Roddy and Alex’s wedding cake

October 16th, 2004
I shared a flat with Roddy for a couple of years at University, and he and his lovely wife are two of my favourite people. When they asked me to make their wedding cake, it was an absolute honour. When they wouldn’t tell me what they wanted, it became officially stressful. Actually, that’s a lie – they didn’t tell me nothing, they told me they didn’t want anything traditional – which didn’t really help much!

I actually took time off work to make this cake, and I definitely needed it. Even with the time off, I was still up until 4am on the night before I had to deliver the cake, but was fortunate enough to have Clayton to entertain me, and take pictures – which I think explain a little about how the cake was put together. I think the most worrying point was during the delivery – I had no idea whether they were going to like it.


Fortunately it went down a treat, the smell of the cake filled the reception with the most amazing chocolatey aroma

. Definitely my most challenging cake to date.