Wednesday, 29 February 2012

A Little Sweet & A Lot of Love

This past year has been a very special one for myself and my husband Tom, with the arrival of our gorgeous son Ollie.    I wanted to do something special to celebrate Valentine's Day and our anniversary (albeit belated... it was actually on the 3rd of January!) so I created this mini dessert table for Tom and our family to enjoy.

Whilst very simple in its design, this dessert table is very meaningful.

Styling by Sooti & Sweet

To give it that extra personal touch, I created the desserts myself. The lemon cupcakes are my husband's favourite as are the vanilla shortbread cookies.  They were iced in the same colours as the dresses worn by my bridesmaids (sky blue, lavender, lemon, peach and mint) and I (very pale pink) on our wedding day.

Vanilla shortbread cookies

Lemon cupcakes with vanilla buttercream icing and fondant topper

The white diamante cake was the top tier of our original wedding cake and was also used as the top tier of our son's Christening cake.

Top tier of our wedding cake by Vanilla Bean - Cake Design

The chocolate bar wrappers and garland were made using our wedding invitation papers and the candle sticks were used during our wedding ceremony.  The white orchids were a feature of my floral bouquet and the table centre pieces at our reception.


Chocolate bars in custom wrapper

I loved designing this table and adding elements that mean so much to Tom and I.  

I would be honoured to create something like this for you too, for that special celebration in your life.

Much love,

Nicole x

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Sweet Ruffles

Ruffles, sweet, ruffles. Feminine, delicate, pretty, cascading, whimsical and elegant.

These gorgeous soft layers are a popular trend in fashion, home wares, accessories and even cakes!

When I think of ruffles I think of the love and romance of a dreamy wedding or of the pink, frilly fun of a little girl's birthday or the playful excitement of a bridal shower.

Here are a few of my very favourite ruffled and sweet things x

Stunning fondant ruffled cake featured on

Dreamy butter cream layers on this cake by

Cake and cupcakes on a dessert table by

Messy ruffles by

Cookies featured on

If you would like to try decorating a cake with ruffled buttercream icing (like the peach coloured one by Sweet Illusion) yourself,  there is a brilliant tutorial video.  You can access it here.

Hope I've got you all ruffled up now :)

Much love,

Nicole x