I’ve been asked to make some really beautiful and very individual cakes so far this year so thought I’d share a few of them with you along with details of the stunning Norfolk wedding venues I’ve been lucky enough to visit. It’s a wedding cakes and grand estates round up!
The first wedding cake of the year featured on my blog back in February but remains a firm favourite.
I love the elegance of white on white with lots of handmade sugar roses, blossoms and butterflies. This traditional wedding cake was delivered to Dunston Hall, just south of Norwich, a grand Elizabethan-style mansion built in 1859 which has been lovingly restored to all its former glory. Set against 150 acres of stunning wooded Norfolk parkland, the setting is just as unique as its history.
The next cake I’d like to share is rather more rustic but no less beautiful. The ‘naked’ style wedding cake and accompanying dessert table is becoming very popular and suits the vintage styling that Samantha and Ryan chose for their gorgeous wedding venue in North Norfolk. Briarfields has stunning views of the open space of Norfolk’s skies and Titchwell salt marshes.
The cake had layers of lemon sponge with lemon curd and buttercream, a tier of caramel sponge with salted caramel buttercream and salted caramel sauce. A classic Victoria sponge and a scrummy carrot cake too! The dessert table included gin and tonic cupcakes (I could have got drunk on the smell of gin as a I opened the box!) Raspberry macarons, shortbread ‘love’ hearts, white chocolate and gold cake pops, little lemon meringue kisses and jars of marshmallows. I decorated the dessert table with hessian and lace wrapped jam jars filled with fresh flowers.
The next wedding venue is Hunters Hall near Dereham just West of Norwich.
The marquee lined barn looked stunning with all white decorations and huge illuminated letters! The bride and groom chose a simple white wedding cake with lots of ruffles and a fabulous cake topper with the happy couple holding their tennis rackets!
By far my favourite North Norfolk wedding venue is Voewood near Holt
‘Voewood combines original century old Arts & Crafts architecture with artist-commissioned mosaics, wall paintings and textiles. Add to this a layer of unbelievable pop art, Victorian prints, retro objects and rock ‘n’ roll memorabilia and you have the most unique wedding and party venue imaginable’
The modern, geometric style wedding cake, inspired by the incredible architecture at Voewood, was decorated with succulents, air plants and hints of copper, gold and slate grey.
I can’t wait to see where the rest of the wedding year takes me! Just when I think I’ve visited every beautiful venue, Norfolk surprises me with another gem of a location!