Food Writing - Recipe Features in the Sunday Herald from Rosewood Cakes

We are over the moon to have been asked to write recipe features for the Sunday Herald for the second year running.  Food is an absolute passion for us, and nothing makes us happier than pottering about in our kitchen, developing delicious new recipes. 

You can read the full article in the Sunday Herald here;

One half of the Rosewoods!  That's me (Edwina) with Holly, 7 and Charlie, 3.

One half of the Rosewoods!  That's me (Edwina) with Holly, 7 and Charlie, 3.

I was asked to write a feature specifically for the Christmas Eve publication date, where families might want to make a dessert for Christmas Day but don't have time to do lots of shopping, nor do they want to be stuck in the kitchen when they could be enjoying precious family time.  

I devised three recipes that were not only fun to make with the children, but also safe for them to get involved!  It would be lovely to make fudge and Christmas sweeties with the children, but boiling sugar and little ones are not a good combination.   There will be some mess, but that's part of the fun, so get their sleeves rolled up, pinnies on and prepare for some sticky faces!

If you're reading this outwith the festive period, then not to worry - these recipes are totally adaptable depending on what you have in the cupboards, and will be just as lovely in the summer!


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A festive berry pavolva wreath.  Who doesn't love a pavlova?  It's perfect in summer too.  And if the meringue cracks then pop into some glass tumblers and you have a fabulous Eton Mess!

Panettone Ice Cream Bombe - this will work with any sponge, or brioche.  You could even use a sliced up swiss roll.  This is truly delicious, feel free to get creative with the filling flavours, there's not really much room for error. 

Panettone Ice Cream Bombe - this will work with any sponge, or brioche.  You could even use a sliced up swiss roll.  This is truly delicious, feel free to get creative with the filling flavours, there's not really much room for error. 

I just love to chat about food, so please do feel free to get in touch through social media or on if I can help with any cooking related queries!

Happy Cooking!!!


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Berry-toned Winter Wedding Cake at House for an Art Lover, Glasgow

When I first met Victoria and Euan, they were so bubbly and full of life that I knew working with them was going to be an absolute joy!

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Victoria had picked the most beautiful and unusual dress, which was of course kept top secret from Euan!  The different colours of the underskirt were to be key in designing the cake.


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With the venue being so iconic for art, we felt that incorporating some of the design aesthetics into the cake would be appropriate!  Victoria was so creative and bold, and chose ombre watercolour on every tier, with sugar flowers in all the frosty berry tones of the winter palette. 


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The cake flavours were coconut sponge with coconut buttercream and passion fruit curd, sticky toffee sponge with salted caramel and fudge buttercream, and a spiced fruited carrot cake with orange buttercream.  

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Credits go to;

Venue - House for an Art Lover

Flowers - Mood Flowers

Photography - Wee Beauty Photography

Rustic | Luxe | Winter Wedding Cake | Styled Shoot at Knochraich Farm

We were delighted to be invited to collaborate with some of our favourite wedding colleagues on a styled shoot with a luxe rustic brief.  Audrey from Tandem Photo shot the most magnificent images, and we could not be happier with the results!

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Susan from Narcissus Wedding Flowers created the most outstanding, opulent cake stand with cascading flowers and candles, giving the effect of the cake 'floating'.


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We created a few fabulous cakes for the shoot, the centrepiece being the frosted shimmer show-stopper with masses of sugar flowers, and some little red flowers to add to the festive theme.

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Our second cake was this bright and bold stained glass beauty of a wedding cake, with touches of gold leaf and little gold bees.   Susan created a stunning floral arch to display the cake in, and it works beautifully. 

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Our third contribution was this modern, alternative geometric wedding cake with hints of gold.

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Watercolour Wedding Cakes - 2018 Cake Trend Extraordinaire!

The runaway trend for 2018 wedding cakes here at Rosewood Cakes is beautiful  watercolours and painted cakes!  Many of our couples are seeking bolder colours and artistic flair in their wedding decor style and details 


The painting is as vibrant or as subtle as you like, and is brought to life by little speckles of real gold leaf.  It works just as well on smooth finished ornamental cakes, as it does on rustic styles!  


Here we have mixed tiers of buttercream and sugarpaste, for a beautiful rustic style at Rowallan Castle

Here we have mixed tiers of buttercream and sugarpaste, for a beautiful rustic style at Rowallan Castle

Here we have watercolour chocolate - a striking effect with drip cakes!

