A traditional icing made with egg whites and icing sugar. The icing is built up
in fine layers to create a near flawless finish. It tastes delicious, and lends
itself to all types of decoration, which are also created in royal icing.
Isn’t Royal Icing difficult to cut?
I add glycerine when I make the icing to ensure that the cakes cut beautifully. It
is harder than the roll out sugar paste, but the difference in flavour and quality
of finish is significant.
Are your flowers really made of sugar?
Yes! I pride myself on the quality of my flowers and all are individually hand made
and hand coloured, often to match examples provided by a florist. When made well,
sugar flowers should be almost indistinguishable from fresh.
Why sugar flowers and not fresh?
For freedom of design and the ability to use any flowers, at any time of year without
the risk of wilting or poor quality. In addition, sugar flowers make a wonderful
keepsake of the day. If kept dry, they will last indefinitely.
Do we have to have fruit cake?
Although fruit cake is traditional, (and mine are fed with brandy and matured for
a minimum of three months) it’s your cake, so you can have almost any variety of
cake you would like. Favourites range from madeira sponge, moist chocolate, lemon
and carrot cakes, but the choice is yours.
How much do your cakes cost?
Everything I design is bespoke, and the cost is therefore entirely dependant on the
complexity of the design and the amount of time required to make the cake. A three
tier cake with a simple spray of sugar flowers starts from £350, and we will discuss
your design and budget at our initial no obligation meeting. Multi cakes start from
£5 per cake.
The cakes look very delicate - do you deliver and set up?
Yes - I will always personally set up your cake on your wedding day to ensure that
it looks perfect. There is no additional cost for this other than a mileage cost
(free for local events).
How much do you charge for stand hire?
Nothing - it’s part of the service.
Who supplies your cakes?
All my cakes are baked to order by me in my North Wales farmhouse kitchen. I only
use fresh, quality ingredients, including organic butter and eggs - fully organic
cakes are an option. No cakes or ingredients are ever frozen.
How long before our wedding do we need to order?
Ideally a minimum of three months (required to mature fruit cakes) but I have produced
cakes in less than two weeks!! Dates can get booked extremely quickly, especially
during the busy summer months. Many of my commissions are booked in excess of twelve
months in advance, and I rarely take two bookings on the same day, so once an order
is taken, that date has gone. I always advise to book as soon as you can to avoid
Do you cater for people with special dietary requirements?
Yes! Contact me with your specific requirement and I’ll see what I can do. I commonly
make gluten free, refined sugar free and dairy free cakes.