I met Tara and Tiffany at my very first Wedding Fayre at the beautiful Swinfen Hall Hotel, Lichfield around a year and a half ago. After discussing their upcoming Wedding Day plans, they so kindly booked me to make their Wedding Cake for them!

On a beautiful sunny day on May 12th 2019 the girls got married at Mythe Barn, Atherstone

Since their Wedding Day, I have had the pleasure of making more gorgeous cakes and cupcakes for them! The girls have just celebrated their First Year Anniversary and Tara asked me to make a smaller version of their Wedding Cake design (soooo romantic!) to surprise Tiffany… of course, I jumped at the chance!

Their Wedding Cake was blush pink and rose gold, finished with a deep red rose – stunning colour combination…

As a Wedding Cake designer, It is a real honour to be trusted to make such an important feature of your special day. It is even more of an honour (and compliment) that I meet couples like Tara and Tiffany who continue to ask me to make such gorgeous cakes to mark their cherished life events.

So you have the date secured, the venue booked, your guest numbers sorted (eek… well, more or less!!) and now you are starting to think about the finer details and how you can make it a day that your guests will remember…

Your dream is for your Wedding Cake to be the edible showstopping centrepiece.. and for this, we are here to help you.

Whether you choose to go for a five tier grand couture Wedding Cake, a rustic buttercream two tier beauty or, a stylish display of individual Cupcake treats – we are here to help guide you through the booking process from Consultation to secured delivery and set up at your venue.

First things first…

The most important detail we need to establish is availability. I would strongly advise booking at least 6 months prior to your date – however, with that in mind, we are already taking bookings two years in advance so the sooner you are in a position to tell us your date, the better…to avoid disappointment of course!

Once availability has been established I would like to find out a little bit more about the style of Wedding Cake you have in mind; at this point, I will be asking you (usually via email or message) the following two crucial questions:

  • How many guests would you like your cake to feed?
  • Do you have a design or style in mind for your cake?

Your answers to these questions will enable me to work out a provisional quote for you based on your broad requirements.

Design is thinking made visual…

Design is crucial. Our aim is for your Wedding Cake to reflect your style, your personality, your dreams… so for this to be achieved, we need to know what you are thinking!

Our Wedding Cake Design Consultation is our opportunity to meet for a coffee and discuss your cake dreams and expectations! This meeting will either be held at your venue or at a mutually convenient location. It is a good idea to bring with you any mood board / fabric cuttings or colour swatches that you have put together or gathered to ensure shades and colour schemes are matched accurately.

Lets eat cake…! 

If you would like to sample our sponge flavours at your Consultation then this is the ideal opportunity! For a small charge you are welcome to select any 4 flavours from our diverse Flavour Menu.

Seasonal flavours are often most popular however, flavour is something so personal to you as a couple therefore, it is important that you select for your pallet. I am often asked which flavour I would recommend? Of course, I am biased because I would probably opt for a 10 tier cake catering all the flavours from our menu!

On a serious note, I personally love the freshness of our Orange, Passionfruit and Lemon flavours. Becoming increasingly popular is the rich decadence of our Indulgent Chocolate and Black Forest (black forest, no longer a staple flavour of the 70’s!) Black Forest has been catapulted into the 2020’s with rich chocolate sponge layered with cherry preserve and vanilla buttercream… heaven! Our Flavour Menu is not exhaustive either, so if you would like to suggest a flavour for your cake, please get in touch!

Our cake samples will be provided to you in a little box to take away and taste at your own leisure.

Time to tie up those loose ends into beautiful bows…

Whilst you are deciding on flavour, I will fully draft all the details we discussed at our meeting and if required, I will also sketch the design for your cake. I will forward this all to you via email for your review.

Booking a Wedding Cake has never been so thorough but yet, so easy!

I look forward to hearing from you and being part of your very exciting journey!

L x

 

 

 

We caught up with newlyweds Renu and Sunil to share their memories of their beautiful Wedding Day and their hunt to find the perfect person to make the cake of their dreams!

