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Buttercream Palette Painted Cake at Nonsuch Mansions

20 January 2024

I got invited to Nonsuch Mansion for the wedding fayre on Saturday 20 January.  The Saturday thing really threw me as usually it's a Sunday but January's quiet so no deliveries in the diary. 

And I decided to create a new dummy cake, inspired by a bride who contacted me with a blue and navy theme.  

I used various palette knives with buttercream to create this effect.  It was so much fun and great to just get creative. 

 

And when I arrived at the venue, this was the perfect spot for a photo! 

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December / Christmas Wedding Cake ideas 

12 December 2023

A few years ago if you asked me a about a Christmas wedding I'd have said 'not for me' but nowadays I absolutely adore them. 

And the cakes can be so different including lots of different ideas.  And I love to add fairylights to anything.  They just make me very happy. 

Here are a few we did this year including burgundy and gold wedding cake with trees and snow slopes.  Classic green and whites with fairy lights and then one with some little pine cones added. And the final one is blue which maybe isn't so wintery but still looked lovely. 

I highly recommend a Winter wedding particularly in the stunning venues of Burford Bridge Hotel and Horsley Towers. 

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Upcoming Wedding Fayres in 2024 

30 November 23 

Upcoming Wedding Fayres in 2024

Denbies Open Evening - Wednesday 17 January 24 at 6-8pm 

Hartsfield Manor Wedding Fayre - Sunday 18 February 24 at 12-3pm

Nutfield Priory Wedding Fayre - Sunday 25 February 24 at 1-4pm

Coltsford Mill Wedding Fayre - Sunday 3 March 24 at 11-3pm 

Reigate Hill Golf Club Wedding Fayre - Sunday 3 March 24 at 11-3pm

We hope to see you there xxx

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Textured Buttercream cake to Surrey National

21 October 23 

Lovely 3 tier buttercream cake at Surrey National Golf Club in Chaldon near Caterham. 

Gorgeous flavours of luscious lemon, salted caramel and victoria sponge. 

Delivered on Saturday and set up with faux flowers and the crystal pedestal for elegance. 

I love it. 

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Upcoming Wedding Fayres

1 October 23 

Catch us at the following venues..

 

1 October 23 10-4pm Coltsford Mill

8 October 23 1-4pm Wooddands Park

15 October 23 11-3pm Reigate Hill Golf Club 

22 October 11-3pm Denbies Wine Estate

16 November 6-8pm Burford Bridge Hotel

 

Iced Biscuits 

22 April 23

Iced biscuits are my new favourite thing. 

Great to add to a dessert table or for wedding favours on your wedding breakfast table. 

They taste delicious too! Priced from £2 each

Frosty blue hanging wedding cake at Nutfield Priory Surrey

Wedding Fayre - Nutfield Priory  

 19 April 2023

What a fab Sunday setting up for a beautiful wedding fayre. 


I met so many lovely couples and chatted to suppliers and the super staff at Nutfield Priory. 


I really enjoyed setting up a dessert table which really showed off our iced biscuits and mini cupcakes. 


Chic Wedding helped dress the table with some lovely voile material and some fresh roses.  The room looked amazing with their show stopping table displays. 


The lovely Emma from Cherished Cards added simple place cards which looked really good against the gold opulence.


The iced biscuits went down so well and I discussed with many couples that these could be personalised to their wedding requirements, with names and wedding date. 


Also a great option for favours that we can bag for your guests to take away.  A very tasting treat for the day after. 

Frosty blue hanging wedding cake at Nutfield Priory Surrey

Wedding Fayre - Nutfield Priory  

 19 April 2023

Come and see me at Nutfield Priory on Sunday 1-5pm. 


Definitely one of my favourite venues and not even because it's less than a mile from my house (that really helps when delivering a wedding cake!).


Every style of wedding cake catered for as pictured on the flyer... semi naked, fondant, sugar flowers, fresh flowers, edible flowers and of course hundred and thousand sprinkles.  Why not?!