Here we have watercolour chocolate - a striking effect with drip cakes!

Lovely autumnal vibes with the berry tones and sugar flowers!  At the swoonsome House for an Art Lover.

Lovely autumnal vibes with the berry tones and sugar flowers!  At the swoonsome House for an Art Lover.

A shimmering copper tier with copper watercolour streaks through the buttercream and decorated with fragrant fresh herbs - perfect for a modern rustic wedding at the inimitable Crear

A shimmering copper tier with copper watercolour streaks through the buttercream and decorated with fragrant fresh herbs - perfect for a modern rustic wedding at the inimitable Crear

And they work very well in miniature too!  

And they work very well in miniature too!  

Celebration Cakes at Rosewood Cakes - Beautiful Cakes, Cupcakes and Confectionery for Birthdays, Engagements, Retirements, Christenings, Baptisms, Communions....

At Rosewood Cakes we do specialise in fabulous wedding cakes, but we get so many requests for birthday cakes and other special occasions that we thought it was about time we opened up the order book! 

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You can find your cake online through our new page for birthdays, baby showers, retirement, engagement, christenings and all other special events in your life.  We do like to make every cake bespoke to the individual so we are more than happy to design a bespoke cake for you.

Corporate queries are welcome too, please call Edwina & Chris on 07861788491 or get in touch through our contact form to find out how we can make your party that little bit extra special! 


Free-from Wedding Cakes - Vegan wedding Cakes, Gluten-free wedding cakes, Egg-free Wedding Cakes and Dairy-free Wedding Cakes -

More and more often we find ourselves being asked if we cater for allergies and dietary requirements.   In fact, almost every wedding we work for has at least one guest with a special request when it comes to the food.

Well here at Rosewood Cakes we pride ourselves on having truly delicious and innovative recipes that are freshly baked to order, and that applies to all our requests!  Chris and I spent several months trialling different substitute ingredients before we found the perfect recipes, practically indistinguishable from our base recipes.

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We made a four tier vegan wedding cake covered with sugar flowers for Jade, along with vegan tablet favours for her guests. She left us a lovely review on our facebook page saying;

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Edwina created the most beautiful vegan wedding cake for myself and my husband! She also made loads of cupcakes for us to try the flavours beforehand! Thank you so much Edwina !!

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Gluten free recipes are our most popular free-from request.  We use the best quality of gluten free flour available, and always make samples for our customers.  Recently we made some gluten free wedding cake samples for our bride to be Grace, who sent us a text afterwards saying;

They taste fab!  Just to double check they're gluten free?  Gluten free never tastes that good!

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We understand the importance of your requirements, and of course are fully approved by the council and undergo health and safety inspections.     Often we will make one tier of the wedding  cake free-from, so that everyone in can enjoy a slice.  Sometimes couples prefer to offer a box of cupcakes too.  

If you have special requests for your wedding cake please do get in touch with us to arrange a consultation, we'd love to hear from you!


Edwina & Chris


The Best of our Summer 2017 Luxury Scottish Wedding Cakes

It's been another fabulous summer at Rosewood Cakes, Chris and I are so grateful to all of our wonderful couples who welcomed us into their weddings!   We have been very fortunate to work with creative people who trusted us to make their show-stopping luxury wedding cakes in 2017 and who have booked us for their weddings in 2018 and beyond!  We've discovered wonderful new flavour combinations like guiness and dark chocolate, matcha green tea and white chocolate and ginger curd, and we've travelled all over Scotland and even to England, delivering our cakes.  We've loved every minute of it!    We feel very lucky to have a job that we are so passionate about, which enables us to be artistic, eat lots of food (the testing of new flavours is a duty we take very seriously...) meet lovely people and be surrounded by positive vibes.  Thanks to you all, we will of course still be working throughout the year but just not quite so maniacally as we do in the summer!  Here are some of our favourite cakes of the summer.

