Cake Matters with Carolyn Harvey

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Cake Matters creates unique high quality cakes/flowers & models reflecting your personality & needs. ALL cakes are individually designed with you to suit your theme, dream or desire.
Details
General Services
Bespoke Design
Cake Accessories
Delivery
Last-minute Orders
Physical Shop / Studio
Pre-wedding Consultation
Set-up
Sheet Cakes
Tastings
Tiered Cakes
Dietary Options
Dairy-free
Gluten-free
Nut-free
Pricing & Costs
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Full Description
  • All styles can be created including traditional, modern and novelty cakes; tiered, stacked, chocolate, sugarpaste or royal iced - the choice is yours including knife sprays, cake toppers and table centre pieces. Bride and grooms attire can be copied to resemble the couple on the day. Favourite pets are often added by their feet. Flavours to suit your palette and dietary needs can be worked to. Consultations including tastings and are arranged to suit both of our schedules whether that be days, evenings or weekends. There is no mark up for a wedding cake the cake is costed like any occasion's cake ensure you get best value for money. Set up and delivery can be arranged costs vary according to distance. Testimonials on Facebook "Cake Matters Crawley" and eventually on website. Carolyn Harvey is a British Sugarcraft Guild (BSG) Honorary Member and an accredited BSG demonstrator both all over the UK and abroad. She has worked on the Skoda car advert making various items. She has also won various awards her golds are mainly for Flowers or floral cakes. Although has won other awards for modelling and fruit cakes. She is also a qualified teacher and runs 1:1's and courses for larger parties. 2015 saw several mum's and brides to be attending their unique course to make their own cake and all of it's decorations.
  • Personal Message from the Manager
    Name of Wedding Contact: Carolyn Harvey
    It is always a delight to meet and welcome each new bride or bridal couple and be invited to help with your special day. I look forward to meeting you and know you will go away happy and reassured that your cake will be everything if not more than you hoped.
  • Experience
    # Of Weddings Hosted
    More than 50
    Public Liability Insurance
    Yes
Press & Awards
(3)
Press and Awards (1)
Cake Craft & Decoration Magazine, Oct/Nov 2012, Orchard products book 18
Accreditations / Associations (1)
British Sugarcraft Guild
Industry Awards (1)
Made an Honorary Member of the British Sugarcraft Guild
Photos
(26)
Location & Contact Details
  • Directions
    • Address
    • Darleydale, Crawley, West Sussex, RH11 8QS, England
    • Nearest Town
    • Crawley
    • Nearest Motorway & Junction
    • Junction 10 or 11 M23/A23
    • Nearest Train Station
    • Crawley
    • Nearest Airport
    • Gatwick Airport
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FAQ
(10)
What is your most memorable wedding?
I have to say the 8cake Peacock Engagement cake in 2016, which would make a stunning wedding cake even if smaller.
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Skilled, Clean, modern, traditional, unique,
What about your business are you most proud of?
All of the thank yous and satisfied testimonials. Knowing that I have played an important part towards their special day .
What is your #1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Cheap isn't always best, check who you are buying a cake from not everyone puts their own cakes on their sites.
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
Homemade mini preserves for each party.
Describe your typical process with a couple.
Initial contact often via email with ideas from the couple and often mixed photos. Confirm date, how many to feed and preferences/themes to suit couple. Suggestions/options typed up with prices and sent to be reviewed and select initial choice from. Consultation to taste cakes and final choices. Deposit paid. Confirmation as to whether cake is being set up or collected. Minor tweaks to design are ok up to one month before. bulk of payment 2 weeks before wedding, final amount week of wedding.
What is your signature cake?
I don't have one it is important to me that each cake is unique just like the bride and groom. If talking about flavours the three most chosen are Vanilla cake with buttercream and jam, chocolate cake with chocolate fudge filling and orange cake with lemon curd buttercream.
What is the most original creation you have baked for a wedding?
An alpine scene with lakes, cycling couple and sheep. BUT I have a cake coming up combining traditional with butterflies and superheroes to the rear.
Describe how you got into making wedding cakes.
My mother taught me baking. A friend wanted to do a cake course for her sisters 18th Birthday and we took courses together and then started doing friends cakes together.
What would be your show stopper in the Great British Bake Off?
3 tier cake one of them to include triple ginger cake YUM! Sugarpasted, sugar flowers and brush embroidery.
Bridebook benefits
  • Bridebook Special Offer: Free cake stand and knife hire