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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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Welcome to the blog, Daisy Cakes!

The warm weather has finally arrived and what better way is there to celebrate than a set of glorious, colourful picnic-themed cupcakes?!

I am thrilled to welcome Sarah Bray to Mr Baker’s Blog with her first ever tutorial! Sarah’s cute and adorable Miniature Picnic Cupcake Toppers would be perfect for any spring- or summer-time celebration and she assures me that they are much easier than they look!

Sarah is an award-winning cake artist and tutor from Wokingham in Berkshire. A former teacher (like me!), Sarah had always enjoyed all things artistic and making cakes was something she used to do for fun. It wasn’t until someone approached her to contribute to a pamper evening at the school (where she sold out of everything) that she realised that she was actually pretty darn good at it. Eventually she started her business, Daisy Cakes and, as she continued to refine her skills, Sarah realised she really enjoyed making cupcakes and in particular miniatures.

I am delighted that Sarah has agreed to create her first tutorial exclusively for Mr Baker’s Blog and I am confident we’ll be seeing a lot more tutorials from this hugely-talented lady!

You can check out the full tutorial here…