Edwina & Chris


A huge double cascade of sugar peonies over five tiers at the opulent Hopetoun House

A huge double cascade of sugar peonies over five tiers at the opulent Hopetoun House

Earl grey sponge and a sugar teapot for a tea lover!  At the wondrous House for an Art Lover

Earl grey sponge and a sugar teapot for a tea lover!  At the wondrous House for an Art Lover

Tiny floral ruffles, shimmer icing, pearls and a monogram for a luxe wedding at Cameron House

Tiny floral ruffles, shimmer icing, pearls and a monogram for a luxe wedding at Cameron House

A cake on a SWING1!!  it doesn't get much more dramatic than that!  At Cameron House

A cake on a SWING1!!  it doesn't get much more dramatic than that!  At Cameron House

A beautifully vintage design in floral tones at the exceptional Pollok House

A beautifully vintage design in floral tones at the exceptional Pollok House

A modern artistic style with watercolour and gold leaf at House for an Art Lover

A modern artistic style with watercolour and gold leaf at House for an Art Lover

Rose ruffles and macarons at Trump Turnberry

Rose ruffles and macarons at Trump Turnberry

Shimmering, towering luxe at Ingliston Country Club

Shimmering, towering luxe at Ingliston Country Club

Marbling and gold leaf at the sumptious Crossbaskets Castle

Marbling and gold leaf at the sumptious Crossbaskets Castle

Elegant Luxury Wedding Cakes - Rosewood Cakes, Glasgow Scotland

We were absolutely delighted to work with the incrediblePremier Wedding Planners on a fabulous wedding at the stunning luxury venue Kinross House.  Sophie and Finn had requested a cake to match their flowers, but at Rosewood Cakes we like to go the extra mile and meticulously create everything by hand!  

This was the result - delicate ombre blush sugar peonies and david austin roses, with trailing sugar ivy.  One of our favourite cakes to date! x

Stunning Russian-Scottish Wedding Cake at Mount Stuart House, Bute

I have wanted to visit the spectacular Mount Stuart House for years, so I was absolutely delighted when I was asked to be involved in Irina & Jon's beautiful destination wedding, and design them a wedding cake that reflected their Russian and Scottish heritage.

Mount Stuart is regarded as Britain's finest example of Victorian Gothic architecture, and the cake was displayed in the astounding zodiac hall, which has the astrological signs painted on the ceiling


Not to mention a marble chapel, which changes colour at sunset!  Here you can see our two littlest cupcakes Holly & Charlie :)  We got a lovely tour of the house, thanks to the wonderful staff who were so welcoming.

For the cake we made the bottom tier Black Watch tartan to match the kilts, with a shimmering gold smaller tier for some added luxe.  The top two tiers were handpainted in a traditional Russian folk pattern for leaves and flowers, with some added thistles.  Cute little Babushka doll toppers finished it off.

I do love handpainting on a cake, with this design we got the perfect balance of formal and luxurious yet laid back and creative.

Beautiful Blush Wedding Cake Design - Rosewood Wedding Cakes, Glasgow, Scotland

What a summer we've been having so far!  There's lots of common themes we're seeing with the wedding cake design - sugar wildflowers, lots of greenery, handpainting and petal tiers.....  but by far the most popular is incorporating a blush colour palette!    I thought I'd share some of my recent designs for some amazing wedding cake inspiration, that we've been delivering all over Glasgow and Scotland xx



Ruffle Rose Wedding Cake

A very time-consuming wedding cake design for Zoe here, with the ombre ruffles roses taking hours to dye, cut and place.  Blush shimmer icing, blush matt icing and blush ruffled peonies, along with sugar lace, royal icing and a monogram, and also cupcakes and cake pop wedding favours!  

A more simple wedding cake design here, but still a beauty!  Sometimes less is more :)

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Lace, pearls and a double cascade of peonies finish off this beauty of a wedding cake.

A wedding cake with a central cascade of blush flowers!  All made from sugar of course!

A high-end luxury wedding cake for Robyn at the stunning Parsonage. 

Elegant Scottish-Style Shoot with Handpainted Thistle Luxury Wedding Cake

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Earlier this year I got together with the wonderful Love Cat D Weddings and Fotomaki Photography to work on this Scottish themed shoot at the wonderful Trades Hall, featuring two grooms!  We worked with elegant tones of grey and purple to create a muted colour palette.  

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I designed an elegant wedding cake to go with the overall paired-back luxury style.  I wanted a cake design that was masculine, yet still beautiful.   Marbled icing is a very popular trend in wedding cakes this year, and so I chose this strong theme for the top two tiers, and a bottom tier to match, also in pale grey but with thin vertical lines. 

