Dessert Tower Cake

Hello! It's been a while, I know. But, I am now returned and I have much news to share with you. First and foremost we need to talk about a little something I cooked up earlier this year, my Desert Tower Cake, as pictured above. So, without further ado lets get cracking...

Photographed by the brilliant Matt Horan, the Dessert Tower Cake was created for the wedding collective's styled shoot back in May. It's assembled from a collection of sweet delights including Madeleines, white chocolate profiteroles, doughnuts and miniature bundt cakes, all finished off with a selection of seasonal foraged edible flowers including lilac and elderflower, plus a few herbs for good measure.

I must say this one has confused a lot of people, as it's not technically a cake cake rather a collection of miniature cakes and bakes strategically 'thrown' together (As per action shot below.) to create a tower of desserts. Think croquembouche but with much more variety. The intention was to offer an alternative to cake, whilst still maintaining all of that centre piece wow factor you'd expect of a celebration. Something a little bit quirky, seasonal and dessert table ready.

It's always fun to revisit a few classic recipes and whilst I've not included a recipe in this post you can find my recipe for pecan Madeleines over on Make Do and Spend and my recipe for Doughnuts over on Holly Loves Cake. One day, when there is a little more time I will share my recipe for choux, promise! (I'm still working on my craquelin)

Most importantly, we need to talk about the Summer issue of Save the Date Magazine. It's out right now, and features a lovely article on The Wedding Collective. There's also one of Matt Horans Glorious Photos on the front cover, and the photo just happens to be of, would you believe it, a little Dessert Tower Cake made by yours truly! 

So I must say thank you to to all at Save the Date Magazine and most importantly a huge thank you to The Wedding Collective, without whom this would never have been possible. 

A well as our recent feature in Save the Date Magazine The wedding collective's Woodland shoot has recently featured on Whimsical wonderland weddings blog too. You can read a little more about our day over on Number 27 Floral Design's beautiful website, also check out Kayleigh Tarrent's stunning modern calligraphy site and shop. Plans for our second shoot are in motion...