Winter is the new summer; trust me! Well, I might be exaggerating a little but the week before Christmas was just as busy for us, at CCHQ, with weddings as it is in the summer. It was so lovely to be involved in weddings at such a fun time of the year. The five weddings we created cakes for ranged from a traditional three tier cake, to cupcake towers, to small intimate gatherings, each a little different.
I met Jess and Stuart back in the early May. My nephew was due at any moment, and things weren’t going according to plan, so things were a bit on the stressful side. He arrived eventually and everything worked out in the end. Anyway, Jess, Stuart and I put our heads together to talk wedding cupcakes.
Jess and Stuart were getting married on December 18th, or what was known as ‘The Day the Snow Came’ in 2010. Yes, it was the day that the snow threw it down and we had at least 8-9 inches in Cirencester. It took us two hours to deliver cakes to the same venue, it normal takes 30 minutes. So we were a little apprehensive but knew to be prepared for the white stuff, should it come.
At this time of year, the weather can be a little hit and miss, but Jessica and Stuart had a beautiful clear, blue sky sort of day, if a little on the chilly side. As I drove down the long drive, Kingscote Barn looked gorgeous in the winter sun, perfect for photos.
Jess and Stuart had a white, silver and navy blue colour scheme. Do you know how difficult it was to find navy blue cupcake cases? Whilst they preferred not to have a Christmas theme, they loved the idea of snowflakes as the main theme for their cupcakes, complete with a little Mr and Mrs Snowman. Everything was edible and made from sugar paste. We went with a mixture of mini and regular size cupcakes, in vanilla and chocolate, with a Victoria sponge top tier, iced in sugar paste, with a snowflake cascade.
Congratulations Jess and Stuart!