Wedding Cupcakes at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge

Cupcake Tower in The Old Dining Hall

This couple chose to have mainly vanilla cupcakes, with a few lavender flavoured cupcakes as well. The cakes were decorated with a variety of pastel vanilla frostings in cream, yellow, pink, apricot, blue and green with the lavender cupcakes having lavender colored and lavender perfumed frosting (I used culinary lavender to perfume the cakes and frosting).

The large cupcakes had roses in a wide range of colours, the mini vanilla cakes had matching blossoms and the lavender cupcakes had matching daisies.

With the wedding being held in a Cambridge College on a Saturday, access was never going to be easy, so in the end the whole family drove into Cambridge with me and we ploughed through the crowds of tourists outside Kings College, to get as near as we could with the car! Then my eldest son and I staggered to Gonville & Caius, laden with a 7 tiered stand, 7 boxes of cakes, camera and all the other gubbins you need when setting up a wedding cake stand and left my husband and youngest son to ‘negotiate’ the crowds whilst trying to move the car to The Backs! We got there without a hitch and the porter escorted us to The Old Dining Hall, which is stunning! As we dashed through the courtyard with the cakes, we caught a glimpse of the wedding ceremony in the chapel, which looked lovely.

I quickly set up the cakes and took as many photos as I could. I just hope it didn’t get too hot in the room and that the cakes stand up to the weather today – it is really hot and humid!

These are the mini lavender cupcakes with lavender frosting, decorated with daisies. Both the sponge and frosting are infused with real lavender.

 I have to say that I particularly like these mini vanilla cupcakes with pastel frostings – they look very sweet!

Here are the pale pink and pale apricot frosted vanilla cupcakes – the roses were made in red, dark, mid and pale pink, pale and bright yellow, blue, mauve and apricot.

As we left the College, we went through a side courtyard, so we could avoid the wedding party enjoying champagne in the man courtyard.

I am sure they have had a fantastic day – it’s such an amazing and stunning location for a wedding!

July 5th 2010:

I was thrilled to bits to receive these comments from the bride and groom and the bride’s father today – you couldn’t ask for better feedback!

"*Thank you* so much for the simply wonderful cakes that you made for
our wedding on July 3rd.  They looked absolutely beautiful and tasted
delicious - I had both the vanilla and lavender!

I hope you managed to negotiate the location - I know it's very
tourist-full at this time of year...

Many, many thanks and we will definitely be recommending you to others!"
and
"This was a stupendous display in a stupendous setting. The whole day was
perfect and the guests admired and tucked into the delicious cakes throughout
 the proceedings - as the father of the bride, I felt entitled to test as
many flavours as I could! All were heavenly, especially the lavender.
Thank you for your wonderful efforts in bringing this tower of confectionery
to the wedding - you deserve every success in your business venture.
Look out for the photo of the happy couple cutting the Cupcake!
With every good wish."
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2 thoughts on “Wedding Cupcakes at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge

  1. This was a stupendous display in a stupendous setting. The whole day was perfect and the guests admired and tucked into the delicious cakes throughout the proceedings – as the father of the bride, I felt entitled to test as many flavours as I could! All were heavenly, especially the lavender.
    Thank you for your wonderful efforts in bringing this tower of confectionery to the wedding – you deserve every success in your business venture. Look out for the photo of the happy couple cutting the Cupcake!

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