Hayley’s Cake Studio create beautiful wedding cakes to your exact requirements, and giving you a stunning centrepiece of your big day.
Traditional or contemporary, rustic or elegant, the choice is yours. Whatever style you choose you can rest assured that your cake will look fantastic and taste delicious. All cakes are made fresh to order and baked using the highest quality ingredients.
Hayley’s Cake Studio are passionate about creating beautiful and bespoke designs, and they’re always looking out for the latest trends and design themes to include in their work. We also love their attention to detail as this is what can really make a cake.
Wedding favours are a feature of your day that makes your wedding truly unique and personable, so it’s definitely worth considering ordering some favour cookies from Hayley’s Cake Studio too. These can be personalised to your wedding theme, designed to match your invitations, or replicate your colour scheme. We’ll hand you over to Hayley now to talk all things cake and favours.
Tell us a little about yourself and your business
Hi, I’m Hayley and I set up Hayley’s Cake Studio in 2016. I design and create bespoke and contemporary wedding cakes for couples getting married in Oxfordshire and the surrounding counties.
What motivated you to start your business?
I worked in mental health since leaving university, however I spent all my time daydreaming about cakes and being creative!
I knew I was in the wrong job and it was my fiancé’s valentine gift to me – my very own cake website – that really motivated me to see it as a career and take the plunge.
It was the best decision I ever made and I’ve never looked back!
Tell us a little more about the day to day activities of your business
The start of the week is usually dedicated to admin, ordering supplies and catching up with my accounts. I also might try and get ahead with sugar flowers for upcoming cakes.
Towards the end of the week is spent baking and decorating, and my weekends involve delivering and setting up cakes, consultations, and replying to enquiries.
If our readers were to order from you, what can they expect?
They can expect a completely bespoke service from start to finish and someone who is super excited about making their wedding cake! They can also expect their cake to taste as good as it looks – no dry cake here!!
I offer a wide range of choice – I have an extensive cake menu and I’m also happy to make any other flavours the bride and groom might come up with.
How can couples judge if a company is the right fit for their wedding?
I think a good place to start is to look at suppliers’ previous work on their website and social media etc. From there you get a feel for their style and whether that is what you are looking for.
However it’s also so important to meet them and see how you gel – wedding fairs and venue open days are a great opportunity for this!
What are your favourite moments from previous weddings you’ve been involved with?
The occasions when I get to see the bride as I’m setting up the cake are my favourites, seeing them all excited on the day and their reaction to the cake is the best!
The bigger picture – does your business offer goods/services outside of the wedding world? Tell us more
My passion is wedding cakes so this is what I commit all my time to.
What have you got planned for the next 12 months?
Making lots of wedding cakes! And that includes my own for my wedding in June! I have some really varied and beautiful designs coming up which I am so excited about.
I hope to grow my business even more this year and become more established in the area.
And finally, what or who inspires you and why?
I only have to scroll down my Instagram feed to be inspired by so many people in the wedding industry. It is full of artistic individuals who have made successes out of their creativity and that hugely inspires me.
All images courtesy of Hayley’s Cake Studio