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  1. I made a lovely 3 tier wedding cake for a couple last weekend. The wedding was in the Roman Baths, the venue was simply stunning!

    Here is the message I received from my customer the following day...I just had to share this with you!

    Louise, who I am now going to call cake legend Louise.
    Just a quick message to let you know I was blown away
    by the cake! I hope you are proud of your work because you couldn’t
    have done any better. You nailed it. I was so taken aback when I saw it
    and although
    I knew it was going to be good I didn’t realise it would be THAT good.
    I just wanted to let you know how perfect it was because it simply was and it tasted amazing
    to boot!!
    You have a lifelong customer – Lou Moakes 6th June 2016
    3 tier wedding cake
    Bottom and middle tier was fruit cake and top tier lemon with lemon curd filling.
    All sugar flowers hand made by me and pipped detail using royal icing.
    The lace around the bottom of the tiers is made using cake lace. All edible.
    I hope you like it. Lou xxx
  2. I made this Sand castle wedding cake for my wonderful friends, James and Lauren.
    They got married at Saunton Sands Hotel on 16th April 2016.
    The sand castle theme was chosen by them and everyone commented on how great the cakes fitted
    with their beach wedding.
    The cake was made up of 3 chocolate sponges, 2 with chocolate buttercream and 1 with Baileys buttercream.
    I crushed (a lot!) of digestive biscuits in a food processor to make the sand. This was added to the buttercream to
    get the sandy effect on the cake, and then some loose sand was scattered all over to finish it off nicely!
    For the more finer, shiner sand (which I added around the cake board and the top of the cake) I bought a mixture of sugars
    from the shops, dark sugars and light sugars and mixed with a handful of poppy seeds and a few pearls to create the beachy colours!
    The shells were made out of fondant.
    Oh and to add a final touch I engraved a heart shape with J & L in the middle of it .
    I hope you like it, and thank fully, the cake didn’t taste like you were eating sandy sandwiches!!
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