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‘To Have and To Hold’ – Wedding Cakes in Miniature by Sarah Bray

It’s not often that Mr Baker’s Blog gets an exclusive preview, but then it’s not often that you inspire a truly awesome project!

Recently, I introduced you to the work of Sarah Bray of Daisy Cakes by Sarah, when she created her stunning Miniature Picnic Cupcake Toppers tutorial for Mr Baker’s Blog. An award-winning cake artist and tutor from Wokingham in Berkshire, Sarah recently took home a gold award and second place at this year’s Squires Kitchen Exhibition in the Miniature Wedding Cake category.

Sarah’s gold award-winning piece…

Lately, Sarah has been working away on a delightful project recreating some of her favourite wedding cake trends – in miniature. And I mean in SERIOUS miniature.

Sarah explained that, at the start of the year, she created a ‘wannado’ list – a list of projects that she wanted to do to challenge herself beyond her everyday orders. Creating a collection of miniature wedding cakes was just one of the challenges on her list, but after seeing the cake I created for the wedding of my brother Martin to his new wife Sarah, she decided it could be fun to recreate some of the most recognisable cakes by her favourite designers.

She chose her favourite contemporary cake trends, reached out to the artists and the idea evolved from there.

Entitled ‘To Have and To Hold’, the finished collection includes work from Ben Fullard of Ben the Cake Man; Laura Loukaides of Laura Loukaides Cakes; Emma Stewart of Truly Scrumptious Cakes by Design; Vicky Teather of Yellow Bee Cake Co.; Dominique Pickering of Poppy Pickering; Tracey Rothwell of Little Cherry Cake Company; Shannon Bond of Shannon Bond Cake Design; Rachel Teufel of Intricate Icings Cake Design, Jen Rojas of Cupcakes and Counting; annnnnd little old… me!

I am so incredibly honoured to not only have inspired such an amazing project, but also to have been included in such an incredibly talented line up – I can’t believe how much detail Sarah was able to replicate from my original cake in miniature.

The entire collection took Sarah around three weeks from start to finish and I know that it hasn’t been easy! Some of the pieces were already incredibly intricate, but once reduced the size of a cupcake topper, those intricate details become insanely fiddly!

I’m genuinely so excited – I literally cannot wait for you all to see the full ‘To Have and To Hold’ collection – this is merely a teaser after all!

Be sure to keep a close eye on Sarah’s Facebook page, Daisy Cakes by Sarah, for the full reveal later this week.


And thanks for giving us an exclusive preview, Sarah! x

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A work in progress…

So tonight is the night of the big murder mystery evening and this time yesterday, I was a little panicked. I didn’t fancy spending my entire birthday evening caking on Thursday and as a result, fell a bit behind with the all important cake – designed, of course, with over 2000 people over Facebook Live!

Cut to last night and I knuckled down ready to get cracking.

One mega positive about this cake is that it has given me an opportunity to play with all the new and exciting products that have joined the Renshaw family recently.

The crown has been crafted from Renshaw Flower & Modelling Paste (a long time favourite) and painted with Rolkem Super Gold, mixed with a little vodka for airbrushing.

For the dagger, I switched to Renshaw’s Belgian Chocolate Modelling Paste, before colouring it with Rolkem Super Silver and a little black Spectrum Flow for shading.

I opted to cover the cake itself with my new favourite sugar paste, Renshaw Extra, in white before airbrushing to achieve the very deep green – almost black – colour that my Facebook Livers had requested.

Still to do is the drip effect on the top tier, the drapes and the ‘blood’ spatter – so we’re not out of the woods just yet mind, but I have enough time – I think!