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I’m Helen, owner and cake designer at Cottonwood Bakery. We specialise in striking, modern wedding cakes which bring a stylish but unique twist to the usual traditional designs.
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Treats and Favours
Cottonwood Bakery wedding cakes are unique, creative designs that stand out from the crowd. We pride ourselves in offering both classic or more daring cakes but always delivering something that is uniquely yours. We provide a first-class bespoke design and consultation service and take the time to get to know you and your wedding in order to do this. Fundamentally, we believe that taste is the key to the perfect wedding cake and offer an unusually wide range of flavours using the highest quality ingredients. We have perfected our recipes over several years to offer a range of truly delicious cakes that win rave reviews. In the past, we have made multi-tiered cakes, dessert tables and individual cake displays. We are always happy to get creative and offer new ideas to fit in with your own vision. The cake is often the stunning centrepiece of your wedding reception so please feel free to get in touch with us if you'd like to discuss your dream design.
Personal Message from the Manager
Name of Wedding Contact: Helen
Hi, Congratulations on your engagement and welcome to the most exciting few months ahead while you plan your wedding. I hope you'll have a look at our profile (and Instagram page) to get a feel for the varied and creative designs we can potentially offer you. Please don't hesitate to get in touch with any questions you have. Best wishes, Helen
Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
Between 10 and 30
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Press & Awards
Press & Awards (2)
Vogue Magazine/December 2016
Perfect Wedding Magazine/Several issues
Accreditations / Associations (1)
Hygiene rating 5
Industry Awards (1)
TWIA Regional Finalist
What is your most memorable wedding?
I absolutely love being given the opportunity to get creative. It's why I love my job so much! I loved designing a black wedding cake, complete with hexagons, black sugar crystals and a wire sculpture. It was a real show-stopper.
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Creative, classic, bespoke, quality, unique.
What about your business are you most proud of?
Being invited to have my designs in national wedding magazines. It always blows my mind to know that my cakes have been seen by hundreds of thousands of brides and grooms.
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Do what YOU want and not what others do.
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
Sweet polaroid pictures of all the guests from their past at every table setting. It must have taken a lot of effort to do.
Describe your typical process with a couple.
Usually couples put down a deposit to secure the date as I get booked up very far in advance. (It's also possible to have a consultation without doing this.) Then we arrange a consultation when they come to the kitchen, spend a lovely hour or so tasting cakes and we come up with some designs. After that, there are as many emails and phone calls as necessary to finalise the design.
What is your signature cake?
I don't have one signature design but they often incorporate fresh flowers.
What is the most original creation you have baked for a wedding?
Every one is original and unique!
Describe how you got into making wedding cakes.
I started baking for local cafes. But I was itching to use my creative side and design wedding cakes like some of the beautiful ones I had been following on social media. I gradually moved into weddings and love it so much, I have never looked back!
What would be your show stopper in the Great British Bake Off?
Something tall using wafer paper as it's an unusual technique and is definitely show-stopping.
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