Subtlty is key with this wondorous white creation from Kate and William's wedding cake designer, Fiona Cairns. Opt for traditional white with smooth fondant icing, decorated with delicate floral features and small textural dots on each tier for a truly classy cake.

Catherine Gratwicke

DESSERT TABLE DELIGHTS

Lily of the valley cake, from £2,000 (serves 200), www.fionacairns.com. Cake stand, £112.95, www.culinaryconcepts.co.uk. Mirrored table, £490, www.okadirect.com. Cake server, £6, and cake plates, £3 each, to hire, www.joneshire.co.uk. Floral arrangements (including lilac, stocks, paperwhites, lily of the valley, ranunculus, hyacinths and dendrobiums), from £25 each, www.wildabout.co.uk. Silver tealight holders, £8.95 for two, www.theoriginalpopupshop.com

As seen in the May/June issue of Brides