When two of our loyal customers, Jade and Andrew Patterson approached us for a three-tier pork pie wedding cake for their big day - we were more than happy to oblige!
When Jade first contacted Turnbull’s back in 2020, we immediately consulted our Master Baker, Phil, who has been head-baker here for over 20 years. Phil’s initial reaction was: No problem, we can do it – he’s not one to shy away from a challenge!
Photograph by: Victoria Sponge Photography
Their wedding was initially postponed due to COVID-19. But they eventually managed to secure a new date at Newton Hall and everything was back on track!
Jade said: "We actually love pork pies and we chose Turnbull's because its our local butchers and we just love them."
"We’ve been to quite a few weddings before and we never really remember getting the cake passed around. We’re not really into sweet stuff so we thought it best to try and get a pork pie cake.
"We got so many reports on it from our guests. They loved it!"
As far as we can tell this is the second time ever a custom Pork Pie Wedding Cake has been requested from Turnbull’s in our 140 year history! A Pie of this size is only for the die-hard Pork Pie Fans!
The bottom layer, our Traditional Pork, took around 5 hours to cook and weighed just over 8lb. The middle layer, made up of Pork & Chorizo and the top layer of Pork & Black Pudding took a bit less. The Cake was then decorated with pastry petals, flowers and topped with ‘Mr & Mrs Patterson’ which had been carved out of wood.
On behalf of all of the Butchers & Bakers at Turnbull’s, we would like to congratulate Mr & Mrs Patterson on their wedding day.
They are both loyal customers and supporters of Turnbull’s and we are delighted to have been able to provide this Pork Pie Wedding Cake for their special day.