The Photo Shoot For My New Website
Welcome to my little writing space, where I can tell you all about my cake world and bits about my life that influence my work.
Let me start by telling you how I came across this hidden gem of a place, ‘Wyreside Hall’. Last September, I had the absolute pleasure of making the lovely Sara and Scott’s wedding cake. Sara knew exactly what she wanted, a no fuss, clean lined and very classy design in champagne and gold for colours. I used 24 Carat edible gold leaf and hand dyed silk ribbon to really make the cake stand out in an already elegant venue. I had never been to Wyreside Hall before, so was very intrigued as the drive within the grounds to the 17th Century Manor Hall was quite long. It was a very wet and windy day, but the moment I caught a glimpse of the building I was in love. It oozed history and class and instantly stood out as a luxury venue.
I set up the cake in the marbled porch and in the few minutes that I was there I knew I had to return to photograph my new designs in this gorgeous building. It really caught my eye, the huge windows, the polished marbled floors, the coving and all the quality fittings in a beautifully restored building. Wyreside Hall was the perfect fit for the aged style of cakes I wanted to create.
I wanted to create cakes that were different to the norm, something that really brought out my Anglo Indian heritage, my childhood memories of life in India, of palaces I visited there that had once seen better days and once had a very rich past. I wanted to demonstrate the use of colours and textures that I was so used to and I hope to encourage couples to be brave in their choices for their cake.
I was so lucky to be in contact with a very lovely former bride of mine, Lucy, who is also the wedding coordinator for Wyreside Hall and has her very own gorgeous event planning business, ‘Confetti and Lace’. She arranged with the venue that I could photograph my cakes there and I was delighted. Lucy also allowed me to use her gorgeous table cloth and skirt and beautiful acrylic stands that gave my cakes a real floating effect. I got in touch with the ever so lovely Tom from 'Time for Flowers' and he created an amazing display for my cakes and really set the scene. He used a mix of foliage some that were more tropical to combine the east and west and the table almost looked like an extension to the garden. I asked the very talented ‘James Hicks Photography’ to photograph my cakes as I had met him previously at a wedding fair. He really loved my style of cakes and I thought he was the perfect person to understand my relaxed yet elegant contemporary design.
All I can say is a very Big Thank you to everyone that collaborated and worked tirelessly to create this amazing styling and I highly recommend everyone I was lucky enough to work with and even better, they are all local businesses.