Anna Baker is a creative cake designer offering bespoke baking in the Cotswolds. From afternoon tea to showstopping wedding cakes, each treat is created using the finest ingredients. Now that restrictions look set to lift, we catch up with her about her latest designs for micro weddings.
Anna tells us, "For a micro wedding this summer, I would suggest ordering a delicious semi-naked or sponge cake fully covered with buttercream. There are so many delicious flavours to choose from and the beauty of hosting a micro wedding is that a seven-inch cake will be plenty for 15 guests with some to spare. Alternatively, you could have a two-tier cake with one five-inch and one seven-inch layer. The seven-inch tier could be eaten at the wedding and the smaller one could be frozen to enjoy at a later date with family and friends."
Anna continues, "Summer berries are in abundance during this season and look fabulous decorating a cake. Fresh flowers also look beautiful and can be coordinated with the bouquets and table decorations. You can either keep it simple or mix the two - the combination of flowers and berries looks sensational. Even though your cake will be smaller than usual, it should still be the centrepiece at your reception. Using a decorative cake stand or a log slice to present it on will provide the finishing touch and height can be added by the addition of a striking topper available in all shapes and sizes. Ribbons and bows and all manner of decorations are also available and I offer a personalised service in which all of these details are discussed ahead of the day to ensure that you have your dream cake."