Happy New Year!
We thought we’d start the year with a look back at 2016. We’ve been so privileged that so many couples have chosen us to be a small part of their wedding days this year. As always, there have been a wide range of styles and unique touches for each wedding cake. Here are just a few examples of the cakes created in 2016.
Another highlight of 2016 has been the re-branding of Green Kitchen Cakes. Miss Sammie Designs did a fantastic job of updating the logo ready for some exciting projects in 2017.
A review of 2016 wouldn’t be complete without mentioning our own wedding in August! The British summer weather left a lot to be desired but the day was still full of love, laughter and of course lots of cake!
In October we had the pleasure of being involved with the Sami Tipi Autumn Open Weekend. Along with meeting lots of lovely couples over the weekend, we also created some cakes for a bohemian themed photo shoot co-ordinated by the talented Cathy at Boelle Events.
The styled shoot was featured on Boho Weddings in November, hopefully providing lots of beautiful boho wedding inspiration.
Congratulations on your engagement! So you’re now thinking about booking your wedding cake.
All couples who enquire about a wedding cake with Green Kitchen Cakes are invited to a consultation to talk about their ideas.
Before the consultation
- Drop us an e-mail to find out if we’re available on your wedding date. If you have an idea of the style of cake you’d like we can give you a rough quote.
- Don’t worry if you’re not sure yet, if you know a rough number of guests/size of cake we can give you an idea of a price range.
- If we’re available, you’ll be invited to a consultation where you can try some cake and talk about your ideas.
- Choose some flavours you’d like to try. Couples usually try up to four flavours of cake at a consultation.
- Start thinking about how you’d like the cake to look. Feel free to bring along inspiration pictures/colour ideas
During the consultation
- You get to eat cake!
- We’ll talk about what ideas you have for your wedding cake. Don’t worry if you’re not sure what you want as I can offer as much guidance/inspiration as you’d like.
- As we’re chatting about your wedding, I’ll jot down some notes.
After the consultation
- I’ll write up everything we discussed at the consultation and send it to you along with the final quote and information about how to confirm the booking.
- You can ask any questions you may have forgotten to ask at the consultation.
- Hopefully you’ll be happy with everything, pay your deposit and book Green Kitchen Cakes for your big day!
A couple of weeks ago we delivered a couple of display wedding cakes to a brand new venue – The Folly at the Farmhouse at Mackworth – for a week of pre-launch events.
The three themes were ‘Peaches and Cream’, ‘The Enchanted Forest’ and ‘Floral Burst’. Russet and Gray provided some gorgeous stationery. The glittery gold on the peach stationery was incredible and was also the inspiration for our Peach Peony and Pearls cake pictured in the gallery below. The second cake was a twist on our signature rustic buttercream cake to fit with the Enchanted Forest theme.
And a wedding wouldn’t be complete without favours for your guests. Natural favours sent along some of their wildflower favour packets. Perfect for creating your very own enchanted forest!
On Thursday 26th March we were lucky enough to go to the opening launch party for the Farmhouse at Mackworth. It was a chance to have a proper look around (the bedrooms – wow!) and sample some of the gorgeous food and drink.
The mojitos were a definite winner and were enjoyed in the fabulously quirky secret library – complete with flying books!
The Farmhouse at Mackworth is now open and we’ll certainly be back, both for a delicious meal and also hopefully working with lots of future brides and grooms in the Folly!
The lovely team at Lucy Jayne Vintage Caravans have been busy working away and Clementine is really starting to take shape.
The frames for the seating area and worktops have been built so there will soon be somewhere comfy to sit and enjoy a cream tea as well as an area for us to prepare them.
How she’s going to look has been a very difficult decision purely because there’s so much choice!
The options have finally been whittled down and her colour scheme has now been chosen. We’d love to hear what you think of the choices (as long as the feedback is all positive!). She couldn’t be part of the Green Kitchen Cakes family without being a bit green, so she’ll be sporting a green stripe on the outside and this beautiful bird and botanical picture gallery wallpaper from Sanderson inside.
