Your wedding day is a day you will remember forever, and so it has to be perfect. While dress, flowers and carriages all play their role, when it comes to the reception, the cake will undoubtedly be the star of the show. Now that the days of the obligatory three-tier, white-iced fruit cake are long gone, the cake can be as glamorous, as exciting, as stunning as your imagination allows. From luxurious baroque designs to the most stunning minimalist creations, this collection of Mich Turner’s amazing wedding cakes will inspire any bride-to-be. Whether you want an exquisitely regal cake, with a beautiful tear-drop design combined with tightly packed roses; a more lush, almost sculpted, concoction of sweeping fans of white chocolate interspersed with real flowers; a chic and sweetly pretty hand-painted floral design; or a tiered arrangement of tri-coloured individual cakes, each topped with a rose, there is a tantalising collection here. Mich also showcases a range of beautiful wedding mementoes, including cookies, tiny cakes and favours. Divided into eight chapters, covering a full spectrum of classic, creative and contemporary styles, Couture Wedding Cakes will not only inspire you but will also give you all the information you need to make these cakes yourself. Whether you choose a romantic, fairytale-like cake, a chic number that is style itself or a show-stopping confection of chocolate and flowers, you will be guided step-by-step through all the stages to create a breathtaking wedding cake that will be admired by all.
Mich Turner's pioneering work in the world of creative cake decoration means she is often described as the queen of couture cakes. She originally trained as a Food Scientist and was Patisserie Buyer at Harvey Nichols before founding her hugely successful Little Venice Cake Company in 1999. Mich's bespoke classic and contemporary creations have graced the table of her Majesty the Queen, Madonna, Pierce Brosnan, Paul McCartney, Cheryl Cole and David Beckham. It's no wonder then that Vogue, Tatler and Stella magazines regularly feature her delicious designs. Mich has also been a consultant to numerous TV shows, including Heston Blumenthal's Feast, Rachel Allen's Bake!, Kirstie's Homemade Home and of course her own series, Couture Cakes. As a leading authority on special occasion cakes, Mich runs successful masterclasses around the world aimed at all levels of ability. She was Harpers Bazaar and Chanel Entrepreneur of the Year 2006 and is the author of four highly successful books: Spectacular Cakes (best Dessert Book, Gourmand World Cookbook Awards), Fantastic Party Cakes, Couture Wedding Cakes and Cake Masterclass (best book for food professionals, Gourmand World Cookbook Awards). Little Venice Cake Company Celebration Cakes are available under licence in Sainsbury's, Waitrose and Tesco, providing the opportunity to sample the luxury of LVCC at a price point all can afford. LVCC already provides couture cakes exclusively for Harrods. In 2010 Mich was awarded an MBE for her outstanding services to the Catering Industry and in 2011, Little Venice Cake Company launched a new international range of cake baking and decorating equipment and Mich launched a range of edibles in conjunction with Silver Spoon. Both ranges are set to expand in 2012.