Is it the aptly named passion fruit? Nope. It’s actually the pomegranate, according to Greek God Hades…

The blue room at the paradise by way of kensal green

And the pomegranate was the subject of a recent project I had the honour of taking part in recently. The super talented Keeneda from Events by Keenda invited me to make a dessert table for a sytled shoot with the pomegranate as it’s main inspiration, set to take place at the amazing pub wedding venue of The Paradise by Way of Kensal Green. The venue is a rabbit warren of different levels, rooms, quirky décor and provides the back drop of some fabulously distressed colourful walls.

On a fabulous sunny day back in March I set up a dessert table with my vision of the fruit of love. So here is some inspiration for the perfect whimsy dessert table for your wedding day… Photos all by the fabulous Sophie Lake Photography.

Three tier marble and ombre buttercream rustic whimsy urban wedding cake

A three tier cake was the main event of the dessert table. To serve up to 80 people as a dessert, I designed this cake with a more cosy wedding with a limited guest list. It features two fondant marble tiers and one ombre buttercream tier featuring strong reds inspired by the pomegranate. The flowers and foliage, provided by Gaynor at   give it a rustic and whimsy charm and make it perfectly blend in with that exposed brickwork wall.

Golden pomegranate cake truffles

These mini golden pomegranate cake truffles were an extra to go with the cake. And, of course, the inside was red velvet to echo that strong red colour from the pomegranate.

Semi naked mini cakes

The semi naked cake look is still with us, so these mini red velvet cakes with gold tints really ass to the rustic look, for guests who aren’t keen on that thick layer of icing.

And if you’re wondering about the cake stands, these were all handmade by me. My bespoke service is getting busier and busier, so let me know if you have a question about cake stands to suit any cake. I’ll be happy to advise.

A host of suppliers collaborated to make this shoot what it is…


Photographer Sophie Lake Photography 

Concept, Coordination & Styling Events by keenda

Videographer Yulia Videographer 

Shoot assistant Purple Mint Events 

Venue Paradise By Way Kensal Green

Stationery White Olive Design Studio 

Florist Enfleur Flower Design

Cake maker Malarkey Cakes

Tableware Classic Crockery 

Props hire/Cotton runner & napkins Party Squared Weddings 

LED candles and Mr & Mrs Lights The Event Hire 

HMUA Storme Make up Artist

Bride model Kelly Marie Wheeler Dancer

Groom model Christian Corker 

Dresses Halo and Wren Bridal

Leather Jacket

Wedding Shoes lawashoes 

Hair accessories edenbstudio 

Grooms wear peter_posh_official via David’s formal wear

Macramé Backdrop halfhitchmacrame 

Ribbons katecullenstyle

Inspired? I am! Get in touch for more info on cakes like this for your big day. Rustic charm isn’t restricted to countryside or barn weddings. This amazing urban venue proves that you really can have your rustic, whimsy, urban wedding cake, and eat it.

K x