From Stylish Elegance to Contemporary Chic, Anita B Cakes can create the cake of your dreams. As every cake is totally unique, let your imagination run riot, during your consultation, explain to Anita just what you want and let her create a totally bespoke and beautiful wedding cake just for you.
Using the finest, freshest ingredients, your cake promises to be a feast for your palate as well as the eye.
In addition to gorgeous wedding cakes, Anita also creates adorable cakes for birthdays, anniversaries and special celebrations, just take a look at this lovely selection below.
Over to Anita now to tell you more about her business.
Tell us a little about yourself and your business
After spending my early career in Hotel Management & then as a Food Hygiene & Craft Trainer, I was eager to have the opportunity to focus on my passion for Cake Design & Baking.
In 2014 my passion became a reality and Anita B Cakes was born.
Contemporary & Stylish, Classic & Elegant or Striking & Unusual, Anita B Cakes will create a visually attractive & delicious work of art that will make your celebration even more memorable.
What motivated you to start your business?
I was personally motivated to make a difference following my bitter disappointment on seeing my own Wedding Cake, which was, quite honestly, less than acceptable!
When I started Anita B Cakes it was my goal to ensure that every customer leaves with the confidence that their cake will exceed their expectations and that the professionalism, care and attention to detail will create for them a memorable cake for an unforgettable occasion.
Tell us a little more about the day to day activities of your business
I am fortunate with my craft and food hygiene background to be able to spend at least one day a week teaching the art of cake decorating and modelling techniques.
Obviously a huge part of the day today activities is the baking! and all the other elements that go along with that & making the handcrafted Sugar decorations in readiness for putting the cake together (the really exciting part!) The rest of my time, as with most businesses is spent on:
Correspondence – replying to emails, quotes etc Ordering Supplies Undertaking design sketches Bookwork Marketing & Social Media Recipe development Cake Consultations and of course…..cleaning!!
If our readers were to order from you, what can they expect?
From the first initial contact my customers can expect a professional and friendly approach and have confidence in the knowledge that their requirements are listened to and given my undivided attention.
Time is spent gathering as much information as possible as to their forthcoming event and sketches will be drawn to ensure all requirements are met. The customers input is invaluable in finalising all the finer details.
Customers are offered consultations where they can visit ‘Lavender Cottage’ to view the facilities, oh, and of course taste some delicious samples!
How can couples judge if a company is the right fit for their wedding?
Initially the response time to an enquiry will give prospective customers confidence, or not, in a business. Communication is a key factor in gaining trust. The customer needs to feel important, valued and special which is achieved through:
Listening to their requirements
Personality – the way we communicate and the special relationship you build
Professionalism and time, giving confidence in your business.
What are your favourite moments from previous weddings you’ve been involved with?
I don’t really have a favourite moment as each cake I deliver has its own little memory that becomes special.
The bigger picture – does your business offer goods/services outside of the wedding world? Tell us more
I offer bespoke cakes and cupcakes for every type of Occasion out there including:
Birthdays, christenings, anniversaries, First Holy Communion, Christmas & corporate business.
What have you got planned for 2017?
To continue to achieve 100% customer satisfaction from the initial enquiry right through to the delivery.
We can all continue to learn and developing new techniques and styles is essential.
Continue to make new friends – so many of my customers place repeat orders and have now become friends through Cake!
And finally, what or who inspires you and why?
The look on a child’s face when you deliver their cake, the Bride & Groom who send you a photograph of the cake cutting and the Mother who cried when she saw her daughter’s Christening Cake!
By listening at our consultation I had picked up the fact that her ‘baby bump’ was called “Strawberry”, so I decided to have the Rabbit she had chosen for her Cake holding a strawberry and the tears flowed!
What more inspiration does a business need!
All images courtesy of Anita B Cakes