The Little Cottage Cakery in Northwest England has created a one-of-its-kind wedding cake inspired by the bride’s lehenga. We bring you the exclusive scoop!
“The sponge tastes so good and the attention to detail on the icing is perfect.”
A cakery in the UK has created the most beautiful wedding cake inspired by a bridal lehenga.
The four-tier cake glows in a lovely shade of midnight blue from top to bottom, echoing the lehenga’s base colour.
Each layer is adorned with an element found on the garment purchased from Delhi, such as the intricate embroidery.
Even the pink and gold dupatta finds its way to the spotlight! It drapes down the side of the tiers from a matching flower that doubles a cake topper.
Coated in gold, the couple’s initials add an elegant finishing touch to the biggest wedding cake that the Cakery has ever made.
The Little Cottage Cakery in St Helens, Merseyside, has worked on this unique wedding cake for an entire week.
Founder Saira Ashford tells DESIblitz that she works closely with the bride’s mother and sister, to perfect the overall design and every little detail.
Saira also says she uses a board to secure the heavy cake during transportation, to make sure it stays in one piece.
She says: “I would rate the difficulty of this wedding cake at around 7.5 in comparison with my previous creations, due to the size and complexity of the design.”
We also catch up with the blissful bride Sharon as to why she chooses Saira’s cakery to mark her big day: “Because the sponge tastes so good and the attention to detail on the icing is perfect.
“I was amazed, it was exactly how I wanted it. Guests said it looked fantastic and it tastes so good!”
Want to know how she accomplishes the mammoth task? Saira exclusively takes us through the journey of this ‘lehenga cake’ from beating the first egg to wrapping the final ribbon!
Saira’s spectacular ‘lehenga cake’ has quickly found fame in the community. It has brought in more businesses from Asian customers, looking for a sweet treat for various occasions.
The passionate baker recounts the humble beginning of her company, which started in July 2015:
“We set up business initially supplying friends and family with birthday cakes and celebratory bakes.
“I have always loved to bake as I have done so for my friends and family over the many decades.
“Being vegan/vegetarian over the years, I had no choice but to learn and become creative with the food I produced. This of course fuelled my discovery of my passion for baking and creating something new.
“We here, at The Little Cottage Cakery, as a result of this, love challenging requests and to be a part of the customers’ special day.”
It would seem the hardworking team has become an important part of Rainford Village in St Helens as well, as Saira tells us:
“I now have a vast portfolio of cakes and designs produced and an abundance of returning customers!”
From anniversary cakes to cupcakes for bachelorette party, the team truly lives up to the spirit of their tagline – ‘Luxury cakes and bakes, designed with dedication to detail’.
Enjoy our gallery of their unbelievably beautiful bakes below:
Images courtesy of The Little Cottage Cakery and Pixsmiths Creative Photography
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