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African Wedding Cake at Wynyard Hall

Monday 9th of December 2013

One of our grandest cakes this year, these are the images of the wedding cake designed and created for Teri & Michael for their celebrations at Wynyard Hall in Teeside in October.

cake cutting

Our initial discussions with Teri were really based upon whether we were willing to transport an eight tier cake from London to the outskirts of Newcastle.  Not a problem at all

I absolutely loved this couple.  Dynamic, driven, full of fun and ridiculously in love.  We had a great consultation on a summer Sunday morning in the studio and spent a couple of hours designing, laughing and planning.

Teri wanted her cake to be grand.  Nothing short of eight tiers was going to please this lady!  Teri loved a similar cake we created last year at the Park Lane Hilton in London but wanted to exchange the ivory and gold theme for white and silver.

Transporting an eight tier cake is not for the faint hearted.  In the time we have been established our cakes have got bigger and grander and whilst we are very experienced in what we do, new challenges bring about new risk and therefore a lot of planning is involved in the logistics of a cake like this.

It would be impossible and totally impracticle to deliver a cake such as this in all in one.  As you can see, the first four tiers were already stacked and the remaining 4 were stacked at the venue.

With a 270 mile drive ahead and the vibration en route to the cake, it was impossible for the bottom 4 tiers to be entirely cake and thus the bottom tier was a dummy tier to create a supportive base – and to take the weight of the tiers above.

We left base at 4.30 in the morning and we arrived at the venue at 8.30.  In some ways much less stressful than delivering to west London…

The set up took around 3 hours.  As you can see from the gallery below, it isn’t just a case of popping the tiers on!  Quite a tense time – adding the roses to the base and tier by tier it comes together until, with huge relief, the top tier goes on.

Teri and Michael were absolutely thrilled with their wedding cake and sent us the most amazing thank you.  It was such a pleasure to work for this couple

Nicola x…

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