Wednesday, 27 March 2013

An edible hotel

Earlier this month an extraordinary thing happened in the heart of Soho...

A Georgian townhouse on Dean Street was converted into an edible hotel, for the Tate and Lyle 'Tasting House' event.

An edible bath of popcorn and rug made of meringues by the Meringue Girls (picture taken from The Mirror)

We supplied this bouquet of sugar flowers for the event.

Our bouquet

Our bouquet up close

Which were then transformed into a very regal display with this edible vase made of cake by Kate Shirazi of Cakeadoodledo.

Flowers by Rosalind Miller and beautiful edible vase by Cakeadoodledo (image take from The Mirror)

Ahh if only all hotels were like this... 

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Get up close and personal with a creation by Rosalind Miller Cakes at the By Appointment Only Design Central London showroom

Just a quick post to let you all know that you can now find our cakes on display at the home of the lovely By Appointment Only Design, in their shop on Chiltern Street (near Baker Street).

Visti their website here:

Our 'Gold Stripes and Roses' cake in the window last month

'Gold Stripes and Roses' cake

If you're ever in Central London make sure to pop down to the BAOD shop. Their displays and floral arrangements are utterly stunning and unique. Very inspiring for any bride to be...

By Appointment Only Design flower arrangement, image courtesy of Catherine Mead
Another stunning creating from BAOD

And another!
For even more inspiration and sumptuous flower arrangements take a look at their showreel...

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

A Floral Challenge

Despite the continual rain and grey skies, Spring is only around the corner. A recent Style Me Pretty piece, in which they selected their favourite floral wedding cakes, including our 'Open Roses' and 'Ruffles and Pearls' cakes, has got our brains ticking over with some new floral ideas for Spring.

 'Ruffles and Pearls' (left) and 'Open Roses' (right)

At Rosalind Miller Cakes, we have been taking inspiration from the metallic trend on the runways this season, and experimenting with the Phalaenopsis Orchid.

We came up with this:

'Silver Orchid'

With floral cake design having been such an enduring trend, it is harder and harder to push the boundaries in this field of sugar-craft; although a stroll around Kew Gardens is always a good place to start when searching for floral inspiration.

And whilst floral decoration is a cornerstone of traditional wedding cake design, there are still so many variations of floral design that are yet to be explored. With all the new innovative techniques and tools helping sugar-crafters create ever-more realistic flowers, there are plenty of possibilities to be explored.

One of our favourite tools for creating beautiful sugar flowers is the Jem Veiner

This nifty tool has helped us to create these Anemones on our 'Orchids and Anemones' cake. We use it to vein and add textures to the flower petals.

'Orchids and Anemones'

Well, we like a challenge at Rosalind Miller Cakes, so in 2013 we will be tasking ourselves to come up with some cutting-edge, never seen before, floral wedding cake designs.

Some Spring flowers that we are taking inspiration from currently are the Mimosa, the white Muscari, the Allium, the Bloodroot and the Flannel Flower.

So watch this space for some new Spring floral creations from the Rosalind Miller Cakes studio...

On a side note, we had to share a link to one of our favourite companies pushing the boundaries of floral art: Hafod Grange make stunning paperweights with real flowers encased inside a resin globe.

This enchanting Dandelion paperweight is currently holding down the stack of papers on our desk.

Friday, 11 January 2013

The Wedding Industry Awards 2013

At a glittering awards ceremony held at The  Bloomsbury Ballroom  on Wednesday the winners of The Wedding Industry Awards 2013 were announced.  We were absolutely thrilled to win the national award for "The Best Wedding Cake Designer 2013" for the second year running!

Here I am collecting the award.