Why Us?

At Sticky Fingers Cake Co. we do wedding cake a little bit differently call us old fashioned but we want to give you a personal service from start to finish…
not because we can, but because we care (and we’re really lovely too!

How we measure up

Wedding Cake Southend-on-sea

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We’ll come to you for the consultation – and bring you gorgeous wedding cake too

 

The ‘yummy’ experience, of working with us, it’s the opposite of formal, even if we’re making a formal cake

 

Tailored to your tastebuds – choose from traditional cake flavours or something a little different… battenberg anyone?

 

Perfect match – we’ll work closely with you to design a cake that complements and interprets the style of your wedding

 

The best ingredients – we use organic where possible, free range and fairtrade

 

Fabulous flowers – with a background in floristry, you’ll get superior style when it comes to getting floral

 

 

 

The team

Sticky Fingers Cake Co. is made up of Lou and Rob Marks. Lou is the wedding cake designer and face of the company and does all the baking and the gorgeous pretty things that make people go wow! Rob is chief taste tester and goes around telling people how wonderful our cakes are

About Lou

Hi, my name is Lou Marks, and I love to bake!

My first tentative steps into the world of baking were as a 9 year old. I was given a children’s cookery book for my birthday and in that book was a recipe for shortbread; I made it and entered it into a competition at our local school fete. It didn’t come anywhere but that didn’t matter, I loved it!

I had a difficult decision to make at school because I wanted to take both Art and Domestic Science but wasn’t allowed; Art won the day. I was pretty upset but still continued to bake at home, little did I know that taking Art would stand me in good stead later on…

Leaving school I trained as a Florist and continued with that career until I decided enough was enough, let me do something that I’ve always really loved doing – Baking! I mean, what a great job, making and decorating cakes!

So here I am after 20 years of playing with flowers; I’m a wedding cake designer, I’m doing what I truly love to do and I really hope it shows through all the cakes I make…

Wedding Cake Southend-on-sea
Wedding Cake Southend-on-sea

About Lou

Hi, my name is Lou Marks, and I love to bake!

My first tentative steps into the world of baking were as a 9 year old. I was given a children’s cookery book for my birthday and in that book was a recipe for shortbread; I made it and entered it into a competition at our local school fete. It didn’t come anywhere but that didn’t matter, I loved it!

I had a difficult decision to make at school because I wanted to take both Art and Domestic Science but wasn’t allowed; Art won the day. I was pretty upset but still continued to bake at home, little did I know that taking Art would stand me in good stead later on…

Leaving school I trained as a Florist and continued with that career until I decided enough was enough, let me do something that I’ve always really loved doing – Baking! I mean, what a great job, making and decorating cakes!

So here I am after 20 years of playing with flowers; I’m a wedding cake designer, I’m doing what I truly love to do and I really hope it shows through all the cakes I make…

Our wedding cake process

Wedding Cake Southend-on-sea

Congratulations you’re getting married!

Whether you’re having a small, intimate wedding for 20 of your closest family and friends or a lavish affair with 200+ guests,  we can make you a unique wedding cake that will perfectly complement and interpret the style of your wedding…

..but I don’t just want to make you a really lovely cake, I want it to be a really lovely experience for you – from our first conversation right through to cutting the cake on your wedding day

So with that in mind we offer a free consultation, (no strings attached!), where you and your other half can sample some cake flavours, go through thoughts you may have, flick through our portfolio and generally get some really good ideas down on paper.

And we’ll even come to you if you’re local…. or of course you can visit us at Sticky Fingers Cake Co HQ in Westcliff (where tea and coffee will be provided too!)

We’ll then come up with two or three designs and prices and if you’re both happy and would like to proceed, we can take it from there. Although we love to design our own cakes, if you’ve seen a cake in a magazine that you’d like, we can make a similar design but will tweak it so that it’s still individual to you, so please feel free to bring along any pictures with you for inspiration.

9 to 12 months is an ideal lead-time for booking your wedding cake  (the more time the better, especially if your wedding is in peak season), but please contact us if you’re pushed for time and we’ll help you out if we can! The price quoted will be inclusive of delivery and set-up at your chosen venue, although you can of course pick the cake up from us instead if you wish.

For your peace of mind we have been awarded a 5* rating from Southend-on-Sea Council’s food hygiene department, have passed the Level 2 Food Hygiene certificate with top marks and have full liability insurance.

The Process

Wedding Cake Southend-on-sea

Congratulations you’re getting married!

Whether you’re having a small, intimate wedding for 20 of your closest family and friends or a lavish affair with 200+ guests,  we can make you a unique wedding cake that will perfectly complement and interpret the style of your wedding…

..but I don’t just want to make you a really lovely cake, I want it to be a really lovely experience for you – from our first conversation right through to cutting the cake on your wedding day

So with that in mind we offer a free consultation, (no strings attached!), where you and your other half can sample some cake flavours, go through thoughts you may have, flick through our portfolio and generally get some really good ideas down on paper.

