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 :)

 

 

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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'

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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 edwina@rosewoodcakes.com 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

 

Natalie & Elliot - Elegant Vintage Wedding Cake at Pollokshields Burgh Halls, shot by Suzanne Li Photography - Rosewood Cakes, Glasgow, Scotland

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I love finding out all the little details about clients weddings!  It helps me understand what kind of cake design I can create for them, when I can envisage their style and how it all comes together as a whole.    Natalie & Elliot planned the most beautiful, personalised day at the stunning Pollokshields Burgh Halls, and painstakingly decorated the hall full of beautiful vintage items and quirky little personal details. 

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It's always good to know who the other suppliers are, there are some amazingly talented wedding creatives in Scotland who are a joy to work with!      So I was delighted to hear their wedding was being shot by my friend Suzie from Suzanne Li Photography!   Suzie has such a sunny, energetic personality, her pictures really capture the little moments of sentiment between a couple.  And she takes awesome shots of the cakes too!   The flowers are from Lavender Blue, a wonderful florist in Hyndland.  I'm just sharing the cake photos as Natalie & Elliot preferred to keep the photos of themselves private, but I guarantee you they were radiant with joy!  One of the loveliest couples I've ever had the pleasure of working with.

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The cake was to be a colour palette of blush neturals with a touch of pastel greens, with the sugar flowers in a lush, natural arrangement.  

The main flowers were the white dahlias, which take hours, and have to be made over several days, applying one little layer of individually cut and rolled petals at a time. 

There were blush sugar roses and rosebuds, and some rulled peonies in the palest peach. 

Gooseberry shades of ferns added to he natural, wildflower style of the cake. 

There was some subtle royal icing detail work on the tiers just to give the eye a little some extra to catch! The cake was surrounded by luxury domed cupakes, each with an individual sugar rose and a beautiful lacey wrapper. 

There was some subtle royal icing detail work on the tiers just to give the eye a little some extra to catch!

The cake was surrounded by luxury domed cupakes, each with an individual sugar rose and a beautiful lacey wrapper. 

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This was a dream wedding for us to work on!  I loved everything about it, and was so pleased with the end result.  For me, cakes like this never go out of fashion.  They're elaborately detailed,  which makes them extremely time-consuming and amounts to a labour of love! 

Thank you to Suzie Li for sharing her beautiful photography with me, and thank you to Natalie & Elliot.  We wish you a lifetime of happiness!

Luxury Birthday Cakes by Rosewood Cakes, Glasgow West End

At Rosewood Cakes we do spend most of our time creating bespoke wedding cakes.  However, we do love to design beautiful, personalised birthday cakes whenever we get the chance!

Recently my lovely friend Fiona asked me to make this cake for her mother in law Dot's 60th birthday.  We made sugar daffodils to reflect Dot's commitment and love for nursing, and the cake inside was six layers of toffee sponge, dulce de leche and a salted caramel buttercream.

Fiona Watson also happens to be an extremely talented wedding photographer, and she sent me these beautiful images. 

Last year I made a sumptuous dessert table for Ross & Laura's wedding at Crutherland House, all in shades of dusky blues and peaches.  Ross contacted me again afterwards to ask me to make this glamorous cake as a surprise for Laura's birthday.  Coming in at nearly 18 inches tall, with pearlised icing and vivid shades of mauve, this cake certainly stood out! 

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This Cheeky Teddies birthday cake (originally designed by Sharon Wee Cake Creations) is posed for with Charlie, our littlest cupcake at Rosewood Cakes.  This cake has a strong internal structure to keep the various tiers perfectly balanced! 

  Our birthday cakes are extra tall, coming in at around 8" high, with six layers of sumptuous sponge.  Above we have our popular pink velvet - fresh strawberry sponge, strawberry and champagne conserve and fresh strawberry buttercream.  We never use artificial flavourings at Rosewood Cakes, so you'll never find a nasty synthetic flavour in our cakes!  

 

Our birthday cakes are extra tall, coming in at around 8" high, with six layers of sumptuous sponge.  Above we have our popular pink velvet - fresh strawberry sponge, strawberry and champagne conserve and fresh strawberry buttercream.  We never use artificial flavourings at Rosewood Cakes, so you'll never find a nasty synthetic flavour in our cakes!  

If you have an occasion coming up, and are looking for a cake that little bit extra special then please get in touch with us either via email edwina@rosewoodcakes.com or call 07861 788 491.

