Pasticceria Lorena

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Pasticceria Lorena takes huge pride and passion in designing, creating and styling unique and delicious Italian patisserie tables and wedding cakes for couples who dare to be different.
Pricing & Costs

Prices start at

£450
Details

Dietary Options

Nut-Free
Vegetarian
Gluten-Free

General Services

Tastings
Tiered Cakes
Delivery
Treats and Favours
Bespoke Design
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Set-Up
Full Description
‘Pasticceria’ is Italian for Patisserie and ‘Lorena’, well thats me! I am an Italian pastry chef with an inherent love of food, (particularly the sweet type) family, fun and I am a bit partial to a good glass of prosecco. My skills come from knowledge passed down through generations of my family, my love of recipe books and of course lots of practice. As a result I make authentic Italian cakes and pastries using the finest Italian ingredients, everything is made by hand from home as you can’t beat that artisan touch. My little Nottingham-based biz was born in 2014 when I swapped my performing arts career for my love of baking, and now I find great pleasure in helping couples think outside the box when it comes to their wedding cake. My clients are definitely foodies who don’t like icing and dare to say “arrivederci” to the traditional tiered wedding cake. Most of my work consists of a show stopping feature cake that is complimented by a selection of mouthwatering mini pastries, but my services do not stop at baking, working closely with a wedding stylist, I design and set up the complete bespoke display to suit the theme, style and colour scheme of your venue and day. My most popular cake is my traditional Italian wedding cake, layers of the lightest sponge soaked with a liqueur of choice and layered with lashings of pastry cream. These gateaux style cakes are decorated with creams, meringues, fresh, fruits, chocolate, flowers and pastries. For 2019 I have designed a new monogram version of this cake offering a personalised cake landscape. I love to be challenged so if you have an idea you want brought to life, just ask and lastly my mini pastries also make a great alternative to savoury canapés at your drinks reception.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Lorena Moloney
Hi! Congratulations on your engagement! Thanks for taking the time to visit my profile. As someone who literally does a happy dance at the mention of a wedding, I would love you to get in touch! If you want to ditch the traditional iced tiered cake for a show stopping alternative for your big day I would love to make your dessert table dreams come true! See you soon, Lorena x

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2014
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
No. of People In Team
2
Reviews
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Danielle and Ben
Happy couple Married on July
August 2021
We couldn't have asked for more!
We couldn’t have asked for more from Pasticceria Lorena. The service was impeccable from the beginning in the consultation stages through to the set up at Norwood Park, our wedding venue. Lorena took plenty of time to understand our vision for the cake, over Zoom calls and email. The consultation was also great, where she supplied us with cakes to taste at home in our own time. Lorena captured exactly what we wanted in the first design and the cakes looked outstanding on the day. She set them up in the background whilst we enjoyed our wedding breakfast to ensure they were not stood around all day. We barely noticed her she was so efficient and wished we had the chance to say thanks in person! We highly recommend Pasticceria Lorena and we will certainly be using her again in the future for other celebrations. Danielle & Ben Slater
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Emma and Chris
Happy couple Married on April
January 2019
She truly made our special day extra special!
It was a wonderful experience working with Lorena to create a wedding cake for our small 'lockdown' wedding reception. Great communication all the way to work out what was best for us. She truly made our special day extra special! It's absolutely amazing to have a cake that not only looks fabulous, but also tastes amazing. Everyone was super impressed. Thank you Lorena!! Like
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Nicola and James
Happy couple Married on December
August 2021
Service provided was impeccable!
We chose Lorena to provide the sweet treats for our wedding reception last year and wow, she did not disappoint! From the consultation (which came with samples!!) to the display on the day, the whole experience was perfect. The level of detail in the design of each little piece of authentic Italian magic, matched only by the abundance of freshness and flavour of each. The display was immaculate, so much so it was hard to believe they're all handmade by Lorena herself, to the original family Italian recipes. Her work was faultless and the friendly, courteous service provided was impeccable! We wouldn't hesitate to recommend Lorena to anyone thinking of choosing her service for their special day! Thankyou Lorena x
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Melissa and Max
Happy couple Married on August
August 2021
We will definitely be ordering again!
We had booked lorena for our wedding, after meeting her at a wedding event. She did not disappoint!! From right from the start she was absolutely amazing. She listened to us and gave us her best advice. Everyone of our guests commented at the beautiful set up Lorena had displayed! We will definitely be ordering again! Thank you!!
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Vicky and Matt
Happy couple Married on January
August 2021
Adding Italian magic to our wedding reception!
Matt and I can't recommend Lorena enough for adding some Italian magic to our wedding reception!! We met Lorena at a wedding event in February and having tasted some of her desserts there we knew we wanted some with a more 'traditional' cake. From the tasting session we then had up to the reception itself, Lorena has been super helpful and as we suspected, our guests were totally blown away. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
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Anita and Antonio
Happy couple Married on November
August 2021
Tasted out of this World!
We chose Pasticceria Lorena, following a fabulous cake tasting with Lorena on a wet Sunday afternoon. If you are looking for the most amazing Italian celebration cake and beautiful pastries then look no further than Pasticceria Lorena. Lorena is a wonderful baker and created our wedding cake and a selection of 300 miniature pastries and desserts that not only looked incredible, but also tasted out of this world. We were absolutely delighted and our wedding guests were "blown away" by the dessert table that Lorena created, making a 100 mile round trip to our venue - we couldn't recommend Pasticceria Lorena highly enough and will certainly be ordering more cake soon! Thank you Lorena you were a delight to work with and you realised my vision perfectly.
Location & Contact Details

