Bakes From A Hackney Kitchen
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I make traditional wedding cakes in a wide-range of delicious flavours, always using a beautifully light sponge mix, a buttercream finish and a topping of fresh seasonal (edible) flowers.
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Treats and Favours
My personal four favourite cake flavours are; carrot and cream cheese, lemon drizzle, Victoria sponge and chocolate Guinesss but I’m always experimenting with new flavours as to me the most important think about eating a slice of cake is enjoying it (and wanting to go back for more). My main focus is taste and I prefer to use buttercream to decorate, usually finished with edible fresh (or dried) flowers, nuts or herbs for a romantically, rustic look. Please get in touch (Hackneykitchen@gmail.com) with any questions or cake requests, be it for a wedding, birthday, special occasion or just when you’re in need of something sweet.
Personal Message from the Manager
Name of Wedding Contact: Rebecca
Hi, After getting married myself six months ago, I understand the wedding planning process fully and am happy to talk about anything you fancy on the cake - special requests can be added and the most important thing is to have a cake you (and your guests) will enjoy and want to come back for more of. Any questions at all please get in touch, Many thanks, Rebecca
Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
Less than 10
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What is your most memorable wedding?
My own wedding - six months ago - which was the most amazing day of my life but did take a lot of planning beforehand. We hired a village hall and I made a three-tiered wedding cake, along with 150 favours (little bags of rosemary and lemon shortbread) and a range of cakes for a cake table. It's fair to say cake was a central theme and we certainly had a lot to go around!
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Romantic, floral, rustic, delicious, modern
What about your business are you most proud of?
Seeing the bride and groom eating (and enjoying!) the cake I've baked.
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
No one will notice the things that go wrong (and nothing will go wrong!). Enjoy the planning :)
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
Not to blow my own trumpet but...I baked little bags of shortbread in different flavours for favours at our wedding which went down really well.
Describe your typical process with a couple.
At first we'll exchange emails to make sure we're both the right fit, then we'll arrange a meeting in person. If we both agree to go forward we'll book in a cake tasting to decide upon flavours, toppings and decorations.
What is your signature cake?
Carrot cake with cinnamon-flavoured cream cheese frosting.
What is the most original creation you have baked for a wedding?
I had to make a red velvet cake with jet black icing which is the most unusual creation I've had to bake.
Describe how you got into making wedding cakes.
I've been baking for as long as I can remember and made my first wedding cake four years ago for a friend. Since then friends of friends have asked me to bake their wedding cakes and it's really gone from there.
What would be your show stopper in the Great British Bake Off?
A bottom tier of fruity carrot cake with a lightly spiced cinnamon cream cheese icing, a middle layer of lemon and almond drizzle sponge and a top layer of traditional victoria sponge with a vanilla buttercream and fresh seasonal berries and flowers.