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Although I have lived in Castleknock for most of my life, I rarely look around here and think “wow that’s interesting” ! On my quest for castles and adventures, I have failed to mention that I grew up pretty much a 10 minute walk from the ruins of a Norman castle.

When we were kids, we would sneak onto the grounds of The Castleknock College to try get a close up look at the castle. I was always a bit wary as it is haunted by the Ghost of the White Lady. There is also a graveyard beside the castle, which adds to the eerie atmosphere. Oh and I can’t forget the  cursed warriors who are buried under the observatory on the other hill.  There is quite a but of mystery here!!

I’ve never paid too much attention to the Castle on the Hill, but after doing a little research, it turns out to be pretty interesting!

Before the castle was built, the site was used as an ancient burial ground, and human remains, possibly dating from Pagan times were found.

Castleknock Castle set the scene for many bloody battles and changed hands through the years.  People who held the castle include Hugh Tyrrell – The Baron of Castleknock  and  Robert the Bruce !

Sadly nowadays it is in ruins, and not open to the public.

 

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A Hidden Gem

It’s hard to believe that this spectacular venue is only 10 minutes away from our bakery. Every time I deliver a wedding cake here, I am transported back in time. With the log fire burning, traditional music playing and a huge collection of antique and collectible memorabilia, The Anglers rest is without a doubt a stunning wedding venue. A hidden Gem!

Anglers

The Anglers Rest is hosting a wedding Fair on Sunday 21st of February. I am looking forward to showcasing some of my lovely cakes at the fair.. and especially looking forward to a nice meal in the restaurant downstairs afterwards. The food is top notch!!

 

Suzanne xx

Buttercream Beauties

Without a doubt, some of the simplest cakes can be the most beautiful.  We get a lot of orders for buttercream finished cakes, which are a joy to make. I love the rustic look of these cakes. The fit beautifully into all sorts of venues and themed weddings – outdoor weddings, marquee weddings, shabby chic and vintage weddings, Spring / Summer / Autumn / Winter – You can’t really go wrong with a buttercream cake.

The beauty of the buttercream cake is that the cake itself is a blank canvass, waiting to be decorated to match the other details of the wedding.

 

How about an ombre finish with some piped buttercream waves to fit in with a “Summer at the seaside wedding.”

Buttercream ombre

 

 

Or some personalized reindeer cake toppers to sit on a shimmery buttercream cake with some deep red flowers to match the Christmas theme.

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Maybe choose handmade sugar flowers to match the bridal bouquet.

Buttercream Sugar Flowers

 

Or keep it simple and elegant with a pretty Mr&Mrs topper and fresh Peony Rose.

Buttercream 12

 

You can create a dessert table with a mix of different sized cakes. Alternate texture / decoration / flavour for a bit of variety. You may like to add a few extra items, such a cupcakes, macarons or cakepops to finish the display!

Use mismatched cake stands , china teacups and tableware to create a beautiful vintage display.

Vintage Wedding Cake Table (Medium)

Whatever you choose to decorate your cake with, We strive for absolute perfection and prettiness! We go the extra mile to make sure your cake is delivered and set up in perfect condition, travelling with our buttercream kit in case a touch up is required after the journey.  Rest assured, if you order a buttercream cake from CocoaMoiselle, you (and your cake) are in good hands !!

 

Suzanne xx