Dress cakes with dark icing, lavish gold and floral details for a truly decadent dessert table.

Catherine Gratwicke

PLANNING ADVICE FROM THE EXPERTS

Cakes (from left): Dark cake, from £500 (serves 60), www.nicolaholbrooke.co.uk. Glass stand, similar £9.99, www.silverandstuff.co.uk. Marie Antoinette violet cake, £132 (serves 12), www.laduree.com. Glass stand, £45, www.theweddingofmydreams.co.uk. Watercolour cake, POA (serves 175), www.rosalindmillercakes.com. Small hurricane lamps, £50 each, www.charlesburnand.com. Large arrangement in vase (hydrangeas, Moody Blue roses, Anigozanthos 'Kanga Burgundy',  dendrobium and Senecio cineraria 'Silver Dust'), from £395, and small arrangement in trumpet vase (Patience and Keira David Austin roses, lilac spray roses, miniature red snowberries, carnation 'Antigua' and ranunculus) from £180, www.inwaterflowers.co.uk   

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As seen in the March/April 2015 issue of Brides