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Blue Bay Lodge Wedding – Heather & Nathan

Blue Bay Lodge Wedding, Heather & Nathan – 16 February 2019

A year ago Heather and Nathan celebrated their love story with a beach wedding held at Blue Bay Lodge in Saldanha.

HAPPY FIRST ANNIVERSARY!

Heather and Nathan both follow a gluten free diet. When they came for a cake tasting back in September 2018, they requested to try the Apple Spice cake as well as a gluten free carrot cake. I must admit that none of us really enjoyed the carrot cake – it was dry and very stodgy to be honest. Not wishing to disappoint them I promised to search out a much nicer gluten free cake. With this in mind I made for them a gluten free vanilla chiffon cake – which came out much better than I expected – it was light, airy and quite pleasant to eat, especially once filled with my homemade salted caramel.

Blue Bay Lodge, Saldanha wedding, gluten free wedding cake, blue ombre macarons, white and blue wedding, Heather and Nathan

From the photo you can see that the cake is what I term a “cutting cake”, this was a gluten free vanilla chiffon cake filled with salted caramel. The colour theme for the wedding was shades of blue, ranging from quite a light cornflour blue to a dark royal blue. This colour scheme was expressed as an ombre effect in the macarons as displayed on their stand. Macarons are a fabulous option as a gluten free dessert. They were filled with buttercream and a salted caramel centre tying them back into the wedding cake.

Blue Bay Lodge, blue macarons

On Friday, I sent through a Whats App message wishing them both much love and best wishes for a wonderful First Wedding Anniversary and here’s what Heather had to say:

Thank you, Gay! We were just speaking about what a joy you were to work with and the yummy cake! We wished we had ordered macarons from you for today! We’ve still not had any better than yours!!!!

Ah bless, I must admit that I get quite teary-eyed when I received comments like this.

Not forgetting their guests, Heather and Nathan chose our pre-portioned vanilla sheet cake which was topped with smooth buttercream and drizzled with salted caramel and of course, extra macarons.

Many thanks to Elmarie Leonard from West Coast Event Shed for supplying the flowers. I chose to put a “flower spacer” in the macaron tower display which gave a slight pause in the overall blue theme. The top of the cake was decorated quite simply with white roses and a few macarons nestled amongst the petals.

Blue Bay Lodge, gluten free wedding cake

As each client’s wedding day comes to a close, I often feel a momentary sense of sadness, but it’s soon replaced with a feeling of profound joy knowing that these young people are embarking on a truly special life together.

Wishing Heather and Nathan much love and joy for a fantastic future together xxx

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