How much does a wedding cake cost?

The eternal question 'How much does a cake cost?' is often the first thing that I'm asked when I meet people, and the answer - well, where shall I begin?! If I could ask you to imagine for a moment going into a car showroom, and asking the salesperson 'How much does a car cost?' then they'll ask what size engine you want, how many people you need to seat, do you want a leather interior, aircon? Now, please don't worry a cake is definitely nowhere near as expensive as a car! But there are some considerations when thinking about the cake that you want...

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Sophie Taylor
Let's talk about mental health...

This post has been a long time coming, and the time feels right now as October 10th is World Mental Health Day. We live in a time where it's much more socially acceptable to talk about mental health issues (as it flipping should be!), but there are still stigmas surrounding it and there's always room for improvement. Whilst I'm not usually the kind of person to overshare, I'm happy to share my journey if it encourages just one person to speak out or look for help.

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Sophie Taylor
Semi-naked Wedding Cakes

If you're getting married and you've been lusting over Pinterest inspiration, then you can't have failed to notice one of the biggest wedding cake trends of the year - the semi-naked cake. The semi-naked cake has overtaken the popularity of naked cakes recently, it seems we prefer our cakes a little more covered up! Personally, I love them and I think that their simplicity is the secret to their appeal, and also the ease in which they can be dressed up to suit all manner of wedding styles. 

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Confessions of a cake decorator

The madness of the wedding season has descended, and cake decorators (and wedding businesses) across the land are thinking about one thing - making it to the end of August without having a nervous breakdown! If you don't know me, I'm Sophie owner of The Confetti Cakery, and if you do know me, you'll know that I'm nothing short of honest (perhaps a little too honest). The last few weeks have got me thinking, and I thought it may be carthartic to share a few thoughts, and give a little insight in to the life of a cake decorator. I don't speak for all cake decorators, but I'm sure there'll be a few giggles and "hell yeahs" in hot kitchens.

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DARK & DELICIOUS

What more can you wish for than an outdoor wedding and celebration?! This beautiful styled shoot took place at the majestic Stapleford Park, Leicestershire. The weather was typically and reliably British, a gentle drizzle descended - but with a typically British stalwart attitude to the weather, we carried on regardless and created what I hope you will agree is something pretty magical.

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