What is your most memorable wedding?
Setting up a large 4 tier cake at the Old Hall Ely. This cake had florals in between each tier so by the end of construction was pretty tall. It looked stunning and was a eye catcher all day and a focal talking point for all the guests. The bride was lovely to correspond with, even going so far as buying me a personalised mug with my logo as a thanks, such a lovely touch.
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
elegant, vintage, bespoke, individual, romantic
What about your business are you most proud of?
How far my little business has come in 9 years. There is only me and to get as far as I have and have established such a great name for myself, even with a rebrand for all things wedding. I still get nervous before each wedding too.
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Take a breath. I think you can get so caught up in all the wedding planning that you forget to enjoy the build up, so take a breath, remember why you are doing it and then carry out.
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
Using their loved fur babies in the wedding. Last wedding their used their dog Alfie as ring bearer. I love this.
Describe your typical process with a couple.
Initial consultation and cake tasting, rough design of cake and details, various correspondence throughout the timeline of their build up to the wedding, final meetings for timings, design and flavours. Purchasing of all equipment/ingredients. Baking, gnashing, covering and decorating. Final journey to the venue, set up of the cake and proud photo taking.
What is your signature cake?
My lemon sponge is very popular with my couples, closely followed by red velvet.
What is the most original creation you have baked for a wedding?
A two sided marvel themed wedding cake. From the front you'd never know the difference but the secret was hiding behind. The front was a pretty 4 tier elegant cake with white roses and silver ribbon but the back held a marvel theme with different characters on each tier and ruffles flowing down the back. Such a fun cake to make and really captured the couple and their personalities.
Describe how you got into making wedding cakes.
Like most bakers we all started out baking for fun. I used to watch things like Cupcake Wars, Ace of Cakes and thought i'd love to give it a go. I eventually got up the nerve to have a go and found a hidden talent I never know I had. I love making the sugar flowers, I find this very therapeutic Seeing a creation come to life is the best thing.