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Spring is in the air
Q. We'd love a big-day bake to fit the relaxed springtime vibe of our wedding. What would you suggest?
A. Annie Rogers says: Everyone has different ideas about what their perfect cake might look like, so when deciding on your design you need to think about what reflects you as a couple. A naked or semi-naked cake might be perfect for you and your chosen theme. This has a more informal style that looks just right as the centrepiece at a relaxed wedding. It can be adorned with fruit, edible petals and flowers fitting in beautifully with a springtime theme.
However, if you'd like something more elegant, a classic tiered cake with a spray of subtle handmade sugar flowers would be ideal. Yellow, light greens and soft oranges are the perfect colours to complement the season. Daffodils and tulips are gorgeous reminders that the chill of winter is over and that new life is beginning – a wonderful sentiment to share with your friends and family on your wedding day.
Annie Rogers,Leading Lady Cakes
Q. What would be the perfect showstopping cake for a December wedding?
A. Annie Rogers says: Winter is all about warm flavours combined with deep colours and sparkle. Subtly spicy sponge cakes, perhaps carrot, as well as orange and cinnamon can be a lovely taste sensation for a winter wedding. Salted caramel chocolate cakes are still very popular adding a hint of indulgence to your day.
Many couples choose a red theme for their Christmas wedding cake, with sprays of beautiful deep red roses, mistletoe, glistening green holly garlands with bright red berries or even the oh-so Christmassy poinsettia.
For a January wedding, deep blues, silver and white, all help to bring a magical frosted feel. Silver sparkle, icicles, and snowflakes can all combine to make a beautiful centrepiece of a cake.
Q. What flavours and style of bake would you suggest to complement an autumn wedding?
A. Annie Rogers says: Moving into autumn, for many couples, means moving away from strawberry or lemon freshness and into chocolate or salted caramel heaven. Fruitcakes can be more popular during the autumn months too, with couples opting for a lower tier in a rich brandy-soaked bake covered in marzipan and fondant or royal icing.
Naked or semi-naked cakes are making way for the more unusual creations, with the geode style taking centre stage for those wanting to make a statement. As for floral drama, a simple poppy might be all that's needed, particularly during November, to create a bake to remember.
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