Whilst making your own wedding cake can seem daunting, it's actually easy when you've been shown the right materials and techniques.
In this gorgeous and essential book, Natasha Collins (the owner of the homemade wedding cake business Nevie-Pie Cakes in Hertfordshire) reveals how a complete novice can create something stunning and inspirational for an unforgettable day.With projects split into chapters entitled Romantic beginnings, Putting on the glitz, Laughing all the way to the alter, Home(spun) is where the heart is and Magic in the air, Natasha's recipes cater for all types of personalities and preferences.
There's a Nuts About You Hazelnut and Chocolate Cake for the romantic traditionalists; a Going for Gold Chocolate Orange Cake for those after something a bit more Hollywood; a Key Largo Coconut & Lime Cake for the couple who don't take themselves seriously; Love-in-a-box Short Bread, Iced Gems & Melting Moments for the couple after a more homely feel; and a Lulled in These Flowers Elderflower & Gooseberry Cake for the non-traditionalists. Each recipe is accompanied with stunning photography and an entertaining and instructional narrative, which guides you through the whole process of choosing a design, baking the cake, embellishing it, transporting it, presenting it and serving it so the experience is as stress-free as possible.
Each project also includes a timetable indicating how long each part of the process will take as well as whether it's easy, medium or hard, and gives a schedule for when the cake should best be decorated and set up in relation to when it is going to be eaten.Packed full of gorgeous wedding cakes and vital advice, The Homemade Wedding Cake is the must-have cake baking and decorating manual for anybody looking to design and create something memorable for a very special day.