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Awakening - The Cake

At the end of February I was delighted to be asked to be a part of a photo shoot for the wonderful Silverlinings Magazine - Cornwall, which, of course, I accepted.

I waited with excited anticipation for the mood board to come through and I wasn't disappointed! It was full of images with a soft and serene  feel, pretty florals and a unique venue.

I immediately got sketching - drawing on ideas and thoughts from my numerous notebooks.  I knew I wanted it to include texture, as the colour palette I had in mind was completely neutral to compliment the styling. I also decided to utilise wafer paper to create large, light, blousey ruffles and to also incorporate my ever growing love of dried flowers to add a subtle hint of colour.

I then had to think about structure and how I wanted it be composed. Height was important, as it would allow me to use the wafer paper ruffles to their full potential and make a real visual impact. Therefore the base tier was double height to accommodate the ruffles and the two smaller tiers were finished with a textured, stone effect, fondant for added interest. The design was finally brought together when dressed with the dried roses, foliage and grasses.

On the day of the shoot, I made my way down, navigating some of Cornwall's beautiful country roads until I arrived at Enys House and Gardens near Penryn, and what a treat it was! A beautiful old building awaiting renovation, providing a perfectly unique backdrop for the day.

The pictures speak for themselves - all elements brought together perfectly by an wonderful team of Cornish suppliers, whose creativity and eye for detail shone through.

More images of this gorgeous photo shoot and supplier details can be found over on the Silverlings website.

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