Despite it being the beginning of a brand new year I couldn’t help looking back to bygone times, even if just for a moment.
Despite it being the beginning of a brand new year I couldn’t help looking back to bygone times, even if just for a moment.
I would be lost without my Kitchen Aid. It looks super fancy sitting in my kitchen and is a girls best friend when making cakes. While I only really use the whisk and paddle beater it’s a relief to know that I could buy attachments for it if I was suddenly overwhelmed with the urge to make my own sausages! Meat cupcakes anyone? I know that they’re expensive compared to other mixers on the market and I was very lucky to be gifted mine on my 21st birthday but really, when you think of the investment they’re totally worth it. Not just because they’re so sturdy with every attachment available, but they’re so pretty! I really love how many colours they come in. Mine is cream but I secretly covet the duck egg blue one. With Christmas only a few days away it might be worth a last minute purchase for a loved one – or even just as a gift for yourself!
I was at the Goldney Hall wedding fair, held in September, and met the talented Mike Herbert. Mike specialises in creating hand-cut silhouettes. I thought these looked very Victorian, until it was pointed out that they were popular in the Georgian and Regency times instead. Still, if it’s good enough for Jane Austen and company, it’s good enough for me!
I think these are a wonderful way to entertain guests at a wedding and would make the coolest favours. Each silhouette is made in front of your eyes with room for the name, date, and location, as well as lots of historical facts on the back.
We loved the idea of having different size and different design cupcake stands to make the display look rustic and fun. These cupcakes were set up at Priston Mill near bath where they have a fantastic water mill as one of the venues.
These ballet cupcakes were made for a graduation party. They were vanilla sponge filled with a raspberry compote and then topped with a vanilla cream cheese frosting.
We’re really pleased to be showcasing our wedding cakes at the beautiful Berwick lodge on Sunday 29th September. come along for some great inspiration for your wedding, meet suppliers and view the amazing Berwick Lodge venue. For more information follow this link to their website Berwick Lodge information.
Here’s what we’ve been up to recently…
We added a little sparkle to this simple 3 tiered wedding cake by using a delicate diamante trim.
This 21st birthday cake was made for Bianca. She wanted pearls, butterflies, flowers and anything girly! we loved the soft eucalyptus icing against the pink of the roses.
This beautiful 5 tiered wedding cake was adorned with large hand made sugar roses and falling petals. The perfect center piece for any wedding.
The Eco cake, as featured on Love My Dress in an article about eco chic weddings. It is a great example of how simple can be stunning – a simple plain white tiered wedding cake, with bands of hessian and ribbons tied round and finished in a bow.
Helen and Lee had their ceremony at St Mary’s church in Leigh Woods and then went to Tortworth court for their reception. The florist they used was ‘Suzzane Flowers’ and in Helen’s bouquet were dusky pink peonies and white roses . Helen tried to keep the theme vintage / English country garden by using traditional English flowers and having Pimms for their reception drinks on the lawns of Tortworth Court. The tables for the wedding breakfast were named after trees in the Arboretum at Tortworth Court and they used mini love heart sweets for favours. Their cake was a mixture of Vanilla and raspberry, rich chocolate cake and of course the good old traditional fruit cake.
One of our most popular cakes and probably my favourite, clean white and green just wins me over every time. This 4 tier wedding cake is adorned with a cascade of white sugar roses and scattered green leaves. The simplicity of the colours against a dotted white background makes for a beautiful cake.
Eleri and Iain got married at Stanton Manor in August. The theme Eleri was going for was English country garden. She already new that she wanted sage green to be on the cake while fresh flowers were a great way to keep to the country garden theme. The flowers were Avalanche roses in pink and ivory with freeshias, these were provided by Fiesta Flowers. Eleri and Iain’s cake was a mixture of classic vanilla and rich chocolate.
Megan got married at Homewood park in August 2012, she wanted something understated and elegant yet beautiful. Megan opted for this simple 3 tiered white cake which had a very thin diamante trim around the base of the top and bottom tier, while the middle tier had a simple diamante brooch. The cake consisted of a rich chocolate sponge, a light zesty lemon sponge while the top tier was a rich orange and ginger fruit cake… something there to keep everyone happy!