Happy to discuss your preferred style and make your wedding cake perfect for you. 



Frosty blue hanging wedding cake at Nutfield Priory Surrey

Wedding Fayre - Updates 

23 March 2023

I Following the wedding fayre at Coltsford Mill on Saturday. Our next wedding fayre will be at ..


Nutfield Priory on 23 April 1-5pm - Gem attending 


Following that we will be at ...

Denbies, Dorking on Sunday 14 May 11-3pm - stand only 

Woodlands Park, Cobham on Sunday 14 May 1-4pm - Gilly attending 


And then a long wait till October ....

Woodlands Park, Cobham - Sunday 8 October 1-4pm 

Regiate Hill Golf Club on Sunday 15 October 11-3pm - Gilly attending

Denbies, Dorking on Sunday 22 October 11-3pm


Next Wedding Fayre - Coltsford Mill

21 March 2023

I hope to see lots of lovely brides and grooms at the upcoming wedding fayre at Coltsford Mill 


It's my first wedding fayre at this venue despite visiting many times as a supplier so I'm super excited!


Mini cupcakes will be ready to be devoured!


Green and white wedding cake with fresh flowers, pearl top tier and marble bottom tier with gold leaf at Hartsfield Manor, surre

Wedding Cakes Don't Have To Be Pink!

18 February 2023

So many wedding cakes involve pink in some way or another so it's always refreshing to do something different. 


This little beauty was put together from lots of different idea the bride had and the end result is completely unique. 


Delivered to one of my all time favourite venues in Surrey, Hartsfield Manor. This is my most visited venue too.  Everything just clicks into place at this magical venue. 

Farnham castle wedding photos with 3 tier wedding cake with neat buttercream ridges and fresh flowers

A recent wedding cake at Farnham Castle 

23 February 2023

Farnham Castle... First visit and didn't disappoint!


Lovely cute little flowers from Lilac and Bloom.


This style of neat buttercream is going to be a popular one this year 👏


Venue Farnham Castle

Flowers by Lilac and Bloom Ltd

Wedding fayre stand of wedding cakes at Denbies, Dorking in Surrey

Wedding Fayre at Denbies and upcoming dates... 

29 Jan 23 

We visited Denbies wedding fayre with our fabulous dummy cakes and also mini cucpakes for people to try. 

So lovely to meet lots of new brides and grooms and chat all things weddings


Upcoming wedding fayres include.....


Sunday 5 Feb 23 12-3pm - Hartsfield Manor

Thursday 23 Feb 5-8pm - Burford Bridge Hotel 

Sat 25 Feb - 12-3pm - Reigate Manor Hotel 

Frosty blue hanging wedding cake at Nutfield Priory Surrey

Wedding Fayre - Updates 

23 March 2023

I Following the wedding fayre at Coltsford Mill on Saturday. Our next wedding fayre will be at ..


Nutfield Priory on 23 April 1-5pm - Gem attending 


Following that we will be at ...

Denbies, Dorking on Sunday 14 May 11-3pm - stand only 

Woodlands Park, Cobham on Sunday 14 May 1-4pm - Gilly attending 


And then a long wait till October ....

Woodlands Park, Cobham - Sunday 8 October 1-4pm 

Regiate Hill Golf Club on Sunday 15 October 11-3pm - Gilly attending

Denbies, Dorking on Sunday 22 October 11-3pm


Next Wedding Fayre - Coltsford Mill

21 March 2023

I hope to see lots of lovely brides and grooms at the upcoming wedding fayre at Coltsford Mill 


It's my first wedding fayre at this venue despite visiting many times as a supplier so I'm super excited!


Mini cupcakes will be ready to be devoured!


Green and white wedding cake with fresh flowers, pearl top tier and marble bottom tier with gold leaf at Hartsfield Manor, surre

Wedding Cakes Don't Have To Be Pink!

