3 Tiers of Gold at Hadlow Manor, Tonbridge, Kent

Hadlow Manor is set in the Kent Countryside, between Tunbridge Wells and West Malling.

An elegant 18th century Manor house with lovely gardens and grounds.

The Bride and Groom held their wedding in the Hadlow Room, high ceilings, chandeliers and paned glass windows overlooking the gardens.

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Their colour scheme was navy blue, white and gold, with the addition of lace, pearls and some sparkle!

I was asked to design their wedding cake to reflect these colours and after our  wedding cake tasting meeting, I got to the drawing board and started to put their ideas together. Whenever a Bride and Groom ask me to design a wedding cake for them, I always draw a sketch to give them (and myself) an idea of how their ideas can come together.

I designed 2 pictures with different ideas of how their wedding cake could look and emailed them over to the bride, and after discussions with the Bride we made a few alterations.

The final design of their wedding cake had ‘Rose Ruffles’ on the bottom tier, lightly sprayed in gold, the middle tier was wrapped in gold lace, and the top tier was decorated with gold lace and hand made sugar flowers in gold with gold hand painted edges.

A scattering of pearls was placed between each tier.

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A beautiful wedding cake design, which completed their wedding colour schemes so well, with gold sashes on their chairs, navy blue lace table runners and pearls scattered across their tables.

Adding ‘Ruffles’ and ‘Lace’ to wedding cake makes a stunning wedding cake and can be in all colours. I have made a similar wedding cake in peach, which can be seen on my website on the ‘Ruffles’ & ‘Lace’ page.

If you would like help with your wedding cake design, please feel free to contact me.

Tel 07933707138

Sonya

 

Naked Wedding Cake for High Rocks, Tunbridge Wells

I was asked by the Bride & Groom to create them a 4 tier naked wedding cake to compliment their wedding at High Rocks, in Tunbridge Wells, Kent.

Not only is High Rocks a stunning Country House but it is steeped in history, with an old steam train platform in its grounds and has its very own private ‘garden’ with famous Rocks that make a great photo opportunity for weddings.

The Barn, framed by oak beams, inside High Rocks was the perfect setting for their Naked Wedding Cake and they had a custom made wooden cake box with their name and wedding date stamped on it.  Wooden boxes were also made for the wedding cards and gifts and for floral displays.

The flowers used to decorate their Naked Wedding Cake were in colours of blues, pinks and white. When flowers are used to decorated my Naked Wedding Cakes I usually ask Brides to order a few extra from their florist to ensure they match all the other flowers they are having for their wedding.

Their 4 Tier Naked Wedding cake was filled with strawberries, drizzled in strawberry couli and filled with vanilla buttercream, served in the evening to over 100 guests.

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If you are considering a Naked Wedding Cake for your wedding day, please contact me where I am more than happy to help you with portion guides, Cake size and price.

Please contact my via my website or email sonyadaniels11@gmail.com or tel 07933707138

‘Life As A Wedding Cake Maker!’- Wedding Venues

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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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Hartland Abbey, Hartland, North Devon

A beautiful, privately owned Estate, built in the 12th Century.

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Perrott Hill School, Crewkerne, Somerset

A private school, available to hire for weddings. Set amongst rolling countryside, with far reaching views.

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South Lodge Hotel. Horsham, West Sussex

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Tudor Barn, Eltham, Bromley, London

A Beautiful 16th Century Barn, hard to believe you are only 20 minutes away from Central London

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Hever Castle, Kent

Once the childhood home of Anne Boleyn, a romantic 13th Century Castle!

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Leeds Castle, Kent

Described as the ‘Loveliest Castle in World’

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Tudor Park Hotel, Maidstone, Kent

Nestled amonsgt ‘the Garden of England’

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The Orangery, Maidstone, Kent

Garden Rooms, beautiful Gardens, Boat House and waterfalls

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East Quay Venue, Whitstable, Kent

Located on the East Quay of Whitstable harbour, very unique and and nautical

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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.

Best wishes

Sonya