This 18th Birthday cake was made for young lady called April. Designing this cake was fun, as I was told April didn’t like anything too girlie (quite hard for me as my cakes are as girlie as it gets!) We decided green was definitely the colour to go with and the bird was must too. Happy 18th Birthday April!
Chris and Kayleigh got married at the lovely Coombe Lodge in Blagdon on 30th June 2012. When I first met them both I new immediately what style of wedding they wanted… one with the wow factor. They certainly achieved this as they were nominated for Bristol and Somerset Magazine’s ‘Wedding of the year’. This 5 tiered ivory wedding cake was decorated with a cascade of flowers made up from shades of purple and ivory and then embellished with little crystals that sat in between the blooms to match the brides bouquet. This cake was really personalised by having a monogram with the bride and grooms initials piped in silver as the centre piece. The cake was made from traditional fruit cake and vanilla sponge. Kayleigh and Chris both got in touch to say they absolutely loved the cake, although it was a shame there was nothing left at the end of it!
Hannah and Jorg got married in the Thythe Barn at Priston Mill in Bath, on 28th September 2012.When Hannah came to my Cake kitchen in Bristol she had brought along some images of her wedding dress. This is becoming more and more popular, having the cake decoration resembling the embellishment on the dress. Hannah’s wedding dress was particularly beautiful, the material was adorned with hundreds of cut out flowers of all different shapes and sizes. The overall look was very unique and amazingly for me would work perfectly in icing form on Hannah’s wedding cake. This 4 tier wedding cake consisted of 2 layers of lemon cake, 1 layer of rich chocolate cake and the largest layer was the classic vanilla and raspberry. After the wedding Hannah left a little message on my facebook wall saying ‘the cake was absolutely ammaaaaaazzzing thank you so much :-))) Needless to say I think the cake went down well!
We now have gift vouchers available for all of our cake decorating classes… the perfect Christmas Present.
The annual Perfect Wedding Awards are back and once again we have been lucky enough to be nominated for ‘Best Wedding Cake Design’.
There is only one week to go so if you have not already voted we would love your support. Vote for Anna Tyler Cakes here under category of ‘Best Wedding Cake Design’. Thank you to everyone for your support.
We delivered these little babies to the Swarovski’s Flag ship store on Oxford street earlier on today ready for Brides magazine and Swarovski’s exclusive reader event. A limited amount of lucky Bride magazine readers will be discovering the new Swing, Sing & Shine jewellery collection with a glass of champagne in one hand and an Anna Tyler Cake in the other!
We’ve had a lovely bit of editorial this month… not in a wedding magazine but in ‘Craftseller’.
We have just made a beautiful birthday cake for a friend of ours called Sejal who turns 30 today! This rich chocolate cake is filled and covered with chocolate ganche then decorated with vintage coloured piped buttercream roses. A perfect cake for someone who doesn’t like icing!
The Perfect wedding awards are now well under way and we would love your support! all you need to do is click on the link below to take you to the voting page. Scroll down to the bottom of the page where you will find the ‘Best Wedding Cake Design’ category and give us a click! Thank you!
Vanilla cupcakes filled with cherry compote topped with vanilla cream cheese frosting and a juicy cherry. These babies were baked for a special 50th birthday party and I think they’ll go down a treat! Birthday cupcakes or wedding cupcakes or any occasion cupcakes can be ordered! Just give Anna a call on 07989 843173.
That time of year has come for the annual Perfect Wedding Awards and im so excited to announce I have been nominated again for ‘Best Wedding Cake Design’.
I was nominated last year and came second which was absolutely amazing. So this year I am going for it again… I will be pestering you for your votes soon! Voting details to follow!
Ria and Jake got married in Goldeney Hall, Bristol where they had the most wonderful unusual wedding. They described the theme in their own words as ‘Victorian natural history with butterfly undertones’. Ria and Jake met in the Zoology Department tea room at the University of Cambridge where they bonded over a shared love of nature, photography and music. Their wedding cake was a 3 tier Orange and Ginger fruit cake which had a scattering of natural realistic butterflies made from sugar on the front of the cake. It tied in perfectly with the whole theme of the day.
