Your Gloucestershire and Wiltshire Wedding- December 2021/January 2022 (Issue 30)

LET’S EAT CAKE We want a showstopping wedding cake – what do you suggest? Meet the experts: Cathie Sanders and Annie Drew are the talented duo behind The Flying Pig Cake Emporium based in Calne, Wiltshire. They created this mouth-watering wedding cake, pictured left, featuring a large chocolate and salted caramel layer with a raspberry and white chocolate tier, a vanilla-flavoured layer iced with fresh berry buttercream and a traditional fruit cake as the top tier for the real wedding of Alex and Nick at Bowood featured on page 31. Cathie and Annie tell us: We design and create bespoke celebration and wedding cakes using high-quality, fresh ingredients including free range eggs sourced from Bubbas Barn in Cherhill. Why not consider a multi-tiered cake to add some wow-factor, or some cute cupcakes displayed on a vintage-style stand or quirky iced biscuits that double up as favours? We also provide one-to-one cake decorating or sugarcraft lessons so that you can surprise your guests with your own designs and we host cupcake decorating parties for all ages and abilities which is a great idea for a hen gathering. The Flying Pig Cake Emporium, 01249 817 225, HOT WHEELS Please can you give us some unusual hen and stag ideas? Meet the expert: offers a diverse range of cars and vehicles available to book for driving experiences at racetracks and other venues across the UK including Cheltenham, Gloucester, Stroud and Chippenham in Wiltshire. Models available to drive range from supercars and other high-performance to off-road vehicles, rally cars, classic cars, motorcycles, tanks and trucks. Junior driving experiences, for youngsters between the ages of 10 and 17, are also available. The easing of restrictions has seen stag and hen parties racing back to the track for Supercar Driving Experiences with bookings having increased by 75% and the two most popular being the Double Supercar Blast for Two. The package offers lovers the chance to get behind the wheel of speedy and stylish vehicles such as a Ferrari or a Lamborghini. Alex MacGregor at, commented, “Such a sharp increase in bookings show us that lovers have vowed to leave lockdown behind as they zoom into marriage with a high-octane, adrenaline-fuelled driving experience.” Alex added, “The popularity of our Supercar Blast for Two suggests that, perhaps surprisingly, couples are actually opting to spend their final moments not apart but together.” 56