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November 2013

Cake Study: Contemporary Cake Designs Trip to Elmore Court

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Fig-144Elmore Court is one of Gloucestershire most welcoming and spectacular private family homes. The 1,000-acre Elmore estate with views over the Cotswolds and River Severn has been in the Guise family for more than 750 years and is the perfect place to hold your own wedding.

So as you can imagine, when we got approached a few months ago from Elmore Court asking us to be their preferred supplier we welcomed it with open arms. The owner fell in love with our French Macaroons and asked if we could create a stunning launch party cake to incorporate our macaroons with their logo and signature swan and that’s exactly what we did!

Fast forward to the 25th October and it was the day of big event. The macaroons were ready, the cake was built and the engine was revving, we were off to Elmore Court.

Then, just a few hours after arrival the moment came, the curtains were drawn and our cake was unveiled to all the attendees! It was a spectacular yet lovely moment with a many of the guests crowding around our design ready to pinch one of the many macaroons stacked on our cake. The macaroons went down a storm and the rest of the night was packed full of more fantastic food, cake and exotic dancing.

And if that wasn’t enough, the BBC popped along to film an episode for their new series of the planners, filming our very own Xavier taking the cake out, along with staring an interview with him about it. We are hoping it will come out later this year.

We’d like to personally thank everyone at Elmore Court for having us and for the many guests that made it such a special night.

Our Views on the Latest Trends in Wedding Cakes

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Entering a new era of wedding cakes

Entering a new era of wedding cakes

Everyone has different priorities when it comes to their big day and with an increase interest in the world of baking and cake decorating, the wedding cake is slowly creeping up the list of priorities. Doubtful if the cake will ever take over the wedding dress brides are defiantly interested in seeing how they can incorporate detail from their dress in their cake design.

We are in a new era of fashion inspired wedding cakes. As trends change equipment and materials develop in sugar craft with more diverse and unique designs are being created. Couples want their wedding cake to stand out from the crowd and therefore more and more wacky deigns seem to be coming through. This makes it just as important for us as designers to be able to adapt our knowledge and skills of new trends to meet the need of the clients so we can offer the best service as possible.

Over the centuries there have been many traditions created surrounding the cake and it still remains an important aspect of any wedding. A gorgeous wedding cake is often the centerpiece of a wedding and usually sits in a place of honour. Wedding cakes have come a long way in the last 20 years and we may yet be seeing the start of another revolution in design and cake flavours. There seems to be no limits to what can be achieved.

We have been privileged to create a wonderfully diverse range of different wedding cakes over the years but the one that stands out for us is a stunning huge silver porsche carrera car that a very kind bride brought as a surprise wedding gift for her husband to be.

Here at Contemporary Cake Designs we get the impression people are looking to spend that little bit more on their wedding celebrations than years gone by. This has most likely been caused by the economic climate with couples having less to spend on luxury items so that when the big day arrives they are willing to go all out to ensure it’s a special day.