With our cake decorating classes now well underway we will soon be adding more dates to our most popular courses. Please feel free to get in touch if there is something that you would like to learn that we do not yet cover!
It’s great to see one of our lovely couples being featured in such a great blog. Check out Jerica and Ricardo’s wedding on ‘under the vintage veil’s’ wedding blog’.
Here at Anna Tyler Cakes we are excited to share with you the launch of our new Professional Cake Decorating Courses. Please visit our website and browse through the courses available. There are a range of cake decorating courses to suit everyone. You can look at the courses available, reserve your place online and see our prices at our new website Professional Cake Decorating Courses.
Anna Tyler Cake are introducing a new course where you can learn how to make perfect sugar roses. Come along to our cake kitchen in Bristol and we will teach you the skills and techniques needed to create that perfect open rose from start to finish. Learning in a fun and relaxed atmosphere, you will walk away with a new set of skills. Take a look back over the next few days for course dates and times.
As always, its lovely to see our wedding cakes featured in a magazine, and this little baby just keeps on popping up! Our sexy Pinstripe Wedding Cake seems to be a great hit! Its nude tones and striking black pinstripes stand out against the rest, and is finished off perfectly with a vintage black cameo.
Finally our new Simply Classic wedding cake range is here! This new range has been designed with simplicity and ease in mind. It’s an affordable and simple option for anyone who still wants that fabulous cake that won’t blow the budget. This range is available in 4 of our most popular flavours, and you have the option to personalize the colour. Click here for the full range.
Our Rose and Berries wedding cake was featured in the latest issue of Wedding Flowers. Leading Floral Blogger Rona Wheeldon shares her inspirational flower ideas with us. Check out Rona’s blog for some flowery ideas at www.flowerona.com
A big thank you to all who came to visit us at the Designer Wedding Show, we met some really lovely people and had a great 3 days. I’m not going to lie… it was a good feeling to put my feet up when i got home!
Here are a few images taken by the wonderful Chanelle from Segerius-Bruce photography.
Just a little bit of editorial from the lovely team at Perfect Wedding Magazine. Back in September last year, i was delighted to have taken the 2nd place award for the ‘Best wedding cake designer’. All the winners and runner ups were invited along to an award ceremony held at The Swan at The Globe Theatre in London Town! Champagne and Oysters all round!
Here at Anna Tyler Cakes we are excitedly putting the finishing touches to our new wedding cake designs which will be showcased for the first time at The Designer Wedding Show. The show is being held at its usual place of Battersea Park from 10th- 12th February. We look forward to seeing you there!
Anna Tyler is one of the UK’s top wedding cake designers and is based in Bristol, but designed wedding cakes for people across the country including: Bath, Reading, London, Windsor, Marlow, Kent, Birmingham…
In August this year we were delighted to be asked by Brides magazine to design a wedding cake that could be used in an up and coming shoot. Our brief was a wedding cake similar in style to the blue cameo cake but in pastel mint green. It needed to have detailed piping in white along with a monogram. We also like the idea of mixing up the shape and heights of the tiers. This is what we created…
You can see our cake featured in the most recent issue of Brides Magazine page 227.
What are they I hear you cry!
A bite-sized morsel of cake coated in chocolate and stuck on a stick, not much more to say than that! How can something so simple be so blimin’ delicious! This new craze is fast on its way to overtaking cupcakes as the next big caking must have. All individually designed, these wedding favour cake pops are also ideal to use as name places on your tables. Your guests will be delighted to take one of these little babies home and scoff!
Here at Anna Tyler cakes we are thrilled to announce we have teamed up with the exquisite Hummingbird Card Company in a very special collaboration. We have created wedding favours inspired by the laser-cut designs of their Boutique Collection , along with a hummingbird wedding cake which of course features their gorgeous little signature Hummingbird.