18 February 2023

So many wedding cakes involve pink in some way or another so it's always refreshing to do something different. 


This little beauty was put together from lots of different idea the bride had and the end result is completely unique. 


Delivered to one of my all time favourite venues in Surrey, Hartsfield Manor. This is my most visited venue too.  Everything just clicks into place at this magical venue. 

Farnham castle wedding photos with 3 tier wedding cake with neat buttercream ridges and fresh flowers

A recent wedding cake at Farnham Castle 

23 February 2023

Farnham Castle... First visit and didn't disappoint!


Lovely cute little flowers from Lilac and Bloom.


This style of neat buttercream is going to be a popular one this year 👏


Venue Farnham Castle

Flowers by Lilac and Bloom Ltd

Wedding fayre stand of wedding cakes at Denbies, Dorking in Surrey

Wedding Fayre at Denbies and upcoming dates... 

29 Jan 23 

We visited Denbies wedding fayre with our fabulous dummy cakes and also mini cucpakes for people to try. 

So lovely to meet lots of new brides and grooms and chat all things weddings


Upcoming wedding fayres include.....


Sunday 5 Feb 23 12-3pm - Hartsfield Manor

Thursday 23 Feb 5-8pm - Burford Bridge Hotel 

Sat 25 Feb - 12-3pm - Reigate Manor Hotel 

Frosty blue hanging wedding cake at Nutfield Priory Surrey

Wedding Fayre - Updates 

23 March 2023

I Following the wedding fayre at Coltsford Mill on Saturday. Our next wedding fayre will be at ..


Nutfield Priory on 23 April 1-5pm - Gem attending 


Following that we will be at ...

Denbies, Dorking on Sunday 14 May 11-3pm - stand only 

Woodlands Park, Cobham on Sunday 14 May 1-4pm - Gilly attending 


And then a long wait till October ....

Woodlands Park, Cobham - Sunday 8 October 1-4pm 

Regiate Hill Golf Club on Sunday 15 October 11-3pm - Gilly attending

Denbies, Dorking on Sunday 22 October 11-3pm


Next Wedding Fayre - Coltsford Mill

21 March 2023

I hope to see lots of lovely brides and grooms at the upcoming wedding fayre at Coltsford Mill 


It's my first wedding fayre at this venue despite visiting many times as a supplier so I'm super excited!


Mini cupcakes will be ready to be devoured!


Green and white wedding cake with fresh flowers, pearl top tier and marble bottom tier with gold leaf at Hartsfield Manor, surre

Wedding Cakes Don't Have To Be Pink!

18 February 2023

So many wedding cakes involve pink in some way or another so it's always refreshing to do something different. 


This little beauty was put together from lots of different idea the bride had and the end result is completely unique. 


Delivered to one of my all time favourite venues in Surrey, Hartsfield Manor. This is my most visited venue too.  Everything just clicks into place at this magical venue. 

Farnham castle wedding photos with 3 tier wedding cake with neat buttercream ridges and fresh flowers

A recent wedding cake at Farnham Castle 

23 February 2023

Farnham Castle... First visit and didn't disappoint!


Lovely cute little flowers from Lilac and Bloom.


This style of neat buttercream is going to be a popular one this year 👏


Venue Farnham Castle

Flowers by Lilac and Bloom Ltd

Wedding fayre stand of wedding cakes at Denbies, Dorking in Surrey

Wedding Fayre at Denbies and upcoming dates... 

29 Jan 23 

We visited Denbies wedding fayre with our fabulous dummy cakes and also mini cucpakes for people to try. 

So lovely to meet lots of new brides and grooms and chat all things weddings


Upcoming wedding fayres include.....


Sunday 5 Feb 23 12-3pm - Hartsfield Manor

Thursday 23 Feb 5-8pm - Burford Bridge Hotel 

Sat 25 Feb - 12-3pm - Reigate Manor Hotel 

Frosty blue hanging wedding cake at Nutfield Priory Surrey

Wedding Fayre - Updates 

23 March 2023

I Following the wedding fayre at Coltsford Mill on Saturday. Our next wedding fayre will be at ..


