A wedding in a barn

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Photo by Kate Cooper

Our friends Mary and Howie got married last week end in Sheffield. This wedding means so much for my husband and I as we first met through them. There is so much choice these days for your big day. And although they had 130 guests, they still wanted to have it all “custom made”. They chose the Woodland Discovery Centre in Ecclesall for the ceremony and the beautiful Whirlow Hall farm for the party. The wedding party took place in a huge barn, with haystacks and hanging bunting absolutely everywhere! It was rustic, layback, natural and incredibly romantic! Continue reading

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Lemon & Almond cake infused with Lemon Verbena syrup

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Style and decoration makes a cake something special, but taste is essential for people to really remember you and your cake. I am supposed to bring a cake to our friends wedding in 2 weeks and I really want to impress them and their 150 guests! So I embarked myself in a taste test, and after a few failures, like blueberry buttercream that tasted like cough syrup, and a cake that was crumbling away and falling apart, I finally managed to find a recipe that worked for me and for my final vision of the cake. Continue reading