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.