Lovely Lace

Hello Love Island Lovers!  Here we are again with another inspirational post for you, something we are always THRILLED to be asked to create (really lets us flex our sugar craft muscles!) is LACE, Lovely Lovely LACE!  We simply adore it and we know YOU do too, lace has featured heavily for some time now; since the revival of the Vintage look, more of our brides are opting for this classic openwork fabric to be reflected in our sugarcraft.

We have had our beady eyes on this trend ever since Kate Middleton elegantly glided into our lives via Westminster Abbey back in 2011, we saw her new take on the timeless lace, popularising fashions has filtered down through generations of Royals with Queen Victoria getting the ball rolling when she got married in white!

LACE!  A regal choice, a classic choice, a choice we can continue through the fabric of your DAY by incorporating it into…yes…you guessed it YOUR CAKE!!

So, where do we get our design inspiration from?  Come with us as we take you on a virtual walk through of our lace journey……

Minthis Hills

This Vera Wang creation inspired our understated yet, we feel, grand, blush three tiered cake, designed for the beautiful Minthis Hills Wedding Show and our own studio display, this cake really stands out amongst the rest.

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Here are some real weddings where the bride and groom have worked closely with us to get THEIR lace detailing just right;

Kathryn & David were married at Vasilias, they planned their entire wedding themselves and we must say, they did a superb job, the ‘theme’ running through the day was one of Rustic & Lace, Kathryn made some exquisite lace bunting to decorate the venue with, below is an example of the lace detailing of her beautiful dress along with our interpretation of this.

Kathryn’s lace and the cakes she loved used as inspiration:

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Her table at beautiful Vasilias

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Final design

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Annette & Ian’s also married at Vasilias, their theme was Rustic Hessian & Lace with silk flowers and table centres. Annette’s dress really does follow the vintage theme and is almost Edwardian, so beautiful; it was a joy to emulate. We created bespoke ‘domino’ cookies (butter cookie decorated as dominos – to be used as an ice breaker and also as a personal touch to Annette & Ian), we made the classic three tiers with that lacy twist and some more of her beautiful silk flowers:

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cookies table settings and table at Vasilias

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Final cake design

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Lizzie & Bob had their wedding planned and organised by Tara, and sealed the deal and danced the night away at the Coral Beach Hotel! Again using the intricate lace detailing from Lizzie’s dress, we added lilac sugarcraft roses and Mauve Calla Lilies with a simple band of lilac around the base of this three tiered cake:

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Clemency & Jan co-ordinated their own wedding and heralded their new lives together at Ayii Anargyri, they chose a five tier creation with the lace detailing cascading down the side, here you can see how you can really push the boundaries when incorporating the lace design, every cake is individual and unique to YOU, we accented this one with dusty pink sugarcraft roses and simple ribbon bands at the base of each tier:

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We are always looking for new inspiration and new ways to inspire you to create a real excitment about your statement cake, as such we continue to work behind the scenes practicing techniques, improving on what we already know and trying new things, here is an example of some free hand lace:

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And for a structured but delicate look, a variety of sugarveil lace:

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We’ve loved lace in 2013 and see it continuing to be VERY popular in 2014!