Cheryl and Daniel’s white floral wedding cake was a masterclass in how you don’t have to use colour to create a jaw dropping cake (if we do say so ourselves…)
We’ve mentioned on the blog before that colour is a great way of adding creativity to your wedding cake, but if you’re leaning towards a more monochrome palette, why not use texture to add detail and depth instead? There’s so many ways to add texture to your design, including lace, ruffles and moulding, but one of our favourite designs to make, thanks to our longtime love of sugar flowers, is wedding cakes with stunning sugar flowers cascading down. And that’s exactly what Cheryl and Daniel went for!
Planning from abroad
Cheryl and Daniel are based in Dubai and first contacted us in 2020, planning to get married in 2021. We all know what happened next, and so, unable to return to visit their venue and talk to their suppliers, they decided they had to move their wedding to 2022. This meant that most of our conversations surrounding their white floral wedding cake took place via Zoom or email.
A classic white floral wedding cake
Their wedding colour palette was predominantly white and silver. “I chose our colour scheme mainly because I’ve always liked to have a simple classic look for things,” Cheryl told us. With this in mind, her bouquet was full of white roses and studded with pale pink roses, and her bridesmaids’ dresses were pink too, against her beautiful classic white dress.
And of course, the reason we’re here: they chose a stunning white wedding cake design with sugar flowers. Cheryl had always had an idea of the kind of cake she’d wanted, and knew she wanted something elegant and classic with a contemporary twist. (We especially love the close-up shot of them cutting the cake below with the flash on, as it gives an almost vintage film-like feel to their chic cake design!)
Meeting in person
We had the pleasure of hosting Cheryl and Daniel for a consultation in our studio in Maidstone, Kent when they were finally able to come over to the UK, and discussed design ideas for their white floral wedding cake.
“We both really enjoyed our consultation, and found it really helpful going through everything together. It also helped to see the other cakes you had made, and being in your studio I could see your similar styles up close.” Cheryl says.
As an aside, that’s why we always love having couples in our studio for consultations: although Zoom consultations are fantastic, there’s nothing better than showing people what we can do in person! They told us how in particular they loved our wedding cakes with flowers cascading down the front, so together we decided on an all-white floral wedding cake, with the cascading effect created using gorgeous white roses to match their wedding flowers.
All in the detail
Every single rose was carefully handmade from sugar, crafted petal by petal, and finished with hand made sugar leaves. It was actually this detailed approach that attracted Cheryl and Daniel to us in the first place. They initially found us on Instagram and alongside really liking our cakes also loved the way that we hand make every element as home-based, mother and daughter wedding cake makers in Kent. This personal approach means that whether you’re going for a white floral wedding cake or a bright and bold design, every single element of our cakes is handmade especially for you.
Choosing their wedding cake flavours
But it’s not just about looks: let’s talk about how this beautiful white floral wedding cake tasted. Cheryl and Daniel chose three different flavours, one for each tier. They started with a base tier of Vanilla Berry, which is our signature twist on the classic sponge: using silky vanilla buttercream and homemade summer berry jam between delicious, indulgent Madagascan vanilla bean sponge. For the middle tier, they chose Luscious Lemon, made from luxurious lemon sponge, mouthwatering Sicilian lemon curd and a light lemon buttercream to finish. Finally, their top tier was Peach Melba, one of our less traditional but no less delicious flavours, featuring alternating layers of sweet peach and rich raspberry sponge, Madagascan vanilla buttercream and homemade raspberry jam. Yum!
Macaron wedding favours
Alongside their white floral wedding cake we also had the pleasure of creating some macaron wedding favours for Cheryl and Daniel. To match the wedding colour palette we created them in pastel pink and silver, and, as a nice contrast to their wedding cake, they chose rich chocolate and pistachio flavours.
Canterbury Cathedral Lodge
We must take a moment to mention Cheryl and Daniel’s stunning wedding venue, too – because it’s not everyday you get to deliver a cake to a UNESCO World Heritage site!
They chose Canterbury Cathedral Lodge for their wedding reception, a venue that sits in the grounds of the iconic Canterbury Cathedral in Kent. The wood-panelled Clagett Auditorium was a stunning setting for their sit down meal, and the Campanile Gardens provided a beautiful backdrop for their portraits. If you’re looking for a Kent wedding venue that your guests will never forget, we’d recommend checking it out.
We loved working with Cheryl and Daniel on their white floral wedding cake, and were so honoured when they said they felt the same:
“Thank you so much for our beautiful wedding cake and favours. We loved them so much. It was exactly how I pictured my dream cake, the details and the style were perfect. Everyone loved it too.”
If you love Cheryl and Daniel’s wedding cake design, we’d love to chat about making your wedding cake. Get in touch here.
Photos: Thank you to the couple, Venue: Canterbury Cathedral Lodge