Cakes with a twist: Twisted Flour and Sugar Merchants

Wedding cake fashion is returning to its elegant roots. Wilder bohemian trends have been tamed into something more classic.

They’re now simpler with many in plain white,” says Kate Podmore from Twisted Flour and Sugar Merchants.

Flowers, fondant, and buttercream are sumptuous in soft summery colours like yellows, and peach, in trend with the Pantone colour for 2024.

“Another trend is layered piped frosting on intricately iced cakes, almost Victorian in style, and there’s more textured icing,” Kate explains.

Fastidious with fondant, Kate insists her icing is perfectly straight. Incredibly talented with flowers, her mother Sally Holt brings cakes to life. From single cakes for smaller weddings to five tiers, the twisted duo does it all.

It’s in their name. “We love adding a twist, looking outside the cake box.

For a couple engaged in Venice, we decorated with olive leaves and lemons with Lemoncello marshmallow between lemon cake layers. No cake has been made twice, bar our six-inch heart cakes.

“For fresh flowers, we work with the couple’s wedding florist for a cohesive look, and source the most amazing silk flowers.”

The mother and daughter have fun showcasing couples and their wedding themes and can even make grazing boxes for the bridal parties as they get ready, because “sometimes they forget to eat,” they laugh. “We’re also known for our incredible vegan varieties like the deep earthy double-chocolate beetroot cake, that we fooled a couple of farmers with, and, our gluten-free cakes made with our fluffy, light flour blend.”

“Separate tiers or extra mini cakes sort any dietary differences. Although, Keto cakes never really flew. Sugar is in our name after all,” the pair say.

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