Hand Painted Wedding Cakes - Giving your wedding cake the artistic edge - Rosewood Wedding Cakes, Glasgow, Scotland

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We work with a lot of artistic couples, and those who want their cake to have a more informal, laid-back style whilst still being beautiful.  Hand painting directly onto the wedding cake is a beautiful way to create that vibe, and really shows your individuality. 

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I created the painted thistle cake for those who wanted a modern twist on their Scottish themed wedding.  I like to make every cake different for customers, I've since had another order for this one but the leaves in green rather than gold, and some gold sugar thistles  peeping over the grey icing. 

The vivid pink ombre watercolours on this cake, with the dappled gold leaf, make this design one of my all time favourites!   It retains the traditional white wedding cake image, but with a bold, boho vibe.   I've since been asked to do a version of this in purples, with silver leaf and lots of green foliage, I can't wait to get started on that one!  

The vivid pink ombre watercolours on this cake, with the dappled gold leaf, make this design one of my all time favourites!   It retains the traditional white wedding cake image, but with a bold, boho vibe.   I've since been asked to do a version of this in purples, with silver leaf and lots of green foliage, I can't wait to get started on that one!  

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I was asked to create this gold and blue lightly painted cake for a beach shoot with the amazing  Suzie Li.  It's such a chilled out, calming design, perfect for outdoorsy weddings!  The paint used here has a shimmer to it so it catches the light.   (stationery Emilie Rose, Calligraphy Laura E Patrick)

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rosewood wedding cakes glasgow scotland

Probably our most popular painted cake!  For a couple of ornithologists who requested little finches, bluetits and robins on their cake.  We absolutely loved making this cake, and it is truly a unique style, it could never be replicated identically.  

If you'd like to consider a beautiful painted cake then please get in touch!  You can do this either through the contact form, or email us directly at edwina@rosewoodcakes.com  

 

Thank you!

Exclusive Wedding Cake Designs for Crear - Scottish Wedding Destination Venue

Chris and I are absolutely delighted that Rosewood Cakes have been chosen to be a recommended supplier for Crear Weddings, a picture perfect exclusive use destination wedding venue in Scotland.  

We've designed three cakes especially for the smaller weddings, which come in three flavours;

  • chocolate fudge sponge, sour cherry conserve and chocolate ganache
  • sticky toffee sponge, salted caramel buttercream and dulce de leche
  • classic vanilla sponge with scottish raspberry conserve and madagascan vanilla buttercream

Our first design was chosen to represent the beautiful nature and open space surrounding Crear.  Simple and pure foliage and florals. 

Simple Foliage and Flowers

Our second design has a touch of luxe, with shimmering pearl icing and sugar lace.  

The final design in our trio features a woodland motif in bas relief with little birds.

We'll be attending the Crear tasting weekend on 4th and 5th February, and are looking forward to chatting about cake with lots of lovely couples!  See you then.

Buttercreamed and Naked Cakes - Simple, Natural, Beautiful - Rosewood Cakes, Luxury Wedding Cakes Glasgow, Scotland

Rustic cakes are here to stay!  They're not just for those who aren't keen on icing, they're perfect for laid-back weddings, with a natural feel.    

Sorn Castle Weddings

Key to the success of these cakes, is the quality of the flowers and foliage used for decoration.  Supermarket flowers really won't cut it here!    You need to be sure also that the florals used are free from pesticides,  are non toxic, and that the stems of the flowers will never touch the actual cake,

 

Cottiers Weddings

You can really convey the seasons  through the decor, in this cake the gyp, eucalyptus, white roses and red berries (these are made from sugar) show this is a winter wedding cake. 

You can take the buttercream right down to the bare minimum, so the sponge below shows through.   The waxflower crowns, so intricately made, stop this cake having a 'home-made' look, provided by Jen at Wildflower Florist  (not that we have anything against home-made cakes at all, but when you're buying a cake from a professional it should have a professional edge).  The gold-dusted macarons add a touch of glamour, and balance out the style of this cake, making the overall look chic. 

 

An alternative choice is to go for a delectable display of icing-free cakes for your guests to help themselves to.  Adorned with fruits and flowers, these are so appetising. 

Carlowrie Castle Weddings

An iced base  with a shimmer metallic colour provides a perfect foil to the rustic top tiers.  These are naked cakes gone glamorous!  Florals by Mood Flowers

The Cruin Weddings

Textured buttercream and stunning florals that match the bouquet, provided by the fantastic Floral Menagerie

Trades Hall Weddings

Succulents give this cake an alternative edge.  Provided by Mood Flowers

Top Ten Wedding Cake Trends for 2017! - Rosewood Cakes, Luxury Wedding Cakes - Glasgow, Scotland

Getting married in 2017 - and looking for a fix wedding cake inspiration? Here are our most requested cake designs for the coming year. There are some strong trends amongst the orders for next year’s wedding cakes –  think nature, neutral tones, simple beauty, foodie-inspired and sensational luxe.  Wedding cakes are no longer seen as a generic formality of traditional fruit cake coated in royal icing; rather they're a creative, stylish centrepiece to the wedding. Cakes have become an individual expression, something memorable not only in appearance but in taste. 

