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Finesse Cakes

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Award winning designer of stunning bespoke wedding cakes across Essex and the South East.
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General Services

Bespoke Design
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Tiered Cakes
Treats and Favours

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Full Description
With over 15 years experience in creating cakes, each cake is made to the very highest standards of finish and taste. All cakes are personally designed, baked, decorated, delivered and set up by Sue Field, giving a truly personal service throughout. Consultations are free, during which you get to taste an extensive range of celebration cake samples, view a wide range of display cakes to give you ideas and inspiration and experience your cake dreams coming to life as your wedding cake is sketched as you chat. Finesse Cakes will create a cake that is unique to you, that reflects your wedding beautifully and that will become a fond and lasting memories of a wonderful day.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Sue Field
Thanks for taking a look at Finesse Cakes on Bridebook. I'm owner, designer, baker, decorator and delivery woman for Finesse Cakes, so I look after everything to do with your wedding cake, offering a truly personal service to you on your very special day. Please take a moment to view my website and Facebook page and you'll see that I am passionate about delivering cakes that will look and taste amazing and be everything you dreamed of.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
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Wedding: October 2016
October 2016
Sue made us a three tier cake...
Sue made us a three tier cake; bottom tier red velvet sponge with icing of ruffled flowers with pearl inserts; middle tier lemon sponge with pleated icing, top tier straw...
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Wedding: October 2016
October 2016
Absolutely perfect...
Absolutely perfect! Communication was fantastic and the finished cake was everything I dreamt it would be :)
Wedding: October 2016
October 2016
Sue is very interested in your ideas...
Sue is very interested in your ideas and can easily interpret them into exactly what you want. She has a variety of flavours and the cakes are reasonably priced and look ...
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Wedding: October 2016
September 2016
We met Sue...
We met Sue and discussed/gave her a picture of our cake design and she went through everything with us in a friendly but prossional manner. Sue also showed us some lovely...
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Wedding: September 2016
September 2016
Very professional...
Very professional, great consultation, beautiful cake design and fabulous flavour! Ticked every box!
Wedding: September 2016
September 2016
Sue at Finesse Cakes...
Sue at Finesse Cakes, turned my vision into reality. I was so happy with my cake, the look, the decoration and the taste. It was exactly what I wanted and I wouldn't chan...
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Location & Contact Details


Hockley, Essex, England

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Hockley, Essex

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Press & Awards

Press & Awards (6)

Wedding Cakes Magazine on a regular basis
Essex Wedding Magazine
Wedding Ideas Magazine
Wedding Magazine
Top 10 Wedding Cake Trends 2016 (
Top 8 Wedding Cake Trends To Watch in 2017 (

Accreditations / Associations (2)

5* Food Hygiene Rating
Fully Insured

Industry Awards (4)

Essex Wedding Awards - WINNER - Wedding Cake Designer of the Year 2012
Wedding Industry Awards - Regional Shortlist 2013
Wedding Industry Awards - HIGHLY COMMENDED Regional Cake Maker 2017
Baking Industry Awards - Shortlisted for Celebration Cake Maker of the Year 2010

What is your most memorable wedding?

Every wedding has a special place in my heart. From small to large, simple to intricate, each cake is just as important as another, representing each couples dreams for their wedding day.

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

classic, elegant, timeless, quality, outstanding

What about your business are you most proud of?

All the amazing feedback I get from my very happy couples - that's what makes this business so special.

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

Spend a little time before you come to your consultation getting a feel for what styles of cake you like and don't worry about what anyone else thinks or likes - your cake is all about you!

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

Surprise extra's on the cake like little models around the back of special people, pets or hobbies.

Describe your typical process with a couple.

After initial contact either via email or wedding fairs, couples are invited to my home for a relaxed chat and cake tasting consultation to discuss their cake ideas. They get to view my portfolio, display cakes and taste loads of samples, whilst I start to draw up their designs. After the consultation, I produce a full schedule for their cake and formally draw their design(s) up and then email these to them for consideration. Booking is via a £100 deposit, which secures the date in the diary. We chat over the following months as elements of the cake are finalised/amended where necessary (such as flowers, lace designs, toppers) and then 6 weeks before the wedding everything is approved and final payment is made. The week of the wedding I liaise with the couple to confirm delivery arrangements that I have made with the venue and the cakes are then delivered and set up on the day of the wedding.

What is your signature cake?

I don't have a signature cake as such, as each cake is so individual to each couple, but icing flowers and customised lace taken directly from the bride's wedding dress are my specialties. And as for flavours - chocolate orange made with Terry's Chocolate Orange, my raspberry bakewell cake and strawberries and champagne are some of the favourites.

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

The most unusual design was my chess board from Star Trek, but I see every cake as original as the whole process is about creating a cake that means the world to 2 people, the Bride and Groom.

Describe how you got into making wedding cakes.

From a young age I always loved making things so when I got married 17 years ago I wanted to create something special. My husbands grandfather used to make cakes and kindly offered to make the cake but couldn't decorate it, so that was my perfect opportunity. After a couple of local evening classes on cake decorating I was off, and I've never looked back. There is no better feeling than when you see the look on someones face when they see their cake for the first time!!

What would be your show stopper in the Great British Bake Off?

Know this sounds terrible, but I don't get a chance to watch GBBO as I'm always baking cakes so I couldn't really put forward a show stopper - I know they'd love the different flavours I offer and the moist cakes I create though. There'd have to be cascades of flowers and intricate detailing all set on immaculate icing.
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