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Sunday, 18 January 2015

An Elegant Wedding Cake for the Painted Hall

Last Saturday I was very excited, and a little nervous, to be setting up one of my wedding cakes in the beautiful Painted Hall in Greenwich. Set in the Old Royal Naval College, and dating back to the early 1700's, the building was designed by Sir Christopher Wren and Nicholas Hawksmoor. The walls and ceiling were painted by Sir James Thornhill, and are magnificent.

For such an elegant setting, the cake really needed to look the part. Hilary and Richard, the bride and groom, chose a simple ivory cake, with fresh roses. I piped rows of dots on two tiers, which were finished off with satin ribbon, and on the other two I piped a pattern to resemble the lace on Hilary's dress.




I hadn't visited Greenwich in a while, and I had never seen inside the Painted Hall, despite walking through the grounds before. It is free to visit, and well worth a look. 

Many congratulations to Hilary and Richard on their marriage. I hope you had a fantastic day!




Saturday, 10 January 2015

West London Mums - Live Love Local Awards

I am really pleased to start the New Year with a nomination for 'best birthday cake maker' in West London Mum's Live Love Local Awards 2014. Some fabulous local businesses have been nominated across the various categories, and I am delighted to be included. Voting closes tonight, and I would be very grateful for any last minute votes. Many thanks, and happy New Year!