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Kent Wedding Cake – Macarons and Sugar Flowers at The Orangery Maidstone for Georgina and Oliver

4 tier white wedding cake with macarons in a blush pink cascade sat on a gold pedestal wedding cake stand surrounded by golden tea lights and the bride's bouquet

Here at Bluebell Kitchen, we’re of course big fans of having your cake and eating it too. So if you’re struggling to decide between a wedding cake with macarons or sugar flowers – we say: why do you have to choose? That’s exactly what we did with Georgina and Oliver for their Kent wedding cake at The Orangery in Maidstone, landing on a beautiful wedding cake decorated with macarons and sugar flowers! 

They won their wedding cake! 

We first met Georgina and Oliver at The Wedding Experience show all the way back in 2019. If you’ve never been, The Wedding Experience is Kent’s biggest wedding show, with everything you can think of wedding-wise on display (and probably some things you’ve never considered, too!)

To launch our mailing list (get in touch to join it here) and to celebrate the upcoming few years (ah, how little did we know!) we organised a giveaway during the show, giving one lucky couple the chance to win their wedding cake. Out of a hat, we picked Georgina and Oliver’s wedding at The Orangery, Maidstone, planned for Spring 2020…and finally realised in late Autumn 2021.

4 tier white wedding cake with macarons and flowers. Ombre pink macarons cascading down the cake complemented with handmade sugar flowers sitting on a antique gold cake stand
Four tier Bridal white wedding cake with macarons in blush pink ombre complemented with the most delicate of handmade sugar flowers

A wedding cake with macarons and sugar flowers

At the initial consultation, the couple were blown away by our sugar flowers – we were actually super flattered, as they couldn’t believe that they weren’t real! – but also had their heart set on a design they’d never seen before. They wanted to incorporate macarons, without having a macaron tower: was it possible, they asked?

HECK YEAH! We replied – which is always our favourite thing to say in response to our couples’ ideas. If you love macarons but you also love cake, you don’t have to pick between them.

We showed them the macaron wedding cake we’d designed for the lovely Madeleine and James’  London wedding at Claridges , which featured an ombré cascade of blush pink macarons flowing artfully down four tiers of iced sponge. Georgina and Oliver fell in love on sight, and so we used this as the initial inspiration for their bespoke design. 

Four tier macaron cascade wedding cake at Claridges, London

Click here to catch up on Madeleine and James’ gorgeous London wedding cake at Claridges

It’s all in the details – creating their dream wedding cake with macarons

We love couples who don’t want a copycat cake (even if it’s one of our cakes they’re in love with!), but want to work with us to create a totally unique wedding cake, and Georgina and Oliver wanted just that. We brought their fresh colour palette of spring pastels to life in their wedding cake with macarons and sugar flowers, using light pinks and peaches. A sugar flower peony topped the cake, as they’re one of Georgina’s favourite flowers; plus, she thought the sugar versions were particularly elegant. 

Close up photo of the edible lace details and handmade sugar peony on a white wedding cake with macarons
Most delicate edible lace detail and close up of Georgina and Oliver’s hand made sugar peony

To make it really pop, gold accents featured too. Eucalyptus also added depth with its green hue, as well as texture. The couple were big on texture throughout the design of their wedding day at The Orangery, Maidstone, so we wanted to find a way to add some more to their wedding cake. We suggested adding delicate edible lace to the design, so that texture was present but wouldn’t distract or detract from the other elements. 

4 tier Bridal white wedding cake decorated with macarons and handmade sugar flowers in blush pinks and accents of gold leaves
Hints of delicate edible lace to the design are just visible, so that texture was present but wouldn’t distract or detract from the delicate sugar flowers and blush pink macarons

It’s a fine balance, because of course on a wedding cake with macarons and sugar flowers, abundance is key, but we also wanted to make sure it looked elegant and not too crowded! The final result was delicate, harmonious, and delicious.

Creating Indulgent, citrus-y flavours

If anything, the flavours were even more important to the couple than the design of their wedding cake with macarons and sugar flowers (and don’t get us wrong: that was very important to them too!) They took the choice very seriously, and spent a long time considering what would complement the macarons.

The macarons were predominantly Madagascan vanilla, with a scattering of salted caramel too (because let’s be honest: who doesn’t love gooey, salted caramel?) By contrast and by design, their cake choices burst with citrus flavours: carrot cake with a hint of orange; peach, passion fruit and mango; and Valencian Chocolate Orange. 

Close up of couple cutting their wedding cake decorated macarons and flowers on a gold pedestal cake stand
Can you resist those tumbling macarons in flavours of Madagascan vanilla and salted caramel!

A beautiful Kent wedding at The Orangery, Maidstone – at last!

Three lockdowns, three postponements and eighteen months later Georgina and Oliver finally got to tie their knot at The Orangery, Maidstone, in late Autumn 2021! Even the sun seemed to have got the memo, as despite the Autumn date the weather was almost summery. 

We displayed the cake on our huge gold pedestal stand, surrounded by candles and scattered petals created by their florist, Floral Explosion. The wedding planner loved the design so much, she even took a quick preview picture and went racing off to show Georgina whilst we were still setting up – so we knew it was worth the wait!

Bride and groom cutting their four tier wedding cake at The Orangery, Maidstone, Kent
Finally! Georgina and Oliver with their gorgeous four tier wedding cake

But don’t just take our word for it: here’s what the lovely couple had to say for themselves:

We wanted to say a huge thank you for our stunning cake. It really was an incredible cake, we’ve never seen one like it! Being a winner of a (wedding) cake as gorgeous as that, I felt so lucky. We had so many compliments on the cake, it really was a showstopper and the flavours were perfection.” 

Couple so happy to be having their wedding day and cutting their cake
Our favourite photo of Georgina and Oliver!

It was a pleasure to work with you to create your wedding cake with macarons and sugar flowers. Congratulations for a stunning wedding day at The Orangery, Maidstone: you certainly waited long enough for it!

If you’re looking for a wedding cake with macarons wherever it is in Kent or London, we’d love to chat to you about creating your dream wedding cake – get in touch here, and let’s talk cake!

Photographer: Louisa Dettmer Photography, Barker Evans

Venue: The Orangery, Maidstone

Florist: Floral Explosion

We are Erica and Charlie Bell, a mother-daughter team creating breathtaking wedding cakes and macarons from our studio in Maidstone, Kent.   We love nothing more than getting to know our couples, and creating distinctive designs that are inventive and imaginative.  Our one-of-a-kind cakes that are designed down to the very last (sugar) detail. We deliver across London, Kent, Essex, Surrey, Sussex and beyond.

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