Wednesday, 5 December 2012


We love a bit of ombre, and right now it's reminding us of sunnier days...  
We think it's a beautiful eye catching trend that is perfect for weddings.

Pretty in pink ombre cake starting from £60.00

So easy to do yourself, spray paint bottles in shades of pink

These flowers are perfect! 

So cute for a bridesmaid

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Naked Cakes!

Naked cake, Sandcastle cakes: delicate, beautiful and so tasty...
We love naked cakes at Pat-a-cake. 
By 'naked' we mean without layers of marzipan and royal icing. A moist plain sponge filled with buttercream and fruits. Simple is beautiful, perfect for the modern couple.We think they are the tastiest and if taste is just as important as the look to you on your wedding day then these are the cakes for you....

We were recently featured on the Brides Magazine website talking about naked cakes.  
Let us know what you think, would you have a naked cake for your wedding day?

Madeline wedding cake featured in Brides Magazine

Dessert table with several naked cakes all cakes made by Pat- a-cake, Photo by Jemma Watts
Victoria sponge sandwich cake covered in summer fruits 

Sandcastle tower, vanilla sandcastles covered in icing sugar, filled with vanilla buttercream and decorated with daisies.
featured in Brides Magazine


Thursday, 2 August 2012

Mini cookie wedding cakes

Mini cookie wedding cakes

Mini cookie wedding cakes
The perfect take home treat for your guests. Today we whipped up a batch of vanilla cookies and stacked them up in the traditional wedding cake shape, its is perfect for a couple who want to deviate from the norm and an ideal substitute for those who don't like cake. Also, they are just so cute!!

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Feeling HOT HOT HOT!!

We're feeling tropical at Pat a cake HQ! The weather is gorgeous in London today and looks like it will remain so all week! Such a welcome break from all the miserable rain we've been having. In the spirit of the season we'd like to share with you cute flip flop, shell and starfish wedding favour cookies from a recent beach wedding.We think unique little details like these really make a wedding special. What do you think? Would you have a beach wedding?
Enjoy the sun!
Flip Flop Cookies

Shell and Starfish Cookies

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Pat-a-cake Pat-a-cake on Facebook!!

Hi! Just a quick one! We've finally joined facebook so please go and like us, your support is greatly appreciated! We will keep you posted on all things cake related, giving you inspiration to plan your own wedding and beautiful cakes to choose from.
Thank you
Grace xx
Birthday cupcakes in action!

BRIDES magazine- July/ August 2012

Recent feature in BRIDES magazine, showing you how to crystalize your own pansies for a pretty homespun cake. All the pansies on the cake that we supplied were grown organically in our garden away from nasty pesticides. We only use pasteurised egg whites so there is no danger to pregnant ladies and the elderly! Although if you buy eggs from a reputable source such as a supermarket you should be fine. Just want everyone to know how to crystalize flowers safely!
We love how pretty the cake turned out and the pansies looked so delicate with their sugar sparkle.  What do you think? Would you have a flower themed wedding?

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Jade Jagger's Wedding Cake!!

Jade Jagger's Wedding Cake
You might have heard that Jade Jagger got hitched this past weekend to DJ and all around cool guy Adrain Fillary in the fabulous Cotswolds. She designed her own wedding gown, accessorized with a gorgeous golden tan and naturally beautiful tousled waves. Even more exciting news, guess who made the cake?! That's right it was us! Unfortunately for now we've only got a cheeky little snap but we couldn't wait to show you all! It pretty much sums up the mood of the day, relaxed, fun and opulent the perfect rock star wedding. What do you think? What mood would you go for your big day?
Promise to post again soon!
Kate xx

Thursday, 29 March 2012

Hoppy Easter!

Forgive the terrible pun! Just thought it was in keeping with this eggcellent time of year! We made these two happy easter bunnies for two different school fairs, hope the winners are pleased with their cakes. The cakes are madagascan vanilla sponge with belgian chocolate buttercream filling. There is still time for you to order your own easter cake and we have several different variations including much less wild ones for a sophisticated grown up party- so do get in touch.

A very Happy Easter to you all!!

Monday, 26 March 2012

Morrisons Magazine cover!

White chocolate, almond, raspberry and cystallised lemon Easter cake
We have yet to get our hands on a hard copy but we couldn't resist showing you our almond and white chocolate easter cake on the front of this month's Morrisons magazine! with the recipe included inside. The top of the cake is decorated with fresh raspberries and twists of cystallised lemon peel a perfect addition to any easter feast!

Perfect Palettes- Wedding Magazine

Golden glamour wedding cake

Love birds wedding cake

Golden glamour

Love birds

This months Wedding Magazine features many Pat- a- cake Pat- a- cake creations which is fantastic! Just wanted to show you a couple of our favourite cakes from a really inspiring feature- Perfect palettes. So great to see that it is possible to take on a more adventurous colour palette and get gorgeous results.We can do either cake in a variety of different flavours. Our favourites this month are vanilla and raspberry cake with a belgian white chocolate buttercream and passion fruit cake with fresh passion fruit buttercream filling extremely delicious and fresh, ideal for spring!
Both cakes are inspired by the current trends on the spring/ summer 2012 catwalk, we love to dip our toe into the fashion pool! It is a constant source of new and exciting ideas and it helps to keep things exciting!

Hope you like the cakes and are out there today making the most of the spring sunshine.

Monday, 6 February 2012

Sweets for your sweet...

Just in time for Valentine's day, heart shaped cookies and cakes. Also seen in March/ April Brides Magazine, we made the heart shaped raspberry conserve and vanilla biscuits also the red velvet heart shaped wedding cake covered in pink vanilla buttercream. Perfect for a heart themed wedding! There really is some fantastic inspiration in this feature. Get yours in time for your loved ones on Valentines day, cookies are priced at £3.00 each and the wedding cake at £350 for three tiers. Wonderful heart themed inspiration.

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Brides Magazine March/ April- Tea Time Feature

We have been featured in March/ April Brides Magazine with one of our new favourite cakes- The Ruffle!
I think this is the perfect look for a spring wedding, the phlox posy on top of the cakes is a gorgeous combination. The cakes are from left, white chocolate and swiss meringue buttercream cake with belgian chocolate filling, £85, serves 30, £150, serves 60, £105, serves 40. But we could do any flavour combination, it's a very versatile cake. It was extremely fun experimenting with all the different ruffles- hope you enjoy the pic!

Monday, 16 January 2012

Minty Snowflake Marshmallows!

Take a look at the tasty mint snowflake marshmallows we are making for the The Evian Alpine experience, which is taking place during January on the South Bank in London. The marshmallows are a collaboration with Rare Food, fantastic caterers based in North London. The marshmallows are nestled in gorgeous glass cloches and surrounded by a beautiful alpine mist transporting you for a moment to the snowy alps- aren't the Husky's beautiful!

If you are interested in the experience you can apply for you and six friends via the Evian Facebook page.

Hope you are all having a good week!

Wednesday, 11 January 2012


 We've been having a look at the latest fashion catwalk shows for spring/ summer this year and WOW do they look edible! We are particularly liking the pearly pastels and shimmery under the sea effects seen at Chanel, Louis Vuitton and the madness of Meadham Kirchoff. Feeling very inspired! An exciting start to the new year!

Meadham Kirchoff

Meadham Kirchoff

Giles- Ready To Wear

Giles- Ready to Wear