The Pink Cake Box Wedding Cake Design Studio
In June 2017 I was lucky enough to be able to open my next venture with The Pink Cake Box, my very own boutique design studio. My studio is a converted Blacksmith's in Bakewell which has been finished to a high standard and has so much natural light which is a must for cake designing and decorating. The whole creative process happens here, from the designing, to baking and creating my wedding cakes to all the paper work and emails too! I have a professional kitchen here which is solely used to bake my wedding cakes and finished to a very high standard. It has been wonderful having this dedicated space to create my wedding cakes from so far and it's amazing to have all of my display cakes all on show beautifully in my consultation area ready for my design appointments.
I look forward to meeting you at the studio soon.
Once you have got in touch with me to begin the process of ordering your wedding cake we will arrange an appointment at a mutually convenient time for you and your partner to come to the cake studio to discuss your dream wedding cake design (*I charge a £20 consultation fee which is fully refunded against the cost of your wedding cake) Your appointment will last for around an hour (less for naked/semi-naked cakes) during which we will chat about your wedding, drink tea and you will get to eat lots and lots of cake!! I will ask you lots of questions about your big day to get a better idea of the style of wedding you are creating and the type of couple you are, this all helps to design you a beautiful wedding cake that will perfectly compliment your big day. You are welcome to bring any cake inspiration with you including colour swatches and flower details etc.
Following Your Appointment
After we've met, I will type up all of your cake information within a week and email it across to you in the form of a cake quote, I will hold your date for 2 weeks after I have sent out your quote. Once the full save the date deposit has been paid I will sketch up the wedding cake design we have discussed to help you visualise the bespoke cake that we have drawn up for you. Then you can just sit back and relax until closer to your big day (well, when I say relax, I mean do the other hundreds of things still on your wedding to-do tick list of course!!)
one month before your wedding date
This is when you can get in touch with me to let me know that you are still happy with everything in your design, or whether colour schemes have slightly changed or anything. You may have decided you would actually like to hire a cake stand, also if you would like to change any flavours this is your time to do it too! The final balance for your wedding cake is due one month before.
Your wedding week
This is when it's all hands on deck! I will be super busy baking your wedding cake, filling it with loads of scrumptious curds and buttercreams, ganaching, rolling out sugar paste, smoothing, creating sharp edges, meticulously hand creating all sugar flowers and foliage, creating any sugar work or piping detailing and constructing your wedding cake. On average a 3 tier wedding cake will take me 35 hours to create but super floral or intricate designs can take way longer. I super love my job and creating centre piece wedding cakes so the late nights and early mornings are always worth it.
On the day of your wedding I will aim to deliver your wedding cake to your wedding venue at around 11am (unless it is naked/semi naked) I deliver and set up all of my wedding cakes personally to make sure everything is truly perfect. Next up is your big moment - the iconic cutting of the cake and subsequent enjoying all the delicious flavours you have chosen for your big day.