What is your most memorable wedding?
My daughters. It was my first so I was nervous about everything including dealing with on the day but it was so beautiful and her face when she saw it will live in my heart forever. Since then I have made wedding cakes for 2 more of my daughters both following emergency surgeries after falls. Despite the stress I learned that nothing is impossible as one of them was done with pins and plaster on my wrist.
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Floral,vintage, imaginative, creative ,
What about your business are you most proud of?
Completing every cake ordered despite a broken shoulder. I couldn't bear to give up any of the designs or the brides I had got to know so worked with a colleagues help and never let anyone down.
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Book the cake decorator when you find " the one" even if you are not ready to sort the detail. Many are sole traders so when order books are full they are full .
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
Cupcakes with a name on instead of place cards
Describe your typical process with a couple.
Meet, taste, talk quantities and take on board any ideas . Come up with design , approve or tweek, deliver and enjoy.
What is your signature cake?
Luscious Lemon but chocolate Baileys is a close second
What is the most original creation you have baked for a wedding?
I created a cake and cupcakes for a couple who were arborists (tree specialists). The bride loved roses and they had a Labrador. The cakes were all designed with trees or roses on them and the models for the top included their dog.
Describe how you got into making wedding cakes.
I started at college as a hobby but after competing in a couple of competitions and winning my daughter sneakily set up a Facebook page, website and got me business cards so instead of decorating polystyrene dummies I had cakes instead.
What would be your show stopper in the Great British Bake Off?
Something with life size sugar peonies on it. They are my favourite flower both real and to make in sugar.