What is your most memorable wedding?
My own of course! Oh sorry you mean, the ones I have worked on.
I think it would be the first one I did a dessert table at for a bride whose family originate from the same village in Italy as my mum. She was so excited to have found a taste of Italy in the U.K. and the comments I got that day are what fuelled my determination to build my business.
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Unconventional, unique, modern, striking and mouthwatering
What about your business are you most proud of?
For me it’s all about bringing joy to people with what I create, I am most proud of the reactions, compliments and amazing reviews I get from my clients as that’s what makes the hard work worthwhile.
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Do it your way! Many people will give you advice about what you should have, what you should wear, what you need to do, what traditions you should follow, but it’s your day, so I say do it your way and make it personal to you.
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
A bride who had made a floor runner to go down the aisle with a personal message hand painted on it. It was a message to her mum who was walking her down the aisle in the absence of her late father.
Describe your typical process with a couple.
It’s begins with a chat over the phone or email to establish, like, dislikes and a bit about the vision for the wedding. I then invite you to a consultation and tasting at my home, this is very relaxed over a coffee and you get to sample some pastries and discuss the finer details of your dream dessert table. After this I put together a full proposal and quote and you secure the booking by paying a deposit. About 3 months before the wedding I liase with you and the venue to finalise the intricate details and timings of the day. Full payment is made 1 month before the wedding and the week of the wedding the magic happens and you can enjoy your day, all you have to worry about is how you are going to stop yourself from eating all the cake!
What is your signature cake?
Italian wedding cake, a divinely light sponge soaked with a vanilla liqueur, layered with vanilla pastry cream and decorated with creams, meringues, fresh fruit, flowers and chocolate. This is also popular in Limoncello flavour.
What is the most original creation you have baked for a wedding?
A fabulous rustic dessert display on a 7 foot A Frame ladder stand