Fairy Hill Cakes
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Welcome to Fairy Hill Cakes, home of exquisitely hand crafted edible works of art right here in the North East! Here you'll find cakes, favours and dessert tables plus other yummy gifts for guests.
Pricing & Costs
Prices start at
Physical Shop / Studio
Treats and Favours
Amanda Heaviside is the owner and designer of Fairy Hill Cakes. She puts her heart and sole into every single creation and it shows on the final execution of each design. She has just been honoured with receiving a Bronze award in the Wedding Cake category at the most prestigious cake competition in the UK; Cake International, and was just awarded Wedding Caker Maker of the Year 2019 here at Bridebook! She also recently gained a new celebrity customer Miss Scarlett Moffatt who loved her unicorn birthday cake! Fairy Hill Cakes certainly ooze quality using free range eggs, real flavours rather than synthetic additives and locally sourced produce when ever possible. Fairy Hill Cakes provides a bespoke service for the bride and groom looking for that something extra special. Here the sky is the limit and nothing is too much trouble as customer service and satisfaction are paramount to Amanda's business ethos. Wedding cakes are baked from delicious tasting sponges and fruit cakes of all flavours and then each tier covered in a rich belgian chocolate ganache before being covered with a high quality sugar paste for the pristine flawless finish. Should you like to book your cake with Amanda she would invite you over to sample flavours of cake and go through some of your wedding information so that together you can discuss design ideas. She would then draw a final sketch so that you can visualise the beautiful cake you will be having made. As well as wedding cakes Fairy Hill Cakes can provide a whole array of edible delights such as dessert tables, cookie,cupcake,chocolate and macaron favours, cupcake bouquets and other celebration cakes.
Personal Message from the Manager
Name of Wedding Contact: Amanda Heaviside
Hi there and welcome. First of all Thankyou so much for taking the time to check Fairy Hill Cakes out. I love meeting brides and grooms who really want something with a bit of pizzazz and can't wait to get started helping you plan your big day to making it as special as possible. Please take a look at my gallery of previous work and get in touch. Amanda xx
Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
Between 10 and 30
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Alex and Mark
Married in April 2018
From start to finish Amanda was fantastic. She listened to what we wanted and gave us ideas to help create our perfect wedding cake. On the day she delivered it to the ve...
Tarryn and Luke
Married in March 2018
Beautiful wedding cake - Amanda is amazing
Amanda at Fairy Hill cakes is amazing! When we went for our first consultation to design our wedding cake we had no clear view of what we wanted. Amanda was very patient ...
Grace & Nathan
Married in August 2018
Exactly what I imagined and so tasty!
We asked Amanda to make our wedding cake for August this year. She invited us for cake tasting without any pressure and the cake was so tasty! We didn't hesitate to ask h...
Grace and Nathan
Married in August 2018
Amazingly perfect wedding cake
I got married at the beginning of August and Amanda made the perfect cake. It was exactly what my wife and I wanted. Amanda was extremely helpful in designing and the tea...
Casey and Ross
Married in April 2018
My gorgeous wedding cake.
Amanda made our gorgeous wedding cake. We were absolutely over the moon with both the service and the finished result. Amanda is one extremely talented lovely lady. Thank...
Married in August 2018
Wedding cake was amazing
Amanda made our cake for our wedding in August and it was the detail that I asked for and tasted delicious, all the guests commented how beautiful my cake was
Location & Contact Details
Ferryhill, County Durham, England
On Google maps following the guides and end up at the backs of the houses in bamburgh road.
Nearest Motorway & Junction
From A1 junction 60
Nearest Train Station
Bishop auckland or Durham
Newcastle or tees valley inyernational
What is your most memorable wedding?
A 3 tier sand castle cake with penguins sliding down the cake and getting up to mischief eating ice creams and fish and chips. I also made a personalised topper of the bride and groom, Jade was in her beautiful wedding gown and Mike in his dirty tee shirt and shorts with his mountain bike helmet and The Simpsons socks! Their littke dog sat at the foot of them both completing an incredibly personalised centre piece. 😊
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Stylish Intricate Delicate Flawless Bold
What about your business are you most proud of?
I'm most proud of my hand modelled sugar pieces. They tend to stand out from the crowd and make people feel really special. Also my strong feelings that customer service is so very important. I strive to do my best for every single bride and groom I have booked in with me and I really do care about how their cake is going to turn out. It's lovely when brides and grooms get back in touch with massive Thankyous and I think, "yey! I did that 😊"
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Ooh, let me think...... Probably to start early and get a good look around before you make any final bookings. Also from your cake point if view book in the date by all means with your favoured cake maker (hopefully me.....ahem!) but then maybe leave the final designs of it until after you have picked out your dress, flowers and other venue decor. This can really help to design a gorgeous cake to blend really well using elements of your styles.
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
A bride last year had glittering gold names carved from wood at each place sitting. They looked so beautiful, and stylish but also doubles up as favours and name tags.
Describe your typical process with a couple.
Typically a couple will contact me to enquire. I ask them if they have any styles in mind they like so that I can give a very rough estimate on price. This way we both know from the off if we're a good match on quality and budget. Then if the couple eoyld like to go further I invite them across to Fairy Hill Cakes HQ were they can sample the delights of my kitchen and we go through a cake design. I then email over a full quote based on what we discussed and if they are happy eith everything they can secure their date with a non refundable deposit.
What is your signature cake?
I have to say my signature cake is probably the wacky fun cake with lots of intricate details and sugar modelling.
What is the most original creation you have baked for a wedding?
Most of my cakes are original creations based on the couples personal design details. THE most original is probably the sand castle cake I described above.
Describe how you got into making wedding cakes.
A lady was retiring from where I worked, we joked that she was secretly changing jobs to be a pole dancer, I made her a cake with a pole dancer model on top! We all laughed, people started asking for other cakes for events and occasions around the doors and the rest is history!
What would be your show stopper in the Great British Bake Off?
A big huge 6 or 7 tiered monstrous cake with delicate peony roses david austins and beautiful blossom flowers. I'd then carve a hole in the middle of it so I could jump out and do a tadahhhhhh! moment. Ive always wanted to do that......
Bridebook Special OfferBook for a wedding between 2018/2019 and be entered into a draw to have your bespoke wedding cake made for free!!