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Helen Alborn Cakes

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Helen Alborn Cakes is an independent cake business specialising in bespoke wedding cakes, cupcakes and favours. "We create your wedding cake, not just another cake for a wedding"
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General Services

Bespoke Design
Cake Accessories
Delivery
Physical Shop / Studio
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Set-Up
Tastings
Tiered Cakes
Treats and Favours

Dietary Options

Vegetarian
Full Description
It's important to us that your wedding cake is memorable for all the right reasons. A cake is intended to be eaten and to us that is just as important as how your cake design looks. Every cake is freshly baked in your favourite flavours and designed to your specifications. It can be as simple or as intricate as you like and we can guide you through the various options available to create your dream wedding cake. Every cake is delivered and set up at your chosen venue as arranged, so you can relax on your big day. There are so many different styles available from naked cakes, semi-naked, buttercream and iced. You may wish to use fresh flowers or we can create sugar flowers or bespoke novelty decorations. Maybe you'd prefer a cupcake tower or dessert table, or perhaps biscuit favours? The first step is to check the availability for your wedding date as soon as your venue is booked. A cake consultation can then be arranged to discuss your cake design while tasting your favourite cake choices.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Helen
If you have any questions at all please get in touch and I'll reply as soon as I possibly can. (Please check your spam folder as I reply to all my messages) I look forward to hearing from you x Helen

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2013
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
No. of People In Team
1
Reviews
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Matt and Grace
Married in September 2018
November 2018
Great Service and an amazing cale
Helen gave a personal service from design to setting up the cake on the day. Faultless and tasted great.
Lorna
Wedding: September 2018
November 2018
Beautiful cakes
Helen always creates beautiful cakes that taste delicious! I’d highly recommend her to any couples looking for a cake that tastes as good as it looks
Grace Robinson
Married in September 2018
November 2018
Beautiful Cake - Design & Taste
Helen Alborn made our wedding cake for our marriage on the 8 Sept 2018. It was stunning!! 3 different flavours and was all eaten on the day. Helen's cakes are first class...
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Linzi Nash
Married in July 2017
November 2017
Perfection in every slice.
Helen created our wedding cake in July this year. It goes without saying how incredible it was. The service we received was second to none, as soon as if spoken to Helen ...
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Location & Contact Details

Address

Anstey, Leicestershire, England

Travel Notes

Nearest Town

Leicester

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M1 junction 21

Nearest Train Station

Leicester

Nearest Airport

East Midlands

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Press & Awards
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Press & Awards (1)

Various real wedding blogs and shoots

Industry Awards (2)

The Wedding Industry Awards Regional Finalist 2016 (East Midlands)
The Wedding Industry Awards Regional Finalist 2018 (East Midlands)
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FAQ
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What is your most memorable wedding?

My most memorable wedding is a last minute cake for a couple who were let down 5 days before their wedding. I met them on the Monday to design their cake, put their minds at rest and delivered on the Friday. They were thrilled and I was so pleased to be able to help.

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

clean contemporary modern traditional sophisticated

What about your business are you most proud of?

My versatility is what I'm most proud of. No two cakes have ever been the same and are as unique as the couples I create them for.

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

Book in your wedding cake as soon as you've booked your venue. Small businesses get booked up quickly and you can always meet to finalise the design later.

Describe your typical process with a couple.

Typically a couple initially contact me to see if I'm available for their date. They give me an idea of the sort of cake they would like, the number of guests and the venue etc. and I give them a rough idea of the price. If they are happy with that, we arrange a cake consultation, discuss designs and taste cake in their chosen flavours. I then put together in writing their cake order with everything discussed and a sketch of their cake design. A deposit secures their date and the final balance is due 4 weeks before their wedding day.

What is your signature cake?

I don't really have a signature cake as such as the flavour combinations are personalised too, but the most popular is definitely Lemon with Limoncello and Amaretto with Cherry a close second.

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

The most original wedding cake so far has to be a tower of 90 individual wedding cake biscuits with a two tier cutting cake topped with a handmade personalised topper of the couple "Gone Fishing"

Describe how you got into making wedding cakes.

Like so many others I've always made cakes and after a spell of ill health, it just sort of happened. My business has just grown and grown primarily by word of mouth from happy clients.

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

I do quite fancy the challenge of a mirror glazed entremet. However, the flavour combination would change with the season!