To make the boys (or girls) wink…

You may have guessed I am a fan of pink – even where the occasion calls for it that beautifully bright Barbie pink. But today is all about the dusky pink – and how it is simply a perfect idea … Continue reading

The IT List

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Oh me Oh my – our  round up of some rather splendidly gorgeous wedding wonderfulness. Forget these grey July skies and enjoy this page of delights! What is more spectacular for a lady who loves elegance than a gorgeous Suzanne … Continue reading

Trend Alert

Whats proving popular this summer – rose gold, metallics, pinks, and cakes – tall and small Continue reading

We love …. Symphony in Sugar

Who doesn’t love cake? Who doesn’t appreciate true art and craftsmanship? Indeed – when these two collide you are in the presence of Symphony in Sugar – one of the best cake companies in the universe …. well in my … Continue reading

Let them eat Cake – their own cupcake

For some cupcakes were all too early 2000’s and for the Sex and the City crowd – but there is nothing cuter (or easier to distribute) than individual cupcakes for your guests. We have taken a look around our gorgeous … Continue reading

Consider going naked on your big day!

I’m talking cakes!!! I just love the trend of these stunningly beautiful wedding cakes sans icing! I’m sharing some of my favourites today! – Which do you love! This beauty is from a real wedding featured on wedding website The … Continue reading

Inspiration: Summer Garden

Floral Quarter and Waltzing Polly summer bouquet and dress

With the sun shining (at the moment) and gorgeous flowers popping up, it is well and truly starting to feel summery here in Newcastle. Gardens are blooming at the minute and no wedding seems complete with out a flower or … Continue reading

A cake costs how much ?!?!

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We have had this conversation before Tyne the Knotters… I think it was about the cost of photographers. It is a particular annoyance of mine that clients in this industry can be desperate for bespoke designs, for the cake to … Continue reading

Food glorious food….

For those of you who don’t know me, I am Jenny and I run Little Larder. I provide bespoke cupcakes, foodie favours and sweet treats for weddings and events. Creating something perfectly suited to the couple is what makes my … Continue reading

What will your cake look like for your 2014 wedding?

We kick off with the first of our regular guest bloggers! Please welcome Christine Clark from “The Anticipation“. Each month you can catch up with the trends and tips for your perfect wedding cake!

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For prospective brides looking for that perfect cake the vintage theme shows no sign of  waning and there are some stunning examples from cake makers in the area. Gorgeous  large roses and peonies (my favourite) adorn said cakes in soft muted vintage tones of  pinks, creams and pale coffee. Lace and ruffles are still hugely popular and will still play a  prominent role in next years trends. There are lots of new “play things” for the cake decorator with the introduction of “cake Lace” with gives an incredible lifelike and edible
look of real lace which in turn can be decorated with sugar pearls and gems. A popular medium now is to take an element of the brides dress and incorporate in the design of the cake with pleats, draping and brooches giving it a wow factor.

Wedding Cake by The AnticipationHarking back to days gone by the “Candy Cart” is really popular and will continue to be for a while yet. There are lots of firms that will hire out for your special day with an assortment  of sweets, Brilliant if you have children at your wedding but the “grown up’s” seem to love them equally. Who can remember or resist pear drops, rhubarb & custard, sherbet lemons and midget gems.

Dessert tables have found their way from over the pond and a mouth-watering array of bite size delights can prettify and complement your cake table. From French Macaroon (one of my particular favourites) mini cupcakes, cake pops, mini mousse desserts, mini trifles, all can be served instead of pudding at the reception.

Royal Icing has had a big resurgence since Kate & Williams Wedding. Cake decorators are now looking to brush up on their piping skills as pretty delicate designs are on the brides wish list. These can look stunning against pretty pastel fondants or be more dramatic with black on white or ivory fondant.

With Monochrome another new trend is for Silhouette with the bride & groom in different poses around the sides of the cake, very contemporary & Chic.

Hand painted cakes are making more of a presence, I originally saw a design by “Nevie Pie” her hand painted cakes are really stunning. Its not something I have done yet but am very keen to add this particular skill to my repertoire and like everything else I won’t attempt it on someone’s cake unless I know I can execute it perfectly. Watch this space!