Dress your cake (literally) with a golden crown and fresh flowers for a look that is utterly arresting and elegant.

Catherine Gratwicke

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Dark chocolate and praline patisserie cake, £630 (serves 90), www.peggyporschen.com. Decoration (pomegranates, Sarah Bernhardt peonies, Quicksand roses, pepper berries, anemones and grapes), from £100, www.byappointmentonlydesign.com. Cake stand, £131,  and crown, £45, to hire, www.farley.co.uk com

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As seen in the May/June 2014 issue of Brides