Lillibrooke Manor Wedding Cake

 

In February I made a Lillibrooke Manor Wedding Cake for Rachel and James Tozer.  I loved their design brief and they were a wonderful couple to work with.  They were open to suggestions, and the consultation with them was nicely relaxed. 

Rachel and James used my Yew tree slice for their cake stand which fitted in perfectly with the beautiful Grade II listed barn at Lillibrooke Manor which is located in the Thames Valley in Berkshire, just 2 miles from Maidenhead train station. 

I love delivering wedding cakes to Lillibrooke Manor as the staff are so professional and friendly – they really operate as a big, happy family, and work incredibly hard to make sure everything is absolutely perfect for all of their couples.  I feel so privileged to be one of their preferred suppliers.  And of course it helps that it is such a stunning venue.

The ivory 4-tier cake had a tier covered in edible gold leaf.  Two of the tiers had Royal Icing piping in a design which picked up elements of Rachel’s wedding dress. 

The sugar flowers featured Shogun roses, Sweet Avalanche roses, anemones, lisianthus, freesias as well as eucalyptus which tied in with the flowers in Rachel’s bouquet and the venue dressing.

Sugar Flowers

The flavours for the cakes were:

Classic Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla cake with a delicate crumb, teamed with Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla bean buttercream and raspberry jam

Chocolate cake made with Green & Black‘s cocoa, with real milk chocolate buttercream

Carrot cake with roasted pecans and juicy sultanas, with a lightly-spiced buttercream

 

The other suppliers for the wedding were:

Hannah McClune Photography

Wendy Lewis Flowers, in Hungerford

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