Flowers and Cake

Below you will find a selection of photos from my recent photo shoot at Y Lili Wen Floral Designers in Llanfair Pwll, which is on the island of Anglesey. The photos were taken in Helens beautiful floristry shop. It was an absolute joy working with her.

Fiona Pitts from ‘Sugar for my honey’ blogspot styled and photographed this shoot.

The Rise of the Naked cake

I spent this week preparing and making a three tier naked wedding cake. The sponge was syrup soaked vanilla, filled with vanilla bean buttercream and strawberry jam. The cake was decorated with real lavender, roses, fresh cherries and a dusting of icing sugar. I can see the appeal of the ‘naked cake,’ there is something so effortlessly beautiful about a traditional sponge cake left bare, decorated with natures finest. Equally delicious and beautiful in its appearance this cake has nothing to hide. A new favourite of mine, I look forward to my next naked order!

A yummy weekend

A little ‘Thank you’  or ‘Diolch’ to all my lovely customers past, present and future…. Its just a shame that I cant post you a slice!

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If you love burgers, here’s the perfect cake for you! These make a wonderful addition to a quirky dessert table. The ‘burger’ was chocolate and beetroot, the ‘bun’ vanilla topped with seeds and the filling buttercream with jam.

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A Cupcake Roundup!

The past couple of weekends have been filled with gorgeous summer cupcakes! I baked over 300 cupcakes and I love nothing more than seeing the finished result.

Last weekend I made colourful hydrangea cupcakes which were set in a rustic converted barn in North Wales, not far from Anglesey. The tables were placed with beautiful wild flowers and the brides bouquet was a gorgeous mix of wild colours.

A tower of hydrangea cupcakes at a rustic barn wedding.

This weekend I made a tower of ice cream cupcakes. The 99 flakes were coated with a raspberry sauce and the top cake was lemon flavoured with the sweetest little engraved bunting. This wedding was set on a farm in North Wales and the bride and groom decided to go for a village fete theme, which worked perfectly. Three large marquees were filled with handmade touches and gorgeous personal detail. It was a joy to be part of such a beautiful wedding.

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Your first wedding fayre and what to expect.

Wedding fayre season is an important time, It’s an opportunity for us to meet you and discuss your ideas.  The venue is dressed and the suppliers are on hand to offer friendly advice. It’s a chance for us to talk to your wedding co-ordinator, your florists and photographer while making sure the cake fits with everything else. It’s a good time to bring along your wedding file and visualise everything in place on the day. You will try our cakes, drink champagne and sample the venues menu, what’s not to like!

These photos were taken at Bron Eifion Hotel in Gwynedd, North Wales by the photographer Nicolette Wells.

Jane’s Promotional Video

I decided to have a short promotional video filmed for Jane Rose Cakes. I wanted to show you how I work in the kitchen and what I tend to do on a normal working day. Fiona Pitts took behind the scenes photos while producer, Charlotte Parry Jones organized everything. Leigh Hammond and Paul Hanks worked behind the camera and on lighting.  Welsh producer Ifan Dafydd will be composing the music. The video was filmed in Beaumaris on the beautiful island of Anglesey.
Here are a few ‘behind the scenes’ shots from the day. The full video will be posted soon!

Shepherds Huts

Here are some photos from a beautiful Saturday morning over in Betws Y Coed which is in Gwynedd- North Wales. I took my wedding cakes over to the gorgeous Shepherds Huts just outside Betws Y Coed on a beautiful, sunny Saturday for a very exciting photo shoot styled by Fiona Pitts. Continue reading

Summer Cupcakes

It’s been a busy week in the Jane Rose cake kitchen here on Anglesey.
Most of my time has been taken up making blossom cupcakes. Large open sugar petals sat on top of soft pearl icing to create a beautiful vintage feel. I made a variety of pom pom closed petals and the more open elegant flower. Continue reading

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. Continue reading