Denise & Anthony – An Italian Journey
I first met Denise at the wonderful Weston Park when we were both exhibiting as preferred suppliers for their Wedding Open Day. Denise approached me and asked me to create her and Anthony a very modern styled wedding cake and I was absolutely delighted. She then told me the cake needed to go to Lake Como in Italy and I nearly collapsed!I worked on a design once Denise had sent me some images so that I could get a feel for the style of their gorgeous wedding. Their wedding was at the picturesque Villa del Balbianello on Lake Como and their colour scheme was black and white. We chatted over email and text messaging and eventually agreed on a dramatic marble styled cake with gold indentations to mimic the marble movement upwards through the cake. The cake was also adorned with marble spheres inspired by the creative cake designer Tortik Annushka in Russia.
The day came when the cake was collected by Denise and Anthony and there was much talk over the best way to transport the cake onto the plane and keep it safe and undamaged! The cake was covered in real fondant but was actually a dummy cake underneath as a real cake would have been too heavy and delicate to transport! Denise transported the precious cargo inside the cabin on the plane and the bridal party did an excellent job of making sure the cake arrived safe and sound.
Denise and Anthony’s day was a blend of English, Italian, Jamaican and African as a nod to their different heritages. They chose a sand ceremony and a rope ceremony where they tied two ropes together to form a fisherman’s knot which becomes stronger when under pressure. Their day was informal and loaded with fun, music and dance and Denise made lots of the elements herself including her stunning headdress. The icing on the cake was that their wedding was then featured in the UK’s No.1 best selling bridal magazine, Brides…
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