I saw lots of brides at Brighton Raceourse Wedding Fair on Sunday and was delighted to be able to showcase some new cake designs. They range from unashamedly romantic to bright and unusual including my first ever tattoo-style cake – a black and white cake with red hearts airbrushed onto the side to give a slightly trompe l’oeil 3D look, pix will follow soon. Collaborating with the talented Christine at Fuchsia Flower Design we showcased a simple three tier cake, large enough to feed around 70 people, with a simple design and decorated with fresh flowers. The beauty of the design is it can be kept more subtle with pale flowers and vintage-remniscent blooms or dressed up, as in the picture below with vibrant flowers to match your colour theme. In this case we used carnations, a much-maligned flower which even I have been guilty of associating with limp motorway service station bouquets in the past. But this lovely flower is not to be underestimated and comes in a wide array of colours. Not only that but they are much cheaper than roses or orchids and do well out of water so no horrible wilting on your wedding day. Alternatively you can still opt for opulent roses or bright gerbera. Choose bright oranges and reds for an autumn or winter feel, lime greens and creams for a spring wedding or stick with pale dusky, pinks and full-bloomed whites for a romantic, vintage feel. The cake on the left can be blocked with any colours you want and the icing design can again be piped in a matching colour along with matching ribbon. The whole look can be tied in with the rest of the flowers in stunning floral displays for your reception tables. This three tier cake is currently available in either vanilla or chocolate at a price of £350 plus fresh flowers (stand not included). Email email@example.com for more details or to make a booking.