Helen Houlden's Exclusive Cakes

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I supply wedding cakes with the 'OOOH' factor. Tried and tested handmade fruit cakes and sponge cakes with a choice of flavours, individually designed just for you. Favour bags and boxes available.
Details
General Services
Bespoke Design
Delivery
Physical Shop / Studio
Pre-wedding Consultation
Set-up
Tastings
Tiered Cakes
Treats and Favours
Pricing & Costs
Prices start at
  • £250
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Full Description
  • All my cakes are bespoke, so they vary in price as to the amount of work on them. I like to use dress fabrics and/or themes running through the wedding to make your cake really special. I can replicate your flowers on the cake and I also make toppers with shapes on wires or models, or I can make you something unique. The cakes can be covered in royal icing or sugar paste , however if you choose a chocolate cake it can be covered in chocolate ganache and decorated with chocolate too for a decadent cake or dessert. Just add red fruit and a coulis for a delicious feast. Your preference may be cup cakes and I do those in two sizes, fairy cakes or muffins either decorated with buttercream or with patterned and painted sugar paste to suit your theme. Simple, classic or opulent , I can bring your dream to life and I look forward to designing the centre piece of your wedding. When you visit my 'Cakeroom' please bring with you any ideas you may have or any cakes you may have seen so this gives me some idea of the type of thing you like.
  • Personal Message from the Manager
    Name of Wedding Contact: Helen Houlden
    Please ring or email for a no obligation appointment. I look forward to seeing you both to plan your dream wedding.!
  • Experience
    Year Business Was Established
    1985
    # Of Weddings Hosted
    More than 50
    Public Liability Insurance
    Yes
Press & Awards
(5)
Press and Awards (3)
Wedding and Flowers in the past, many times.
Brides magazine when I did the styling for an Italian wedding.
Nottingham Evening Post food section and Cake magazines in the past.
Accreditations / Associations (2)
I was one of the top ten cake designers voted by the wedding magazines.
I belong to the British SugarCraft Guild.
Photos
(5)
Location & Contact Details
  • Directions
    • Address
    • Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England
    • Nearest Town
    • Nottingham
    • Nearest Motorway & Junction
    • M1, Junction 28
    • Nearest Train Station
    • Nottingham
    • Travel Notes
    • Not far from A46, A52 and A60, easy to find
    • Nearest Airport
    • East Midlands
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FAQ
(10)
What is your most memorable wedding?
A large Disney castle.
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
I wouldn't say I have a style as such, but I like things finished off properly. I am quite versatile in designs so I have an eclectic portfolio, although I do specialise in stacked cakes.
What about your business are you most proud of?
Achieving editorial in Wedding and flowers magazine. Being chosen to make the golfer Lee Westwood's wedding cake.
What is your #1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Book the date with suppliers early on and they will advise you when the details have to be decided on.
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
In 30 years I have seen and done many different things.
Describe your typical process with a couple.
I like to discuss how the bridal couple see the cake in their minds, look through my portfolio and sketch a design whilst tasting cake,
What is your signature cake?
My To Have and To Hold Cake.
What is the most original creation you have baked for a wedding?
All my cakes are original so I cannot choose.
Describe how you got into making wedding cakes.
I was encouraged by my mum to do it whilst at college training to be a chef. Whilst at college training to be a chef, I took the opportunity to do City and Guilds in cake decorating at night class at the same time.
What would be your show stopper in the Great British Bake Off?
No idea because as a professional I can't enter it.