And we’ll even come to you if you’re local…. or of course you can visit us at Sticky Fingers Cake Co HQ in Westcliff (where tea and coffee will be provided too!)

We’ll then come up with two or three designs and prices and if you’re both happy and would like to proceed, we can take it from there. Although we love to design our own cakes, if you’ve seen a cake in a magazine that you’d like, we can make a similar design but will tweak it so that it’s still individual to you, so please feel free to bring along any pictures with you for inspiration.

9-12 months is an ideal lead-time for booking your wedding cake  (the more time the better, especially if your wedding is in peak season), but please contact us if you’re pushed for time and we’ll help you out if we can! The price quoted will be inclusive of delivery and set-up at your chosen venue, although you can of course pick the cake up from us instead if you wish.

For your peace of mind we have been awarded a 5* rating from Southend-on-Sea Council’s food hygiene department, have passed the Level 2 Food Hygiene certificate with top marks and have full liability insurance.

Why Our Customers Love Us

“Went to see Lou for a cake tasting and knew straight away we wanted her to make our cake, she is such a lovely lady, really cares about what you want and was so helpful on the lead up to our wedding. Our cake was absolutely beautiful and tasted amazing. I can’t recommend Lou enough, thank you for everything xx”

Sharlene & Sean, 1st September 2017

“You made the wedding cake for my daughter Hannah and her husband Luke for their wedding at The Lawn on Thursday.
The cake was stunning and the different layers were delicious. Great job. Thank you very much”

Mike Salmon (Hannah’s Father!) 22nd June 2017.

“I cannot recommend this company & Lou highly enough ! Lou made our 3 tier naked cake with gold glitter berries for our wedding 22/10/2016 and it was absolutely perfect.  From the first email I sent, Lou was so helpful and even posted us some samples when we weren’t around to meet up! All of the cakes were so tasty it was so hard to just choose 3 flavours ! The whole experience was totally stress free and Lou travelled to our venue to set the cake up (beautifully) on the morning of our wedding !

One of my bridesmaids has already booked Sticky Fingers in for her wedding in 2018 as she was so impressed and I will be recommending to anyone that needs a wedding cake !”

Kayla and Ricky, 22nd October 2016

“From the moment I met Lou I knew I’d found the perfect wedding supplier!!

She came up with 3 beautiful designs and modified a cake flavour for us and then when I fell in love with a new design, she changed it for me!!

I recommend her to everyone, she truly is my favourite wedding supplier”

Natasha and Scott, 6th June 2015.

“We wanted to say a huge thank you for all your help and for the beautifully elegant wedding cake, cupcakes and cakepops that you made for us- we’ve had lots of comments on how tasty they all were, and everyone loved the bride a groom cakepops!
The whole process was professional, friendly and really put us at ease, we were so glad we chose you.
We’ve attached a few pictures of the beautiful cakes you provided!
Thanks again!”

Louise and Lee Evans, 11th July 2015

“Thank you so much Lou, our cake was so beautiful!!!”

Jenna Morrissey, 21st August 2015

“We had a 3 tier naked wedding cake and it looked absolutely amazing. The cake was delivered to our venue and dressed onsite and tasted better than we could’ve imagined.

If you are looking for a wedding cake do not look any further.

Thanks again Lou for our wonderful cake.”

Kelly and Jon, 30th July 2015

“Thank you so much for our beautiful wedding cake, it was perfect!!

We had loads of comments of how wonderful the cake looked and how good it tasted. Xxx”

Jess and James, 4th Nov 2014.

“Hi Lou,

The wedding cake was stunning! Exactly how i imagined it would be! It was the best cake ever!! …

We are keeping the top layer for first anniversary so its been put in the freezer.
Everyone said how yummy it was we are already trying to think of an excuse to
get you to make us another cake lol. Love  Chantelle and Alex x”

Chantelle and Alex, 28th June 2014

“Lou we LOVED the cake sooooo much thanku it was better than perfect also tastes amazing! Thanks again xx

Alison Teague, 25th July 2013

” Lou is an absolutely amazing lady who made our beautiful semi naked, 4 tier wedding cake. It had a different cake flavour for each layer, my favourite was the lemon cake which tasted gorgeous! Our wedding guests all commented on how beautifully decorated the cake was and enjoyed eating it! Lou made this part of our wedding easy as she was friendly, helpful and put our mind at ease, would highly recommend! X”

Laura and Jon, 7th July 2017

“We absolutely loved our wedding cake! Thank you so much Lou – not only was the cake stunning on the outside and beautifully crafted and finished, it was completely delicious. Our guests were raving about it all!
To top it all off, you were a dream to work with – totally professional whilst being warm and supportive throughout the whole process. We couldn’t recommend you enough!!!
Thanks again x”

Mariam and Peter, 13th May 2017

“We just wanted to say a massive thank you for making the most amazing cake, it looked and tasted absolutely incredible! We had so many guests comment on how excellent it was and we have been eating it for days. Highly recommended! Thanks again,
Chris & Charlotte”

