Laura & Joy - King Street Townhouse - September 2017

An industrial inspired wedding cake with a nod to Manchester

When Laura & Joy first contacted us about their cake and mentioned the two words 'industrial' and 'copper' our eyes immediately lit up!  We had been dying for someone to choose this avenue for their cake for a while.

During the consultation, we talked about incorporating the Manchester Worker Bee and giving the cake an urban edge with some concrete texture and shade. They had a favourite bar in the Northern Quarter - Cottonopolis who had a worker bee as their logo.  We contacted them to ask for permission to use it, to which they agreed and we had a custom stencil cut for it as the bee had a lot of detail.

The cake incorporated round and hexagon (our shape of the moment) tiers.  Laura & Joy chose flavours of chocolate with white chocolate SMBC and milk chocolate ganache, salted caramel with salted caramel SMBC and vanilla with blueberry SMBC. 

We had a cake stand custom made and sprayed it copper to match the cake. The cake fitted the venue perfectly as the flooring matched the shapes on the base tier.

We pretty much stuck to the original design, just adding some hexagons going up the cake to tie all the tiers together. When it was all put together, we thought it just needed this extra little addition.

Please note: The base tier was a dummy tier as copper leaf is not edible.