Gifted Heart Cakes
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Located in Basingstoke, Hampshire, Gifted Heart Cakes is a luxury, couture wedding cake design company specialising in creating beautiful bespoke wedding cakes and special occasions cakes.
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Located in Basingstoke, Hampshire, Gifted Heart Cakes is a luxury, couture wedding cake design company specialising in creating beautiful bespoke wedding cakes and special occasions cakes. We are proud to be recommended by 5 star wedding venues and exclusive hotels. We work with wedding professionals and couples that desire a statement wedding cake that will wow their guests and taste truly amazing. We are proud to have won regional and National awards for our wedding cake designs. Our wedding cakes have been featured in some of the UK's top bridal publications such as: Brides Magazine, You and Your Wedding, Wedding Flowers and Accessories and Khush Magazine and on Blogs such as Style Me Pretty , Day Dreaming Bride and Love My Dress. Gifted Heart cakes deliver a first class designer experience. We believe your cake should be as individual as you are!. All of our unique cakes are made to order and baked from scratch using only the finest and locally sourced ingredients. Using intricate and advanced design and sugarcraft techniques, our custom designed cakes are in a class of their own. Whether you seek bespoke wedding cake designer services in Hampshire, Berkshire, Surrey or further afield in the UK, with Gifted Heart Cakes, you are guaranteed a truly delicious and visually memorable experience! The list of venues we deliver to is very diverse, here are some of our favourites: Four Seasons Hampshire, St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, Elvetham Hall Hotel, Oakley Hall Hotel, Audleys Wood Hotel, The Barn at Bury Court, Warbrook House, Highfield Park, Warbrook House, Wasing Park, Tithe Barn, Great Fosters Egham, The Beaumont Estate, Northbrook Park, Northcote House, Froyle Park, Trunkwell Mansion, Rivervale Barn, Ufton Court
Personal Message from the Manager
Name of Wedding Contact: Owner and Designer - Emma Waddington
I look forward to hearing from you and finding out about your wonderful wedding plans. My passion is to create the most wonderful wedding cake for you to remember forever x
Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Jill & David
Married in March 2018
Best cake ever
Our cake was visually stunning - we had a unique ‘reveal’ type cake with a traditional side and a Lord of the Rings themed side and Emma worked enthusiastically and tirel...
Mr & Mrs Johnson
Married in July 2017
Stunning and Elegant Cake!
Emma from Gifted Heart Cakes is absolutely fantastic! From the moment we had our consultation, Emma listened to exactly what we wanted! Our cake tasted delicious and look...
Press & Awards
Press & Awards (1)
Brides Mag, Wedding Flowers & Accessories , You&Your wedding plus various Blogs
Accreditations / Associations (1)
Hampshire network of cake makers
Industry Awards (1)
Winner - Wedding Industry Experts 2012 Regional finalist Wedding Industry Awards
What is your most memorable wedding?
We created a bespoke hanging cake for a bride that wanted to be very different. She gave us full reign to design the cake. We found out everything we could about the wedding, the couple and their likes and dislikes and designed an ornate suspended cake. On the day they were delighted with it and the looks on their faces and the hugs we received from the family were priceless. I will always remember that wedding!
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Luxury, Bespoke, Tailored, Detail orientated, imaginitive
What about your business are you most proud of?
We treat each and every wedding cake as if it were our own, Every care is given to the intricate detail and to making our couples wonderful ideas a reality and to create them a cake that will wow their guests and taste amazing.
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Don't get Stressed! Take everything step by step and enjoy your journey together planning your wonderful day.
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
The bride and groom had taken time to obtain a funny photo of every member of the wedding and used these as the placeholders/name tags for where people were sitting. It was lovely to see how people reacted to these and talked about the memories that came with those pictures
Describe your typical process with a couple.
We will liase initially via email, but more importantly we meet face to face at our dedicated studio in Basingstoke. There we will discuss the wedding plans, ideas and inspiration. The couples will try some delicious cake samples and have the opportunity to view our extensive cake display to help them visualise their cake ideas. Following the booking we stay in touch and do whatever we can to make the process as stress free and enjoyable as possible for our couples. On the day we personally deliver and set up each and every wedding cake making sure everything is perfect before we leave
What is your signature cake?
My signature hanging cake and distinctive flower cascade cake
What is the most original creation you have baked for a wedding?
The most different and unusual must be a large Alice in Wonderland hanging wedding cake that we created for a wedding at Down Hall grange.
Describe how you got into making wedding cakes.
My Grandmother was a wedding cake maker and inspired me to take it up as a hobby. Over the years I then took the plunge to turn my passion into a business and in 2011 opened Gifted Heart Cakes. After working from home for a number of years I then progressed to opening my own cake studio. Working away from the home has been fabulous, I have so much more space. I feel more organised and my couples have loved the consultation area and being able to view our wedding cake display area.
What would be your show stopper in the Great British Bake Off?
Something big! Lots of sugar flowers and creative touches. Maybe a woodland scene using lots of edible foliage/flowers too. Something to impress Mary and Paul H (Secret crush!!)