Lesley Walter Cake Design


In the world of luxury weddings, where every detail counts, the perfect blend of elegance, opulence, and unique culinary creations sets the stage for an unforgettable celebration. At Lesley Walter Cake Design, I take pride in crafting exquisite wedding cakes that not only dazzle the eyes but also delight the palate. My recent collaboration with Delamere Manor, an iconic wedding venue nestled in Cheshire’s picturesque countryside, has allowed me to push the boundaries of wedding cake design and flavour innovation.  The secret Delamere’s own blend of gin.

Crafting 'To the Manor Born':

 A Culinary Masterpiece with Delamere Manor Gin

  1. Inspiration

  2. Flavour combinations

  3. Cocktail-Inspired Culinary Experience

  4. A Culinary Symphony of Collaboration and Excellence

  5. Elevating Your Wedding Cake Experience with ‘To the Manor Born’

1: Inspiration

Delamere Manor shines as a symbol of elegance and sophistication within the wedding industry and inspired by its elegance and sophistication I embarked on a creative culinary journey to develop two exclusive cake flavours infused with Delamere Manor Gin—a batch London Dry gin distilled in the Cheshire countryside using herbs grown in the gardens of their estate. This unique gin boasts punchy juniper up-front, sitting alongside crisp citrus, with delicious, soft herbal notes courtesy of home-grown rosemary and foraged lovage. 

2: Exploring Flavour Combinations

In my quest to create the perfect gin-infused cake flavours and armed with a bottle of Delamere Manor gin I spent time experimenting with various ingredients that would harmonise with the botanical nuances of the gin.  After tasting and combining several flavours, I curated a selection of unique pairings to present to the team at Delamere Manor and they carefully evaluated each slice, offering insightful feedback through a scoring system to fine-tune the final masterpiece

3: A Cocktail-Inspired Culinary Experience

Drawing inspiration from the vibrant world of mixology, each flavour in ‘To the Manor Born’ captures the essence of classic cocktails, offering a sophisticated twist to your wedding cake experience. Picture the refreshing allure of a gin and tonic or the fruity complexity of a crafted cocktail, translated into sumptuous cake layers—truly a culinary journey for the senses!

  • Pineapple and Mango Compote: Providing a refreshing contrast, its tropical notes harmonising perfectly with the botanical nuances of the gin.
  • White Chocolate and Peppercorn Ganache: Adding a subtle hint of spice, this pairing balances sweetness with a touch of complexity, elevating the overall flavour profile.
  • Luscious Black Cherry Jam: Paired with a rich chocolate ganache, this combination offers a burst of fruity sweetness that complements the gin-infused sponge beautifully.
  • Peach Conserve: Teamed with chocolate ganache, this flavour pairing brings a hint of summery warmth, adding another layer of complexity to the cake.

Elevating Each Bite with a Gin-Infused Syrup

To enhance the flavour profile and moisture of ‘To the Manor Born’, we’ve infused each layer with a bespoke gin syrup made from Delamere Manor’s signature London Dry gin. This infusion not only amplifies the botanical notes but also guarantees a moist and delectable slice with a refreshing burst of gin in every bite, making each moment savoured truly unforgettable.

4: 'To the Manor Born': A Culinary Symphony of Collaboration and Excellence

The creation of ‘To the Manor Born’ stands as a testament to the harmonious collaboration between Delamere Manor and Lesley Walter Cake Design, reflecting our shared commitment to culinary innovation and unparalleled quality. Inspired by Delamere Manor’s ethos—where opulence intertwines with elegance, and every element is crafted with meticulous attention to detail—this cake encapsulates the epitome of indulgence. For couples seeking a wedding cake that transcends the ordinary and offers a truly extraordinary culinary experience from the very first bite, ‘To the Manor Born’ is the perfect choice.

5: Collaborative Tasting Experience with Delamere Manor

To ensure the perfection of ‘To the Manor Born’, I invited the team at Delamere Manor to a collaborative cake tasting session. Each flavour was meticulously crafted and presented, allowing the team to provide valuable feedback using a scoring system. This collaborative approach ensured that the final cake flavours truly encapsulate the essence of both Delamere Manor and Lesley Walter Cake Design’s commitment to culinary excellence.   Read what the team at Delamere said about our collaboration.


‘To the Manor Born’

Choosing ‘To the Manor Born’ for your wedding at Delamere Manor is more than just selecting a cake—it’s an invitation to indulge in a luxurious culinary experience. Each slice offers a perfect balance of flavours and textures, reflecting the sophistication and attention to detail synonymous with both Delamere Manor and Lesley Walter Cake Design.

Your Dream Wedding Cake Awaits

Are you ready to elevate your wedding cake experience with our exclusive ‘To the Manor Born’ flavours? I invite you to get in touch to discuss your dream wedding cake and explore the possibilities of creating a truly unforgettable culinary masterpiece.

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To book your dream wedding at Delamere Manor –  www.delameremanor.co.uk




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