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Cakes by Emma, Sunderland

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Where irresistibly pretty and elegant cakes and cupcakes are created for your special day
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General Services

Bespoke Design
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Pre-Wedding Consultation
Sheet Cakes
Tiered Cakes
Treats and Favours

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Full Description
Cakes by Emma is a Sunderland based business offering bespoke cakes and cupcakes for all occasions but specialising in wedding cakes. The business was founded by Emma O'Hara in 2010, who wanted to share her passion for cakes which taste as fantastic as they look. All cakes are designed to compliment perfectly each brides wedding theme, creating a unique and individual centrepiece to your wedding breakfast. It will be made using the best quality ingredients using traditional methods, tried and tested recipes plus a lot of love and attention. Cakes by Emma prides itself on quality of both taste and design to make every cake that little bit more special. Customer Service is our top priority, from initial enquiry, through the consultation process, to set up and delivery you will be confident that every aspect of your cake will be carefully planned and executed. Your cake is safe in my hands. Call Emma on 07581537171 or email to arrange a consultation.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Emma
Please spend some time browsing my picture galleries where you will find many wedding cake designs and ideas to inspire you. Traditional or contemporary wedding cakes, with exquisite flavours, these stylish and sophisticated cakes are the perfect choice for your special celebration. Call me on 07581537171or email to arrange a consultation and tasting, I would really love to hear from you and help design the perfect cake for your perfect day.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
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Tasha Connelly
Married in November 2016
December 2016
Brilliant Service
Ordered a beautiful cake last minute for my engagement party, was stunning! Thank you so much for a brilliant service!
Married in July 2016
December 2016
Cannot recommend highly enough
After Emma did such a wonderful job of making our wedding cake we asked her to make our son's christening cake too. I sent her a picture of a cake I really liked and what...
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Wedding: March 2016
December 2016
we made £115
Whilst planning a charity bake sale to raise money for nephrotic syndrome trust (NeST). I contacted Emma along with many local companies, to ask for donations. Emma respo...
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Wedding: October 2014
December 2016
Fantastic service aims to please
Fantastic service aims to please would highly recommend to anyone
Location & Contact Details


Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, England

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What is your most memorable wedding?

I spent every Christmas as a child in Otterburn so when I was asked to create a cake for Woodhill Hall I was very excited to return to this lovely Northumberland village. Woodhill Hall is a beautiful venue, they were holding a wedding open morning while I was setting up the cake so I got to look around the beautiful rooms and the teepee in the Garden. I loved the vintage cake the bride and myself designed together, a soft buttercream colour with an antique tea cup and saucer as a topper, I picked the colours in the cup to use in the beads and for the ribbons and for the handmade flowers that filled the cup. The cake was set up in the entrance hall at the foot of the staircase and it looked amazing!

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Classical, contemporary, detailed, vintage, stunning.

What about your business are you most proud of?

The fact that most of my business comes from recommendations.

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Choose a cake that's compatible with the style of the venue, the season, your gown, the flower arrangements, or the menu. If you want colourful accents (such as sugar flowers or icing ribbons), give your baker fabric swatches.

What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?

Confetti cones made from the music score from the first dance.

Describe your typical process with a couple.

After an initial phonecall or email conversation, I have the pleasure of meeting the couple, discussing their wedding plans, style of wedding, venue, colour scheme etc. I discuss options regarding their cake, size, design, colour and then to the nitty gritty of the big day and ensuring that I have a clear plan for the set up and display of the cake.

What is your signature cake?

Currently, my most popular sponge is toffee sponge with salted caramel.

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