With so many wonderful cake coverings it is sometimes difficult to choose, here we list the things you need to know to help you make your choice!
Sugarpaste is the most popular cake covering in the UK. The finish is soft to touch and we can create either square edges on the top edges of the cake or slightly rounded – pending which suits your chosen design best. We use only the finest sugar paste that gives a smooth finish and has a beautifully balanced sweetness. We do not use Marzipan underneath the fondant on our sponge cakes, (although we can provide if this is preferred), but we do use either Buttercream or Ganache instead.
This is a fabulous choice and can be moulded to create wonderful towering cakes as well as traditionally shaped 3 – 6 tier cakes. We can also use chocolate cigarellos to create a very contemporary feel. If you are keen on having a Belgian Choclate paste to cover your wedding cake then the best matches sponge wise would be any of our Vanilla bean sponges or either of the chocolate sponges. This covering is available in either white, milk or dark chocolate. This option is the most expensive of all the covering options.
*Please note – cake coverings in Belgian chocolate paste are vulnerable in the summer, they are best in an air conditioned venue and must not be left in direct sunlight
We use a special technique to make sure that you can even have Royal icing on Sponges which many years ago would have not been possible due to the drying times needed in between layers. However this will give your cake beautifully sharp edges and can create a very contemporary feel also. (With a slightly more matt finish than the fondant). This is available on every sponge or fruit cake that we do. Due to the extra time taken to do this – this option is more expensive than the sugarpaste but slightly less expensive than the Belgian Chocolate.
You can have our cakes covered in buttercream for a very simple finish, we can also pipe buttercream on your cakes – cakes can be adorned with fresh flowers and fruits of the forest or just very plain and simple and you can also have them with an ombre affect. See our Rustic Desert Table for examples. But if you have seen other types of piped buttercream then just ask and we can let you know if we are able to do it. Please note that we do not recommend buttercream cakes to be used anywhere outside, in a marquee, or without air con for the months of June, July and August.
A cake with no covering at all is called a Nude or Natural cake. This works particularly well for the vintage feel and can be seen with our Niamh (pronounced Nieve) cake. We can do these with all our flavour sponges and these can be produced in either 3 or 4 layers of sponge. (The 3 layers of sponge is more economical than the 4). This is the most pocket friendly choice.