Today we’re delighted to introduce Marsha of London based Cakings. Marsha is an established and valued member of our Little White Wedding Directory, and so we decided it was time to find out a little bit more about Cakings cakes, and also show you some of her amazing cake creations! Over to Marsha…
What’s the history behind your business, how did you get hooked on baking?
Would you like the short answer or the long?
Long answer: Whenever I tell people I used to work with Young Offenders and their families, people don’t believe me! I started my career in South London, working intensely within Youth Offending Teams. As you can imagine, this work can be very challenging, and after a serious incident at work I decided I needed a career change. I initially wanted to become a Wedding Planner, and completed a Diploma in Events Management, which led on to me completing a basic course in baking and decorating (before I started, all my cakes turned into biscuits!) I enjoyed designing and creating cakes so much, I finally decided to start a business!
Short answer: I get a kick out of making people smile!
Who or what inspires you?
My work ethic is definitely inspired by the people at Charm City Cakes in Baltimore. Duff Goldman and his team have such an amazing passion for their work, and I share their excitement and enthusiasm every time I tune into Ace of Cakes. My British inspiration comes from Elizabeth from Elizabeth’s Cake Emporium. Her cakes are breathtaking, and although our styles widely differ, her beautiful designs and attention to detail totally inspire me to continuously develop my skills.
What is the most memorable or unusual design you have been asked to create?
My most memorable design was in fact a birthday cake centrepiece for an Indiana Jones themed party. It was a cake shaped like a real life snake, and it took me countless hours to pipe each individual scale onto the cake! The end result was brilliant, and although I had a serious hand cramp at the end, I was completely delighted with the result (and so were my clients!) I am looking forward to meeting clients who want to be really creative with their wedding cake designs, so I can use these skills to make something completely unique!
What should people ask and research before ordering their cake?
When people are ordering a cake, I always advise them to look at images of the cake maker’s previous designs. I ask them to ensure they can get hold of some testimonials / recommendations. This way they can see what your designer is capable of, even if they have not created your desired design before. I would also advise that they have a consultation, so that they know what flavours are on offer and that the cake will taste as great as it looks.
Why note pop over and see some more examples of Marsha’s work – http://www.cakings.co.uk/site/Pages/index.aspx
Images by Carla Thomas Photography – http://carlathomasphoto.com/
Category: Cakes & Catering