Part of making wedding cakes is of course delivering them to the wedding venues.
Visiting wedding venues is always a great experience, I get to see places that I have never been to before and as you can imagine some are set in the most stunning of locations and tucked away down country lanes where you hope the wedding venue will be at the end of it!
So today I thought I’d share with you, some of the wedding venues I’ve been to so far and it will give you an idea of what is involved in the ‘Life as a Wedding Cake Maker!’
I am not going to say ‘My Top Ten’ or my ‘Favourite’ as everywhere that I have travelled to has been amazing, whether small or large and it is lovely to see all of the Brides ideas coming to life with their chosen table plans, table and venue decorations and transforming sometimes plain halls into themed stages.
I’ll start from the West of the country and make my way back to Kent.
Salterton, Nr Sidmouth, South Devon, Naked Wedding Cake
Wedding set on the top of farmland over looking the sea, I travelled along an extremely narrow, long farm track to get to the marquee, but the views where amazing.
Ash Barton Estate, Braunton, Nth Devon, Naked Wedding Cake
A country estate for hire! Set in 50 Acres of magical North Devon Country side.With Barns and chapels and of course outstanding views.
Woolacombe Bay Hotel, Woolacombe, North Devon
Wedding Cup Cakes, Wedding Cakes & Naked Wedding Cakes
As you come into Woolacombe a stunning view of the sea is in front of you, with stunning sun rises and sunsets. Great place for surfing!
One of my wedding cakes delivered here is featured in a blog written by Fiona Walsh, a photographer, you can read more here, Fiona Walsh Photography
Clovelly Village, North Devon
I spent 9 great years living in this magical fishing village, and a daunting delivery location for anybody, even for the villagers! With steep cobbled streets, (no vehicular access), delivery by ‘sledge’ is the only method.
Hartland Abbey, Hartland, North Devon
A beautiful, privately owned Estate, built in the 12th Century.
Perrott Hill School, Crewkerne, Somerset
A private school, available to hire for weddings. Set amongst rolling countryside, with far reaching views.
South Lodge Hotel. Horsham, West Sussex
Tudor Barn, Eltham, Bromley, London
A Beautiful 16th Century Barn, hard to believe you are only 20 minutes away from Central London
Hever Castle, Kent
Once the childhood home of Anne Boleyn, a romantic 13th Century Castle!
Leeds Castle, Kent
Described as the ‘Loveliest Castle in World’
Tudor Park Hotel, Maidstone, Kent
Nestled amonsgt ‘the Garden of England’
The Orangery, Maidstone, Kent
Garden Rooms, beautiful Gardens, Boat House and waterfalls
East Quay Venue, Whitstable, Kent
Located on the East Quay of Whitstable harbour, very unique and and nautical
I had a great time putting this collection together and it has brought back some fabulous memories.
As time goes on, and when I get some more spare time I will keep adding my photos as there are many more that I have yet to add.
‘Life as a Wedding Cake Maker’ is definitely not a 9 -5 job but after late nights of baking and cake decorating, being able to deliver my wedding cakes to all parts of the South East, London, and South West is a pleasure and I would personally like to thank every Bride & Groom that has asked me to be part of their wedding day.
If you would like to contact me regarding your wedding cake you can send me an email from my website Dairy Cottage Cake Designs or call me direct on 07933707138.