PeoniesSpring is finally here, and I have been enjoying the lovely weather the last week or so. I love the spring as all the flowers are just starting to bloom and it reminds me of new beginnings.

Peonies are large flowers made up of lots of thin petals with slight frilling around the edges, making the flowers look delicate and very romantic. Peonies usually come in very soft bridal colours such as whites, creams and pinks.

RanunculusSimilarly, Ranunculus, are very beautiful and diverse flowers available in all sorts of colours, with a mixture of tones in each flower.

My Cascading pastel wedding cake was designed with this beautiful spring feel in mind so are my choice of Peonies and Ranunculus. Not to mention that Ranunculus and peony’s are still in the top running for most fashionable wedding flowers.
I used pastel coloured flowers in my cake to add to the soft theme I was trying to carry throughout.

Pastal CascadeOriginally, I designed this cascading pastel wedding cake to show at the Wedding Exhibition at Bluewater in February 2013, which I will also be attending in February next year.

This cake received so much attention at the Wedding Show that I also decided to exhibit it at Squires Kitchen Annual Exhibition’s Wedding Cake Showroom in March 2013.

This led to Squires Kitchen asking me to feature my cake in their Spring 2014 Cakes and Sugarcraft magazine. The magazine will show step-by-step pictures and instructions on how to make this cake as well as the flowers from scratch.

Don’t forget to look out for me at the Cake and Bake Show later in September this year, where I will be exhibiting in the Wedding Cake showroom. Throughout the show, I will be holding small demonstrations on how to make a couple of flowers such as sweet peas and Ranunculus.

If you are interested in learning how to make sugar flowers, I also run a day class on making pink peonies. For further details and bookings please click here.