There have been so many cake artists, bakers and sugar crafters that have inspired me over the years and motivated me to continue on my cake journey, always striving to be better and do better. I have managed to whittle it down to 5 of my inspirational cake artists and each one of them has their place for different reasons.
What I love most
I love making happy clients and seeing their faces light up when they see their hard earned cash and ideas transformed into cake. On the occasion where I am not present to see their reaction, their kind words more than make up for it. So many of my customers have expressed such heartfelt gratitude for my talent and hard work, that it has almost brought me to tears. I love reading their experiences and seeing the images they send through of their happy occasion. It’s just amazing and humbling to know that I was chosen to be a part of such a special time in their lives.
What I love least
The worst part of my job is delivering the cake. If I could click my heels and turn up at the venue, that would be perfect, but seriously, delivery is the worst part of my job as there are so many things that could go wrong. Driving in Central London can be a nightmare! If you’re not negotiating pot holes, you’re having to avoid random, crazy drivers. Either one can literally ruin a cake, so I make sure I take extra precautions during delivery like leaving early, using non-slip mats, protective packaging and transporting cake tiers separately to assemble onsite.
For the most part, I really enjoy what I do. I am so grateful for it, as there are not many who can say that they are doing a job that they love. Whilst there are aspects of my work that I love the least, it’s always worth the effort.
My inspiration for cake designs come from anywhere and everywhere. Sometimes they pop up when I least expect it and force me to scramble for the nearest pen and paper to jot it down. I love classic designs and vintage fashion...
The foundation of my business has always been built on the desire to make people happy with cake and whilst this is still true today, I felt the need to analyse and revisit what this really means for me as a cake artist and most importantly the impact it has on my customers.
As much as I love baking, when I do get some spare time I try to spend it with close friends and family. I enjoy spur of the moment road trips with my husband and two children to beautiful and interesting places in England especially when the weather is favourable. I think I am at my most happiest when the sun is shining, I’m eating great food and surrounded by my favourite people.
I was super excited but acutely aware of my inexperience, honoured yet determined to make the couple happy. What am I talking about? I am talking about my first ever commissioned wedding cake.
My cake journey started out as a young girl obsessed with sweet treats. I learned to make my favourite bakes mainly so that I could fuel this obsession by whipping them up whenever I wanted. Over time, friends and family started to comment on my cakes and suggested several times that I should start up a business. They were very flattering comments but a lack of confidence prevented me from pursuing it any further. The more I baked, the more positive comments I received, so instead of diving in head first, I decided to dip my toes in to test the water. I started up a free website where I could upload images of my cakes and named the site Love & Cakes.
Looking for something sweet for your wedding? Deliberating whether to serve up something shop bought or home-baked? Well, look no further because I am going to give you five good reasons why your wedding cake should be home-baked.
"Baking and cake decorating is my passion, making happy customers is my goal." - Bianca