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I love sugar flowers so I was loathe to leave them off!  I chose whites and shades of deep blue/purple, and spruce green so that it wasn't too girly.  They were attached in an elaborate corsage with a wildflower feel, but they don't take over the wedding cake.

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The beautiful Trades Hall of Glasgow was the perfect setting for a high-end wedding, with the extravagant decor it's an unforgettable wedding venue.  

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I was over the moon with the finished results, and feel this is one of my best wedding cake designs to date, and perfect for the luxury Scottish theme.  

Beautiful Six tier Wedding Cake in Blush and Shimmer Icing at the outstanding Parsonage at Dunmore Park, Airth

This week we've been busy making this elegantly tall wedding cake for a gorgeous and extravagant wedding at the beautiful Parsonage.    

We see a lot of venues at Rosewood Cakes, one of the best things about our job is getting to have little peek at so many beautiful places!  The Parsonage is a stunning estate, with mature gardens and perfect for a summer wedding, I do hope we get to work here again. 

Robyn had contacted me two years ago for her dream cake, she wanted an extremely tall cake, and with our wedding cakes coming in at least 6" in height for every tier, she was certainly going to get an outstanding cake! 


Topped with sugar moth orchids, the wedding cake had different shades of blush in matt and shimmer icing, along with a tier of ruffles, and a petal shaped bottom tier.  


This cake took many hours of work, and almost as long to assemble!  I can hardly breathe when constructing tall cakes like this!  

The flavours were passion fruit and white chocolate, one of our most popular sponges!  Sticky toffee, fudge buttercream and salted caramel, lemon drizzle, strawberry and champagne and our staple vanilla and raspberry!

We wish the happy couple all the very best for married life!


Edwina & Chris

Rosewood Wedding Cakes @ Jordana Events & The Bridal Garden Glasgow -

Our cakes on display at the wondrous  Jordana Events and Bridal Garden whose shop is in Glasgow west end -  713 Great Western Rd, Glasgow G12 8QX, 0141 337 1117

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Living and working in the west end of Glasgow, I've always been aware of the exceptional Jordana Events & The Bridal Garden in Great Western Road Glasgow.  Their stunningly beautiful couture wedding dresses and lavash floral displays in the shop window would always catch my attention as I went past.  Jordana creates extravagant weddings at the highest level, and it's no wonder she's made a name for herself as having the best bridal shop in Glasgow. 

I was absolutely over the moon when Jordana asked me to create a collection of spectacular, luxury wedding cakes to display in her shop.   I knew immediately I wanted to create the most elaborately detailed sugar flowers display on a show-stopping wedding cake. 

Sugar Flower Detail - peonies, roses, gyp, hydrangeas and freesias

Sugar Flower Detail - peonies, roses, gyp, hydrangeas and freesias

The flowers took over a week to make, with each petal being cut, veined, wired, dried, brushed with the faintest neutral colours and then fixed together.  It's a real labour of love!  They were fixed to the wedding cake in a spectacular double cascade, in a loose, ornamental style.    I used mixed-height tiers to give an elegant silhouette, it's all in the small details which attract the eye.  I'm so pleased with the result, it's an undeniably high-end, luxury wedding cake which looks beautiful.

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For my second wedding cake, I wanted to add some texture to the icing and go for a pure, clean white on white finish.  

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I made the bas relief in a woodland style, with little acorns and flowers and leaves.  I like the contrast between the decor being natural and ornamental, and all the little details that draw you in closer to take a second look.   I used mixed height tiers again, this time also incorporating square tiers. 

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The third cake was designed for a styled shoot which is set for publication soon, so I'll chat more about that later!  Here's a wee close up in the meantime :)




Ubiquitous Chip Weddings - Indulgent and Laid Back Weddings in Glasgow's Iconic West End Venue - Rosewood Cakes & Martin Venherm Photography

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The Ubiquitous Chip in Ashton Lane has long been my favourite place for a perfect cocktail and it's where I chose to celebrate my birthday this year!   The food is fabulous, and the setting is unlike any other.  It's no wonder it's become a venerable Glaswegian west end institution.   It has the most warm, welcoming and bohemian atmosphere, and it's always my friends' first choice when we arrange to meet for a catch up. 

