Pengenna Manor in Cornwall reveals masterpiece cake

25 Oct 2017

Designed to represent the historic venue, the team at Pengenna Manor recently commissioned an extra special cake to be created

Image gallery

Image gallery

On the quest for the 'perfect wedding cake', the team at Pengenna Manor near Wadebridge in Cornwall, approached various experts to craft the masterpiece. 

Following the venue's milestone successes of hosting 40 ceremonies and accommodating around 6,000 wedding guests, proprietor, Richard Blewitt, set out to commission a masterpiece inspired by the 800-year old Grade II-listed house and 30-acre grounds.

Firstly, Richard sought the expertise of Dr Andrew Ormerod - a botanist formerly employed by The Eden Project - to scour orchards at the Tregothnan Estate near Truro, which is of the same age as Pengenna, and pick authentic fruits for the cake. 

Richard then appointed luxury cake specialist Peboryon to deliver the cake which was subsequently unveiled; a five tier structure featuring pearl beading, sugar painting, intricate icing, colour blending and delicious flavouring such as apple and blackberry and spiced plum.

Details to the tiers include a royal icing 3D sugar sculpture of a tree in the top section inspired by a 500-year-old plaster moulding within the manor house and in the second tier, a hand-painted portrait of Pengenna itself in edible oil-paint.

Christine Jensen, creative director of Peboryon, said: “Richard has a strong focus on heritage and that vision is at the heart of this project. This was an intricate and time-consuming project but we are proud to design a cake – inside and out - for such an historic venue."

Related content

supplier finder

Get a quote

Looking for that perfect local supplier?
Let us know what you need and we’ll start looking for you.

supplier finder

Find a supplier

Search over 200,000 Suppliers in the UK.

or

bride

Everything for your wedding

11 unique and unusual wedding gift ideas

Ask your guests to give you these quirky and personalised wedding gifts  ...

How to manage hay fever on your wedding day

Kick hay fever to the curb on your wedding day with this guide to managing your symptoms ...

The best wedding dresses for your body shape

If you don't know where to start when searching for your dream wedding dress, consider st...

9 expert tips for buying a bespoke engagement ring

How to ensure you stay on budget and on brief when buying a bespoke engagement ring ...

How wedding planning impacted my mental health

Norwich make-up artist  Hollie Neve  shares her mental health journey whil...

Looking for that perfect local supplier?
Let us know what you need and we’ll start looking for you.

the wedding show