What is your most memorable wedding?
An amazing 2 tier chocolate chess board wedding cake with moulded chocolate chess pieces, a pull out drawer, chess piece pillars, marble top and gold detailing copying the brides amazing 70 stone engagement ring - set up in the most incredible venue - Highclere Castle.
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
creative, stylish, elegant, understated, unique
What about your business are you most proud of?
The reputation I have built and recommendations I receive.
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Book you favourite suppliers in plenty of time! We often take bookings 2 years in advance!
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
One bride had a very vintage themed wedding, but wanted yellow sunflowers subtly dotted around in memory of her Grandad. She did this incredibly well without taking anything away from the rest of the decor. We even had one on the cake! A lovely nod to her Grandad.
Describe your typical process with a couple.
Ideally if the couple are available a consultation and tasting session is the best place to start, trying different flavours and drawing up a design for the cake, then we keep in touch in the run up to the wedding, sometimes meeting up again, to finalise all the small details.
What is your signature cake?
Not sure I have a signature cake as such! Carrot cake is my favourite flavour though!
What is the most original creation you have baked for a wedding?
I made a beautiful abstract Peacock Wedding Cake - 5 tiers high with mini cake coming out from the bottom in the shape of a peacock tail, with sugar quills representing the feathers and crest topper and with subtle hand piped henna tattoo detailing to the back to symbolise the brides Arabic heritage.
Describe how you got into making wedding cakes.
I used to work as a pastry chef in respected restaurants, this lead me into my love of cakes and sugarcraft.
What would be your show stopper in the Great British Bake Off?
It would have to be a 7 or 8 tier high wedding cake, with hand-painted and sugar flowers cascading down and around the cake.