SUGAR, DARLING?

BY NANCY WHITTINGTON-COATES

Cousin Tom and Anna's Wedding - and Their Cupcake Buffet by Moi!


I recently had the pleasure of baking up a cupcake buffet and cutting cake for my Cousin Tom's wedding! It was great fun as they pretty much gave me free reign as long as they fit in with the chabby chic theme.


I loved picking out all the decorations to top them with and typing out the sweet little bunting topped flavour cards. I think my favourite decoration was the adorable rainbow coloured sugar buttons you can see on the red velvet cakes above.


The wedding was about an hour north in a lovely little village called Harthill in South Yorkshire - I must admit it was stressful travelling so far with the cakes. I feel sorry for poor Pete having to put up with me freaking out every time we hit a bump or went round a tight corner!


It was such a lovely day - the church where the service was held was gorgeous with really unusual stained glass windows and the giant marquee for the reception was amazing. My Aunty Anne had made metres and metres of fabric bunting that was so darling - it must have taken her hours! You can see it in the first photo above.


Tom and Anna had thought of so many sweet little touches for the day including an old fashioned sports day set up next to the marquee that included egg and spoon races and welly wanging  - for those that don't know this involves putting on a wellington boot and kicking it off as hard as you can, the ones who kicked their welly the furthest wins. There were also little jars of homemade apple jam as favours on the tables and and a wonderful sweety table.


The band that played at the reception were fab too, a swing style group with an double bass player. They did some great covers of Johnny Be Good, Ring Of Fire, King of The Swingers and more. We met them outside tucking into some of my cakes which they loved - one of the best parts of the day was people telling me they loved the cuppies!


It was a fabulous day and I'm so happy I was part of making it. Congratulations Tom and Anna!!!
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