What is your most memorable wedding?
It has to be a New Year's Eve wedding. I arrived to set up the cake just as the couple and their guests moved into the dining room to be seated for the wedding breakfast and the atmosphere was absolutely alive. You could feel the joy and energy in the room, it was magical!
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Creative, whimsical, nature-inspired, contemporary and artistic.
What about your business are you most proud of?
Building a business from scratch, doing what I love and finding my own style. It's a privilege to be able to unleash your creativity and design something unique for each and every couple and I never tire of talking about cake!
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Try not to lose sight of what the day is about (YOU) and try to enjoy the wedding planning process!
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
It was actually at a family wedding. The couple gifted a beautiful flower posy to those guests who had recently lost a loved one in their memory. It was a sensitive and thoughtful touch.
Describe your typical process with a couple.
I always suggest a consultation so that we can discuss your requirements and design ideas, and of course taste some cake. It's a great way for me to get to know a couple and vice versa, and I can really get a good feel for what you envisage for your wedding cake. I can then draw up a design based on our discussion and provide a quotation. Consultations are charged at £30, which is deducted from the cost of your cake should you proceed with an order.
What is your signature cake?
As my cakes are all bespoke, I don't have a signature design but rather a signature style with lots of handpainted cakes and realistic wafer paper flowers. My style is very natural and organic in nature and has a free flowing, artistic style.
What is the most original creation you have baked for a wedding?
It was a woodland themed cake with edible moss and flowers...it looked as if it had grown from the ground!
Describe how you got into making wedding cakes.
Like most, it started as a hobby that led to a career! I used to work as a corporate PA but my creative side was calling me more and more and I decided to take the leap and start my own business.
What would be your show stopper in the Great British Bake Off?
Ooh something wild and artistic with lots of wafer paper decoration and movement (although I would probably need more than 4 hours to make it!)