I am based on the Farnborough / Camberley border, so a lot of my work is on Surrey, as well as Hampshire wedding cakes. However, I do of course work across a much broader area, and with Berkshire, Sussex and London so close, these tend to be the main areas, along with Surrey and Hampshire that I work in. Although both counties have a similar mix of venues – beautiful manor houses, modern hotels and spacious barns – IMO Hampshire venues definitely have a more countryside feel than Surrey venues! For me, that countryside feel really makes for a beautiful cake backdrop. But I’m not biased at all! So here is a collection of my favourite Hampshire wedding cakes, great inspiration wherever you’re getting married…
This Hampshire wedding cake was such a beautiful use of the venue, Silchester Farm. Whilst they have lots of beautiful indoor space, we wanted to focus on what was possible outdoors for this shoot. So we used their outdoor ceremony area, seating area and gardens to create the perfect COVID (or non-COVID) Summer wedding inspiration!
The cake itself is a dummy cake (polystyrene layers the shape and size of a real cake) which has been decorated with a semi-naked looking finish. I then created some ‘wreaths’ of lavender, freshly dried after growing pesticide free in the local Hampshire countryside. Huge thanks to the lovely Bramshill flowers for the lavender. The wreath design is something that could be recreated with other dried flowers, and even recreated as a headpiece for flower girls or bridesmaids to tie everything together.
Asymmetric, Elopement Wedding Cake at the Water Garden in Winchester City Centre
This venue is no longer available to hire, but it was a lovely little space near to Winchester cathedral and Winchester Register Office. I worked with a few supplier friends to set up an intimate wedding inspiration shoot. The cake I designed was a really simple and small cake featuring a 2/3s height 5” on top and a 1.5x height 7” on the bottom. I then used a few naturally grown, fresh flowers to decorate the ledge, with a simple ribbon around the bottom. We added a few other pieces of foliage to the board (not touching the cake) to tin the cake into the other elements of the venue decoration and bouquet.
If you’re looking for an elegant but small Hampshire wedding cake, this kind of style is a great start. It’s a fondant wedding cake so it’s still traditional, but the clean finish and simple decoration really gives it an elegant, modern feel. This cake would work perfectly indoors or outdoors. If you were having a smaller wedding, you could use 1 or 2 tiers of dummy cake to create a larger cake without wasting any food.
This couple wanted something quite modern, that fitted in with their peach colour scheme. So we designed this 3 tier (+ 1 cutting cake) Hampshire wedding cake – starting with a richer peach colour at the bottom, fading out to a peachy white colour at the top. We even incorporated a vanilla and peach jam tier into their flavours!
As they wanted quite a simple cake, we lightly textured the icing and used meringue ‘flowers’, dusted with peach centres, to decorate the cake.
Relaxed Wedding Cupcakes at the Water Garden in Winchester City Centre
Another photo from the earlier shoot, I also took along some cupcakes as they make the perfect addition to a smaller wedding. These cupcakes are white chocolate and raspberry flavoured (one of my favourites!) with a simple swirl and sprinkles finish.
You could display them on a stand like these ones, or you could serve them as pudding or even at your drinks reception. They’re also the best way to have as many different flavour options as possible, without needing 10 tiers of cake!
3 Tier Semi-Naked Wedding Cake with Fresh Flowers at Rivervale Barn in Yateley
This wedding cake is one of my favourites of all time, I really wish I had an ‘official photo’ from the photographer! However, this was a beautiful 3 tier semi-naked cake that was decorated using fresh, organically grown flowers from Maddocks Farm Organics. They were a supplier I used before Bramshill Flowers. Having switched to Bramshill, I can actually get a greater variety of flowers and foliage, at a lower price (which saves you money) and they’re grown up the road, meaning the flowers are fresher when I pick them up.
The couple wanted to keep the sponge flavours ‘plain’ on this cake so that they wouldn’t interfere with the clean white look on the outside of the cake. So they had vanilla with strawberry jam, vanilla with blackcurrant buttercream and vanilla with lemon. As Hampshire wedding cakes go, it’s perfect in my eyes!
These are just some of my favourite Hampshire wedding cakes. If you’re looking for a wedding cake in and around Hampshire, then please do reach out to see how I can help you. I work across Surrey, Hampshire, Berkshire, London and Sussex, so am able to deliver to a huge range of venues! I have a very laidback approach and will always be honest with you about pricing and what’s achievable, so if you’re looking for a reliable wedding cake maker in Surrey and Hampshire, I’m your woman! Best of luck with your wedding planning, I’m here if you need me.