Your Cheshire and Merseyside Wedding - March/April 2022 (Issue 62)

CAKES 47 THE RED ROSE CAKE CO Award-winning cake design company, The Red Rose Cake Co came to life in 2014, born from Julie Rixon’s life-long passion for baking and crafting. Julie says, “It’s been a natural progression into the wedding world and what a journey that has been. It is such a privilege to meet so many couples that are planning their wedding day with such care and thought. To be part of that journey is an absolute pleasure.” Find out more at  EXPECTATIONS 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 talented local cake makers. Cake All images on this page courtesy of The Red Rose Cake Co