Well folks, wedding season has begun in earnest!
Last week saw me at one of my favourite venues; Tregenna Castle Hotel , for Sheenah & Jeff's wedding. They kept things simple and elegant with an ivory cake and hunters green ribbon, all topped off with some beautiful flowers from Anna at Wedding Flowers in Cornwall .
Please see my wedding cake gallery for pictures!
And this Saturday saw me travelling to Polhawn Fort (not an easy task from Penzance with a cake in the car!) for Katie and Zac's wedding. They kept the outside of the cake rather simple; a lovely mint green with brush embroidery detail, but the inside was the talking point with ombre sponge in peach colours!
More pictures on my Facebook and Wedding Cake Gallery!
Congratulations to Sheenah & Jeff and Katie & Zac!
Hi all! I hope you are all keeping well :-)
So for those of you that don't know (I have been posting all over Facebook about it!) but I am now an awarding winning cake designer! I am very proud to announce that I won Best Wedding Cake Designer 2014 at the Westcountry Wedding Awards!
The awards were held on the 6th March at Plymouth Guildhall, and myself along with many other fantastic wedding business owners attended the glittering event to find out who won. The awards all voted for by our fantastic Bride's and Groom's and scored according to their comments. So, to have won this award really does meant that I'm doing my job properly and providing you all with great cakes!
On the back of this success, I have again entered the Cornish Brides Awards (voting opens 7th April) to hopefully start a winning streak!
Much love to you all xxx
Well, what a crazy couple of months that was!! I think the wedding season is finally slowing down for me, but now it's all about birthdays and Christmas!!
First and foremost I would like to let you all know that I am through to the final of the Cornish Brides Awards!! Thank you to everyone that voted for me! I would really love to win, so if you haven't voted yet, please pop over to www.cornishbrides.co.uk and fill in the voting form!! Thank you :-)
July saw me travelling to beautiful St.Ives for Gillian and Tony's wedding at Tregenna Castle, they had beautiful weather and married outside overlooking St.Ives bay and Godrevy lighthouse. Gillian loves gardening, and her flowers were all made from succulents, it was a fantastic idea, so different and unique and I carried it through to the cake design. See below for a relaxed shot of them cutting the cake.
In August I travelled to two new venues, well, new for me! First up was Gwel an Mor in Portreath for Jodie and Carl's wedding. They had a beautiful vintage, lace and baby pink theme, and the florist provided a lovely posy for the top of the cake. See below my Wedding Cake Gallery for a photo.
The second venue was Pendennis Castle where I set up Alex and Rob's St.Piran themed cake. They used the St.Piran flag in all of their wedding stationery, and followed the monochrome colour scheme through to the chair covers and tableware. Please see a photo below:
And just this week I was lucky enough to supply Nina and Simon with their cake, again at Tregenna Castle Hotel in St.Ives. I was so happy when they chose me to do their cake as it was such a novel idea: the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man from the Ghostbuster movie, with themselves as Ghostbusters figures!! It was quite a challenge to get the shape and the support right, but I (and Nina and Simon) was over the moon with the result!! The movie theme was fantastic, with talking figurine centrepieces from various films such as Labyrinth, Star Trek and Trap Door!! From the photo below, I think the guests enjoyed it!!
Sunday 9th June saw me travelling the short distance to the beautiful Prussia Cove for Maia and Robin's Russian/Jewish wedding.
Maia and Robin booked me to do there cake in April after a cake tasting at my home. Maia had very specific ideas of her theme and decorations, and wanted these incorporated into her cupcakes. Pale pinks and greens, along with lace detail decorated the cupcakes, and as both Bride and Groom are musicians by trade they wanted this reflected in their cake also, so I added a few little musical notes!
However the best part has to be the geese topper on the cutting cake! Maia wanted something on top, and as she mentioned their pet name for each other is 'goose' I suggested a little bride and groom geese topper, so cute!!
The day was a little overcast, but warm and not raining! And the venue was unique: Porth en Alls is an old house right on the edge of the cove overlooking rugged rocks and sea. Catering was provided by The Round Kitchen and Stu Wedding DJ Cornwall provided the music for the very lively (as I've heard!) evening party!
Mazel Tov to Maia and Robin, and here's some pictures of their cake:
Hi all! Just to keep you all updated in the life of Maureen!
It's been a very busy week with two weddings, and two birthdays all in the space of three days!
Friday 17th saw me travelling to St Agnes for Caroline and Neil's wedding at Driftwood Spars. They chose a monochrome theme with white and black gerbera flowers which I incorporated into their cake with some sugar flower creations.
The monochrome theme was very striking and it all tied in beautifully as Caroline's Bridesmaids were also in black and white. I wish Caroline and Neill all the best for the future.
