Confessions of a Cake Maker
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Confessions of a Cake Maker

Blush Pink, lace, silver ribbon and sugar roses

Love, love this cake I made last week for Dylan & Alison,

Delivered to Botley's Mansion in Chertsey, it was probably my most challenging cake to date.

I love the roses,  lace, blush pink colour and even some Protea flowers which are the national flower of South Africa.

Alison put so much into the wedding and I could tell when I set up she had though of everything.

Including a last minute change from ivory to the blush pink.

Here were her comments a few days after her wedding...

'Thank you Gem for our amazing wedding cake. Not only did it look amazing, it tasted divine! We had so many compliments on how beautiful the cake was.

Thank you so much for your patience, especially after changing. My mind ono the colour.  Will be contacting you in the not too distand future for birthday cakes. Thank you! Ali & Dylan x

Wedding Fayre & Cake Delivered to Reigate Hill Golf Club

Here is my wedding fayre stand. Including some yummy mini tasters!

As a caker maker it is how it looks as well as how it tastes! 

Both equally important xxx

I also delivered this stunner to Reigate Hill Golf Club yesterday....

Happy wedding day Debs & Rick xxx

Wedding Cake Maker Surrey... you decide

I love making weddig cakes.... here are 2 pics of the same wedding cake... one pretty in pink and one autumnal orange. Which would you choose.....

I love making wedding cakes.....

This cake was delivered to Hop Farm in Kent for an autumnal themed wedding. 

Here is the nicest review ever. Definitely blushing here ......

Gem made us the most beautiful cake for our wedding - we were completely taken aback by it when we saw it for the first time and had so many comments on it throughout our evening reception.

Gem was a pleasure to work with from the initial conversation about what we wanted right through to delivering the cake and beyond. We wanted something a bit unusual for our cake with quite intricate details and Gem just got it straight away!

The cake itself was stunning both in the way it looked and the way it tasted. It was an upside down hanging cake decorated with pumpkins, leaves and vines and looked as though it was defying gravity - we still don't know how she did it! We had lemon curd, raspberry and almond and carrot cake. Each tier tasted unbelievable and the raspberry and almond (tasted like a Bakewell tart) went down a storm with our guests and we had none to take home (glad I managed to eat some on the day!).

We can't recommend Gorgeous Gems Bakery enough!

Nutfield Priory Wedding Fayre

All set up and ready to go....

Lots of dummy wedding cakes. And yummy mini samples; salted caramel, luscious lemon, raspberry & almond and completely chocoholic.

Naked Wedding Cake to Gildings Barn, Newdigate, Dorking, Surrey

Another stunning naked wedding cake delivered to Gildings Farm in Newdigate near Dorking, Surrey.

Congratulations to Susanna and Graham.

Gem xxx

Naked Cake at Hookhouse Farm, Surrey

I love this scrummy looking wedding cake. Stunning flowers too.

Delivered this afternoon to Hookhouse Farm.....

Wedding Cake delivered to the Ismaili Centre, London

This huge cake was delivered to South Kensington this morning. Followed by a family trip to the Natural History Museum, London. 

A 5 tier vintage ivory wedding cake with handmade unique monogram topped, roses and intricate piping. Such a classic and elegant design. 

All sorts of flavours inside; choc orange, carrot, coconut, chocolate & raspberry and almond covered in marzipan. Yum x

Half and half superhero /flower cascade wedding cake

I've been waiting ages to make one of these half and half cakes. Both bride and groom can be happy with one of these!

Red velvet, vanilla and raspberry jam and carrot cake, hand made flowers and of course a few superheroes! 

All the formalities should be done so I hope Joanne and Kiarán are ready to party! Congratulations to a really lovely couple.

Ps. First time to Hartsfield Manor. Such a friendly and relaxed wedding venue. Love it ! 

Four tier Naked Wedding Cake af Great Fosters, Egham

Second wedding cake this week.... a 'naked' cake for Laura and Tom at Great Fosters, Egham.

Raspberry and almond, classic victoria sponge and carrot cake. Fresh fruit and 'Just Married' bunting topper.

Love these cakes!

Cake / Dessert Table at Glenmore House, Surbiton

Just back from delivering a cake table to Glenmore House in Surniton with all sorts of sweet treats...

Mini cupcakes, cake pops, fudge, peppermint creams, macarons and shortbread heart biscuits. And of course a 2 tier cake too! 

Nikki & Paul are getting married at 3pm this afternoon. Wishing you the best of luck and also to 'Live, Love and Laugh' together forever x

4 Tier silver leaf & peach cake with piping and peony focal flower

I delivered this wedding cake today to The Conservatory at Painshill Park; another gorgeous venue.

The peony on the top is a handmade wired sugar flower and the silver tier is covered in decadent edible silver leaf. 

A bit of piping and some bang on trend ruffles complete the cake.

This one is chocolate on the bottom, lemon, carrot and red velvet on the top. Nom nom.

And relax..... till I start on next week's cakes!

Rough buttercream wedding cake ....

A beautiful natural cake just delivered to a new venue for me. The stunning Westmead Events in Nutfield. Loving the whole vibe of the place. Outside blessing, marquee, fire pit and bell tents for everyone to crash out in!

Congratulations to Kelly & Simon. Have a super day x

Ps the flowers were supplied by a relative of the bride.

How to choose your wedding cake?


How do you choose a wedding cake????

Some people know exactly what they want.  They have seen a picture and they know it is the ONE.

Other people need a bit of help and the way I do this is to ask for some initial details.
Venue: will give an idea of the sytle of the wedding. Plus I need to know if I can deliver there.  If you're in Scotland that could be tricky for me.

Number of guests: this gives me an idea of size of the cake.  If you are feeding 200 you will definitely need more than 2 tiers!

Themes/Colours:  if anything has been decided then usually this is incorporated into the cake some how.

Anything booked or organised so far: so this could be flowers, invitations, dress etc, you may want to tie these into the cake too.

Budget; Everyone has a different budget and I do my best to get you the most fabulous cake for your money.  Sometimes there are different ways of acheiving a similiar effect.  Also dummy cakes can add tiers without the expense!  My guide prices are on my prices page.

Then really it's about STYLE... These words help me to get a feel for the wedding

Elegant, Classic, Relaxed, Vintage, Pretty, Bold, Pastel, Chic, Bright, Unusual, Colourful, Rustic, Formal, Quirky, Sparkly, Traditional, 

There are some common additions to wedding cakes so this can give me some clear likes and dislikes...

Hearts, Flowers - sugar or fresh, Petals, Ruffles, Frills, Diamante, Ribbon, Butterflies, Lace

Finally I ask about any specific requirments...

Flavours: what you like and don't like. Fruit cake is a little more expensive (but worth it in my opinion!). The most popular are victoria sponge, lemon or chocolate.  See my flavours page for more info.

Shape of cake: Round, Square, Heart, Hexagon, Castle shaped!

Dietary Requirements: Gluten free, nuts etc.  A nice touch is to do a mini cake or cupcake gluten free if you only have one or two guest with this need.

Time of wedding:  So I know how early I need to get to the venue.

And that's it.  From that I should get an idea of what you like.  I sometimes look on pinterest for ideas and then come up with some kind of a design. Usually by asking these questions people get their own idea of what they want and start to visualise it which is great.

If you want a quick telephone call to discuss YOUR wedding cake, please do get in touch!

Gem x

Reigate Hill Golf Course Wedding Fayre

Off to Reigate Hill Golf Course for another weddding fayre.

Plan on doing a new birdcage design. Hopefully will get sime time next week.

Gem x

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