On 16th September 2018 Renu and Sunil made their vows in front of their family and friends. One year earlier and having stolen Renu’s heart, Sunil proposed on Christmas morning 2017 in the most festive way possible.. dressed in full Santa suit (beard and all)!

Reminiscing, Renu said “Sunil knew how I loved Christmas and he planned this special moment that I will forever cherish!”

From the moment the couple got engaged, the ‘wedding planning wheels’ were set in full motion! They decided to put their trust in luxury decor company Peekaboo Events Ltd and once the date was set and the venue booked at Prestige Banqueting Suite Birmingham, the couple could then enjoy their engagement and the run up to their wedding.

There was however, one part of the wedding that the couple wanted to select and arrange themselves – the cake.

“…a few months before our Wedding, it was Sunil’s 30th Birthday and I knew I had to do something special. I saw all these images of extravagant birthday cakes from other cake makers but something was missing – I was determined to find a cake for Sunil that neither he, or our families had had before. So, I searched Instagram in a hunt to find a talented Cake Artist that showed precision and attention to detail. I always said, ‘if they can do clean sugar flower work, then they must be good’!

When I found Polly Lane Cakery, I could see how talented Lucy was..but I must say, when Sunil’s 30th Birthday Cake was delivered – I was shocked at just how talented! The cake was so intricate and detailed – she took all my suggestions on board and delivered perfection!”

Soon after, I was so pleased to meet the happy couple for their Wedding Cake Consultation. We discussed the overall theme for the wedding to be ‘Pretty Pastel Florals’ both beautiful and sophisticated. After the couples ideas were put to me, I designed a bespoke 5 tier couture Wedding Cake just for them.

Discussion did not just stop at design! This was going to be a BIG wedding (550 guests) so all guest tastes had to be catered for. The couple requested for a large portion of the cake to be eggless and this posed some logistical issues. Eggless cakes are notoriously crumbly and structurally unstable to hold all 5 tiers…

“…luckily, Lucy tackled this head on offering an option to have seperate sheet cakes or a mix of egg and eggless tiers – this worked perfectly for us as we got to try some of the amazing cake flavours that Lucy makes”

The couple selected two of our signature flavours across the tiers of their cake – Madagascan Vanilla and Red Velvet. The couple entrusted me to make their dream Wedding Cake – a task that I embarked on with conviction.

The Wedding Day soon came around, everything came together and fell perfectly into place (according to the Brides timetabled spreadsheet! haha!)

“We had a beautiful ceremony in the morning surrounded by our loving families. The emotions of being given away were quickly washed away by a game we play where my sisters steal the groom’s shoes and hold them ransom for money!”

Caught up in the arrival of their guests, the Bride and Groom were yet to see the cake;

“…before we even saw the cake, we had family coming up to us telling us it was amazing!”

 

Looking back on her Wedding Day, Renu shares; …”when I walked in with dancers and drummers by Nachda Sansaar ahead and family dancing with joy behind us, there I saw the cake for the first time…perfectly poised in the middle of the dancefloor and I fell in love with it! Exactly as planned, beautiful colours, perfected sugar flowers with that gorgeous hint of shimmer!

I had a moment as I stood behind the cake, where I realised that I did not once have to chase Lucy or even ask her if the cake had been delivered”

From Ceremony to Reception, the day was perfect – we could not have been any more grateful. The venue ensured everything ran smoothly, we had a Harpist welcoming guests, a surprise flash dance and amazing food. The day was filled with love, laughter, eating and dancing – just as we wished!”

On the couples experience with Lucy @ Polly Lane Cakery; “…I had complete trust in Lucy and she delivered beyond expectation. To this day, I am in awe of the beautiful Cakes and Cupcakes she still creates for us – I have continued to rely on Lucy to make us the most amazing cakes and look forward to having more!..(hint for Sunil..it’s my 30th this year! haha)

I would like to thank Renu and Sunil for sharing their beautiful Wedding Day memories and for their kind words. Thank you for letting me be a part of your special day

L x

Credits:

Photographer: RealVision
Decor: Peekaboo Event Decor
Bridal Dress: Kirans
Hair and Make Up: Mani Kayla MUA