What is your most memorable wedding?
Chocolate and salted caramel - & its chosen by nearly every couple!
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Luxury, Beautiful, Unique, Classical, Scrumptious!
What about your business are you most proud of?
I went to a Christmas cake class with my Mum at a local Church - and never looked back, I found my love for Sugarcraft at the first lesson and it grew from there (whereas Mum is now my support on shopping and wash-up which says it all!!)
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
We offer a consultation service (charged at £40 in advance, which is deducted from your final invoice when you book with Sugar Designs). At consultation you have the opportunity to bring up to three people including the happy couple if you wish - and you have the option to try all the flavours from our menu, other suppliers rarely offer this, but we know how often the cake is a 'family decision', sometimes being a gift, so we like to make the consultation a fun part of your wedding journey!
Our website gives an idea of our prices for the various styles of cakes, we can give guildelines on price, however the level of detail decided for your cake at consultation will define the final price, this will include all elements including loan of a stand if you wish, delivery and set up of your cake to most venues (and always at locations where we are a preferred supplier.)
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
All of my cakes are unique - which is why I love every cake I create!
Describe your typical process with a couple.
I am proud to have turned my hobby and passion into a business in an industry which I love being part of. I also take pride in constantly learning new skills and continuing to improve and testing myself by successfully competing at international level to get great feedback in the wonderful world of 'Cake International"
What is your signature cake?
Set up a dedicated wedding email address - with folders for each aspect of your special day where you can store supplier details of people you feel you can build a great relationship with, plus save ideas and quotes for when you are ready to press the green light!
What is the most original creation you have baked for a wedding?
A beautiful wedding cake featuring my beloved handcrafted roses but as they each take an hour to make I probably wouldn't get it finished in time!
Describe how you got into making wedding cakes.
I remember all my weddings for so many different reasons and love seeing your wedding 'come together' when we deliver the cake.
What would be your show stopper in the Great British Bake Off?
I see so many wonderful and creative ideas this is hard to answer, but I loved a barn wedding where the rustic wood theme was incredibly beautiful, and a very special table plan was carved with every guests name individually.
I also love it when my couples choose to write their own name tags for our 'favour place name biscuits' and personalise them with a reason why that person is special to them - heart melting!