Very exciting things are happening at Green Kitchen HQ and today we’d like to introduce you to a very special lady.
Meet Clementine a 1965 Sprite 400 caravan. Soon to be Clementine the Cream Tea Caravan!
Currently looking a bit worse for wear, she is being transformed into a beautiful vintage caravan by the fabulous Lucy Jayne Vintage Caravans http://www.lucyjaynecaravans.com/ ready to appear at your wedding, event or photo shoot soon. We’ll be sharing her transformation with you over the next couple of months.
Your guests will be served tea and scones in charming mismatched vintage china while Clementine is being a fantastic backdrop for photo opportunities.
When Clare from Wedding Photography by Clare very kindly included Green Kitchen Cakes in her blog post about the Wedding Event with a Difference in March I knew she was someone with good taste! After getting in touch we arranged to work together on mini photoshoot with the added bonus that there would be cake to eat at the end of it.
Take a look at some of the fabulous photos, though I must warn you, it might make you hungry!
The Pop Up Wedding Village is this Sunday! We’re really excited to be part of this fabulous event.
To give you a bit more information we’ll pass you over to the ladies at Save the Date Magazine to tell you what it’s all about!
The first ever pop up wedding village is coming…. and it’s set to be an amazing day.
Held at the stunning Calke Abbey within the beautiful grounds, you can expect a day of al fresco, festival style fun with handpicked exhibitors all housed beneath gorgeous tipis and marquees with great food and a very vibrant atmosphere!
The first event of its kind, we are teaming up with the girls at Honeysuckle and Castle to deliver an inspiring wedding village for brides and grooms to be to come along and experience a stylish wedding village within a gorgeous, rural setting on the outskirts of Derbyshire.
From beautiful blooms and creative stationery designers to delicious cake makers and styling ideas, you can be sure to find an array of talented wedding suppliers. Plus, there will be fabulous entertainment and delicious food to sample. All set within the grounds of Calke Abbey, the theme will be festival chic so we’re hoping for lots of sunshine! If not, then don your wellies and come and have some proper, traditional festival fun under the skies.
VIP tickets are available in order for you to experience extra goodies and an exclusive area just for you. Take a look at the website for further details. www.popupweddingvillage.co.uk
So, whether you’re planning a rustic inspired wedding day or a glamorous affair, whatever your style, the first ever Pop Up Wedding Village is a definite date for your diary.
Tickets are priced at £3 and are available to buy online – www.popupweddingvillage.co.uk
Spring had definitely sprung on Sunday 9th March. The hottest day of the year so far brought lots of lovely people to the Nottingham Conference Centre to be inspired by over 80 creative wedding suppliers.
It’s no secret that the Wedding Event with a Difference is one of our favourite events. Organised by the wonderful ladies at Save the Date Magazine, we’re encouraged to go all creative with the stand to create something a bit different from the norm. For the March event we channelled the warmer weather and created a spring inspired stand with peaches and pinks, paper flowers, a few real flowers (with some DIY flower arranging!) and a bit of sparkle thrown in. There was also the addition of some blue tits to one of our popular cake designs who proved very popular.
As well as some new cake designs we also used the day to show off some cakey alternatives, with some dessert table ideas. We got lots of positive comments about the teacups filled with stripy meringue kisses.
The cake samples went down very well as usual. It was touch and go whether we’d taken enough but thankfully no one went without cake! We went for one of the favourite flavours; lemon cake with a super citrus-y lemon curd buttercream.
We’ll hopefully be back at the Wedding Event with a Difference in October, but in the meantime we can’t wait for our next fair. Come and say hello at the first ever Pop Up Wedding Village on Sunday 11th May, organised by the wonderful Save the Date Magazine and Honeysuckle and Castle. More information and tickets can be found on the Pop Up Wedding Village website http://www.popupweddingvillage.co.uk/.