What is your most memorable wedding?
A vintage art deco cake created for a couple who left the final design up to me and didn't know what their cake would look like until they saw it on the day! Fabulous!
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
creative, detailed, floral, unique, classic
What about your business are you most proud of?
being known for my unique style, attention to detail and tasty cakes.
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
go with what your gut tells you when you can't decide! Not what is in trend.
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
Having personalised tables to do with the couples life together
Describe your typical process with a couple.
Meeting up in person to talk through designs whilst tasting lots of cake!
What is your signature cake?
Oh this is a really hard one now as so many come to mind! it probably though still goes back to my Hummingbird Cake which was created for a cake competition and I won a gold award for it. it encompasses everything that I excel in with cake design from painting, delicate piped work and intricate sugar flowers. The cake itself is tropical and colourful and the colours were mostly greens and blues with a touch of fuchsia pink.
What is the most original creation you have baked for a wedding?
Has to be the one I mentioned as my most memorable. The cake had art deco elements, a piped map of the world showing the couples favourite places, a hexagonal base and a fabulous antique cake topper from the grandmother. It was unlike anything else I have ever seen or created and so beautiful.
Describe how you got into making wedding cakes.
I have an older sister who always made my birthday cakes for me. When she turned 16 I wanted to make her cake so I went to a book store, picked up a book on cake decorating and worked on a design. That was it, I was hooked! From then on I spent most of my spare time baking and decorating and when I was 16yrs old I sold my first two cakes during Christmas. After that I kept it up and made cakes for family and friends turning it into a business once I had settled down with my family.
What would be your show stopper in the Great British Bake Off?
A secret garden, I just love flowers and I love wild flower gardens and cottage styles. Something where there are hidden elements and little pieces of detail.