Spring, from London to home…

Magnolias always remind me of London.

Living in Camberwell, the house across the road had the most gorgeous flourishing magnolia tree.  Incredibly beautiful and entirely majestic, it stood mightily at the top of our hill. Magnolia is an ancient plant, fossilised specimens have been found dating back 20 million years. There is something about this quietly strong, elegant plant that I have always admired.

The following year I remember the cycle home from college, through Kensington to Fulham passing cherry blossoms on every street corner. The city felt alive with pink branches.

London is amazing in so many ways and I still feel a little pang when I remember how much I enjoyed that cycle home. Back in Wales its utterly beautiful all year round but somehow in a strange way, London still owns spring for me.

This pastel magnolia cake is a homage to spring in the city.

Daffodils sing joyfully from roundabouts, lay byes, hedge rows and gardens. Literally scattering the landscape they epitomize spring in Wales. This hardy little flower made many an appearance in the kitchen this year…. Here are some of our cupcakes.  I have a beautiful 5 tier daffodil wedding cake to make in July, so these should hold me in good stead. The wedding cake will be displayed in a marquee on a farm in Anglesey, North Wales.

Daffodils

The company ‘Eat my Flowers’ are based in North Wales. They crystalize live flowers which look as beautiful in coated in sugar as they do growing in the garden.
These gorgeous violas were used on a cupcake tower last month and again on some sweet mini victoria sponges. They make wonderful weddings cakes or favours, each flower is so special and unique, that’s what I love about them the most.

These gorgeous violas were used on a cupcake tower last month and again on some sweet mini victoria sponges.

Macarons

Popular wedding favour or on a sweet table…