Cake Stories- A Modern, Geometric Wedding Cake for Teesta and Arun

Mar 26, 2019

A Modern, Geometric Wedding Cake inspired by a stunning wedding dress

Teesta and Arun were due to have their wedding reception in the stunning Waldorf Hilton, Aldwych, London. As they were living in California at the time, I arranged to meet Arun’s sister and her friend for the tasting session. They chose to go with three flavours for the cake: Raspberry ripple, Chocolate orange and a classic victoria sponge.

The design

The design of the cake had been pretty much decided at this point; Teesta loved my original geometric cake design, so I suggested tailoring it more to some of the colours or styling she was planning for her wedding. All the wedding cakes I make are bespoke and I encourage couples to bring some of their personality and other aspects of their wedding into the cake.  

Taster session cakes

Teesta’s stunning wedding dress that inspired their wedding cake

Inspired by a stunning wedding dress

She sent me a photo of her amazing, absolutely stunning dress, so I decided to use some of the bright colours in it for their wedding cake design. I produced a couple of sketches for them and they chose to go with the pink version. I’m so glad they did! I picked out the pink from her amazingly detailed wedding dress and Teesta chose to have succulents and fresh flowers on their cake to echo the floral styling of the dress.

Cake tasting session cake flavours on marble plate

Teesta and Arun’s first idea wedding cake sketch

My Unique Wedding Cake Process

A cake like Teesta and Arun’s geometric modern wedding cake takes me on average three days to make; that’s sourcing and buying ingredients and any extra equipment I might need, baking, decorating, covering in icing and painting and adding my signature geometric wafer paper pattern to the bottom tier. Then of course there is delivery and set up at their venue and decorating with flowers and in this case, succulents. Not to mention, time spent cleaning up the kitchen! Before I even start making the cake, I produce digital sketches of all my cake designs and there is the time spent baking and prepping for taster sessions.

Wedding cake tasting session box

Teesta and Arun’s wedding cake sketch of the final idea

On the day delivery and set up of the Wedding Cake

I delivered the cake to The Waldorf Hilton and met the florists who supplied the flowers and succulents for the cakes there. I have worked with Hiding in the City Flowers a number of times. They provide the flowers and floral installations for weddings, and I as a cake maker use a small selection of what they have to decorate the cake. The bright blooms and cute succulents they provided for this cake, I think really made it a showstopper. The cake was placed in the very centre of the room, so had no back, so I had to decorate it to be viewed from all angles.

I also provided Teesta and Arun with a simple, modern wedding cake stand in white, to perfectly fit and compliment their wedding cake. This is an extra I offer to all my wedding cake couples. A lot of venues offer a cake stand, but sometimes they don’t fit with the theme or shape and size of the cake or they can look old fashioned next to a cutting edge, modern wedding cake.

Wedding cake taster box

Setting up Teesta and Arun’s wedding cake with fresh flowers and succulents at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel 

Capturing the cake

Once I have set up my wedding cakes I use my Lumix LX100 camera to take some quick photos of it. The surroundings at The Waldorf Hilton were absolutely stunning as a back drop to their cake, I ended up taking hundreds!

Now, I know you’re not supposed to have favourites, but Teesta and Arun’s Geometric cake was one of my favourite cakes from 2018. I hope you agree! Huge congratulations to them and I hope married life is treating them well over in California.

If you’d like to learn more about my wedding cake making and design process, or the unique wedding cakes I make, get in touch.

If you’re a cake maker who wants to carve a niche for yourself and would like to join a community of like minded cake makers and designers, join my facebook group; Rise Up: The Cake Society

About the writer and cake enthusiast…

Hi! I’m Katie and I have been fully cake obsessed since, forever…

Malarkey Cakes is built on a mixture of all my passions. My work is inspired by my background in art and design and I’m honoured to make wedding cakes for couples in love in London and the South East.

I’m passionate about blogging to share my knowledge and give guidance on the ins and out of ordering a wedding cake, making the most of it and making sure it gets the attention it deserves. I also share my tips on wedding planning and team up with fellow suppliers I am lucky enough to work with and who I highly recommend.

When I’m not designing, making or eating cake, you’ll find me trying out new food in London’s amazing restaurants, drinking great coffee, taking in stunning architecture, on long walks, smashing a decent weights workout or exploring the world.

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