What is your most memorable wedding?
All my weddings are memorable because they are all personal and special to the couple involved. All of them make me smile and feel proud and happy.
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Natural. Botanical. Unique. Floral. Delicious.
What about your business are you most proud of?
That I created it from nothing to something that is truly wonderful and brings happiness to so many.
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Plan ahead! Suppliers get booked so far in advance (who knew a cake could be ordered two years in advance!). If you plan ahead you will get the supplier you want.
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
Garlands. I love natural garlands made from flowers and foliage. Think Beauty and the Beast, the final scene, I'm in wedding heaven!
Describe your typical process with a couple.
Usually my first point of contact is a facebook message or email. From there I gather as much basic information as possible: date, servings, style etc and offer a rough estimate. I then usually meet my couple to get to know them better and to decide the cake flavours and finalise the design. From there I create a contract with every detail listed for my couple to check over and agree to, if they are happy, then so am I and we then have a plan to create sugary wonderment!
What is your signature cake?
Woodland, rustic, botanical, foliage, florals, natural and garlands!
What is the most original creation you have baked for a wedding?
A 3-tier cake decorated with hundreds of hand cut Lego bricks....
Describe how you got into making wedding cakes.
Basically, I had always loved baking and cakes. I worked for BBC Good Food for years and from there my love of flavours and presentation developed. I reached a mid-life 'moment' and decided I wanted to do something that I had a true passion for so I enrolled in a cake school and learned the basics. From there I pushed cakes on to anyone and everyone who would take one, read everything I could, watched a million tutorials and then kept on experimenting and practicing. Other than the basics, I am entirely self-taught. That's what passion does! You never switch off: I have cake brain 24/7!
What would be your show stopper in the Great British Bake Off?
An edible forest with trees, toadstools, leaves, flowers and moss. I love moss. (I'm just editing this after 18 months and I still LOVE moss!).