So needless to say, I was absolutely over the moon when we were invited to be a recommended wedding supplier to the Chip!  It's exactly the kind of venue we love to work with - one which places the utmost importance on customer experience and quality, beautiful and artistic interior design (they even have chandeliers made from old crystal decanters!) and utterly sublime food and drink.  The service is so warm and welcoming, you can't help but chill out and enjoy yourself when you visit!

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The manager Fiona kindly allowed me to interupt their service set-up and bring a cake down to photograph in the restaurant.  To fit in with the elegant and natural  vibe of the Ubiquitous Chip I chose a design with fresh wildflowers, glammed up with some edible gold leaf rubbed along the base.

As my photography isn't the best (which is a massive understatement) I needed a professional to capture the images in a way to do justice to the venue!  So I called up Martin Venherm Photography, who also lives in the west end and is a regular at the Chip. 

Me and my buddy Martin go way back, we first met around 2005 when we both worked for IBM.  We've been pretty much propping up the bar in the Ubiquitous Chip since then.  Here we are below in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe in 2009, where we flew over for the wedding of our dear friends Michael and Ndai.   

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Martin has always been an excellent photographer, so it was a natural choice for him to start his own wedding photography business after finishing with IBM, and I knew he would be the perfect team mate for this little shoot!

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We are really excited about working with the Chip in the future, and think we'll need to have a cheeky wee Margarita to celebrate!

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Pink Sugar Flowers and Greenery - An Elegant Luxurious Wedding Cake at the Stunning Rossdhu House at Loch Lomond Golf Club

Last week we made this beautiful creation for a beautiful wedding at Loch Lomond Golf Club, a private members club in the grounds of Rossdhu House.  As soon as you enter the grounds you know you're in a high end venue, the road winds around the tree lined banks of  the loch, leading up to the magnificent house, with a fleet of the club's gleaming black land rovers lined up on the driveway. 


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Nicola had asked for the sugar flowers to tie in with the floral arrangements for the venue, with a pale pink and white colour palette.  Ruffled David Austin roses were the predominant bloom, with some gyp, thistles and delicate spring green leaves.

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There flowers took a total of around 60 hours to make, with tones of nude and ivory to balance out the pink.


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We loaned out our milk glass cake stand for this cake, which finished it off perfectly!  This was such a joy to work on, for the loveliest couple too.  Nicola send me a lovely message saying;

Hi Edwina! Thank you so much for the most beautiful cake we have ever seen! It looked so gorgeous and tasted heavenly! The sugar flowers were stunning and complimented all of our flower arrangements perfectly! Just perfect! Thank you so much again - Your hard work on designing our wedding cake really was the icing on the cake for our wedding!


Luxurious Classically Elegant Wedding Cake at the Exclusive Knockdow House & Estate

We are delighted to have been invited to be preferred wedding cake suppliers to the stunning Knockdow House near Dunoon.  This astonishingly beautiful 12 bedroom house has been completely renovated and perfectly decorated to incorporate classic and modern styles, with the comfort and cosiness of a family home.    Situated in an estate overlooking the coast, it is perfect for couples who are looking for an exclusive use venue, where the owners are absolutely dedicated to ensuring a perfect wedding!

We were shown around by Fatima, and were just in awe of the features.  The main hall has a huge domed glass ceiling, held up with wooden pillars, and a roaring log fire.  We just wanted to kick our shoes off and curl up on the sofas with a brandy, it was so homely!

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We took one of our most luxurious cakes to Knockdow, this four tier pearlised shimmer with sugar lace, ruffles and double cascades of ruffled peonies and roses.  Elegant designs in neutral colours never go out of style.   When we design cakes, we like to strike the balance between elaborate detail without going over the top, and hopefully this one fits the bill!

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Luxury Tuscan-Inspired Styled Shoot with Suzanne Li Photography at Windmill Barn Weddings

When my lovely friend Suzie asked me to be involved in her new shoot, I immediately jumped at the chance!  She's so talented, and puts so much work into the planning of the shoot, that they always turn out beautifully.    We were all delighted when the photos were published on the amazing wedding blog Whimsical Wonderland Weddings, yay!

Rosewood Cakes - Modern, alternative wedding cake

We took a modern, alternative approach to the wedding cake, going for the popular 'concrete' effect. Flecks of silver leaf brightened the matt grey, and we went for marsala open peonies and buds, all made from sugar, which added to the warmth and autumnal feel of the shoot. 

