Wedding Wednesday #2 - The Cake

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

It's not lost on me that if I don't want my blog to become nothing but weddings, and I'm doing weekly wedding posts, I need to post more than once a week! In my defence it has been a rather busy week. It was my first week properly back at work after Christmas. I've been trying dresses again, we've been visiting venues, organising registrars and the like. I've met excited friends for coffee and had countless conversations about flowers and cars. Not to mention completing my tax return.

When it came to organising the wedding two things were an absolute no-brainer for me - the cake and the photographer. I'll get to the photographer another time, today I'm going to talk cake, specifically the cakes by Amelie's Kitchen.

Amelie's Kitchen was founded and run by my very lovely friend Helen Ward. We used to work together many moons ago, she's since left the world of graphic design and turned her creative flair to creating the most stunning wedding cakes. And I'm not just saying that, her talents made her The Best Wedding Cake Designer in the East of England in the 2015 Wedding Industry Awards!

I had the pleasure of seeing Helen when I visited The Easton Grange wedding fayre last year, and ate more than my fair share of her samples! She was the first person I contacted when the wedding prep started, luckily for me* April isn't the most popular of months to get married so she was free to make our cake. The only problem is that I can't decide what to have. We're meeting next week so she can translate my rambling ideas into something tangible.

*should I be saying 'us' as it is our wedding and not just mine?

Here are some photos I took when I saw Helen at Easton Grange.

Andy isn't keen on the whole cake cutting thing so I was wondered if we should opt for a cupcake tower but these wedding cakes are just to beautiful not to have one, and I have to admit I really want one. Maybe we can get away with not cutting the cake, I'm sure no one will notice...?

You can check out her website here or you can have a peek at her Facebook page for more images.

Be sure to have a look at the menu page on Helen's website too - 'Light madagascan vanilla sponge filled with a vanilla buttercream & a choice of raspberry or strawberry conserve.' I'm dribbling...

I'll leave you with these delectable images, I'm off to make myself a cup of tea and to devour the last remaining morsels of our Christmas cake.

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  1. These cakes are indeed beautiful! At the last wedding I went to the bride and groom didn't cut their cake - we were all having such a good time, and things were flowing (not my favourite word, but you know what I mean) and no one really wanted to interrupt anyone else in order to get us organised to watch a cake being cut! I don't think most of the guests noticed...

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    1. Helen makes them all by hand, I don't know how she does it but aren't they fabulous?!

  3. We felt like that about cake cutting. We did it but felt like plonkers! It just seemed so contrived! (and it was a NIGHTMARE finding everyone after the treasure hunt to get them back for it)
    Oh those cakes are sensational!x

    1. The more I think about it the more I think we'll just leave that bit out. We're not having many traditions so I don't think people will be surprised.


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