We adore the buttercream wedding cakes that Emma Page specialises in and we were lucky enough to meet Emma and her lovely team back in March at the Most Curious Wedding Fair in Brick Lane, London. We could see Emma’s stand from afar as it was wonderfully vibrant, and oh so popular.
Having battled our way to the front, in the nicest possible way, no sharp elbows here, promise, we took a closer look at Emma’s cakes and believe me, they look amazing in the photo’s we’re sharing with you here but they’re even more gorgeous in real life.
Emma’s special recipe buttercream has been developed to remain fresh at room temperature for over a week and stable enough to pipe even the most ornate designs with a lifelike dimension and feel to them, yet still remain buttery and absolutely delicious. Emma, however you’ve achieved that, we’ve no idea, but total respect to you.
In addition to the wide ranging number of flower types that buttercream icing can replicate, just look at this stunning cupcake tower.
Emma also uses buttercream to produce intricate tapestry designs, mosaics and much more, all to a fabulous effect.
Buttercream also looks fantastic when applied with a palette knife to achieve an on trend rustic finish that’s super popular at the moment and absolutely ideal for a country, barn or boho themed wedding. Just look how effect it can be when combined with an ombre finish.
Emma never uses fondant on any of her cakes. All moulded or pressed details are made with white or dark tempered chocolate.
If you’re really looking to have fun with your wedding cake, how about something like this one below, which is so outrageously extravagant in terms of design features, we don’t know where to begin.
Covering each delicious layer of sponge, you have layers of ombre buttercream. Each layer has it’s own drip effect to add interest and texture. Then once stacked on top of each other, a seemingly chaotic, but really well planned look is achieved using striped meringues, roses and other sweet treats, finished with a shard of chocolate in matching tones. We love it as it’s such an unforgettable showstopper of a cake.
Using the versatility that Emma’s bespoke buttercream mix gives, how about incorporating an absolutely exquisite bouquet of flowers selection of cupcakes on your dessert table. Definitely another Instagram worthy shot this one.
And it’s not just the detail of each individual bloom we love in this cake below, just look how a basketweave effect has also been created. This would make a sensational centrepiece at any barn or country wedding, bringing a taste of summer to your day whatever the weather.
If you’re looking to keep things simple, but still want an eyecatching cake. How about this ombre ribbon one. And don’t forget that your wedding colours can be matched exactly in buttercream for that pulled together yet effortless look that this beautiful cake has.
Anything cactus related is having a bit of a moment, so we thought we’d finish by sharing this wonderfully fun, quirky cake that would work equally well with any exotic wedding theme you have in mind, it makes us want to get up and salsa just looking at it.
As a birthday or special celebration cake, it’s wonderfully fun too.
We hope you love Emma’s cakes as much as we do, and do let us know if any of you are planning to have one of her cakes at your wedding.
All images except image one are sourced from Emma Page Cakes