 

#1 Art-inspired cakes

Handpainted cakes really push the boat out when it comes to eye-catching designs, making them perfect for arty couples who want something truly unique..

Birds - Rosewood Cakes Glasgow

#2 Marbled and geode cakes

Geology inspired cakes have a surprising beauty and cohesion with cakes. The geodes are made from rock candy so are completely edible. An excellent choice for those who aren’t keen on overly feminine styles, but these also work well with sugar flowers and in different colours. (photo – Rhiannon Neale Photography)

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#3 Watercolour cakes

The gold and blue shimmer lustre makes this design really apt for a beach wedding, with a dreamy, boho vibe. Perfectly adapted with different pastel colours to adapt to outdoor weddings (photo – Suzanne Li Photography)

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#4 Semi-naked

The naked cakes have grown up, more sophisticated older sister! Whilst still retaining the rustic features which make them perfect for barn or outdoor weddings. Gold dusted macarons add a touch of luxe and keep the cake completely on-trend. (photo – Feelin’ Groovy Photography)

 

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#5 Suspended cakes

If you’re looking for something completely memorable and outrageous, the suspended cake is as sensational as they come! If your venue can’t accommodate fitting the cake to the ceiling there are stands for hire. (photo – Tandem Photo)

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#6 Staging your cake

Maximise the impact of your cake by presenting it on a bespoke base made by your florist, or consider sprinkling rose petals on the table around it, or displaying some tealights. It all adds to the overall effect. (photo – Tandem Photo, floral base – Narcsissus Wedding Flowers by Susan)

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#7 Wildflower and foliage

Nature and the outdoors are a key feature of 2017 weddings, these cake designs bring the outside in! Smaller detailed trailing flowers and lots of greenery are central to these designs. (photo Rhiannon Neale Photography)

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#8 Double-sided cakes

Compromise with your other half or if you just can’t decide what design to go for! For the cake below, the happy couple opted for the lyrics from their first dance...

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#9 Dessert tables

A great way for foodie couples to offer their guests variety, and they are just so appealing. This couple opted to add some personal family photos to really add some emotive final touches to their display of cake pops, cupcakes and macarons. (photo – John Johnston Photography)

dessert table - rosewood cakes glasgow

#10 Sequins and metallic

This ongoing trend may well be here to stay! Nothing says luxury like a well-incorporated touch of shimmer. Copper is the key colour for next year, and a touch of edible sequins really gives these designs a stylish edge, without being ostentatious.

 

Thank you to Katie at Wedding Magazine for blogging this feature!  

10 Delicious Trends For 2017 Wedding Cakes

Three Delicious Recipes for Edible Gifts at Christmas

Rhiannon Neale Photography

Rhiannon Neale Photography

I’m definitely guilty of getting caught up in the fervour of Christmas shopping.  So much so thatlast year I bought a ludicrously tacky Santa Claus toilet seat cover with bells on it.    The festive season has become so commercialised, often we end up impulse buying presents that with hindsight can seem token and meaningless, when really we just want to show our loved ones that we care.

For me, the festive season is about celebrating with our nearest and dearest, and it just wouldn’t be Christmas if we weren’t making and eating delicious food together.  Christmas is created in the kitchen, and making gifts exemplifies what really matters at this time of year.   What better way to express sentiments to someone you care for, than to present them with a gift that you’ve spent time and effort creating, and which tastes delicious too.

These recipes have been chosen because they are simple and fun to make, they keep well and taste delicious too.   They’ll imbue your house with festive scents and warmth, and the kids will love making and presenting these.   Who wouldn’t rather receive a gift that a child has made themselves over something chosen out of a shop?   A hand-made present feels like it has added meaning to it, and the appreciation that the children will receive for their loving efforts is what Christmas is all about.   

Rhiannon Neale Photography

Rhiannon Neale Photography

Hygge Gingerbread Cookies

Based on the traditional Scandinavian Pepparkarkor recipe, this strong ginger dough can withstand a lot of kneading,  making it perfect for baking with children.  Chilling the dough helps prevent the cookies from cracking, however if the wee ones can’t wait that long then they’ll still taste just as delicious.  These cookies are perfect for hanging on the tree, though I can’t guarantee they’ll last until Christmas Day!

