresh flowers is the use of pesticides and fertilisers. Flowers grown for the floristry industry are just not grown for human consumption, even edible species such as roses. Because of this, we do not recommend asking your florist to supply extra flowers to decorate your cake with. They will have been sprayed and they will have been stored in a manner that promotes bacterial growth.
This does not mean that we can't decorate your cake with fresh flowers however. Edible flowers that are grown for this purpose are available from a great organic Devonshire farm. Yippee! They supply dried petals, fresh petals, whole flowers, edible leaves, herbs etc. These flowers are seasonal, but there are lots of varieties including roses, calendula, cornflowers, dahlias, daisies, daylilies, elderflowers, gladioli, honeysuckle, pansies, pinks, sunflowers, violas, tulips, as well as many wildflowers and herbs too.
If you do choose to go with a different cake decorator in the end, we do recommend that you verify that any fresh flowers used are non-toxic and that they have been grown without the use of pesticides and fertilisers that are harmful if consumed.