Cocoa & Whey Cakes
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Cocoa & Whey Cakes specialises in creating luxury wedding cakes, both sweet and savoury, for clients across Hampshire, Surrey and West Sussex.
Pricing & Costs
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Treats and Favours
Cocoa & Whey Cakes is a luxury wedding cake company based in the beautiful village of Avington near Winchester in Hampshire. We specialise in making bespoke, handcrafted sweet wedding cakes as well as unique savoury wedding cakes and combination cakes for clients across Hampshire and the South East of England. We also create delicious dessert tables, savoury tables and wedding favours for your guests. We work closely with clients and couples to make cakes and favours that are designed specifically for them, both in the way that they taste as well as the way that they look. While we have favourite recipes and designs at Cocoa & Whey, we want clients to receive a really unique and personal service and so we are more than happy to create something new and exclusive to them. We also ensure that whatever we do make looks wonderful and tastes amazing too! We offer a complimentary design and tasting appointment with appointments scheduled at convenient times for wedding couples, either in Avington or at a convenient venue. If it is difficult for a couple to attend a tasting in Hampshire then the design process can be completed via telephone and email and we can provide tasting samples by post for a small additional fee.
Personal Message from the Manager
Name of Wedding Contact: Penelope Hurst
Almost certainly the most important & beautiful cake that you will ever order! Your wedding cake is a central focus of your celebration together & will be remembered for years to come. I want to ensure that the couples I work with are closely involved with designing the taste and look of their cake and wedding favours. It is my passion to provide them with something uniquely special and amazingly delicious which they will be delighted to share with all their guests on such a wonderful day.
Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
Between 30 and 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Katie & Morten
Married in September 2018
It was such a hit at the wedding, both beautiful & delicious!
Thank you so much for creating our wedding cake. It was a pleasure coming up with it with you. It was such a hit at the wedding, both beautiful & delicious!
Casey & Vishal
Married in November 2018
the cake looked AMAZING and tasted fabulous
"Thank you so much for all your hard work, the cake looked AMAZING and tasted fabulous, it was a massive hit and like other elements of the wedding, no one had ever taste...
William and Angie
Married in October 2018
It was everything that we could have hoped for!
William and I would like to thank you for the wedding cake, it looked very pretty and tasted absolutely delicious; everybody said so, even my mother who doesn’t normally ...
Sophie and Ed
Married in September 2018
It looked amazing and tasted delicious...!
"Just wanted to thank you for your hard work on our wedding cake over the weekend. It looked amazing and tasted delicious, we received so many compliments from our guests...
Stephanie and Bruce
Married in July 2018
It was just perfect
The cake was delicious and had huge success. It was just perfect: shape & taste! Everyone loved it and asked where was it from. Thank you Penelope and Cocoa & Whey Cak...
Wedding: August 2018
Thank you for making the cake look so beautiful!
Thank you for making the cake look so beautiful! We have had the most wonderful weekend, all completely perfect. Your cake tasted absolutely delicious, and some left for ...
Classic Wedding Fayre at Avington Park
27th January 2019
Come and see the beauty of Avington Park and meet some of Hampshire's finest wedding suppliers. We will be showcasing new designs & providing advice & delicious cake samples, both sweet & savoury!
Press & Awards
Press & Awards (3)
Your Hampshire & Dorset Wedding Magazine - May 2018
Your Hampshire & Dorset Wedding Magazine - September/October 2018
What is your most memorable wedding?
All the weddings I have been involved with have been memorable because each couple is so unique and different & the settings are always so beautiful & individual. Perhaps one of the most memorable was delivering my first combined savoury & sweet cake. The couple were so excited that their vision had come to life & delighted that the cake was such a hit with their guests.
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Sometimes classic, sometimes adventurous, delicate, often floral, sometimes with a twist.
What about your business are you most proud of?
I am most proud of my work when clients have told me that the cake I have made for them is the best that they and their guests have ever tasted. Wedding cakes should be beautiful but it is even more important that they should taste wonderful.
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Make sure that you attend a tasting and design consultation with your wedding cake maker in good time so that you have the opportunity to find out what you really like and can add those little touches that make the cake really personal to you both.
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
I think it is always lovely when a couple design their own monogram for their wedding cake, even if it is a small detail that only they will really notice.
Describe your typical process with a couple.
Couples sometimes have an idea of the sort of taste and style of cake that they would like when they email or call me but often this is not the case. Once I have an idea of the number of guests, date of the wedding and venue then, if I still have that date available, I invite couples to come and attend a complimentary, no obligation tasting in Avington. I ask couples to let me know 3 or 4 flavours that they would like to try at the tasting appointment. They can choose from the flavours listed on the "Cakes and Flavours" page at cocoaandwhey.co.uk or if there is a particular flavour that couples would like to try then I am happy to accommodate this where possible. I also try to make the appointment at a convenient time which can include evenings and weekends where required. Tasting appointments are relaxing and enjoyable and a chance for couples to find out what is possible in the world of wedding cakes and also to discover what they both really want their wedding cake to be like . A few days after the tasting appointment I will make contact with the couple and provide them with a sketch and quote for their chosen cake and any favours that they also wish to have made together with a copy of Cocoa & Whey's Terms. If the couple are happy with their choice and wish to proceed with their wedding cake booking then I take a non-refundable deposit of £50 to reserve their wedding date in my diary. This deposit is deducted from the final balance payable for the cake which will be due 4 weeks before the date of the wedding. I am usually in contact with the couple in the weeks prior to the wedding to discuss any last minute details about the cake and reception. I also liaise with the wedding caterer to make sure that the final arrangements for the cake have been made. On the day of the wedding I deliver the cake to the wedding venue and make sure that it is set up and looking beautiful in readiness for the reception.
What is your signature cake?
Cocoa & Whey Cakes are becoming increasingly recognised for our savoury & sweet & savoury combination cakes. Our most frequently requested sweet cake is Raspberry Champagne Cake, a light & delicious vanilla and raspberry sponge infused with raspberry and Marc de Champagne syrup, filled with Marc de Champagne Buttercream and freshly made raspberry conserve.
What is the most original creation you have baked for a wedding?
Savoury naked and semi-naked cakes as well as savoury and sweet combined tiers including Cheddar, Apple & Walnut with Cheddar Marsala Cream & Apricot, Hazelnut & Gruyere with Gruyere Marsala Cream to name a few of our savoury flavours.
Describe how you got into making wedding cakes.
I have always been enchanted by beautiful cakes, ever since I was baked a very special cake by the cook on my seventh birthday. I didn't know that food could look so amazing. I fell even more in love with cakes after being asked to make increasingly elaborate birthday and party cakes by my children. This gradually led to requests for cakes from friends and then word seemed to spread.
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