How it all began
It was love at first sight. When I first saw the Kitchen Aid, with its curvy cream top, I fell head over heels in love. I just knew I had to take it home. It sat in my kitchen looking marvellous and I was inspired to put it to work, so I started baking cakes like I was personally responsible for curing a world shortage.
The next turning point was the rolling stones cake I made for my brother’s 18th birthday. I loved making the cake, was really pleased with the results and was showered with compliments and suggestions that this could be my next profession.
I loved the fact that my friends and family had such nice things to say but knew I had a long way to go to be a professional cake designer. I worked hard to learn all the methods for the cakes I wanted to make, clocking up the hours looking at Google and You Tube to teach myself the basics.
I love making sugar flowers, clean lines and really pretty cakes. I love delivering the finished cake to the wedding venue and staging it. It is an honour to play a small part in a big day.
While I never imagined I would be creating cakes for a living, it is not really a surprise I have this creative outlet as I have always loved fashion and interior design and have spent many hours handcrafting the finishing touches I wanted for a room.
I bake all my cakes from scratch as it is important to me that I am delivering a high-quality product and I want to be certain that my cakes taste as good as they look. I use all Scottish produce where I can from the finest butters to the best Flour. I make sugar syrups to enhance the cakes flavours and balance them with different curds and fillings.