After delivering a Dora the Explorer cake on Saturday I had to finish Newlyna and Adam's wedding cake for Sunday 19th. They married at the Atlantic Hotel in Newquay on a glorious sunny day and Newlyna look stunning in her frilly gown!
Cassie from Cake Top Characters provided the caricature topper which finished off the cake perfectly.
And the sweet cart used to display the cake was a fantastic idea!! Newlyna looked stunning and I send my love and best wishes to her and Adam!
Right, I'm off to Zante for a well earned holiday in the sun! Very excited!! Then on my return it's straight back to it!!
I do hope you are all well and the warmer weather is finally making us smile :-)
I've been busy the past few weeks with another wedding at St Ives Harbour hotel (pictures to follow) and various birthday cakes! Please take a look at my gallery for the latest pics!
I have entered the Cornish Brides Awards 2014, and am hoping that I can count on your votes to help me win Best Wedding Cake Designer! So, if I've made you a wedding cake, please take a few second to visit the Cornish Brides website and vote for me!! It would be very much appreciated!
Anyway, must get back to it I have a very busy week ahead before I take well earned break and shoot off to Zante for a week :-)
Saturday 30th March saw me delivering Suzy and Chris' unique design cake to the St Ives Harbour Hotel on a beautiful, bright and sunny (but very cold!) day.
The inspiration for the cake came from a guitar that Chris very much liked (he even had his waistcoat designed to match!) and the simple design on red and black ribbon wrapped around the cake was very effective. Suzy did, of course, have her input as I created a posy of red sugar roses and red and black ribbon to top the cake to match her bouquet.
The cake fit in with the decorations of scattered rose petals and black crystals, and the beautiful Porthminster beach as the backdrop made for a most stunning setting.
I wish Suzy and Chris all the best for the future and I can't wait to see some wedding photos! In the meantime, I've popped a couple of my pictures below, and you can see some more on my Facebook profile :-)
So, it may not quite be Wedding Season just yet, but it's starts in earnest for Maureen at the end of March! Exciting times! It's a good job I love making cakes, lol! I'll be sure to keep you all updated with my work both on my website and on my Facebook and Twitter pages, (links can be found on my website) so please feel free to follow me :-)
Unfortunately I was unsuccessful at winning Best New Business at the Westcountry Wedding Awards, but I'm over the moon to be a finalist and there's always next year where I will be entering best Cake Designer!!
That's all for now, must get back to the kitchen!
Wow! How time flies!! Sorry for being so slow at posting news, I just never seem to find the time, lol!
Well, it's been a busy few months for Maureen, the wedding bookigns for 2013 are flying in. It's shpaing up to be a busy year at Maureen Towers! lol.
The best news I have to share is that I have reached the finals of the West Country Wedding Awards 2013! I am in the Best New Business Category, I am over the moon to be in the final and to win it would definately be the icing on the cake....... Hehehe.
Anyway, I will let you all know how I get on!!
Sorry it's been such a long time since my last post! I didn't realise the time has gone so quickly! Well, since I last posted I've been very busy with wedding cakes.
At the end of September I did a cupcakes for Ali and Louis' wedding at Restronguet Barton Farm near Falmouth. The couple were blessed with a beautiful sunny day, and the marquee - by Absolute Canvas - on the hill had awesome views over the water. All the best to Ali and Louis!
The following day saw me travelling to The Cove Hotel in Lamorna, on a very different day weather wise! However, Jodi and Gary didn't let the rain and wind spoil their day as Bob from Strawberry Leisure took the bridal party to the beach in the campervan's that matched the one on their cake!
A week later I was at Tregenna Castle in St.Ives delivering a cake for Michelle and Scott. I was very nervous about this one as Scott is a very experienced chef and also very particular about what he likes! He loved the cake, and even cut it with a Samurai sword! Michelle and Scott had a lovely theme of pale green and pink orchids, and they did look amazing! I wish Michelle and Scott all the best for the future.
Must sign off now, have a lot of emails to catch up on! Speak soon!
Hello Everyone!! And welcome to my website and my first blog post!
It's been a very busy few months for Maureen, so much so that I've updated my website and made it bigger and better!! Please bear with me as I continue to work on it.
The past week I've been owrking on a couple of cakes; a 1st birthday cake with jungle animals, and started some sugar orchids for a wedding cake in a month's time. I had a lot of fun making the jungle animals I can tell you! Pictures to follow soon.
It's not all baking though, a couple of weeks ago I was at the Cornish Brides wedding Fair at Kingsley Village . It was a very busy day and I met lots of lovely brides and grooms, and some very unique cake ideas in the making! Very much looking forward to creating some of them :-)
Anyway, must sign off for now. I will keep you all up to date as and when I can!!