Today on Aspirational Bride we’re thrilled to post an interview with a new member to our team, Jaclyn from Ivory & Rose Cake Company. We have been secretly admiring Jaclyn’s work for some time and were thrilled when she entered our Pinterest competition with a truly beautiful moodboard! One thing led to another and here she is introducing herself, her business and her wonderful cakes…!
What’s the history behind your wedding cake making business, how did you get involved in the wedding industry?
It was when I was planning my own wedding in the Cotswolds. I knew how important I wanted the cake to be, for it to stand out, taste fantastic and be remembered long after it had been eaten. I wanted to share this same passion with other couples, to give them a beautiful and memorable wedding cake, and so Ivory & Rose Cake Company was born in 2010…
I am also a hopeless romantic and love everything about weddings!
Can you tell us a little bit about your business, and about the type of wedding cake services you offer?
We believe every couple deserves the wedding cake of their dreams, which is why we work closely with you to provide a high quality, friendly and professional service.
We provide a by appointment only consultation service for the wedding couple which lasts about an hour. It involves tasting a selection of our cakes, perusing some of our designs and talking about all elements of the wedding cake to help blend it seamlessly with your wedding day style.
All our cakes are made to order so every aspect can be changed to suit your wedding. If you have something in particular that you would like to incorporate into the design then please bring it with you to the consultation. This allows us to get a feel for your cake vision and to make sure that we do we’ll sketch a design with you.
We pride ourselves on making sure the cake not only looks like perfection but tastes it too, which is why we only use the finest quality ingredients.
Who and what inspire you?
Coco Channel inspires me. I try living by some of her rules. One of my favourite rules from her is “Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance”. Flowers inspire me. I have 8 different varieties of roses in my garden, 2 types of peonies, hydrangea’s, cosmos’s, lavender and many many more. The style of wedding cake that I love to create is one of elegance, romance and simplicity.
Which couple in the world would you most like to have designed a wedding cake for and why?
I would have loved to make William & Catherine’s wedding cake. Catherine has such lovely style and elegance that I love.
What is your most popular design?
Our most popular design is our English Rose wedding cake. It has gorgeous sugar roses and detailed pearling. It works really well with many wedding styles and colours.
What are your most popular cake flavours?
We have two favourite flavours. The most popular is a Madagascar vanilla sponge with a strawberry & champagne filling. Closely followed by our rich Belgium chocolate cake with a Madagascar vanilla filling. They are scrummy!
Can you tell us something surprising about you, which people may not realise?
I grew up in South Africa and left when I was 21. What is surprising is that my accent is now very subtle, expect for a few prominent words like “Ja”. I am asked frequently, “Where are you from?” I have been in the UK for 10 years now and love it here.
I am looking forward to regularly giving you inspiration for and advice about your wedding cake. If you do have any questions, please do ask.
(If you want to contact Jaclyn about your wedding cake, or simply pop over to her beautiful website and take a sneak peek, then here are her contact details…)
Mobile – 07538 629060
Email – Jaclyn@ivoryandrose.co.uk
Website – www.ivoryandrose.co.uk
Category: Cakes & Catering