The person behind Crown your Cake is Sinead Nolan!
Sinead focuses on alternative wedding cakes and special celebration cakes, honing in on sugar figures and delicate wafer flowers to crown the cakes. She uses the highest quality ingredients to make her cakes, and chooses fair trade and organic where possible. The cakes are mainly layered with buttercream or ganache then sugarpasted, they may be airbrushed or handpainted. Sometimes left simple and adorned with a few fresh blossoms. She stays away from using moulds as much as possible, hand-crafting using tools of the trade instead and therefore each cake/ cake topper is unique.
Twilight Wedding Cake
Create drama and atmosphere with rice paper flowers using this look.
This cake was made with mixed Berry spice cake and lemon drizzle cakes.
Caricature figures made from family’s photographs using sugar modelling paste.
Can be assembled onto 2 or 3 tiers of cake using different flavours
This gorgeous couple travelled all the way to the west of Ireland to be wed and were placed on a chocolate biscuit cake
Chanel Bag Lovers Cake
Can be placed on top of matching cake
Rizzo - Greese Birthday Cake
Personalised sugar figures can be eaten or kept as keepsakes
Grandmother Birthday Cake
Caricature figures created from photos supplied, the theme was ‘doing messages in Dalkey village’ and placed on Rum and dark chocolate cake
WHAT THEY SAY
We had our cake baked and decorated by Sinead at Crown your Cake. We had pistachio and rose cake, chocolate cake and lemon drizzle tiers, tasted luscious! She painted watercolour shades of blues on the sides for an ‘arty mystical look’ . She made icing figures of us on top which are incredible, we will keep them as momentos for a while yet. I wanted a whimsical feeling to the whole day and Sinead captured that perfectly for our cake.
Sinead at Crown your Cake made a beautiful vintage style cake with our ‘mini-me’s’ modelled on top. We gave her couple of shots of us and a photo of my dress, plus description of Jon’s suit. She got it down to a tee and added her own handpainted vintage style roses to the cake which matched really well. The cake tasted exquisite, everyone raved about the lemon and orange flavoured layers. We still have our figures in a glass display cabinet, haven’t eaten them yet! We would highly recommend Crown your Cake for an alternative take on a cake!
The wedding cake topper Sinead made for my son’s wedding was absolutely wonderful, from a photograph Sinead made a lovely model of the happy couple. Sinead was a dream to work with. Despite a tight timescale, everything was perfect. The topper travelled all the way to Inisboffin, without damage, thanks to Sinead’s packing, It received many compliments on the day.
Sinead was highly recommended to me by a friend and we were over the moon with the cake toppers / icing figures Sinead made for our wedding – which consisted of myself, my husband and daughters. The detail was incredible, the figures were amazing and everyone at the wedding complimented them. Our daughters had asked to make & ice the wedding cakes and Sinead’s figures were the perfect cherry on top! I would highly recommend Sinead for her creativity, professionalism, attention to detail and value for money.
We got married a couple of years ago prior to Crown your Cake started up, so Sinead made our ‘mini-me’ icing figures based on our actual wedding photos. The resemblance is uncanny, and she managed to get my dress really well which must’ve been tricky as there is a lot of lace in it. Sinead also made a scrumptious rich chocolate cake with twin baby elephants for my sister’s baby shower which went down a treat. We wish Sinead the very best of luck with her new venture and would strongly recommend anyone tying the knot to check out her portfolio for wedding cakes with a twist.
Telephone: 086 345 2167
Dunlaoghaire, Co Dublin.