we’ve asked our GWC cake-baking pals what they’ve been making this past while & why … these cakes got me DROOLIN’.  Over to the bakers ….

H A P P Y H I L L S  C A K E S  //  C H A L K B O A R D !

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This blackboard effect is a current trend in cake making. The rough illustrations on this particular one were inspired by the lyrics from Nina Simone’s Feeling Good – but there would be so much scope to make this one as personal as could be possible! Lots of ideas could include names; song lyrics; place names; fav flowers etc and there could be as much or as little ‘chalk’ as you liked. The flowers are made of sugar as always and there could be lots of options there to make it more seasonal too.

B I G  B E A R  B A K E R Y //  M O D E R N  P A S T E L S + B O L D  C H E V R O N

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(image by Mirrorbox Photography)

C U S T O M  C A K E S by L Y N S E Y  //  W H I M S I C A L   S T E A M P U N K   F U S I O N

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This April I had the pleasure of making a fantastic wedding cake for my wee Mammy, I was pretty much given free reign with the design as long as I included some of My Mum’s love of  whimsical and vintage style and her hubby Ricky’s passion for Steampunk design. I didn’t want to go to heavy on the shabby chic elements as Ricky has already had to give into my Mum’s bombardment of all things frilly, lacy, and rose patterned in their home, so I tried to keep it more steampunk but not too dark with my Mums style coming through in the flowers, touches of lace and the corset on top. This part also tied in with the Marie Antoinette cake table my Mum had decorated. The wedding was a huge success with both styles coming together, my Mum in her bespoke lace gown from Dragonfly Design and Ricky’s awesome Steampunk suit including a cane with a a working mini telescope at the end! I’m so glad I got to create this cake not only because I thoroughly enjoyed the design process and unveiling it on the day but for my Mum and Ricky who have found love again.

B A K E D  //  N A K E D + F L O R A L

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I love the simplicity of this cake, it works well with less structured and informal setting and using fresh flowers means it can be adapted to match table settings, flowers and bouquet.

B A K E D  no. 2 //  C O N T E M P O R Y  D E L I C A T E  G E O M E T R I C

baked by mike

This cake takes it design from the current fashion and textile geometric trend. This gives it a very modern feel. I love to use edible wafer paper in my designs, I have used it in this design to give the ranunculus flowers their characteristic delicate petals giving a light and contemporary twist on traditional cake floral decoration.

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um YUM you guys.  SO MANY GOOD CAKES!!!
To see more of each bakers wedding cake work – head into the GWC Directory!

Love the Team x


Looking for THE dresses for you and your girls?

Check out this photoshoot from Dragonfly Dress Design showcasing some of her new 50s collection wedding dresses & Bridesmaid line, ButterBee.

Fellow GWC suppliers – Pin Up Hair, Sparrow & Rose & La Belle Epoque – on hair, flowers & accessories!!

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All images by John Stirling Weddings.
Shoot venue – Hidden Lane Tearoom
Makeup by Pin Up Pro

Get in touch with Lisa at Dragonfly Dress Design and see more of her work over in the GWC Directory  –

Team GWC x