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!