Afternoon tea at the Castle ...

  • by Anne Gliddon
  • 13 Aug, 2015

The grandeur and romance of an English Castle Wedding

At Pretty Amazing Cakes we are proud to be listed among the recommended suppliers of wedding cakes to the delightful   Thornbury Castle , wedding venue in South Gloucestershire, and as such often receive commissions from overseas couples planning to visit the UK to marry in the romantic setting of an English Castle.

Our Canadian couple chose a two tiered cake with a selection of cupcakes to be served with afternoon tea following their wedding breakfast. The design was decided during the course of our emails, and I created a Pinterest board so that the couple and I could each pin and share our ideas.

The Design

The theme of the wedding was french, vintage baroque, with lots of gold accents. The cake featured flecks of 24 carat edible gold leaf in the the icing, and sugar cameos and piped pearls to reflect the bride's love of these items. The cupcakes were iced in pastel pinks and blues and decorated with gold butterflies, stencilled chandeliers, teapots and cameos.

 The Display

The cakes were displayed in the Castle's stately Tudor Hall. The main cake sitting on a pastel pink milk glass stand (available to hire from Pretty Amazing Cakes), surrounded by the cupcakes arranged in pretty vintage bone china cups and saucers (all available to hire from Pretty Amazing Cakes)


"Dear Anne

The cake was very beautiful and the presentation was fantastic. It was delicious as well and everything we expected! Thank you very much. I will stop by the Facebook page and comment. Now that the wedding is over, I'll have to watch your Facebook page for some nostalgia.

Best wishes for the future.

Darcy and Stephanie Burrell "

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