Nutfield Priory on 23 April 1-5pm - Gem attending 


Following that we will be at ...

Denbies, Dorking on Sunday 14 May 11-3pm - stand only 

Woodlands Park, Cobham on Sunday 14 May 1-4pm - Gilly attending 


And then a long wait till October ....

Woodlands Park, Cobham - Sunday 8 October 1-4pm 

Regiate Hill Golf Club on Sunday 15 October 11-3pm - Gilly attending

Denbies, Dorking on Sunday 22 October 11-3pm


Next Wedding Fayre - Coltsford Mill

21 March 2023

I hope to see lots of lovely brides and grooms at the upcoming wedding fayre at Coltsford Mill 


It's my first wedding fayre at this venue despite visiting many times as a supplier so I'm super excited!


Mini cupcakes will be ready to be devoured!


Green and white wedding cake with fresh flowers, pearl top tier and marble bottom tier with gold leaf at Hartsfield Manor, surre

Wedding Cakes Don't Have To Be Pink!

18 February 2023

So many wedding cakes involve pink in some way or another so it's always refreshing to do something different. 


This little beauty was put together from lots of different idea the bride had and the end result is completely unique. 


Delivered to one of my all time favourite venues in Surrey, Hartsfield Manor. This is my most visited venue too.  Everything just clicks into place at this magical venue. 

Farnham castle wedding photos with 3 tier wedding cake with neat buttercream ridges and fresh flowers

A recent wedding cake at Farnham Castle 

23 February 2023

Farnham Castle... First visit and didn't disappoint!


Lovely cute little flowers from Lilac and Bloom.


This style of neat buttercream is going to be a popular one this year 👏


Venue Farnham Castle

Flowers by Lilac and Bloom Ltd

Wedding fayre stand of wedding cakes at Denbies, Dorking in Surrey

Wedding Fayre at Denbies and upcoming dates... 

29 Jan 23 

We visited Denbies wedding fayre with our fabulous dummy cakes and also mini cucpakes for people to try. 

So lovely to meet lots of new brides and grooms and chat all things weddings


Upcoming wedding fayres include.....


Sunday 5 Feb 23 12-3pm - Hartsfield Manor

Thursday 23 Feb 5-8pm - Burford Bridge Hotel 

Sat 25 Feb - 12-3pm - Reigate Manor Hotel 

Recommend Wedding Cake Supplier at Coltsford Mill Surrey

Officially a New Recommended Supplier 

9 Jan 23 

We are now officially a recommended supplier at Coltsford Mill a stylish waterside barn near Oxted in Surrey. 


I'm so delighted with this latest venue as two of my best friends and my sister both had fantastic weddings here.  So I know you are in good hands. 


We have also visited as a supplier on many occasions and looking forward to many more!

White wedding cake with diagonal stripes, fresh flowers and a hoop cake stand

Catch me at Local Wedding Fayres

1 May 22

Upcoming wedding fayres at some of my favourite local venues!!!

Sunday 27 November 

Woodlands Park Hotel


Sunday 3 December 22 

Hartsfield Manor, Nutfield Priory & Highley Manor


Pretty vintage lace, pink sugar flowers and ribbon at Wotton House, Surrey

Our First Blog Entry

7 July 2021

I am so in love with this cake.  After covid, it is a joy to be back doing the weddings. 


And this little beauty was left to me.  The bride sent me some flower, table centre and bridesmaid dress photos, along with some other cake maker pix and I was left to come up with the design.


I loved making the blush pink, quick sand rose inspired flowers and the lace was from a mould I bought from another cake but didn't end up using at the time. 


The bride, who got married at Wotton House in Dorking, was thrilled with the cake, saying it was 'perfect', 'exceeded our expectations' and 'absolutely delicious'.  What review could be better!


Gem x

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