We loved the idea that brides would have the opportunity to continue the theme of their stationery by matching their cake and wedding favours. You could even personalize your favours with these gorgeous little tags and then double them up and use them as your name place settings.
After an overwhelming amount of requests, Anna Tyler Cakes are in the process of putting together a selection of cake decoration classes to take place in the Bristol based workshop. The classes will range from inspiring wedding cake decoration, skills and techniques to fun cupcake and cookie decoration. Classes will be available for beginners to advanced decorators alike.
If you are interested in taking part or would just like to receive email updates regarding the classes please get in touch by emailing Anna at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hearing from you!
It’s been a while since my last news item, as I have been very busy indeed. All the hard work must be paying of though, because I have been lucky enough to be nominated for the ‘Best Wedding Cake Design‘ at the Perfect Wedding Awards 2011.
I’m up against some of London’s top wedding cake designers and being the underdog in this competition it would be really amazing to WIN!!!
So please, please, please vote for me here or click on the logo.
Thank you to anyone and everyone who votes, now I had better go and write my acceptance speech. I’m joking of course!
Wedding cakes are a very personal thing and Bristol wedding cake designer Anna Tyler knows just how important it is for a Bride and Groom to have something tailor made. A wedding cake to reflect the most important day of their lives. Bristol based Anna Tyler offers contemporary and classical designs, and is considered to be one of the leading lights in wedding cake design.
As published in www.justclifton.co.uk
These are the newest edition to my wedding favours. If you are looking for wedding favours in Bristol please get in touch. These delicious biscuits can be made in a variety of flavours including classic vanilla, and spicy gingerbread. Look out for this latest bird design in this months edition of ‘Perfect wedding magazine’.
Daniel and Daniella got married at Berwick Lodge in Bristol on 11th December 2010. This white, black and gold wedding cake was a bespoke design which i very much enjoyed making. It included white cameos, black bows and golden leaves. I also made matching biscuit favours which were given out to the guests at the wedding.
Wedding favour cookies are becoming a more and more popular choice for brides who want to give something to their guests to take away. I was recently asked to do 150 personalized cookies wrapped in clear polythene bags tied with gold ribbon. Each guests name was piped onto the vanilla cookie and used as their name place on the table settings.
After a little hard work and some serious planning we have managed to get a date set and some flyers printed. All we need now is to spread the word of our special little wedding fair.
On Sunday 25th April 1pm-6pm Scarlett and Belle’s Boutique cordially invite you to attend an intimate wedding fair for brides seeking stylish and unique wedding ideas.
To be held at Studio 5.14 @ Paintworks, Bath Road, Bristol.
It’s always exciting when friends and family decide to tie the knot, so when 2 of my best friends, Imogen and Kieran decided to get married I knew this was going to be a memorable day. Their wedding took place on Saturday 10th April at Treown castle in Wales.The whole day was just perfect, from the glorious weather to the amazing food. With the wedding being in April, blossom was in full bloom all around the grounds, while Emma Petersson the florist did a fantastic job of bringing the blossoms inside. I was so pleased to be asked to make their cake, especially when I was told the inspiration was wild blossom. It was a 5 tier white cake with brown piped twig like branches adorned with hundreds of tiny white blossoms sitting around the top edges of each tier.
Photographs by Sacha Miller.
This week I finally got to start a wedding cake that I have been looking forward to making for the last 6 months! Mary Lee and Duncan got married this weekend at the Commercial Rooms in Bath. They came to me with a pretty open mind but knew they wanted something a little different than your average wedding cake. With their save the date cards as inspiration we decided to go with a different shaped multi tiered cake in pale pink, black and gold. I loved the idea of using the black silhouette heads from the card on the cake and also on the favour cookies which were given to guests to take home with them.
Myself and a few fellow wedding designers around Bristol have decided to get together and put on a wedding exhibition at Paintworks on Bath Rd in Bristol. We all love each others work and think it would be really great to be able to pull our ideas together and have them all under one roof. To be able to promote the wedding fair we needed to get some great images, so set up a photography shoot in Morag Macdonalds studio. Here are a few of my favourite images.