I was so happy when Lucy asked me to be one of her 3 bridesmaids. The amazing groom’s dad volunteered to make his famous fruit cake to go with the cheese, and Joe and Lucy asked me to make their wedding cake. Of course they knew what they wanted: the ever famous Ginger cake with toasted marshmallow icing we had for our wedding New Year’s Eve celebration. This made my life easy as I just needed to work on the decoration. All was calm until Lucy asked me to their flowers too… a centrepiece, her bouquet, 3 bridesmaid bouquets, 12 boutonnières and flowers to decorate the 12 tables at the venue…
Of course it all went fine, and the wedding was incredible! Apologies for the bad quality pictures, the day went in a flash and I only managed to take these few. I will make sure to add the photos from the photographer when I have them, I am sure they will be gorgeous! The ceremony and the party all happened at the Childford Hall in Cambridge. A beautiful venue, with very helpful staff.
Here are some information about the cake for those who wants to make it at home. The recipe can be found here. I’ve used my own home made ginger confit in the buttercream. And I crushed Ginger Nuts on top of the cake, the recipe is from a fellow food blogger, Frugal Feeding. The hearts were made of Gingerbread biscuits, the recipe is here, make sure to replace half of the golden syrup by treacle to have a darker colour (and a better taste). Be careful when you use your blowtorch, especially around curtains (wink-see photo below).
As for the flowers, if anyone needs help with their wedding flowers, I am now fully trained. Just drop me a line. I helped Lucy to find the right flowers to match her budget, we went together to buy them at the Flower Market, and I put together the bouquets and centrepiece, and all the rest with the very helpful Mary (see her wedding here). She wanted something natural, on the wild side, with as little foliage as possible and with some blue colours. The flowers were: Blue Thistle, Blue Nigella flowers, Pale pink wild Roses, Pale pink/orange garden Roses, Babies Breath, white Lisianthus, blue cornflowers and deep blue Gentian.