Finesse Cakes

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Award winning designer of stunning bespoke wedding cakes across Essex and the South East.
Details
General Services
Bespoke Design
Delivery
Pre-wedding Consultation
Set-up
Tastings
Tiered Cakes
Treats and Favours
Dietary Options
Dairy-free
Gluten-free
Nut-free
Vegan
Vegetarian
Pricing & Costs
Prices start at
  • £300
Reviews
(60)
Me...
Jul 2016
Happily married
Me and my partner had absolutely no clue on what cake we wanted for our wedding and wanted to design our own style. Sue was very patient... 

The cake was made specifically detailed to our theme...
Sep 2016
Happily married
The cake was made specifically detailed to our theme (nautical) and was created to a T of what I wanted. Sue at Finesse cakes is a very... 

We met Sue at a wedding fayre...
Sep 2016
Happily married
We met Sue at a wedding fayre and saw her on Facebook. She was brilliant from day one. On visiting her we had a vast selection.of cakes... 

The cake was beyond our expectations after our consultation...
Dec 2015
Happily married
The cake was beyond our expectations after our consultation. The attention to detail to include flowers from the bouquets and our theme ... 

Sue was a true professional...
Jan 2016
Happily married
Sue was a true professional; had a broad range of flavours and styles to sample & listened to all of the ideas myself and husband had. H... 

Absolutely perfect...
Oct 2016
Happily married
Absolutely perfect! Communication was fantastic and the finished cake was everything I dreamt it would be :)

Sue was brilliant from start to finish...
Jul 2016
Happily married
Sue was brilliant from start to finish. From the day I contacted sue to say I'm really interested in her making my cake for our wedding ... 

Sue was utterly spectacular from start to finish...
Jun 2016
Happily married
Sue was utterly spectacular from start to finish. She allowed me to design my own wedding cake and she turned it into something even mor... 

Sue at Finesse Cakes...
Sep 2016
Happily married
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... 

The finish of Sues cakes are incredible...
Apr 2016
Happily married
The finish of Sues cakes are incredible. So much talent and such a lovely lady.

Sue was lovely...
Nov 2015
Happily married
Sue was lovely, and her finished product was better than we could have expected! She clearly has an eye for detail and is very diligent.... 

My wedding cake not only looked amazing...
Nov 2015
Happily married
My wedding cake not only looked amazing, it.tasted amazing. It was exactly what I wanted and i was over the moon with it. Personally I t... 

We met Sue...
Oct 2016
Happily married
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 mann... 

Very professional...
Sep 2016
Happily married
Very professional, great consultation, beautiful cake design and fabulous flavour! Ticked every box!

Sue from Finesse Cakes was great from the day we...
Mar 2016
Happily married
Sue from Finesse Cakes was great from the day we met her, we went to her house and tried a number of different flavours that she had to ... 

Sue was really helpful...
Dec 2015
Happily married
Sue was really helpful and made us feel very relaxed about choosing our cake, especially since we were unsure what we wanted. The servic... 

Both of my sisters used Finesse Cakes for their wedding...
Dec 2015
Happily married
Both of my sisters used Finesse Cakes for their wedding so I had no hesitation in booking Sue in asap. Sue is a lovely lady and makes yo... 

We were very impressed with how professional the whole process...
Apr 2016
Happily married
We were very impressed with how professional the whole process was why not making to formal. We were never pressured into anything we di... 

Finesse Cakes are professional...
May 2016
Happily married
Finesse Cakes are professional, understanding and make the most beautiful cakes! I knew our cake would be wonderful as Sue made our fabu... 

We had a specific design in mind for a cake...
Feb 2016
Happily married
We had a specific design in mind for a cake, my mum being an artist drew the design for me and the finished cake was the exact same as t... 

Sue was extremely professional...
May 2016
Happily married
Sue was extremely professional and personable. She took time to get to know us and the vision we had for our wedding. She spent lots of ... 

Sue was brilliant at guiding us through the options...
May 2016
Happily married
Sue was brilliant at guiding us through the options and listening to our ideas, plus we had a tasting session where we got to try nearly... 

