16 Jan 2014
We Talk Wedding Cakes with Sweet Hollywood
Are you planning to throw an elaborate wedding in the UK? We talk
to London-based wedding cake maker Sweet Hollywood about their amazing cake designs and what trends the predict for 2014.
a bit about Sweet Hollywood and how you got started?
Sweet Hollywood is a
unique bespoke cake company based in London and founded by creative directors
and husband and wife duo Pardeep Gill & Renu Kaur Gill.
Whilst Renu worked
for a law firm in the city she always loved baking cakes and creating something
special for friends and family. However little did she know that a few months
down the line Sweet Hollywood would be born and her cakes would be getting so much
love and attention.
The turning point was
when her then fiancé Pardeep Gill encouraged her to showcase her work at a
wedding show in Excel. Pardeep booked the stand and informed Renu she had six
weeks to create something spectacular. The doors opened at Excel and the
response for the unique cakes was phenomenal and Sweet Hollywood was officially
inspires your cake designs?
Having a passion for
food, events, fashion and photography our cakes take inspiration from this and
our love for baking is captured within every slice.
Like Hollywood our
cakes are larger than life, with each edible work of art directed by the client
and then beautifully crafted by our team of artists.
We don’t see
ourselves as a production line and like to take the time out to better
understand our clients and create something spectacular. We feel there is
definitely a gap in the market for bespoke wedding cakes along with props that
showcase the cakes like our floating table.
The sweet recipe of
perfection stems from a combination of stunning design, delicious flavours and
our meticulous attention to detail.
the most spectacular wedding cake you have created?
One of the most spectacular wedding cakes we created was probably
for our own wedding. You are probably thinking who makes their own wedding cake
and sets it up the night before their big day.
The cake featured six superior sized tiers and stood 6 foot tall.
Furthermore we incorporated our initials on the middle synched in waist tier.
The cake was then beautifully finished off with fresh flowers and presented on
our unique floating table, which wowed the guests.
The custom table was made from clear reinforced acrylic and gave
the impression that the cake was floating in mid air. If that was not enough we
had a custom acrylic pool made that sat on the table and an acrylic cube, which
was the stand for the cake and sat within the pool. This gave the impression
the cake was floating on water and together with floating candles the whole
presentation was magical.
The cake itself was moist and delicious and we incorporated
different flavours in each tier along with a hidden golden coin which gave one
of our lucky guests a pleasant surprise as well as a bottle of Champagne for
colors and flavours prove most popular?
The request for various colours changes from bride to bride however
we have seen an increase in people wanting to experiment with color. We recently
matched the cake to our bride and grooms outfits and the response for this was
The photographer actually posted the image on a social media site
and the picture went viral with many likes and positive comments. We are always
open to suggestions and like to experiment with different colours and design.
With regards to flavours we are finding that our Luscious Light Lemon Cake is a big hit! The cake
consists of a light and moist Lemon sponge that is layered with an incredibly
fresh and zesty Lemon Buttercream.
wedding cake trends do you predict for couples in 2014?
Sweet Hollywood is always working on new ideas and concepts to try
and break away from the norm. We are setting the trend of celebrity style
wedding cakes along with the overall presentation of the wedding cake and have
some fab fresh ideas for 2014! All we can say is watch this space www.sweethollywood.com