Ingredients

80g light brown sugar

2 tablespoons honey

1 tablespoon black treacle

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 tablespoon ground ginger

½  teaspoon ground cardamom

Zest of one orange

95g butter (block, not spread)

½ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

225g plain flour, sifted

1 tablespoon milk

Edible silver leaf on transfer sheets (not loose silver leaf)

Cream all the ingredients except the flour and bicarb in the mixer.  You’ll need to scrape around the sides a few times to incorporate everything.   Addthe flour and the bicarbonate of soda, and start to mix everything together by hand.  Add the milk to bring the mixture together, if it is still a little crumbly add a little more milk until it just bonds.  Wrap the dough in clingfilm and chill in the fridge for an hour. 

Pre-heat the oven to 180 C, gas mark 4.   Cover two baking sheets with non stick paper.  

Roll out the mixture on a floured surface until it is 3mm thick.  Cut out the shapes with your desired cookie cutter, then place on the sheet.   Use a cocktail stick to make a little hole where you want to thread through the twine to hang the cookies from the tree.

Bake in the oven for around 12 minutes, then place on a wire rack to cool.

Once cooled, rub a little water over the cookie with your finger.  Take a silver leaf sheet, press it on the cookie and rub it all over until you have lots of little twinkly shards of silver.   

 

 

Rhiannon Neale Photography

Rhiannon Neale Photography

Candy Cane Meringue Kisses

Children will have so much fun piping out the pretty patterned mixture, and they can get creative and mix all sorts of colours and flavourings through it.  You’ll know when the mixture is ready to put in the piping bag when the glossy peaks of meringue are so stiff that you can challenge the kids to the risky business of holding the bowl above your head without any of the mixture falling out!  Or alternatively, the safer method of checking this is to turn the whisk upside down.

Ingredients

3 egg whites

75g caster sugar

Red gel colour (I use Sugarflair Red Extra)

¼ teaspoon Peppermint extract

 

Line two baking sheets with baking parchment, and pre-heat the oven to 120 C, gas mark 1/2.  Insert a nozzle into a piping bag (I used a Wilton 32 nozzle, 8mm width) then use the end of a sharp knife to paint five or six red lines the bag with the gel, from the nozzle to around ¾ down the bag.   

Start by whisking the egg whites until stiff, then add the sugar slowly, a third at a time, along with the peppermint extract.   Whisk until you have stiff, glossy white peaks. 

Carefully spoon the mixture into the piping bag, taking care not to dislodge the red stripes.  It won’t be a disaster if the colour moves, you’ll just end up with pink striped meringues.

Hold the bag vertically over the tray, squeeze the bag as you move it in a circle and over itself, then as you move the bag away release the pressure to form a little peak.   I aimed to have the meringues around 1.5 inches wide.

Bake the meringues for around an hour, they should be crispy on the outside and a little chewy inside.   

Rhiannon Neale Photography

Rhiannon Neale Photography

Sour Cherry and Pistachio Truffles

Silicone ice cube trays are very effectively used as chocolate moulds, giving a good shape and making it easy for the chocolates to pop out once they’re set.   I’ve chosen vivid green pistachios and the bright red cherry powder as they’re so appropriately festive, though you can use cocoa powder, crushed biscuits, or even skewer the chilled truffle and dip it in melted chocolate for a harder shell.    Messy chocolatey hands are inevitable here, if anything it just makes it all the more enjoyable for the little ones!

 

Ingredients

300g dark chocolate with at least 50% cocoa solids

60ml double cream

80 g sour cherry conserve (the tarter the conserve the better the flavour with the chocolate)

Freeze-dried cherry powder

Crushed pistachios

Tiny gold and silver pearls

 

Break the chocolate into small chunks, place in a microwaveable bowl, pour the cream over and cook on a medium heat in 30 second bursts to make a smooth chocolate ganache.  Every 30 seconds, remove and stir, to ensure the chocolate doesn’t burn.    Once it’s all melted and glossy, stir in the conserve.     Pour some of it into the ice cube tray, smoothing off the top with a knife so the chocolates are nice and neat.  Sprinkle your pistachios and edible pearls over the top, then put in the fridge to set overnight.

To make the truffles with the remainder of the ganache, you need to leave it until it’s set, for at least four hours or overnight. 

Once the ganache is firm (it will still be relatively soft and malleable) take a walnut sized lump, roll it between the palms of your hands to shape a ball.  Roll this in your desired coatings until the chocolate is completely covered.