I am often asked how I got into making cakes but I'm not quite sure, it was all by accident!
As a child every Christmas my Mum would make a fruit cake, covered in white Royal icing and finished with the old fork effect peaks and the obligatory plastic robin and Santa...I wasn't happy with this.
I would sit for hours with some marzipan and food colouring and make endless holly wreath garlands and parcels to decorate the cake with....I quite enjoyed it!
This led to making small novelty cakes for friends family and my daughters when they were little, ranging from pink buttercream rabbits to Teletubbies! People seemed to like what I did I started to get orders for wedding cakes...eeeeek!
For over 25 years now I have been baking and creating designs for people. I'm not sure how many I have made over the years..but safe to say it's in the thousands!
Five years ago I opened Flourpower. I have established a wonderful clientele of loyal customers and I have been privileged to have created cakes for U2, Richie Benaud, Wendy Craig, Brian Sewell, Matt Damon, Paul Rudd and Heston Blumenthal to name a few.
My wedding cakes grace some of the most beautiful venues in and around us such as Coworth Park, Hedsor House, Stoke Park, Stoke Place, Danesfield Douse, Cliveden, Pinewood Studios, even The Gherkin!
I love what I do ...most of the time!!