In January, I emailed the Proposals Bridal store to ask if they would be open to a collaboration for their window display. They got back to me right away, and set the 9th of March as a date, which was plenty of time to make something simply breathtaking.
They gave me no brief, and said that they would pick a dress to put in the window to match whatever I made. Simply put, it was both a dream come true and a terrifying ordeal.
As a cake designer, I love clients who come to me with a "feeling" or a "look", but let me have some freedom in the design process. This allows my creativity to flow, and always results in something that I love creating. But even the most relaxed bride will have a colour palette... or a theme... or a Pinterest board!
Needless to say, the opportunity was right at my fingertips to make something incredible.
I am so proud of my new design, "Francesca". Not only because of the technical detail (more below) but because I myself got my wedding dress from Proposals Bridal, and it felt really serendipitous and full-circle to be creating something for them.
The team were really lovely, right from my first appointment up to packing my dress into a suitcase for me. I could not have asked for a better experience, and they will always have a special place in my heart. Also, their windows are always beautiful, and the dresses always different and exciting. Sometimes when I'm in Chichester I go out of my way to walk past their store just to see the window display.
But back to "Francesca".
She is a four-tier show stopper, with a double-height tier to make her even taller. Big cakes can be imposing, but the combination of white and pink adds some lightness to this cake. Roses are always a classic for a spring wedding, and some of our favourites to make, so they couldn't not feature on this one of a kind piece. However, by dusting the leaves in paler shades of green it maintains a lighter spring feel, which felt very appropriate.
But why stop there? So of course the middle tier was double height, in the prettiest shade of pink to match the sugar florals, and we added some stencilling for depth and definition. Something so subtle can add a lot to a cake design, and the Silvia Favero stencils create really delicate art pieces.
We can't wait to hear what you all think of our cake design. Let us know if you see "Francesca" in the window, and of course let us know if you'd like to work with us to create your unique showstopper.