The Autumn Issue: Delicious Desserts

This afternoon I’m delighted to introduce you to the lovely Karen from Karenanna Cakes who’s stepping into the shoes of our regular cake expert for a little maternity cover {yes, we like to do things properly here at b.loved!} So while Emily’s off enjoying her new arrival, let’s find out a little more about Karen & the delicious treats she’s created to compliment the theme of our Autumn Issue.

Hi b.loved readers, Karen here! My maiden name is Baker, yes Baker! I’m now a Dickson with two little Dickson’s to boot, one dude and one chick. My family are obviously the most important part of my life, but cake does come a close second and is always in my thoughts! Karenanna is a bespoke cake company, creating beautiful cakes for all occasions which are visually stunning and utterly delicious. I absolutely love my job and working with the bride to create her ultimate vision for her wedding. I have a design style that’s clean and pretty with a nod to the vintage.  When I think of Autumnal dessert tables, I see warm colours of orange and bronze and a complementary taste pallet of warm spices and feel good treats.

bloved-uk-wedding-blog-the-style-guide-autumn-dessert-table-ideas-anneli-marinovich-photography (2)Vanilla and Cinnamon cake pops

These cake pops are delicious vanilla cake with cinnamon buttercream, dipped in creamy white chocolate. Decorated with a mix of rustic bronze leaves and vintage frill flowers and tied with a black voile ribbon bow, together they make a very pretty contemporary display and are definitely party friendly.

bloved-uk-wedding-blog-the-style-guide-autumn-dessert-table-ideas-anneli-marinovich-photography (1)Salted Caramel Popcorn // Spiced Carrot and Orange Mini Cakes

Of all the treats you might find on a dessert table, popcorn is certainly the one for sharing! It evokes classic images of snuggling up and enjoying together. To complement the theme, the popcorn is flavoured in salted caramel. Little paper bags provide the guests with a fun element to enjoy the popcorn during the reception.

These rustic spiced carrot and orange mini-cakes hit the spot when it comes to both Autumnal style and flavour. Presented with a ‘freshly baked’ look and vintage mini doilies, they’re pretty and very inviting. A good size also means you could go back for more!


Photography: Anneli Marinovich // Styling: b.loved // Cakes: Karenanna


After a decade-long career in corporate interior design, I took a giant leap of faith, left the security of an office job, and founded B.LOVED in 2011 as a platform for romantic and beautiful wedding inspiration. Thanks to a whole lot of creativity, hard work and passion, my gamble paid off and B.LOVED became one of the leading wedding blogs in the UK.

I'm also a co-founder at The Brand Studio, where I design and curate beautiful photoshoots for wedding and lifestyle brands, as well as running wedding industry community the B.LOVED Hive where I support and nurture wedding pros building industry leading businesses. Yep, I definitely have the best job in the world.

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