I haven't accepted any orders for wedding cakes before, because I never wanted to be under that much stress and pressure. That's not to say that a birthday cake, or confirmation cake or order isn't stressful, as the cake will always be the centrepiece of the dessert table. It's just that I've heard too many stories of bridezillas and the like, where the cake maker is under pressure of changed minds and specifications, despite contracts being agreed and whatnot.
So when I was contacted last winter for a wedding cake this summer, we sent many emails back and forth before coming to a mutual agreement of one stunning cake for their centrepiece. The groom was one of the loveliest young men I've worked with in a long time, wanting to get everything just perfect for his bride. He was kind, considerate of her feeling and wants, and a pleasure to work with.
A rainbow cake is fun to make, but quite fiddly and time-consuming. Then again, all the best things are, aren't they? And those colours just make me happy!
I really like this shot, showing just a hint of what's underneath. I had asked the groom to send me along a photo of them cutting the cake, so we could see the interior - but I guess they've got far more important things to remember than me, ha ha. Like passports for their honeymoon I guess
Wishing Joe and Beth many many years of love and happiness, and a life as happy and colourful as the rainbow cake they chose...