Sue made us a three tier cake...
Oct 2016
Happily married
Sue made us a three tier cake; bottom tier red velvet sponge with icing of ruffled flowers with pearl inserts; middle tier lemon sponge ... 

Sue made our wedding cake for our wedding in September...
Sep 2016
Happily married
Sue made our wedding cake for our wedding in September we found her at our venues wedding fair and she was also the preferred supplier. ... 

Sue is amazing...
Dec 2015
Happily married
Sue is amazing and really understood our design ideas. She listened to all the bespoke details and came up with the perfect designs. She... 

Sue is very interested in your ideas...
Oct 2016
Happily married
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 cak... 

Myself...
May 2016
Happily married
Myself and my husband loved our wedding cake. Sue really took our very vague ideas and helped us form them into a concrete plan. Through... 

Sue from Finesse Cakes is very professional...
Jul 2016
Happily married
Sue from Finesse Cakes is very professional. She is warm and understanding and has the knack of finding out exactly what you wish for w... 

Sue is such a lovely person...
Jun 2016
Happily married
Sue is such a lovely person and extremely helpful and friendly and the cake did not only look amazing but tasted out of this world. Ever... 

Our cake was beautiful...
Jul 2016
Happily married
Our cake was beautiful and it was so tasty! When I met sue to go over what we wanted, I wasn't sure how I was going to get what i had in... 

Me...
Apr 2016
Happily married
Me and my husband were looking for something simple but not boring. We met Sue at a wedding fayre. She was lovely, polite and took her t... 

Sue made my wedding cake for me in June this...
Jun 2016
Happily married
Sue made my wedding cake for me in June this year. I asked for a 4 tiered rustic style cake with rough looking butter icing on each tier... 

We absolutely loved our naked cake that Sue created...
Apr 2016
Happily married
We absolutely loved our naked cake that Sue created. It was exactly what we wanted and tasted fantastic. Overall Sue provided a great se... 

Sue is a wonderfully calm...
Apr 2016
Happily married
Sue is a wonderfully calm and knowledgeable cake maker/decorator. She presented us lots of cakes to try during our consultation. She was... 

My wedding cake was sensational...
May 2016
Happily married
My wedding cake was sensational. From my first meeting with Sue to my last (handing back the cake stand) she was a joy to work with and ... 

We couldn't have asked for a better cake...
May 2016
Happily married
We couldn't have asked for a better cake for our wedding - every single piece was eaten (and you never hear of that at a wedding)! Sue ... 

The groom...
Oct 2015
Happily married
The groom and I wanted a very specific cake which I knew Sue would be able to interpret our requirements and deliver an amazing cake. It... 

You did an outstanding job on the cake!
Testimonial
Jul 2016
A happy couple
"You did an outstanding job on the cake! I was blown away when I saw it. You are incredible at what you do! Thank you so much!!"

U are amazing, the cake was stunning
Testimonial
Jun 2016
A happy couple
U are amazing, the cake was stunning. Exactly what I wanted and matched my dress completely. Thank you so much. Oh and it tasted divine.... 

10/10 from start to finish
Testimonial
Sep 2016
A happy couple
10/10 from start to finish. We would highly recommend finesse cakes. Sue is amazing. Fantastic prices. The cake was superb, tasted even ... 

a really talented baker
Testimonial
Sep 2016
A happy couple
Sue made our cake for our recent wedding, and I have to say from start to finish she was amazing! From our 1st meeting she was so helpfu... 

Top notch
Testimonial
Oct 2016
A happy couple
Top notch! Sue's creativity is amazing! She made our wedding cake in three tiers with roses and ribbon to match the colour of the black ... 

I can't recommend Finesse Cakes highly enough
Testimonial
Dec 2016
A happy couple
I can't recommend Finesse Cakes highly enough. Sue made both our engagement and wedding cakes and was so helpful, professional and frien... 

better than we could have hoped
Testimonial
Jun 2016
A happy couple
Having seen Sue at a a wedding fayre I had seen some beautiful examples of her work, then when we saw she was a recommended supplier fro... 

