What is your most memorable wedding?
All my weddings have been memorable for different reasons - but my favourites are always those where the couple want something unique. Nicola & Billy went for a 3 tier pink and white watercolour cake with a white chocolate drip, decorated with fresh flowers and macarons. It looked AMAZING, I was so proud and happy to be involved in their big day.
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Bespoke, beautiful, unique, fun and delicious!
What about your business are you most proud of?
I do everything in my business myself, the baking, admin, marketing etc. It has been a rollercoaster so far, I love getting to know couples in the run up to their wedding, something I could never do when I was stuck working in a bakery all day.
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Decide what is important to you. Don't feel the need to be bound by wedding traditions - it is YOUR DAY!
Describe your typical process with a couple.
After a few emails back and forth about your wedding date and location we will arrange to meet in a local cafe to chat more about your day and what you want for sweet treats. I will come with plenty of ideas and I love to hear any ideas from you.
I will then send over your quote noting down everything we discussed - if you are happy with the quote then you will pay a £50 deposit to secure your date - simple!
What is your signature cake?
Anything with chocolate or salted caramel!
Describe how you got into making wedding cakes.
Baking has always been a passion, every since I got my first baking book for my 7th birthday. In 2012 I decided to pursue the art of baking more seriously with a full time artisan baking course at The School of Artisan Food.
In my 10 months at the school, I went on placements to lots of amazing bakeries and learnt the value of top quality ingredients, skill and time.
After my course, I went to work at Forge Bakehouse and honed my skills by working with breads, pastries and sweet treats - after 3 years I felt it was time to branch out on my own.
I created The Bake Lab in 2016 to quench my creative thirst for fun and outlandish cakes that taste amazing. As time goes on, I am loving creating new cakes and flavours every day to satisfy my loyal customers, whether they are buying a small cake at a market or a whole wedding cake.
What would be your show stopper in the Great British Bake Off?
One of my wedding cakes!