Occasion cakes need love and attention, they also need to be flexible, some people just don't like raspberry jam and why should you compromise when it's your occasion.
If you're anything like me making them is out of the question, my cakes are only good as a cheap pudding when I've run out of ice cream and as for decorating them.. well lets just forget that nightmare right now. There is no way I'm going to volunteer or be asked to make a special occasion cake for anyone!
So where do you go?
To help you decide here are some excellent small businesses that hand make and lovingly create the perfect cakes for your occasions.
Sweet Moments (Cakes By Aly) - Wirral/ Liverpool/ Ellesmere Port and surrounding areas.
|Used with permission from Sweet Moments (Cakes by Aly)|
You will find photographs of their work on their facebook page.
Rachel's Cake Studio - Based in Dartford, Kent, and deliver to most of the South East - cakes can also be collected.
|Used with permission from Rachel's Cake Studio|
Delicious Catering and Cupcakes - Leicestershire Area, Cake pops and cupcake truffles can be delivered throughout England, Wales and Scotland.
|Used with permission from Delicious Catering and Cupcakes - Leicester.|
The Ginger Baker Scotland - Glasgow, collection in person also available.
|Used with permission from The Ginger Baker Scotland|
Tracy's Cupcake Creations - Based in Norwich, Norfolk
|Used with permission from Tracy's Cupcake Creations|
There you have it, some wonderful cakes from around the UK. Bespoke handmade cakes can make an occasion and with this collection the only problem you will have now is choice!
If there isn't a listing for handmade cakes in your area send me a comment and I will chase some up for you, I hope you find this blog useful, please feel free to pass this along so that others can see the great cake makers featured!