Chris and Shivon Wedding at Layer Marney Tower

I'd not had a chance to visit Layer Marney Tower before, so it was lovely to get the opportunity to see it for the first time on a beautiful summer's day. I...

Jess and Byron's Wedding at Maidens Barn

It's always a pleasure to visit Maidens Barn, one of my favourite venues in the heart of the Essex countryside and the morning of 29th June 2019 was no...

Abbie and Richard's Wedding - Leez Priory

Leez Priory just exudes tranquility and never fails to feel very special whenever I set a wedding cake up there. Abbie and Richard's wedding on the May bank...

Jenny & Gary's Wedding at The Lawn, Rochford

Jenny and Gary celebrated their marriage on a windy but bright day at The Lawn in Rochford this February (2019). They wanted a natural theme to their cake...

Rachel and Stephen's Wedding - Apton Hall

Another crisp winter morning with the sun shining saw me setting up Rachel and Stephen's wedding cake at the glorious Apton Hall in Rochford Essex. They had a...

Sophia & Dave Wedding at Gaynes Park

Sophia and Dave chose the lovely country estate at Gaynes Park in Epping, Essex for their Autumn wedding. Their brick barn conversion setting was perfect for...

Kelly & Rob's Wedding at Apton Hall, Rochford, Essex

Kelly and Rob were married on a sunny day in September at the recently opened Apton Hall. They'd liked elements from several different cakes, with Rob liking...

Helen & Chris's Wedding at High House, Althorne, Essex

It was a bright sunny early Autumn morning when I set up at the charming High House in Althorne (nr Burnham), Essex. Helen and Chris had asked me to make...

Anastasiya & Daniil's Wedding, The Lawn, Rochford, Essex

Anastasiya and Daniil were married on 21st July 2018 at The Lawn in Rochford, which is just down the road from me. I'm recommended by The Lawn and I love...

It's always a pleasure to visit Maidens Barn, one of my favourite venues in the heart of the Essex countryside and the morning of 29th June 2019 was no exception, as the sun was shining and the flowers were in full bloom around the beautifully kept courtyard.

Jess and Byron's wedding had a very rustic feel to it with table displays featuring delicate flowers and wood slice arrangements. Their cake followed a similar theme and it was a delight to create this stacked wood log effect cake. It was the first of this style I'd had the pleasure of creating and it was so much fun to see the bark come to life as I painted the colour onto the base icing colour. Each tier featured a special moment in Jess and Byron's journey, from their first meeting, their engagement and then their wedding day, all recorded as "bark engravings".

Each tier was a different flavour, with salted caramel, traditional sponge, red velvet and then a rich fruit with marzipan at the top. By all accounts all the flavours were a massive hit with their guests.