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Whimsical Wonderland Weddings said, 'We’re getting all luxe in the country today with these divine wedding ideas, curated and shot by Suzanne Li Photography. The setting, Windmill Barn, based near Edinburgh in Scotland is a real gem. The gardens combined with the barn make the perfect backdrop to this dreamy set of imagery, which features bountiful bouquets laden with dahlias and gorgeous styling. Not to mention exquisite calligraphy stationery, delicate jewels and stylish attire. I warn you, your Pinterest boards will be crammed full of these delightful photos by the end of this feature'


Massive thank you to this amazing bunch of talented wedding suppliers, who all nailed their briefs!  


Photography | Suzanne Li Photography

Venue | Windmill Barn

Dress | Bridal Atelier Scotland

Flowers | A Curious Arrangement

MUA | Jenna Clayton

Hair | Nicola De La Mare

Cake | Rosewood Cakes

Stationery/Calligrapher | Laura E Patrick

Jewellery | Katie Lees

Hand died silks | Pompom Blossom

Models | Anton Puzorjov & Hanna Szczypka

Rustic Wedding Cakes - Key Wedding Cake Trends 2017 - Rosewood Cakes, Glasgow, Scotland

Photo - Feelin' Groovy Photography - Model Kevin Miller - Venue Comrie Croft

Photo - Feelin' Groovy Photography - Model Kevin Miller - Venue Comrie Croft

I'm going to do a few features on the popular wedding cake trends we're seeing right now at Rosewood Cakes,  which will hopefully provide you with some inspiration and ideas for your wedding!

Rustic cakes have found longevity when the rest of the 'vintage' wedding styles became less popular.  I had to laugh during a consultation the other day, when  a bride told me that describing things as vintage was one of her pet hates.   What does it even mean, she asked rhetorically.  With wedding cakes, the vintage style saw lots of lace, classic jewellery like cameons and pearls, and predominantly shades of dusky pink roses, arranged in an ornamental style, with a neutral colour palette.  

Now we're seeing flowers arranged in more of a free-form style, with lots of foliage.  Cakes in 2017 rarely feature jewellery, but have more of a clean organic feel - loose ruffles, minerals and lots of white and green.    Rustic style wedding cakes are relatively plain and simple, and often related to the countryside or have a rural aspect.   Flowers can be real, or made from sugar - so long as the sugar flowers have a natural, wild appearance!  I prefer to use sugar flowers as much as possible, they can be a beautiful keepsake from your wedding day. 

Suzanne Li Photography at  Flowers - A Curious Arrangement - Venue Windmill Barn

Suzanne Li Photography at  Flowers - A Curious Arrangement - Venue Windmill Barn

It can be tempting to immediately think of buttercreamed and naked cakes, covered with fresh flowers,  when thinking of rustic style wedding cakes, but all of these cakes show that iced cakes and sugar flowers can have the same impression.  For me, these styles have the edge as not only are they much more stable and will last longer with the icing to keep the sponge fresh and secure, the sugar flowers always have the wow factor.  

When I design a cake, I hope that the reaction people have when they look at it, is one which makes them take a second look and look closer!    I've been so lucky to have so many wonderfully creative and stylish couples, who want their cake to stand out, it's creating these beautifully artistic designs which is the part of the job I love the most.

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Burlap or hessian is a classic way to give your cake the rustic style edge, and it looks wonderful paired with lace.  The cake below was for a beautiful, elegant barn wedding at the stunning Errol Park Estates in Perthshire

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Of course, the buttercreamed and naked cake styles remain ever popular, and may well be here to stay.....  Key to their success is the quality of the flowers you decorate them with (the red berries in the middle cake are made from sugar, we would never put anything toxic on a cake!)

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Of course, the perfect way to display your rustic cake is on a tree trunk!  Just make sure it's been treated to be food safe. 

Here at Rosewood Cakes, we're always thinking outside of the box to bring you the cake of your dreams, with your own individual style.  Please contact us on with any queries, and follow us on social media to see all our latest cakes!  These are mostly updated via Facebook and  on Instagram   Click on the hyperlinks to see our pages. 

Thanks for reading, we'll have more 2017 Key Wedding Cake Trend features to bring you!

