A Red and Gold Wedding Cake Inspired by Strawberry Hill House

Oct 24, 2022

It’s always been a dream of mine to make a wedding cake for Strawberry Hill House… Chenchen and Yuchen contacted me asking about my wedding cakes specifically as a lot of my designs feature different shaped tiers and geometric features. Their brief was that the cake be red, pink and gold, feature flowing leaves/ foliage and be inspired by the room where it was to be on display, but from there I had free reign to design something special for them. The most exciting part of the design process for me was that their wedding venue was to be Strawberry Hill House.

Strawberry Hill house really is a venue like no other; It was created by Horace Walpole in the 18th century and is internationally famous as Britain’s finest example of Georgian Gothic revival architecture. If I got married again, it would be in a place like this.

As a wedding cake designer, it’s an absolute joy to be given free reign designing a cake inspired by architecture. In fact for me, this is the absolute best part of my job, and especially somewhere as amazing as Strawberry Hill House.

The design features red and pink modern art layered painted effect with gold leaf accents and the top tier is half gold leaf at the top, faded into the other colours. To bring in the leaves, I created a long string of sugar leaves that I gently draped around the sides of the cake. I finished the design off on its table with a modern gold cake stand.

Get in touch if you’re getting married in an amazing London wedding venue and you’re looking for a wedding cake design inspired by the architecture there.

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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