Wedding cake designer in Northampton – Couture Cakes
mmmm, cake… my favourite subject!
Photographing wedding cakes is a tasty topic too! I’ve photographed hundreds of wedding cakes over the years. (Just realised how much that means I’ve eaten, oops!). I know, what a terrible job! I’d love to tell you about one of the companies I regularly come across – Couture Cakes, a genius of the wedding cake world.
Read on if you’re looking for a luxury wedding cake designer who can create a fantastic feast for all the senses! One that looks spectacular and tastes even better!
Katie at Couture Cakes knows exactly how to make eyes pop and mouths water! The sugar sweet smell that hits me when I’m taking close-up photos is torture!
Katie runs the business from her family farm in south Lincolnshire. (She sources free range eggs, organic wheat and raspberries for jam very close by!) It doesn’t matter where you’re getting married though; delivery can be arranged anywhere. Katie’s cakes have flown the world (in their own seats!).
Iced, naked or semi-naked. Chocolate or carrot. Cheese tower or croquembouche. Displayed suspended from the ceiling of a marquee or on top of a chimney pot in a barn. Doughnut wall or decadent dessert table with miniature cakes, marshmallows and meringues. Oh my! How will you ever choose?!
Katie’s cakes are exceptional. She’s an insatiable professional. Whatever style you choose, your cake will be finished to perfection with elegance and finesse.
Katie has created wedding cakes for lots of my couples and she always manages to blow me away by putting her own unique twist on traditions and trends. Katie leads where others simply copy.
Katie’s one of my fave wedding suppliers to work alongside. That’s partly because it’s a joy to photograph such beautiful work but largely it’s because I don’t have to try hard to make her cakes look good!
With some cakes it’s Photoshop. Katie’s cakes are born with it.
When it comes to post-production of the photos after the wedding, I know I won’t have to straighten wonky tiers, repair cracked icing or smooth lumps and bumps in post-production when Katie makes the cake because her work is flawless.
Such details might not be noticed in the whirlwind of a wedding day but there will be photographic evidence if something isn’t spot on! Katie’s cakes look good on the day, not just in photos.
But it’s not just about the cake
Understandably, venues often put wedding cakes in the place that’s easiest for them logistically. But that’s not always the strongest option to admire your cake in all its glory or get the best possible photos of it. I see so many beautiful cakes sitting sadly in dark corners or with ugly distractions behind them. And if the light and background aren’t good, it’s hard to get a lovely photo. Mega sad face.
Want to show your cake off at its best? Katie is passionate about how and where to display cakes. She’s worked at every type of venue so will be able to give you advice on how to show your cake off as the centre-piece that it is.
Want to see some serious eye candy?
Check out some of Katie’s wedding cakes below. And if you like her style, you’ll find her contact details at the end. All photos by me :)
Looking for an incredible wedding cake designer?