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

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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."

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