Rebecca founded Apple Tree Cake Design in 2012. She’s based in Tiptree, Essex, where she lives with her husband and their two beautiful (but bonkers!) cocker spaniels.
Specialising in sugar flowers, Rebecca combines beautifully intricate designs with classical and contemporary finishes. The emphasis is as much on the decoration as the cake within; she ensures she uses only the finest ingredients for her clients’ cakes, resulting in countless rave reviews, many of them online. Over to Rebecca…
“I love creative baking and I love weddings. It really is that simple. With a Swiss Master Baker in the family, I was exposed to the wonderful world of baking at an early age and so my love affair with it began.”
“Sugar flowers are my favourite things to make. Particular favourites at the moment are the David Austin style roses, hydrangeas and peonies. Each cake I make is bespoke and I take so many things into consideration for the design process: my clients’ colour scheme, their venue, the style of their wedding. It’s so much fun to design and create each cake.”
Her creativity doesn’t stop at cakes; “When I’m not busy in the kitchen, I like to paint with watercolours, potter in the garden, and sew. I have a love of ceramics too, and I used to have a pottery studio. Long dog walks with my husband help me wind down, and we try to get away to the North Norfolk coast for a long holiday every year out of wedding season.”
Best Wedding Cake Designer for the East of England at The Wedding Industry Awards 2016
GoHen’s UK Top 50 Wedding Cake Designers 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014
Isabelle had never in her life baked a cake until 10 years when she discovered she had a flair and a talent for designing and baking tasty treats! So she decided to teach herself the techniques involved and swiftly found that there was a demand for her talents among friends and family. Not long after, The Designer Cake Company was formed. And in just a few years it has grown to become one of the premier wedding cake companies in the North East. Over to Isabelle…
“I’ve always had a creative streak and trained as a professional dancer with The Royal Ballet before spending four years studying Fashion Marketing at Northumbria University in Newcastle. I then moved to London and worked for a leading Fashion PR agency on accounts such as Calvin Klein and Hugo Boss, before moving back to the North East and world of baking!”
“It’s no secret that I am an extreme perfectionist and have very high standards so when I started the business my aim was to provide exceptional quality cakes and a level of customer service that I would be happy to receive myself.”
“To me, every couple, wedding and cake design is individual and my aim is to always treat them as such. I want every couple to feel special and to believe that their wedding day is as important to me as it is to them.”
“I know how particular I would be if I was getting married (complete bridezilla I can assure you!) so the whole ethos of the business is based on how I would want to be treated and the service that I would expect from my suppliers. It’s really important to only do business with people that you like, trust and believe to be good at what they do and if I can continue to achieve that with all my clients then I’ve done my job!”
Isabelle is recommended supplier to a number of the North East’s most prestigious wedding venues including:
Established in 2008 by the fabulously talented Tracy James, Cotton & Crumbs is an award winning artisan cake company located in the Midlands that specialises in creating beautiful and bespoke wedding cakes for clients across the UK.
Here on display you will find a small selection of her beautiful designs, all of which can be individually adapted to meet any colour scheme or size of wedding. You can of course choose a from a diverse range of flavours and even opt for a bespoke design service if you so desire.
Tracey also runs a number of master classes for those interested in learning the techniques and tricks of the wedding cake trade.
The recent alternative wedding cake trend started with cup cake towers and individual wedding cakes, then along came cake pops… And who would have thought that cake on a stick could work so well as a concept, or taste so good?
Since then cake designers, wedding planners and couples have been “egging” each other on to dream up with ever more unique and alternative wedding cake ideas. And it’s easy to see why. The cake is one of the focal points of a wedding day and an alternative wedding cake is a great way for more laid-back brides and grooms to put their own personal stamp on the day’s proceedings.
The most popular alternative cakes have been Oreo towers, donut towers, naked wedding cakes, real cheese tiered cakes and savoury pork pie cakes. However as you will soon see, there are lots more unique alternative wedding cake ideas worth considering, including cakes made entirely from beer (sort of!), real fruit and even real soap!
Much like the bride’s choice of dress, a carefully considered alternative cake enables them to make quite a bold wedding statement without uttering a word. It adds a definite WOW factor and is sure to be a major talking point for guests on the wedding day and for many years to come.
Anyway, enough chit-chat, let’s get to the images…
Real cheese wedding cakes have been popular for a number of years now. But if cheese is not your thing, or you are looking for an alternative savoury wedding cake there are a few options worth considering. For instance, how about a pork pie wedding cake (even good old Marks & Spencers want a slice of this pie!).
Or a chicken, venison or game pie wedding cake? Obviously the pie can be filled with any filling of your choosing.
Although many in the media still seem to be hyping up naked wedding cakes for 2016, it’s certainly a style you either love or hate!
Despite the fact Brad and Angie had one at their wedding back in 2014, one might reasonably suggest a naked cake is just a half-decorated, unfinished, somewhat low-cost looking cake that you might end up looking back on with regret when you see it pictured in your wedding snaps in years to come.
So if you are looking for a stylish or contemporary wedding cake take a peek at the designs below before you settle for this on-going fad!
You can expect to see ever more creative, intricate and elaborate 3d sugar-crafted floral designs.
Plus plenty of fine lace and floral patterns and contemporary textures.
The popularity of gold leaf wedding cakes has certainly rocketted, in part due to LVCC showcasing their own £10,000 gold leaf design on their website. Our money is on silver leaf wedding cakes being the the next big thing. There are a few designers promoting silver leaf. Two of them are below. And for the more extravagant among you, how about a platinum leaf wedding cake?!