Chris and Charlotte, 13th May 2017

“Thank you to Lou for baking our amazing naked sponge Wedding Cake (cherry bake-well & vanilla) tastes & looked fantastic, everyone said how yummy the cake was at our Wedding. Very happy Bride & Groom. Vicky & Dan xx”

Vicky and Dan, 20th May 2017

“We’d like to say a huge thank you to Lou for making our gorgeous wedding cake. Everyone we spoke to thought the cake was stunning and delicious. All 3 layers suited us perfectly and the color matched our theme perfectly. We’re so happy we found Lou and couldn’t have asked for a better cake”

Bryony and Chris Hurst, 20th May 2016

“I can’t recommend Sticky Fingers Cake Company enough.
Due to circumstances out of the control of everyone involved we were without a cake 24 days before our wedding. One email to Lou and she had agreed to make our cake and match our previous order. Due to the time restrictions we couldn’t make a tasting in person but Lou sent cake samples via recorded delivery to allow us to make our choices. We changed the order anyway as she offered more flavours.
Our cake was delicious!! It looked amazing and we had loads of comments on how incredible it tasted too!
Thank you so much!!

Harriet and Simon Brennen, 6th August 2016

” Our cake for our wedding day on Thursday was absolutely stunning everything about it was amazing especially the taste thank you so very much, our guests and ourselves loved it !! Xx”

Abbey and Ross Dopson, 4th August 2016

“Beautiful looking cake and incredible taste too! Thanks Lou, you’re the best x”

Danni and Tim Mahoney, 5th September 2015

“Cake was fab! Everyone enjoyed it! Flavours were fantastic, we couldn’t have wished for any better. Thank u soo much xxx”

Lorraine and Aaron Stevens, 30th August 2015

“The Red Velvet cake was particularly nice”

Liam Morrissey, 21st August 2015

“Lou,

Thank you so much for baking such a beautiful and delicious wedding cake. All 4 tiers were really tasty and not one of our 110 guests was disappointed. The gluten free cupcakes went down well too”

Grace and Paul, 30th August 2014

“Thank you soooo much once again for the fabulous cake – it was truly beautiful and the two flavours were delicious! I particularly liked that the icing was perfect to look at and yet soft to eat…”

Val Wisher, 2012

“Sticky Fingers Cake Co made our 4 tier naked wedding cake and vanilla bride and groom cookie favours for our guests for our wedding on 22nd June, and they were delicious!! Everyone said how beautiful the cake was and my new hubby was very happy as even though a lot of the cake was eaten he still got to have some of his favourite salted caramel flavour! Would highly recommend Lou she has been brilliant throughout the process emails back almost instantly and was there for any questions or concerns! Lovely lady and stunning cakes! Thank you so much x”

Hannah and Luke, 22nd June 2017

“Huge thankyou and 5* recommendation to Lou and her company! From tasting sessions to the actual wedding cake on the day. It was all faultless. It was everything I wanted and more. I’ve never known a wedding cake to be eaten so quickly! Thank you for making my ideas a reality.”

Louise and Will, 30th April 2017

“Lou was great from initial tasting (yum!) to delivery on our wedding day. Our ‘Naked Cake’ turned out perfectly – we went for a 4-tier cake made from Lemon, Chocolate and Vanilla decorated with berries and figs. It suited our venue perfectly and our guests loved it as much as we did!”

Jeni and Neil, 27th March 2016

“Tasted as good as it looked. So light, moist and full of flavour. Thank you Lou, was so much more than I expected”

Tina Stevens (Mother of the Groom), 30th August 2015

“Dear Lou,…THANK-YOU SO MUCH for the cake you made for our wedding on Saturday.

I couldn’t believe how amazing it looked when I saw it – the sugar flowers were absolutely beautiful and the cake tasted sublime!

Thank-you so much, it has been a real pleasure to have you as our cake supplier.”

Sara and Chris, 1st August 2015

“..thank you so much for the beautiful cake – it was stunning and everyone commented on how good it was and how great it tasted.

Thank you for contributing to what was a fantastic day and making our wedding such a success (and cake ordering easy)”

Loraine and Robin, 8th Aug 2015

“Ordered miniature wedding cakes to give as gifts at our wedding – nothing was too much trouble and they all looked gorgeous!

Thanks Lou! X”

Gemma, 18th April 2014

“Dear Lou
I just wanted to say a quick thank you for the cake. It looked amazing and tasted even better!
I will send you along a photo for your use once we return from honeymoon.
Thanks again!”

Oliver, 5th April 2014

“Hi Lou
Just a quick email to say thank you for out stunning delicious cake, everyone loved it!
Also can I ask what’s the best way of storing the top tier?
Thank you so much again, just superb!  X”

Kate, 28th August 2014

“I am writing to thank you both for the offer of and the making and delivering of the cake for our Golden Wedding. Everyone who had a portion was impressed and thought the cake itself was beautiful, the lady who was operating the bar for us that evening was duly presented with the flowers from the top and thought that the idea of fresh flowers was lovely.

I hope that your business goes from strength to strength and success to success”

Beryl Wisher, 2012

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