...just looked truly amazing
Testimonial
Jul 2016
A happy couple
We had sue make us a cake for our wedding on the 22/7/2106 and it was beautiful, it tasted yummy and just looked truly amazing. Very goo... 

The cake tasted amazing....
Testimonial
May 2016
A happy couple
Sue made our cake for our wedding on 7 May! Sue was professional but friendly throughout her service to us. The cake tasted amazing.... ... 

Our guests all commented on how great the cake was
Testimonial
May 2016
A happy couple
After a lot of research we decided to book Sue for our wedding. We are so glad that we did. The cake was truly beautiful and tasted amaz... 

Would highly recommend...
Testimonial
Aug 2016
A happy couple
Sue made our wedding cake for the 16th July! Right from the start she was lovely, patient & very helpful even when we really didn't have... 

....made us the most beautiful wedding cake
Testimonial
Sep 2016
A happy couple
Sue was incredibly accommodating and made us the most beautiful wedding cake (looking and tasting!) Can't thank you enough xx

Thank you so so much for the incredible cake
Testimonial
Sep 2016
A happy couple
"Thank you so so much for the incredible cake you made. Everyone was commenting on it saying how fabulous it looked and tasted and we ha... 

The cake was amazing!
Testimonial
Jan 2017
A happy couple
"The cake was amazing! We had so many compliments on it and it was exactly what we had envisaged it to be and more. Thank you so much."

"..exactly what we wanted and tasted fantastic."
Testimonial
Nov 2016
A happy couple
“We absolutely loved our naked cake that Sue created. It was exactly what we wanted and tasted fantastic. Overall Sue provided a great s... 

"...I never had to worry about the cake."
Testimonial
Nov 2016
A happy couple
“Sue is a wonderfully calm and knowledgeable cake maker/decorator. She presented us lots of cakes to try during our consultation. She w... 

"...looked and tasted beautiful."
Testimonial
Aug 2016
A happy couple
I've recommended you to all my family and friends, exactly what I wanted it looked and tasted beautiful!! Thanks so much x.

perfect wedding cake
Testimonial
Sep 2015
A happy couple
Thank you so much again for making what can only be described as the perfect wedding cake!

...an absolute dream to work with.
Testimonial
Jan 2016
A happy couple
Sue, thank you so much for making us the most wonderful wedding cake. From start to finish you were an absolute dream to work with.You r... 

...it tasted as good as it looked.
Testimonial
Jan 2016
A happy couple
"Sue has a lot of patience and was extremely professional when helping design the perfect wedding cake, with her endless ideas she creat... 

it was just beyond my dreams for our wedding cake
Testimonial
Jan 2016
A happy couple
"Thank you soooooooo much for the cake, it was just beyond my dreams for our wedding cake. It was stunning, the detail and the quality w... 

...the most amazing cake we've ever seen.
Testimonial
Jun 2014
A happy couple
We would just like to say a big thank you for all of your hard work in making our gorgeous wedding cake - it literally was the most amaz... 

From start to finish the service was excellent.
Testimonial
Jan 2016
A happy couple
Where to start - they say good news travels fast, the cakes made by Sue are a testament to this phrase. From word of mouth we knew how g... 

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.
  • Experience
    Year Business Was Established
    2010
    # Of Weddings Hosted
    More than 50
    # Of People In Team
    1
    Public Liability Insurance
    Yes
Press & Awards
(12)
Press and Awards (6)
Wedding Cakes Magazine on a regular basis
Essex Wedding Magazine
Wedding Ideas Magazine
Wedding Magazine
Top 10 Wedding Cake Trends 2016 (cakesandsugarcraft.com)
Top 8 Wedding Cake Trends To Watch in 2017 (Squires-shop.com)
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
Photos
(79)
Location & Contact Details
  • Directions
    • Address
    • Hockley, Essex, England
    • Nearest Town
    • Hockley, Essex
    • Nearest Train Station
    • Hockley
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FAQ
(10)
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 #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.