Your Bristol & Somerset Wedding - December 2022 /January 2023 (Issue 92)

CAKES 59 EXPECTATIONS There’s cakespiration aplenty in this display of showstopping big-day bakes The wedding cake: sweet treat, reception dessert or showstopping centrepiece? Who’s to say it can’t be all three? Whether you have a sweet tooth or not, the big-day bake has been an enduring tradition and wedding stalwart since couples first said “I do.” Its origins are thought to date back to Ancient Rome when a cake of wheat or barley was broken over the bride’s head to signify good fortune. Thankfully, you won’t be forced to wear the delicacy today, so it’s something that’s well worth thinking about. The modern cake maker is now more versatile than ever and can whip you up a sweet showstopper big enough to take the place of your wedding breakfast dessert, or be served at your evening reception. Handing around the slices is also a lovely way of making sure you get to see all of your guests. Alternatively, there’s the option to have a spectacular tower made up of cupcakes or macarons, even doughnuts if you prefer. And don’t forget, a cheese stack is a great choice if you fancy something savoury. What we love best about the modern wedding cake is its capacity to act as a work of art and form a key focal point in your venue styling. Displayed on its own table, adorned in your wedding flowers, set against a neon sign or flower wall backdrop it’ll be a feature to remember, helping to bring your theme together. Super-talented bakers can even decorate these centrepieces to illustrate your own unique love story. So, it’s with their showstopping styling quality in mind that we bring to you a showcase of breathtaking bakes with help from local talented cake makers. Cake CAKE DESIGN BY HOLLY MILLER SARAH’S SUGARCRAFT NOT JUST CAKE EMMA ATELIER CAKES SARAH’S SUGARCRAFT Colour pop EMMA ATELIER CAKES