Bee’s Bakery wedding cakes are in VOGUE!
Here’s what they said:
If you are going to gild the lily, you might as well do it on your wedding day, when even flourish is imbued with sentiment. This more-is-more philosophy can be applied to everything: invites, venue decorations, table settings, favors, and even the tiered and layered cake that, ideally, tastes as good as it looks. While marvels can be created with fondant icing and sugar flowers, a cake adorned with fresh-cut blooms cannot be beat. Few confections are more photogenic, whether edible flowers are mixed into the frosting (see slide 10), placed posylike at the top (slide 17), or cascaded down the tiers (slide 19). Another option is to order an extra flower girl’s crown—for the cake.
I learnt a new trick this week…how to dry out exotic fruits and make them look gorgeous on a cake…here’s a pic:
I’ve been receiving more and more requests for edible petal cakes during the winter, and rather than source them from expensive foreign importers (who probably use all sorts of pesticides etc), I wanted to find a way to work WITH the sparse petals that I can get from my amazing grower in the UK, but boosting them with pretty hand made dried fruit.
I dehydrated thinly sliced fruits overnight to get this affect: kiwis, apples, strawberries (my favourite), pears and carrots…and i think they look lush!
Our pretty flower petal cakes are todays “Idea of the day” from Brides Magazine! Lovely job…
The article says:
“Bee, who also makes naked cakes decorated with fruit, nuts and flowers or edible bloom garlands, offers her top tips for floral cake perfection:
– Choose your petals carefully. Florist grade flower petals, even if taken from edible species of flowers, are not safe for human consumption, as they’ll often have been sprayed with pesticides and fertilisers – even if you rinse them in water, they’re still not safe to eat.
– Buy your petals from a certified organic grower in your country. This ensures that they are safe to eat – they’ll have been grown in real soil without pesticides or fertilisers, neither of which are safe to eat. We source our flowers from Maddocks Farm Organics, an award-winning grower in Devon.”
And there are tons more tips too…you can read the full piece here: http://www.bridesmagazine.co.uk/planning/receptions/cakes/2015/06/bees-bakery-edible-flower-cake
This weekend one of my edible flower petal cakes was included in the Observers Top 5 – so awesome!
The Observer said: “For summer weddings and parties, go to Bee’s Bakery for flower spangled deliciousness”
This cake is a chocolate sponge cake, decorated with vanilla buttercream and scattered with edible flower petals. It is totally customisable, we can make it in any size, shape, and with any number of tiers you like – we have a fantastic selection of cake recipes too!
We do still have the odd spot left for weddings this summer, so get in touch to discuss: firstname.lastname@example.org
Here are some pics of my most recent wedding and party cakes! I bake everything to commission, and my designs are totally customisable. I still have a few spots available for wedding cakes for this summer, so get in touch if you’d like one! email@example.com
This is a dinky little pretty thing of a birthday cake – tiers measure 6inches and 4 inches, to serve around 20 people. LOVE the yellow.
And this pretty little rose gold inspired number was commissioned by Etsy UK – for their first ever wedding fair! Its made with edible gold sequins, and lots of beautiful paper flowers…which i particularly love…
This cake is the cousin of the yellow cake, but this time for a wedding in hampstead. Made with edible flower petals, the amazing thing about this cake is that its possible to choose the shape and style of the petals. So if big and pink is your thing then great, but if tiny and blue is more your bag, then that works too – totally customisable.
A gorgeous Stoke Newington couple asked us to make this totally gorgeous edible flower cake for their wedding, the bride specified the colours she liked best and we used a brilliant edible flower grower in the south of England, who picked some stunning blooms for us to use on the cake.
It’s a dark chocolate milkshake cake, covered in vanilla bean buttercream with edible flower petals…and prices start from £2.50 per portion.