Some of my earliest memories are of baking with family members, tiptoeing on a step to reach the counter, so I started young! One of the first decorated cakes I can remember helping with was a Lara Croft (Tomb raider – a while ago!) cake for my brother’s birthday. Needless to say I’ve come a long way since then.
While I was on maternity leave I found that I had more time to bake, so I did! After creating birthday cakes for family members, I soon started getting requests for orders and found myself considering cake making as my business. From there, I decided to make sure I had all the necessary paper work and achieved a level 5 rating for my kitchen from the council and the rest (as they say) is history.
In 2013 I decided to enter my first ever cake competition at Cake International Birmingham. To my amazement, I came away with a Gold and Silver medal and well and truly hooked to competitions. Since then I have entered Cake International every year, and this year decided to enter Salon Culinaire and won Best in class and Gold awards for both my wedding cake and sculpted novelty cake entries. Competitions are a real buzz and push me to develop new skills and ideas that are often translated into following cake designs and I can’t wait for my next one!
In 2014 I started teaching classes at The Cake College in Lucy’s gorgeous farm kitchen. Each class is a chance to meet more, cake minded people and to talk about all things cake. I feel very lucky to be able to teach in such a lovely, relaxing place and meet some wonderful cake people, from beginners to other cake business owners.
And now here I am, creating beautiful wedding cakes for some amazing couples! If you are desperate for a dragon cake (or similar!) for an event then of course get in touch. If I’m not completing a booking, I’m probably working on a competition piece or dummy cake to practice a new skill.