Cutting the cake is one of the main events of a wedding celebration, so we’ve selected hundreds of the latest creations from the world’s most talented cake makers to help you choose a stunning centrepiece. Over 250 new designs are divided into decoration trends, many of which are couture style cakes which match details from the bridal dress, shoes or jewellery.
If you’re thinking of making the cake yourself or asking a friend or family member to make it for you, we have two gorgeous step-by-step projects: Zoe Clark’s cake inspired by the embroidery and appliqué detailing on a beautiful wedding dress, and a lacy stencilled design by one of Squires Kitchen’s expert tutors, Vivian Lee. For a cake that’s just as fabulous inside as out, turn to page 104 to find out how to make a wonderfully moist, rich fruit cake. In a new feature we will include a different favour or quick cake decorating idea each season. Starting this issue, we show you how to style your own wedding cake biscuits on page 21.