Real Wedding: Shireen & Keigo at The Kings Head Hotel
We love it when a couple step outside the box a little and put personality and a unique twist on their weddings and in this case their cake! It's isn't really a surprise that this real wedding was one of Hannah from Hannah Culley's Cakes favourites of 2018.
Here's what Hannah had to say...
'This is definitely one of my favourites from 2018 although I think I say that about all of my weddings but this cake was different! My first time doing a wedding at the elegant, countrified and beautiful Kings Head Hotel and I loved it, Cirencester is one of my favourite places anyway and it was special for the bride and groom too, so this hotel was and is perfect!
The cake was to be set-up in the gorgeous, atmospheric cellar ready for the evening reception. When I first met the bride Shireen with her Mum and one of her bridesmaid's it was clear what her and Keigo wanted which is always great, Shireen had a few photos of what she had in mind and that was that! Shireen went away with her taster box (12 cupcakes, 3 different flavours) and tried in the comfort of her Mum's home sharing amongst the family. The four flavours that they chose for their big day were: Chocolate Oreo, Red Velvet, Nutella Velvet and Vanilla, with 3 luxurious flavours, the couple wanted to add a simple flavour on top so opted for a teeny 4" vanilla to finish it off and I loved the size choice. The standard three tier 10", 8" and 6" which serves around 80-100 and then the 4" on top, it really did look the part, standing tall and proud.
Macarons were added on top in 2 different shades of blue to match the couple's colour scheme, a silver chocolate drip, beautiful fresh pink roses and a metallic blue wooden topper to top it off. The macarons really stood out against the vanilla buttercream covering, the silver drip added some sparkle and I always love using fresh flowers on a semi-naked cake! The gorgeous topper which had their married name and wedding date on is a great keepsake, you can keep it in a memory box, add it in a vase with flowers, or have it as a keepsake around the house.
I loved the different additions of decoration on this cake, whilst just flowers are really pretty I think adding some different colours, textures and flavours maybe with macarons, meringue kisses, fruit, figs, whatever takes your fancy! The day was a rainy one but this wedding was so bright and beautiful it didn't matter about the weather, I was lucky enough to receive some photos from the bride the other day, the photos captured by Lucie Hamilton Photography are amazing...'
We think Hannah did an amazing job at making this couples vision and ideas come together. Hannah absolutely loved creating this bespoke cake for the new Mr and Mrs Otobe and they loved it just as much! It's no wonder the Bride messaged Hannah following on from the wedding describing it as their dream cake.
To read more about Hannah, why not head over to Hannah Culley's Cake page here