A Simple Elegant Wedding Cake

My cousin got married a few weeks ago and I had the privilege of making their wedding cake! Each tier is made of four layers of vanilla butter cake with lemon cream filling and a light lemon swiss meringue buttercream.

I absolutely loved that the venue served each slice with a dollop of double cream and mixed berry compote, I'd never seen/heard/thought about pairing wedding cake with something else before! It was such a simple addition but really made the cake a complete plated dessert. Definitely suggesting this to future couples at their wedding. So many guests were asking for seconds but there was just enough to serve 62 guests, including taking the top tier home for the bride and groom.

For wedding cakes with flowers such as these, the florist (my aunt!) set aside an assortment of flowers and greenery to decorate the cake. Just remember,it's very important to remember to use flowers that are not poisonous and that have not been sprayed with pesticides!