Thursday, 2 February 2012

Summer Breeze Dessert Bar at Caves Beachside Hotel

This is one of my all time favourite dessert bars, at one of my all time fav venues. It's refreshing, fun, surprising, yet sophisticated, and it just screams fun!

If you are looking for a wedding venue in Lake Macquarie, check this place out for sure. Caves Beachside Hotel is only 20 mins from Newcastle, has incredible views, fabulous new decor that I would kill to have in my own home, great food, and an awesome wedding co-ordinator. Adam Loades, is a sesaoned pro, and is one of the best in the biz. Calm, patient, and extremely knowledgable, I have yet to meet a couple that doesn't fall in love with him as much as the place. 

When it came time to create this dessert table, I really wanted the colours to pop, but still remain cute and romantic. The key is as much in the muted tones as the shades we opted for. We were going for a very California Dessert look with layers of soft sorbet shades. 

We chose to go with mostly dessert options, and only a handful of sweets. That being said, these are not your average desserts. Ice- Cream cake pops, floral cupcakes, three layer white chocolate mousse, were as much at home as the toffee apples and lemon meringue pies. 

The wedding cake itself was a two tier green/ white version of the insane ruffle cake by the brilliant Maggie Austin. 19 layers of ruffles on each 5" high tier, meant the ruffles alone took more than 8 hours to create. I have to say though, they were worth every minute Bec spent creating them! 

For more details on our services, please email us at or call (02) 4948 1286. If you are keen to check out Caves Beachside Hotel for yourself, give Adam a call on (02) 4980 9999 or email


  1. that is SO gorgeous Vanessa ! well done (amazing venue too, ive never been there)