A Hedsor House wedding is always a special affair. Sarah and Matt held their recent wedding at the gorgeous luxury wedding venue located near Maidenhead in Buckinghamshire. The Italianate-style country mansion house overlooks the River Thames and was recently voted Tatler's no1 wedding venue.
A manor house on the site dates back from 1166 and was once the home of Princess Augusta, Dowager Princess of Wales, mother of George III. The current house was completed in 1868 after a fire badly damaged the previous building and had such notable visitors as Queen Victoria and King George III.
In more recent times, Hedsor House has hosted parties for the Beckhams, Elton John, George Clooney and Kiera Knightly.
The colour palette on the day was neutral with white and cream florals, and Sarah wanted a luxurious bespoke modern buttercream three tier wedding cake to compliment this, with added gold accents and finished in my signature precise style with sharp edges.
On the inside the flavours were sticky toffee pudding cake with dates and salted caramel on the bottom tier, Victoria sponge with raspberries in the middle, and chocolate hazelnut praline on the top tier. More information on the flavours that I make can be found on my website here
The buttercream textures are created using different sizes of palette knives with varying amounts of buttercream to create subtle or heavier layers. The variety of flowers used is minimal, with fresh roses and wax flowers.
The location for the cake at Hedsor House is by the grand staircase in the hall before entering the dining room. The way the staircase curves around, it really frames the cake.
The cake is perfectly complimented by the cascading flowers down the staircase and the elegant surroundings.
The wedding cake was spectacular and looked fantastic! Thank you so much. Everyone loved the cake and our caterers saved us a big chunk of the sticky toffee layer, which we were delighted about!
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Simon's Bakery is located in Tooting, south London, and I deliver across London, Surrey, Sussex, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Suffolk, Essex and Norfolk. I design luxury modern bespoke Swiss meringue buttercream and ganache wedding cakes and event cakes, characterised by a clean precise finish, with sharp edges, a bold use of colour and other modern design techniques to create interesting textures and shapes.
I draw on my years of cooking and baking experience to cakes that not only look stunning, but also taste amazing, experimenting with flavours and texture combinations to create a memorable taste sensation.