Jacquie & Steve's Wedding

Jacquie & Steve choose one of my favourite venues too hold their special day.  Topiaries Beaumont House  is beautiful and the weather was perfect.  Jacquie had decided to theme the day around her exquisite silver & diamante shoes. As you can see from the results of the table settings she made a perfect choice. I was tasked with creating a three tiered cake and seventy-two cupcakes ready & packaged together to be placed on the tables and serve as the bonbonniere's.

During our initial consultation, we settled on the clear cupcake box's, filigree cupcake wraps with silver ribbon & a diamante flower.  Jacquie had had printed personalised embossed 'with love' cards that  co-ordinated with the Order of Service cards on the day. They were amazingly beautiful.

They decided on 3 dozen of my Signature Chocolate Cupcakes with buttercream icing and 2 dozen Red Velvet Cupcakes with cream cheese frosting and the final dozen being Chocolate Gluten Free Cupcakes. The gluten free cupcakes were distinguishable by the use of darker silver wrappers.

The cake was next on the agenda and Carrot Cake was a must for the Steve.  of course it included to old favourite of carrot cakes and thats the crushed walnuts, sultana's, pineapple with crisp green apple and carrots.  With cream cheese frosting a must on carrot cake that was our decider for the final frosting on the cake.  So that  gave us our top layer.  Moving on to layer 2 with that being a Triple Layered Lemon Cake.  The cake was a beautiful moist lemon cake smothered with homemade lemon curd. Finally put between the lemon layers was lemon cream cheese frosting.  The lemon's came from our garden which I think gives it that extra special taste when you cook everything from scratch.   the final layer was an old fashion Butter Cake.  This recipe is a family favourite in our home.  For Jacquie and Steve's cake, it was layered with salted caramel frosting.  This is a rich, smooth caramel flavour and a perfect companion to a butter cake. 
I knew immediately my vintage silver cake stand would be a perfect to finish off this beautiful cake.  Jacquie also include beautiful peacock feathers on each napkin and also in the cake topper. It looked completely amazing.  She found the perfect balance simplicity & elegancy. 

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