What is your most memorable wedding?
My own at Twycross Zoo 8 years ago.
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Pretty, unique, quality, romantic, rustic, modern.
What about your business are you most proud of?
The quality of the finished cakes, looks and taste wise.
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Dont settle for a picture you found, dare to ask for what you have in mind and let your supplier do what they are good at. Everything is bespoke made so you can probably have what you want and will likely choose something you never thought of.
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
So many... gorgeous tipis next to a stunning canal in the middle of the british countryside, and little details like guestbooks comments written on wooden hearts and then place in a big picture frame to display after the wedding.
Describe your typical process with a couple.
An initial email conversation to check availability, price and answer any critical questions. An initial payment is then required to secure the booking, with a full design and cake tasting consultation to follow. Final balance is paid 4 weeks before the wedding and then delivery times and special requirements are ironed out. Delivery and set up on the day is included so the Bride and Groom can completely relax whilst I sort the cake and set it up.
What is your signature cake?
Semi naked cakes are really popular. I love them with drips, gold leaf and of course beautiful real flowers.
What is the most original creation you have baked for a wedding?
Giant chocolate drip cake or the cricket and flower themed 2 sided cake. Not completely unusual but definitely not traditional. I love cakes with little twists as much as I love a pretty romantic wedding cake.
Describe how you got into making wedding cakes.
I was always good at art through school, but never followed it through as a career. I starting decorating cakes as a hobby and the same passion was reignited through that. I loved it so much I decided to pursue it as a full time career and I absolutely love it.
What would be your show stopper in the Great British Bake Off?
A really big semi naked cake in the most delicious flavours and adorned with beautiful and dramatic flowers, mouthwatering caramel drips.... Simple, rustic, I need to eat it now style of showstopping.