Stunning Luxury Scottish Winter Wedding at Cameron House Loch Lomond, photography by John Johnston

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From the moment Lauren and Cameron asked me to be involved in their  wedding, I knew this was going to be something really special!  They were one of the loveliest couples I've had the pleasure of working with, just so kind and friendly, and so obviously deeply in love!

Everything about this wedding ticked all my boxes - for a start, I just love winter weddings!  They take on a different style, usually with less colour, more metallics and with gorgeous puddingy cake fillings like dark chocolate truffle with ginger crunch.    On a dreich day, who wouldn't want to be all cosy next to the roaring fires in Cameron House on Loch Lomond - it's the epitome of modern Scottish luxury style, so elegant and beautiful!

Often couple's place so much importance on their wedding day having gorgeous sunny weather, but the stunning imagery by John Johnston photography highlights how the stormy Scottish weather can be so moody and atmospheric - very Wuthering Heights in it's romance.

I love working with John Johnston Photography, he's a true artist who captures the precious light and those emotional moments.  His work is always spot on, and I can thoroughly recommend him! 

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Then the cake!  Lauren and Cameron gave me a lot of creative reign on the design, which is a dream for me.  It had to incorporate themes of Lauren's New Zealand heritage, particularly silver ferns, and also Cameron's Scottish heritage, which is where the sugar antlers came in!   The overall style was a woodland winter wedding cake, and this was the result! 

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The base of the wedding cake was designed to look like a silver birch tree, and the middle tier was made using a technique called bas relief, a very laborious process where individual tiny impressions of a woodland theme were made - leaves, acorns, little birds and squirrels, and then moulded together to give the impression of having being carved from the icing. 

Silver lustred icing and the monogram added to the sophisticated luxury style, this is always a beautiful way to add elegance to a design.   Additional cutting cakes on either side really added decadence, and the cake table was covered with foliage from the  Floral Design Boutique.  Oh, and did I mention the entire cake was chocolate fudge sponge, with chocolate coconut buttercream, spread with salted caramel with crunchy salted pretzels sprinkled all over it?!!    How I love baking cakes that are out of the ordinary!  

Lauren and her bridesmaids were a veritable bevy of natural beauties, thanks to the fine work of Laura Gray Beauty Bridal, I love the photo of the girls (below), they all look so elegant, a perfect picture of a winter wedding! Laura styled them to flatter their individuality, and they look stunning. 

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I received the most beautiful review from Lauren on my facebook page  - Edwina @ Rosewood Cakes is a total gem and incredibly talented. She made a breath taking masterpiece for our day and I can't wait to see the photos. She is Glasgow's finest, if not Scotland's! Our guests were very, very impressed. Thanks Edwina!

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Massive thanks to everyone involved in this wedding, and to Mr and Mrs White!  If you're looking for a show-stopping,  luxurious winter wedding cake then please get in touch with us!

Edwina & Chris


Dalduff Farm - Alternative Boho Wedding Styled Shoot with Tandem Photo - Rosewood Cakes

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This was one of my first ever shoots, with a dream team of Scottish suppliers!  This bohemian themed alternative wedding shoot, was taken in the middle of May, in the most torrential rain, which could have ruined the whole day.  Everyone rose to the occasion, with the shoot being moved to the farms outbuildings, and this was the result!    The star of the show was little Reggie the French bulldog, totally adorable in his little floral collar <3

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Floral arrangements were from the awesome Floral Menagerie, Lisa has a such a good eye for creating the perfect style.   She also decorated the single tier cake above, I absolutely love the crazy air plant!

This cake was especially created for the shoot, and all the flowers here are made from sugar.   

This cake was especially created for the shoot, and all the flowers here are made from sugar.   

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Beautiful, high fashion gowns are Emily's speciality.  From her boutique Unbridaled in Ayrshire, this is where brides go when they want something different yet still beautiful.  

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Finally, all the photography was expertly shot by the amazing Tandem Photo.  We were delighted when the shoot was published on We Fell in Love, perfect wedding inspiration for those having a barn wedding in Scotland, with a relaxed, creative vibe! 

Photography - Tandem Photo

Flowers - Floral Menagerie

Dress - Unbridaled

Location - The Barn at Dalduff Farm

Macrame - Botanica Home

Love Heart Light - I Love Letters

Make Up - Joanna Precious

Models - Alexandra Fripp, Rebecca Scott, Elise Rogers