Wedding Cake Ideas – from concept to creation

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Wedding cakes look beautiful in their finished state, like a top model on the Paris catwalk. But just like that model an awful lot of work goes into the design and planning before it reaches that stage. The first stage is to sit down in consultation with a client, listen to their wedding cake ideas and get a … Read More

Buttercream Wedding Cakes versus Fondant Cakes – which do you prefer?

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Ever since we started this business we have always been steadfastly in bed with fondant for our favourite cake covering. It is just so versatile – it can be coloured many different colours, moulded into a thousand shapes, it stretches, it bends, it keeps the cake inside moist and it provides a brilliant base for all manner of … Read More

Graffiti Cake – Brighton Cakes Signature Cake Revealed

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OKAY so here it finally is…..our new signature graffiti cake. Ta da!! It is a style that is definitely not vintage but rather bold and fun with a little bit of grunge and a bit of graffiti art. The double height middle tier lends itself to a custom graffiti design which can be any colours or images. In … Read More

Choosing the Right Colour for your Wedding Cake

The Importance of Colour Matching in Cake Design So you’ve got as far as the engagement, booking your venue and now you’re finalising your suppliers. You go for your cake consultation and you are blown away by the designs the cake maker comes up with. They have your style down perfectly and seem to know just what you … Read More

Ruffled Wedding Cakes for 2013

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VINTAGE themed weddings are still proving popular this year but we have noticed a trend towards more romantic styling. Brides are keen on incorporating ruffles, and more delicate decoration into their cakes. There has also been more of shift towards less formal styles of cake, more rustic, more laid back. It seems to reflect the continuing trend for … Read More

Designer Wedding Cakes for 2013

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The trend for ever larger, more spectacular, designer wedding cakes continues into 2013. And let’s face it, if you are getting married, aside from the dress the next thing people look at is the cake. A standard industry three tier cake may be more than adequate to feed your 70 guests but it stands only about a foot … Read More

Flavour Trends for 2013

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The great British baking revival continues apace in 2013 with more and more people making cakes than ever before. With so much renewed interest in baking comes a renewed interest in taste as well. Lovely though it is the traditional Victoria sponge with lashings of jam and vanilla buttercream has some serious competition from more exotic flavours. For … Read More

The Enigma Machine Cake Celebtrating Alan Turing's Centenary

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It has been a while since I posted anything here which is rather remiss of me but I have good reason having just got married myself! I fully intend to post pictures of my own cake in a little while but for now I thought I would finally put some of the replica Enigma machine I made entirely … Read More

Would this cake make you get better quicker?

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My other half asked me to make a get well soon cake for a friend who has been ill for a several months. He was expecting a basic round sponge with a straight forward get well soon message piped across the top. Well, at Pink Rose Cakes we don’t like to do things by halves and instead create … Read More

Whimsical Alice In Wonderland Cake

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This cake has got to rank as one of my favourite cakes to have done. It is a three tier wonky Alice in Wonderland-themed cake for a three-year-old’s birthday party. All the tiers are gluten, wheat and dairy free lemon cake which goes to show with a bit of planning the same kind of fabulous cakes can be … Read More

Hot Tub Cake

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This cake was created to celebrate a couple’s 20th anniversary together. The husband was quite specific about wanting a hot tub and figurines of him and his wife similar to how they looked when they first met but otherwise the design was up to me! The cake is carved from an extra deep 8″ lemon cake, split into … Read More

Fender Stratocaster Guitar Cake

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Last week I was asked to make a copy of a Fender Stratocaster for a 40th birthday cake and this is the result. The cake itself was a very sophisticated coffee and walnut using real espresso – not a flavour I have done much recently but I had forgotten how nice it tastes. The body of the guitar … Read More

Wedding Fair and Wedding Cake Flowers

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I saw lots of brides at Brighton Raceourse Wedding Fair on Sunday and was delighted to be able to showcase some new cake designs. They range from unashamedly romantic to bright and unusual including my first ever tattoo-style cake – a black and white cake with red hearts airbrushed onto the side to give a slightly trompe l’oeil … Read More

Latest Cake Designs

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Here at Pink Rose Cakes we have been coming up with a few new designs ready for the coming year. They are a little more muted and whimsical than normal, using soft colours and sugar flowers but we like them just the same! More cakes to follow in the coming days…. One or two of them, plus some … Read More