Archive | May, 2011

Hilarious Blog Post

18 May

Morning everyone.

I just had to share this fantastic blog post from the gorgeous Sarah at Boho Bride (www.bohobride.co.uk) Anyone else feeling like this?

Our Wedding – Four Months Today!

May 17, 2011  

Last night it dawned on me that in four months time we’ll be saying our vows, so I thought I’d take the opportunity to blog about how I’m feeling about the impending celebrations…

I have found it much harder work than I could have ever imagined. I don’t know if that’s a normal or abnormal feeling, but I can spend hours excitedly creating inspiration boards, styling photo shoots and giving advice to other planning Brides, but for myself? Nada. This is how bad it’s got…

♥ I’ve yet to create a mood board for our wedding – though I have a file on my laptop that’s brimming with saved images that I love.  My fear is that I adore so many things, the wedding will look like it’s having an identity crisis – or that I’ve vomited an eclectic mix of rustic, whimsical, bohemia with elements of folk all over the place. The general ‘theme’ {not a fan of that word} is ‘stuff we love’.

♥ I’ve only just started booking things for the wedding and still haven’t made a single piece of decor – though I do have a box of bits I’ve already stashed, which I’ll dig into…and I’ll borrow stuff from my folks too {thanks Mum} to save pennies! Again, worried ‘old curiosity shop’  and ‘musty’ might be used to describe my styling.

♥ Although I’ve sent masses of ‘inspirational’ images to my B’maids only two of five have dresses.

♥ My Groom hasn’t even considered his attire yet.

♥ My Dad is so begrudged to spend money – he wants to wear a suit he’s owned for years, circa 1970…it doesn’t look vintage…it looks tragic.

♥ Every time we sit down to read through ceremony/vow choices, we get distracted and end up creating our own alternative ‘I love you more than….’ stupid versions. It’s not big and it’s not clever – it just wastes time.

♥ I’m running regularly to fit my bottom and thighs into my form-fitting dress….then promptly rewarding myself with a carb mountain. My weight isn’t increasing…but it isn’t decreasing either.

♥ I’m having a recurring dream; I wake up, it’s the day of our wedding and I’ve not organised anything, so have to blag it all.

♥ I’ve developed a twitch in my left eye.

Brides-to-be…how are your plans going?

With Love, Boho Bride xx

Have fun everyone and try not to get too stressed out with all the planning

Nicki xx

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Wedding Cakes Galore!

3 May

Evening everyone

How are you all? Sorry for the radio silence – it’s been crazy busy here at Eat Sleep Cake towers.

So the Royal Wedding has been and gone and it was totally gorgeous (LOVED that dress), but obviously my professional interest was focussed on what cakes they would have.

As you are probably aware there were not one, but two, cakes. One for her and one for him and here they are in all their glory!

The top four tiers of the Bride’s Cake (the white one) are totally pretty and romantic though in my opinion the bottom section is a bit OTT. However saying that the level of work and detail involved is totally amazing, and the cake maker made two duplicate cakes ‘just in case’ something happened to one of them and you have to give her credit for that! I doubt there was much sleep in that kitchen over the last few weeks.

The groom’s cake (the chocolate one) was a no-bake biscuit cake made to a secret royal family recipe. I admire anyone who can work to this level in chocolate. It is totally amazing what you can achieve. The man who did the decorations is really well known in the sugarcraft world and demonstrates all over the world and you can see why!!

So not quite the same level of detail but I had three wedding cakes this weekend. One classic, one cupcakes and one of mini cakes. And here’s the pics to prove it!

Simon and Michelle had a top-tier of yummy, moist Carrot Cake, with two sponge cakes as the bottom two tiers. The Gerberas were made from sugarpaste and were the motif for the whole wedding, which was held at the fabulous Dartington Hall, nr Totnes (www.dartington.org/weddings).

Jen and Mike opted for these totally cute cupcakes in Lemon, Vanilla and Chocolate Fudge flavours. The wedding was uber-cool, with cute details (just like the couple) and was held at the deeply delicious Bickleigh Castle, nr Tiverton (www.bickleighcastle.com).

Finally on the Sunday there was Katja and Mark’s ivory and black mini cakes, with their gorgeously elegant monogram that they had designed specifically for them. The cakes were Lemon and Vanilla and fitted in perfectly with their elegant wedding held at Combe House Hotel, nr Honiton (www.combehousedevon.com)

So now the crazy week is over it’s time to look forward. I have a photoshoot this week for the next issue of Wed Magazine (www.wedmagazine.co.uk) so I am super excited about seeing my cakes in print. And I am also going to find some time this month to get my website updated with new pictures and pages, so keep your eyes peeled….

Speak soon my lovelies

Nicki x