‘Pasticceria’ is Italian for Patisserie and ‘Lorena’, well thats me! I am an Italian pastry chef with an inherent love of food, (particularly the sweet type) family, fun and I am a bit partial to a good glass of prosecco. My skills come from knowledge passed down through generations of my family, my love of recipe books and of course lots of practice. As a result I make authentic Italian cakes and pastries using the finest Italian ingredients, everything is made by hand from home as you can’t beat that artisan touch. My little Nottingham-based biz was born in 2014 when I swapped my performing arts career for my love of baking, and now I find great pleasure in helping couples think outside the box when it comes to their wedding cake. My clients are definitely foodies who don’t like icing and dare to say “arrivederci” to the traditional tiered wedding cake. Most of my work consists of a show stopping feature cake that is complimented by a selection of mouthwatering mini pastries, but my services do not stop at baking, working closely with a wedding stylist, I design and set up the complete bespoke display to suit the theme, style and colour scheme of your venue and day. My most popular cake is my traditional Italian wedding cake, layers of the lightest sponge soaked with a liqueur of choice and layered with lashings of pastry cream. These gateaux style cakes are decorated with creams, meringues, fresh, fruits, chocolate, flowers and pastries. For 2019 I have designed a new monogram version of this cake offering a personalised cake landscape. I love to be challenged so if you have an idea you want brought to life, just ask and lastly my mini pastries also make a great alternative to savoury canapés at your drinks reception.