Monthly Archives: May 2015

Emma & Tom, Hever Castle – 2 May 2015

Thank you Nicola, and your team at Hall of Cakes for creating our beautiful wedding cake! The cake was absolutely stunning, and we received so many wonderful comments from our guests; from how beautiful it looked on display in the Astor Wing at Hever Castle, to how delicious the cake tasted.

The service provided by Nicola was seamless. From the moment my mum and I met Nicola at her Studio in Bexley I knew that we were in safe, and very creative, hands. We had plenty of time to look through Nicola’s extensive portfolio of wedding cakes, as well as see a wide variety of cake designs on display in the studio. We discussed preferences over a cup of tea and tried some samples of the different flavour sponge cakes. We reached a decision by the end of the appointment that an adaptation of the ‘latte frills’ design was ‘the one’, with the latte colour being replaced with a pale pink to match my bouquet. We left the appointment feeling confident that Nicola would produce a wonderful cake, and that turned out to be so very true!

In the run up to the wedding, Nicola and I spoke a couple of times on the phone to confirm flavours for the sponge tiers and spent quite a long time discussing the exact shade of pink!! A couple of days before the wedding, Nicola phoned to let me know all was going well with producing the cake and how pretty it was.

When Tom and I arrived at Hever Castle on our wedding day, the cake was on display in the Astor Wing. Words really can’t describe how absolutely beautiful the cake was. It really did look wonderful, and tasted delicious too. We had 3 different flavours; vanilla and raspberry buttercream, espresso and rum, and chocolate.

We would recommend Hall of Cakes to anyone looking for a stunning cake at their wedding, or any other event. The cakes are spectacular and the service is exceedingly friendly and professional.
Thank you again for our beautiful wedding cake,
Emma and Tom

Emma & Tom wedding at Hever Castle & St Swithun's Church

Vintage Pink Frills at Hever Castle

We are so delighted to post these gorgeous images of Emma and Tom’s wedding at Hever Castle a few weeks ago.   With thanks to Kenny Hickey Photography for capturing such beautiful shots (as always..) and for sharing them with us.

Emma told me on the phone the other day that there was a point in time when she wasn’t overly fussed about a big wedding cake(!) but, her mum wore her down and a few weeks later the three of us were sat in the studio discussing just how big and fabulous we should go.

When you book a Castle for your wedding you do, of course, set the stage.  Whilst we have delivered many much smaller and beautiful cakes to Hever Castle over the years, filling that grand window in the Astor Wing with a cake such as this is a real treat.

Emma loved this design that we originally created for a wedding at Leeds Castle a couple of years ago.  But, but she wanted to change the contrasting colour to a vintage pink shade.

Emma and I had many discussions as the exact shade of pink but in the end i asked Emma to please trust our judgement.  The contrasting colour cannot be too pale – or the piping will not ‘pop out’ and certainly not too dark or the over design will look too ‘stripey’. Emma was happy to leave it to us.

Emma and Tom’s cake was a multitude of sponges and fillings – vanilla sponge filled with vanilla bean buttercream and fresh raspberries, a scrumptious chocolate cake filled with cocoa buttercream, light coffee cake with expresso rum cream filling…. and topped off with a rich fruit cake on the top.  The bottom tier was actually a dummy tier as, for their number of guests they just didn’t need that amount of cake.

Emma and Tom were absolutely thrilled with their cake and I also got a huge thank you and a hug from mum..  Emma sent us the most amazing testimonial….

An absolute pleasure to work with this lovely couple and to again have the privilege of delivering to one of the most beautiful castles in England.

Nicola x

 

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Wedding Cakes at The Orangery, Maidstone

We are receiving lots of lovely enquiries for 2016 now and in particular for lots of Kent venues – particularly The Orangery (or otherwise known as The Turkey Mill) in Maidstone.

As an established wedding cake company in Kent we work with many Kent venues – to include Leeds Castle and Hever Castle along with many others.

We have actually only delivered to The Orangery once before so hopefully next year we will get to see much more of this venue.

If you are considering booking with Hall of Cakes for 2016 please get in touch as soon as possible we already have 8 bookings in the diary and consultation and booking up fast.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Studio.

Nicola x