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COVID-19 Update
I am still working! However, I am currently only taking bookings past September 2020 and these will be subject to Government restrictions on social distancing at the time. Dates in 2021 are booking up fast so do get in touch if you would like to discuss your cake, I would love to talk to you! I am still able to post tasting samples and am holding consultations via the phone or Skype. Happy wedding planning! x Claire
I design and bake exquisite and delicious wedding cakes in West Sussex, delivering across the South and London. All my designs are bespoke and unique.
Pricing & Costs

Prices start at

£400
Details

Dietary Options

Gluten-Free
Dairy-Free
Nut-Free
Vegan
Vegetarian

General Services

Tastings
Last-Minute Orders
Tiered Cakes
Delivery
Treats and Favours
Bespoke Design
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Set-Up
Full Description
Every cake I make is individually designed in collaboration with the couple, drawing inspiration from the style and feel of your wedding and the things you love. I invite every prospective wedding couple to a tasting and design consultation where you can try as many flavours as you like and we can discuss design ideas in more detail. I work from the big kitchen of an old Victorian School where I live in beautiful West Sussex, but if it is tricky for you to get to me I can post out samples for you to try at home and we can chat over the phone. I also offer an extensive menu of 'Sweet Treats' - from meringues and iced biscuits to macarons and miniature cakes, which make beautiful dessert tables or personalised favours for your guests. Contact me for my full menu!

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Claire
Hi! Congratulations on your engagement! I would love to chat to you about your wedding cake, so do get in touch for more info and to order a sample tasting box! x Claire

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2012
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
true
Reviews
(21)
Eliza & Jordan
Wedding: February 2020
May 2020
So glad we chose you!
Thank you for the beautiful cake you created for us for our special day. We loved it as did our guests - the carrot cake with cinnamon was one of the best cakes we and our guests have ever eaten. So glad we chose you, you were so lovely to work with.
Drew & Jess
Wedding: August 2017
December 2017
Marbleous
Claire did an amazing job with our wedding cake. It really enhanced our theme and decorations. She was so creative with our vision and really flexible with our dietary requirements. It tasted amazing!
Melissa
Wedding: August 2017
December 2017
A Cake Without Compare!
Claire not only created my breathtaking wedding cake this year, but also my recent birthday cake. After seeing her cakes displayed at the Most Curious Wedding Fair, I just knew that she had to do my wedding cake. I could not get her "sugar ball" cake out of my mind as I had seen nothing like it before! Claire creates the most beautiful and elegant cakes that embody a certain rarity among those that I have tasted over the years --- they are as delicious as they are gorgeous! The minute people walked into the room for our wedding breakfast you could hear their audible gasps --- my friends and family still can't stop talking about our wedding cake! And my birthday cake was just as beautiful --- a stunning pink-hued marbleised creation accented with a large pink peony on top with rose gold butterflies. Claire was so lovely to work with --- she is a true artist both from a design and a baking perspective. Somehow five stars don't seem to do her justice! Her Instagram page is a constant source of delight, and I'm just waiting for that next special occasion when I can work with Claire on one of her creations!
Alex & Hywel
Wedding: August 2017
December 2017
A work of art in cake
Claire was great to work with and we couldn’t have been happier with the final result. Claire came up with a gorgeous design based on the peacock motif from our wedding stationery and executed it beautifully. We had so many compliments on the day and each of the different flavoured layers tasted wonderful too - we particularly recommend the pistachio and rosewater!
Mina Park
Wedding: July 2017
December 2017
It was more than perfect!
I was very pretty and delicious. Many of our wedding guests were impressed how the cupcake was amazingly yummy. We decided lemon poppy seed and red velvet and they turned up really well matched with our wedding theme. It arrived on time or little bit early. Both me and my husband thought it was definitely right choice and highly recommend to others. Thank you Claire, we enjoyed them so much!
Jennifer Watterson
Wedding: October 2017
December 2017
Stunning wedding cake and cupcakes!
Claire had quite a task with my mother-in-law's wedding cake request - the main cake had to be vegan and chocolate, we needed a mixture of vegan and non-vegan cupcakes of all different flavours and none of them could contain nuts! But she was amazing and so helpful with coming up with flavours and the design of the wedding cake for the Indian themed wedding was just stunning! And most importantly, the cakes were absolutely delicious! Thank you so much xx

Cowdray Estate Wedding Showcase

23rd February 2020
An opportunity to see the beautiful Walled Garden at the Cowdrawy Estate and meet some of their approved suppliers. I will be there showing my latest designs and with plenty of cake to sample!
Location & Contact Details

Address

Billingshurst, West Sussex

Travel Notes

Nearest Town

Billingshurst

Nearest Motorway & Junction

Nearest Train Station

Billingshurst

Nearest Airport

Gatwick

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FAQ
(9)

What is your most memorable wedding?

Throw the rule book out of the window! Make it yours, eat the cake, dance to the music, say the vows that YOU want!

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

I invite every prospective wedding couple to a free, no-obligation tasting and consultation where I invite them to choose four flavours of cake to try and we can chat together about the style of the wedding and how they would like their cake to look. You can come with no ideas or a folder full! Usually there is lots of drawing, tea drinking and enthusiastic conversation after which I make a drawing of the cake and produce a detailed quote. I like to keep an ongoing dialogue with each couple and am happy for the design of the cake to evolve as the wedding planning progresses. I liaise directly with the venue with regards to set-up and delivery to try and make the cake part of your wedding one of the most enjoyable parts of the planning process!

What about your business are you most proud of?

All my cakes are bespoke and my style evolves with every wedding but I have been working on lots of handpainted 'watercolour' cakes recentlyl which I love.

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

Starting something from the ground up, that grew from the odd cake here and there to multi big-orders weekly.

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

A farming family's son came to his parents to announce his engagement, swiftly followed by a request to hold the reception in a dilapidated barn on their farm! Over 9 months, the whole family came together to renovate the barn, replacing beams, rebuilding stone walls, laying a new floor. The love that went in to that space was amazing and the result... the most magical space I have ever seen!

Describe your typical process with a couple.

A 1920s-inspired cake, all white, with tiers separated by vintage glass pedstal dishes and covered in long wired cascades of stylised sugar lily of the valley.

What is your signature cake?

Honestly? My own! I made my own cake which took forever - hundreds of handcut flowers - but it was the cake that gave me the confidence so start my business and is holds a very special place in my heart for everything that it represented.

What is the most original creation you have baked for a wedding?

My background is in the Arts and I have a first class sculpture degree. I had a career break to start a family, and after making a few wedding cakes for friends I decided to combine my baking and creative skillsets and launch my own cake studio.

Describe how you got into making wedding cakes.

Unique, elegant, original, showstopping, delicious