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Artisan cake designer, creating bespoke cakes for your wedding day. From the timeless classics, to super retro and modern designs. The sky is the limit.
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General Services
Bespoke Design
Cake Accessories
Delivery
Last-minute Orders
Pre-wedding Consultation
Set-up
Tastings
Tiered Cakes
Treats and Favours
Dietary Options
Gluten-free
Vegan
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  • £360
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Full Description
  • With a fabulous selection of sponges and fillings you are sure to find the right cake for you. Previous brides have ranted about our cakes, calling are passion fruit curd filling 'a cake to die for'. Nadia Jay, the head cake artist has an eye for creating beautiful sugar flowers and hand crafted toppers to adorn your cake. Whatever your theme, we have a creation for you. Looking for the perfect wedding favour? We have that covered too, with an array of macaroons, biscuits, cake pops and strawberries dipped in chocolate to choose from. Make the most of your wedding planning experience, and join us in our kitchen to sample our most popular flavours.
  • Personal Message from the Manager
    Name of Wedding Contact: Nadia Jay
    Congratulations on your upcoming nuptials! Feel free to browse the Cake Me By Surprise portfolio and see a glimpse of the work created for previous weddings. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch. I look forward to hearing from you.
  • Experience
    Year Business Was Established
    2013
    # Of Weddings Hosted
    Between 30 and 50
    # Of People In Team
    2
    Public Liability Insurance
    Yes
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Wedding Flowers and Accessorizes, Jan/Feb Issue 2015
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    • Address
    • Rochester, Kent, England
    • Nearest Town
    • Rochester
    • Nearest Motorway & Junction
    • M20, M2, A2
    • Nearest Train Station
    • Halling
    • Travel Notes
    • Travelling from London by car is really easy, with only a 30 minute drive from the Blackwall Tunnel. The closest train station is only a 10 minute walk away, and can be accessed from most major London, and South East train service connections with few changes.
    • Nearest Airport
    • Gatwick
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What is your most memorable wedding?
Mr and Mrs England's Wedding. As Helen ( the bride) would be becoming 'Mrs England' the whole wedding had a very British theme, and of course the cake was central to this. So I created a wedding cake that had a hand crafted Taxi, with a swinging 'just married' sign. I added a post box with their initials, and English bull dog, and then hand piped famous London land marks on the cake. Of course it was adorned with rolled red roses. It is not often that when I deliver and set up the cake I will see the bride, but Helen came running in and gave me the biggest hug, she was ecstatic with the cake, along with her mum and sister in law. That was such a memorable day, to see my client light up, and know that we had just 'got it'.
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Striking, feminine, romantic, whimsical, unique
What about your business are you most proud of?
Every cake has been executed with its own sense of style. No one cake that comes out of the kitchen has ever been the same. They have all been unique to every client, and every cake I have taken on has forced me to push myself and do everything to deliver above and beyond my clients expectations.
What is your #1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Don't be afraid to show off your own sense of style. The day should reflect the personality of the couple. This is the first major planning role the couple will ever take, and they really have to work together as a team. Have fun with it, and throw in touches that tell your story.
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
Pots of home made jam and spirits as wedding favours, created by the brides family.
Describe your typical process with a couple.
Every couple is invited to taste a sample of our most popular cake sponges and fillings. I always suggest couples bring photos, mood boards or colour swatches that they are drawn to, to help get an idea of their style, and the kind of cake design they are looking for. I will draw up various design, tweaking these with the couple, until we come to a final creation that they love. From there, we discuss the payment plan, and I will answer any other questions that they have.
What is your signature cake?
Any design with sugar flower work! But our birch tree wedding cakes have been incredibly popular.
What is the most original creation you have baked for a wedding?
I created a secret garden themed wedding cake July of this year (2016) that was finished in a mauve ruffle buttercream and then adorned with edible flowers such as violas, cornflowers and lavender. I hired out a stand that is covered in reindeer moss, and spiraling branches to finish the look. It has such a unique and whimsical feel.
Describe how you got into making wedding cakes.
I was trying to budget for my own wedding, and decided to bake my own wedding cake. I purchased this book by Zoe Clark and was just in awe at what could be created. The edible lace designs, the edible sequins, all the luster shimmer and beading, it was stunning. At that point, I knew I wanted to created wedding cakes.
What would be your show stopper in the Great British Bake Off?
A cake sculpture of Paul Hollywood, and then I would have steam blowing out of his ears and his eye would light up and flash. It would purely be to see Paul's reaction!