Address

Wilford, Nottinghamshire, England

Travel Notes

Nearest Town

Nottingham

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M1 Junction 24

Nearest Train Station

Nottingham

Nearest Airport

East Midlands

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FAQ
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What is your most memorable wedding?

My own of course! Oh sorry you mean, the ones I have worked on. I think it would be the first one I did a dessert table at for a bride whose family originate from the same village in Italy as my mum. She was so excited to have found a taste of Italy in the U.K. and the comments I got that day are what fuelled my determination to build my business.

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Unconventional, unique, modern, striking and mouthwatering

What about your business are you most proud of?

For me it’s all about bringing joy to people with what I create, I am most proud of the reactions, compliments and amazing reviews I get from my clients as that’s what makes the hard work worthwhile.

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

Do it your way! Many people will give you advice about what you should have, what you should wear, what you need to do, what traditions you should follow, but it’s your day, so I say do it your way and make it personal to you.

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

A bride who had made a floor runner to go down the aisle with a personal message hand painted on it. It was a message to her mum who was walking her down the aisle in the absence of her late father.

Describe your typical process with a couple.

It’s begins with a chat over the phone or email to establish, like, dislikes and a bit about the vision for the wedding. I then invite you to a consultation and tasting at my home, this is very relaxed over a coffee and you get to sample some pastries and discuss the finer details of your dream dessert table. After this I put together a full proposal and quote and you secure the booking by paying a deposit. About 3 months before the wedding I liase with you and the venue to finalise the intricate details and timings of the day. Full payment is made 1 month before the wedding and the week of the wedding the magic happens and you can enjoy your day, all you have to worry about is how you are going to stop yourself from eating all the cake!

What is your signature cake?

Italian wedding cake - a light sponge, drizzled with a vanilla liqueur and layered with vanilla pastry cream. Topped with Chantilly cream, meringues fresh fruits and chocolate

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

A cascading millefoglie (meaning a thousand layers) Italian wedding cake with an array of mini desserts displayed on an old farm cart turned bar with draped foliage and rustic backdrop. The guests commented on how different it was having pastry instead of cake, it was light and fresh, perfect for a summer wedding!

Describe how you got into making wedding cakes.

Baking is in my blood! being Italian I was brought up around great food and watching my family cook and bake using traditional methods. However I wasn't always a baker, I used to be a dancer and dance teacher! when my body told me it was time to stop dancing, I turned back to my heritage and started to spend more time in the kitchen experimenting. I began making cakes for my children and family birthdays and people began asking me to bake for their celebrations and so what was at first a hobby became a second career, however I knew I wanted to bring something different to the table and so combined my love of baking with my heritage to bring people an authentic taste of Italian patisserie. after a few years of establishing my business, I created a wedding dessert table for a lovely couple, the bride was Italian and wanted to bring some of her heritage to her wedding day, and it was this wedding that shaped the direction of my business. I absolutely loved the entire process from start to finish and I find it such a privilege to be entrusted to create cakes for couples special day.