Posts featuring ‘cake’

Coveted cakes : flowers & fruit

A floral canopy and white-iced cakes decorated with fruit come together beautifully in this simple, but perfectly executed, dessert table from Apryl Ann Photography & Bows + Arrows.

I love the assortment of wood displaying the desserts too. So beautiful…

Flowers and fruit wedding cake table

Awesome image: Apryl Ann Photography

To see more of the gorgeous inspiration this cake table is a part of, check out this romantic spring shoot on 100 Layer Cake

Debs

Coveted cake : foxy lemon & poppyseed chiffon sponge

A paper sign, cute foxes with speech bubbles, a naked cake drizzled with icing, fresh flowers, and a pretty ceramic stand… there’s a lot to love about this amazing wedding cake!

Rich-and-Marieke-Fox-Wedding-Cake

Awesome image: Illuminate Photography via The Pretty Blog

Debs

DIY tutorial: maypole wedding cake topper

Last year, I put together an inspirational wedding shoot that the awesome Anna kindly photographed for me. Usually when you see inspirational wedding shoots there’s a long list of suppliers that comes at the end. I wanted to do something a little different. I wanted to make everything myself to show that you really can DIY your big day. I’m going to feature a few of the DIY tutorials for you before showing you the shoot itself. Hope you like it!

Heart topper

The first tutorial is for a cute cake topper. I took inspiration for it from maypoles and the ribbons they have flowing from them. I thought it would be sweet to have a mini maypole in the centre of a cake and ribbons draping over the cake. The great thing about this topper is that it’s very easy to choose more, or less, ribbons and to change up the ribbons to suit your wedding colours…

What you will need

  • Wooden heart. I found mine in a local shop, the sort that sells trinkets that we don’t need but we want anyway because they make our houses look pretty :) Here are a couple of similar hearts I found that could be used, from Meluna & Scavenger Supplies. You just need to ensure the heart is thicker than a lolly stick with a couple of extra millimetres on each side!
  • Drill
  • 6″ or 8″ lollipop stick
  • Thin ribbons of your choice, cut so they will drape down the length of the stick, over the side of the cake and as far down as you want them. If you’re unsure keep them long, you can always cut them afterwards.
  • Tape
  • Double-sided tape or strong glue

Step 1.

First you will need to drill a hole in your wooden heart large enough that the lollipop stick will sit in it snuggly.

Maypole-Heart-DIY-Cake-Topper

Step 2.

Attach the ribbons to your lollipop stick by sticking them to tape and then winding that tape around the stick. I actually stuck it a little lower than this picture suggests to ensure the heart would fit on to the lollipop stick.

Maypole-Heart-DIY-Cake-Topper

Step 3.

Repeat with the remaining ribbons.

Step 4.

To neaten up the top of the ribbons you need to cover the rough edges. I stuck double-sided tape around them…

Maypole-Heart-DIY-Cake-Topper

… and then added more ribbons wrapping them horizontally around the top. You could use a hot glue gun for this part too and if you’d like to make this step even easier just go for one single, thick piece of ribbon.

Maypole-Heart-DIY-Cake-Topper

Step 5.

Then all you have to do is pop the heart on top! If it’s a snug fit you won’t even need to glue it :)

Maypole-Heart-DIY-Cake-Topper

Cake time

Because the ribbons can drape down the length of your wedding cake it means the topper will look just lovely on a simple iced number, making it much easier to DIY the dessert for your big day!

Maypole-Heart-DIY-Cake-Topper
Maypole-Heart-DIY-Cake-Topper
Maypole-Heart-DIY-Cake-Topper

A big thanks to Anna for the last few shots.

And thanks for checking out this DIY tutorial, I hope you enjoyed it :)

Debs

Feeling like a fraud & a skydiving sister

The beautiful, and stupidly talented, Alex Beadon linked to me on her blog the other day, in her fab Wonderful Wednesday post. She didn’t link to a particular post of mine, she said this: “I’ll admit that I’m not much of a DIY, arts and crafty kind of girl (unlike my friend Debs, but that’s another story)” and then went on to link this awesome tutorial from Green Wedding Shoes, via More Design Please, that you must check out…

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Awesome image credit: Katherin Elizabeth Photography via Green Wedding Shoes

…because how awesome would that look in a wedding?!

A DIY dream

Anyway… back to that mention. My first thought was how exciting to be linked and how lovely of Alex to do that (I always get excited being linked to by anyone!) But my second thought, that came so fast, was that I felt like a fraud. I don’t feel like the crafty girl she talks of. I don’t feel like I have enough time to devote to my passion. I love craft, I love making things and I had all these dreams for this blog; to share so many DIY posts with you all, but it just hasn’t happened.

I wonder if I’ll ever have the space to create, the time to put all these ideas in to practice, and I wonder, if I manage to stay in Canada, whether I will ever get reunited with all the craft stuff I left behind in England!

I think things for me are just a little overwhelming right now. I’m still settling into a new job, I’m going through the process of trying to extend my visa and I have some other personal stuff that demands my attention. I want to give this blog, and the people that support it, much more of my time than they’re getting right now. Just as I want to give my passion for craft much more attention than I have been doing. It’s hard when you can’t do the things you love. It’s something that I definitely need to address. Because what is life if you’re not doing the things you love?

I’m going to work harder on the balance. To make sure I devote more time to this blog, to art, and to me. I hope you’ll stick with me whilst I figure it all out!

Cake craft

As for the crafty stuff… I remembered I did make something recently and I hope you don’t mind if I share it. It’s a cake for an awesome lady in my life, a girl I one day will be proud to call my sister (when my brother finally gets round to asking!) Jasmin LOVES skydiving so when it came to her birthday I didn’t spend any thought on what kind of cake to make her, I just had to work out how to do it…

Jasmin-Birthday

Note: it’s in two parts because I had to transport it from my house to theirs! :)

I know it’s not weddings. But it’s craft… and cake. And I like both those things just as much ;)

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. And I hope to be back much more regularly very soon!

Debs

Cute cakes : pompom toppers

For a cute, crafty looking wedding cake without having to reach for the scissors and glue you need to get yourself over to Potter & Butler. Pom poms, fringes, glitter and twine are all for the taking and you’re guaranteed a delicious, designer-looking cake as adorable as these…

Potter-&-Butler

Easy. And awesome. You see, weddings don’t have to be stressful ;)

Debs





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