Cocoa & Whey Cakes

Cocoa & Whey Cakes specialises in creating luxury wedding cakes, as well as unique savoury wedding cakes, for clients across Dorset, Hampshire, Wiltshire, Surrey and West Sussex.
Pricing & Costs

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Dietary Options

Vegan Catering

General Services

Last-Minute Orders
Tiered Cakes
Treats and Favours
Sheet Cakes
Bespoke Design
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Full Description
Cocoa & Whey Cakes is a luxury wedding cake company based near the beautiful village of Farnham near Blandford in Dorset. We specialise in making bespoke, handcrafted sweet wedding cakes as well as unique savoury wedding cakes and combination cakes for clients across Dorset, Hampshire and the South of England. We also create delicious dessert tables, savoury tables and wedding favours for your guests. We work closely with clients and couples to make cakes and favours that are designed specifically for them, both in the way that they taste as well as the way that they look. While we have favourite recipes and designs at Cocoa & Whey, we want clients to receive a really unique and personal service and so we are more than happy to create something new and exclusive to them. We also ensure that whatever we do make looks wonderful and tastes amazing too! We offer a complimentary design and tasting appointment with appointments scheduled at convenient times for wedding couples. If it is difficult for a couple to attend a tasting then the design process can be completed via telephone and email and we can provide tasting samples by post for a small additional fee.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Penelope Hurst
Almost certainly the most important & beautiful cake that you will ever order! Your wedding cake is a central focus of your celebration together & will be remembered for years to come. I want to ensure that the couples I work with are closely involved with designing the taste and look of their cake and wedding favours. It is my passion to provide them with something uniquely special and amazingly delicious which they will be delighted to share with all their guests on such a wonderful day.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Lori & Luke
Married in October 2019
October 2019
It was absolutely stunning and delicious
I just wanted to say such a big THANK YOU for the cake you made for our wedding!! It was absolutely stunning and delicious. Everyone was praising it. Thank you again for helping to make our wedding so special and amazing.
Simon & Lauren
Married in October 2019
October 2019
A true pleasure from start to finish
We could not have been happier with the cake you made for us! We’d told almost everyone we knew just how excited we were about your cake -having been so impressed when we tasted the samples at your house! - so we were over the moon that our actual cake tasted just as amazing, if not more so! And it looked absolutely incredible too - exactly as we had imagined it, based on your initial design drawings. All in all, we could not have been happier with the presentation or taste of the cake. :) Also, we’d like to mention just how professional you’ve been throughout the process - especially appreciated on the wedding day itself, where the cake just seemed to appear out of thin air and was perfect in every way. All wedding vendors could take a leaf out of your book, I’d say. Again, thank you so much for all you have done for us. A true pleasure from start to finish, and we hope we have cause to order another (non-wedding) cake from you one day!
Chris and Amanda
Married in August 2019
August 2019
It looked and tasted just as I hoped it would...
thank you so much for the wonderful job you did on our wedding cake, it looked and tasted just as I hoped it would, we had many many compliments. The day went perfectly to then be only enhanced even more in the evening with the cake cutting. Thankyou again
Kayleigh and Jen
Married in August 2019
August 2019
Thank you so much for the beautiful and very delic
Thank you so much for the beautiful and very delicious cake. It was exactly what we were hoping for. We have had so many positive comments about it from our guests. The rainbow colours were really vibrant and the children (and adults!) loved it.
Brittany and Chloe
Married in August 2019
August 2019
The cake was stunning and tasted amazing.
Thank you so much, the cake was stunning and tasted amazing. Thank you so much again, it exceeded all our expectations.
Hannah and Pete
Married in July 2019
July 2019
The cake was fab ...
... the cake was fab so thank you so much for all your effort. It was especially important for us that it didn’t just look good but taste great too as it was our dessert and we had some lovely compliments from guests.
Location & Contact Details


Little Batch, Newtown, Farnham, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 8DQ, England

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Blandford Forum

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Press & Awards

Press & Awards (3)

Your Hampshire & Dorset Wedding Magazine - September/October 2018
Your Hampshire & Dorset Wedding Magazine - May 2018

What is your most memorable wedding?

All the weddings I have been involved with have been memorable because each couple is so unique and different & the settings are always so beautiful & individual. Perhaps one of the most memorable was delivering my first combined savoury & sweet cake. The couple were so excited that their vision had come to life & delighted that the cake was such a hit with their guests.

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Sometimes classic, sometimes adventurous, delicate, often floral, sometimes with a twist.

What about your business are you most proud of?

I am most proud of my work when clients have told me that the cake I have made for them is the best that they and their guests have ever tasted. Wedding cakes should be beautiful but it is even more important that they should taste wonderful.

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Make sure that you attend a tasting and design consultation with your wedding cake maker in good time so that you have the opportunity to find out what you really like and can add those little touches that make the cake really personal to you both.

What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?

I think it is always lovely when a couple design their own monogram for their wedding cake, even if it is a small detail that only they will really notice.

Describe your typical process with a couple.

Couples sometimes have an idea of the sort of taste and style of cake that they would like when they email or call me but often this is not the case. Once I have an idea of the number of guests, date of the wedding and venue then, if I still have that date available, I invite couples to come and attend a complimentary, no obligation tasting in Avington. I ask couples to let me know 3 or 4 flavours that they would like to try at the tasting appointment. They can choose from the flavours listed on the "Cakes and Flavours" page at or if there is a particular flavour that couples would like to try then I am happy to accommodate this where possible. I also try to make the appointment at a convenient time which can include evenings and weekends where required. Tasting appointments are relaxing and enjoyable and a chance for couples to find out what is possible in the world of wedding cakes and also to discover what they both really want their wedding cake to be like . A few days after the tasting appointment I will make contact with the couple and provide them with a sketch and quote for their chosen cake and any favours that they also wish to have made together with a copy of Cocoa & Whey's Terms. If the couple are happy with their choice and wish to proceed with their wedding cake booking then I take a non-refundable deposit of £50 to reserve their wedding date in my diary. This deposit is deducted from the final balance payable for the cake which will be due 4 weeks before the date of the wedding. I am usually in contact with the couple in the weeks prior to the wedding to discuss any last minute details about the cake and reception. I also liaise with the wedding caterer to make sure that the final arrangements for the cake have been made. On the day of the wedding I deliver the cake to the wedding venue and make sure that it is set up and looking beautiful in readiness for the reception.

What is your signature cake?

Raspberry & Marc de Champagne Cake is my favourite sweet cake and loved by many clients. For savoury wedding cakes Cheddar, Walnut & Apple is very popular though my personal favourite is Gruyere, Apricot & Hazelnut Cake.

What is the most original creation you have baked for a wedding?

A 4 tier combined sweet and savoury wedding cake with savoury tiers of Cheddar, Apple & Walnut Cake; Tomato, Olive & Basil Cake; Gruyere, Apricot & Hazelnut Cake and a sweet tier of Carrot Cake.

Describe how you got into making wedding cakes.

I have always loved food and art but never anticipated a career in wedding cakes in my youth. I was originally a lawyer before children but was unable to return to work when my son was diagnosed with a serious illness. My love of making beautiful cakes grew while at home and eventually developed into starting my own business, Cocoa & Whey Cakes. The business is so called to represent sweet cakes as well as savoury cakes. There is no reason that savoury cakes can't look equally as beautiful at a wedding! though I adore sweet cake too!

What would be your show stopper in the Great British Bake Off?

An elaborate combination of sweet and savoury tiers with lashings of gold detail.