S1, Ep 11: Scotland Part 2 : The Tale of a Scottish Wedding Cake

 
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Gillian makes a wedding cake in Scotland. Annabelle comes along for the ride and sees firsthand the lengths to which her friend goes to make the perfect cake.



The day before the wedding: a four-hour road trip to get the best raspberries in Scotland, plus a visit to Dumfries House and dinner at an Edinburgh oyster bar.

 Delphiniums in the five acre walled garden at Dumfries House

Delphiniums in the five acre walled garden at Dumfries House

 Glass houses at Dumfries House

Glass houses at Dumfries House

 The walled garden at Dumfries House

The walled garden at Dumfries House

 Dumfries House

Dumfries House

 Marcus and Jazz, restauranteurs in Edinburgh who put Gillian in touch with a forager for ingredients for the cake

Marcus and Jazz, restauranteurs in Edinburgh who put Gillian in touch with a forager for ingredients for the cake

 The White Horse Oyster Bar in Edinburgh

The White Horse Oyster Bar in Edinburgh


The wedding day: picking flowers from the cold, windswept shoreline of Troon, and also from a lovely garden as Gillian hunts for clematis flowers for the cake. Gillian then makes the cake at Auchinleck House, where the wedding is to be held.

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 Preparing the cranachan layer for the cake

Preparing the cranachan layer for the cake

 Sue, who owns this garden, let Gillian pick as much as she wanted for the cake. 

Sue, who owns this garden, let Gillian pick as much as she wanted for the cake. 

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 Lo and behold a 'Wedding Day' clematis in full bloom in Sue's garden. 

Lo and behold a 'Wedding Day' clematis in full bloom in Sue's garden. 

 Auckinleck House

Auckinleck House

 Auchinleck House

Auchinleck House

 Auckinleck House

Auckinleck House

 The upstairs library at Auchinleck House

The upstairs library at Auchinleck House

 Cake preparations begin

Cake preparations begin

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 The groom

The groom

 Father of the groom

Father of the groom

 The beautiful bride

The beautiful bride

 And the cake maker, carrying the cake to the wedding marquee

And the cake maker, carrying the cake to the wedding marquee

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Links

Dumfries House

Auckinleck House

Jazz and Marcus' restaurant in Edinburgh: Wedgewood

The White Horse Oyster Bar in Edinburgh