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We love cake and all things bakey so much that when we’re not in the kitchen we’re writing about them. Here we hope to bring you interesting titbits from the world of wedding cakes and perhaps even the odd cake recipe and baking and decorating tips too! Check out our recent posts…

The Lawn, Rochford – A Wonderful Backdrop For Your Wedding Cake

So, between Saturday June 17th and Saturday June 24th Sticky Fingers Cake Co delivered three wedding cakes to The Lawn, Rochford - www.thelawn.co.uk – a stunning Georgian manor house set in three acres of landscaped and beautifully kept gardens (ideal for those...

Fabulous Brights, Lots of Prosecco and Big Love at Houchins!

So excited to be back at Houchins Farm, Coggeshall, last Sunday for Louise and Will’s bright and beautiful wedding! The colour scheme they chose for their big day was incredible and really brought the venue to life. Added to that the perfect sunny, spring day (OK it...

Nothing Like Being Organised!

In June we have a gorgeous 4 tier iced floral cascade to deliver to The Lawn, Rochford, Essex for Debbie and Peter’s big day; in fact there are quite a few sugar flowers bouncing around the Sticky Fingers Cake Co order book this year (very exciting)! So before the...

Gorgeously Yummy White Chocolate Sponge!

Here’s the thing; I’m not a massive fan of passion fruit and it appears it can be a bit like Marmite, you either love it or hate it, and it may put some couples off sampling our gorgeously yummy white chocolate sponge cake. So, just to give our couples even more...

Exciting Wedding Cake News!

*Fanfare* - Ta da! I am thrilled and honoured to announce that Sticky Fingers Cake Co is now the official recommended wedding cake supplier to The Old Parish Rooms in Rayleigh. I love this venue soooooo much and I’m looking forward to working alongside Laura and the...

The Roslin Beach Hotel Southend on Sea Wedding Fayre

There’s been a lot of wedding action going on at the Roslin Beach Hotel in Southend on Sea, Essex recently; they really are upping their game so far as holding gorgeous, luxury weddings are concerned there and went to town big time decorating their ballroom with the...

First Wedding Cake of 2017!

We had the greatest pleasure in delivering our first wedding cake of 2017 to The Lawn, Rochford, Essex on Saturday 11th March for Mazula and Bruce’s special day. They were actually getting married at Mazula’s church near her home in London then everyone was piling on...

Bringing Your Ideas to Life…

So I recently had a very lovely couple visit us here at Sticky Fingers Cake Co for their wedding cake consultation, who were having trouble visualising the design I was trying to describe to them. I'd created my initial drawings, they wanted the design tweaked...

A Wonderful Spring Wedding Fair at The Old Parish Rooms!

Well we were back at The Old Parish Rooms, Rayleigh on Sunday 19th February for the Rock the Day Styling wedding fair and what a great day we had! Met some lovely new suppliers and caught up with some old faces (not literally of course!), and also met the lovely Laura...

Come along and see us at The Old Parish Rooms, Rayleigh!

We’re super excited to be exhibiting at The Old Parish Rooms, Rayleigh, Essex in conjunction with Rock the Day Wedding Styling on Sunday 19th February from 11am till 3pm. Why not pop along and take a look at this gorgeously quirky venue for yourself. You have the best...

Yummy Wedding Cake Samples

Having thirteen yummy cake flavours on our menu to choose from can sometimes throw our lovely couples into a tizz!! For this reason we ask you to choose five flavours to sample when you come for your FREE wedding cake consultation. The trick is to pick your favourite...

Meet our new wedding cake “Victoria”…

We're proud to introduce our latest design “Victoria”, 5 beautiful tiers of gorgeousness! Now, this is a cake to make a big statement at your wedding; “Victoria” will serve approximately 200 wedding guests so ideal if you’re having a super-duper wedding. Adorned with...

Latest Wedding Cake Consultation News..

I’ve been busy over the last week or so booking wedding cake consultations for super excited Brides and Grooms, planning their most special day, which is absolutely lovely! As a result I’m now booked up for weekend consultations until the end of March. But don't...

Another Fabulous Wedding Fair at The Lawn, Rochford..

Well it seems that no amount of wind and rain will deter a bride on a mission! Sunday was such a dismal day weather-wise but the fires were lit and we (the suppliers) were warm and cosy at The Lawn. The Winter wedding fair there is the busiest fair of the year and...

Something to Celebrate?

Happy New Year! I would say, along with Valentine’s Day, the festive season is the most popular time for couples to get engaged. So for those of you who are celebrating getting engaged over Christmas and New Year period, let the fun begin! Planning your perfect...

New Wedding Cake Designs for 2017!

I love this time of year! Not only is Christmas on the horizon (yay!) but generally as a rule, things quieten down wedding cake wise so I’m able to let my creative juices flow and start to design some lovely new wedding cakes to display at next year's Essex wedding...

Fabulous Feedback!

It's always wonderful to receive amazing reviews from couples who’s wedding cake I've made, and lovely when they include a photo of them cutting their cake. The other day I received the most amazing feedback from a couple who had a wedding cake consultation here at...

What a Year for Wedding Cakes!

Well with 2016 coming to a close I just wanted to say a huge thank you to all our gorgeous brides and grooms this year who were so lovely as to order their wedding cake from us here at Sticky Fingers Cake Co. I do hope you each enjoy your first Christmas as Mr &...

Essex Wedding Fairs 2017

Are you planning your Essex wedding for 2017/18/19? Looking for some fabulous inspiration and knockout wedding suppliers? Well Sticky Fingers Cake Co are exhibiting at the following Essex wedding fairs next year: Sunday 15th January 10am – 4pm – The Lawn Winter...

Is the Naked Wedding Cake Waning?

It certainly doesn't seem that Naked Wedding Cake popularity is waning, so here at Sticky Fingers Cake Co I thought I’d hold our very own naked wedding cake Q & A session... hopefully I’ll answer any question you may have but if there’s anything I haven’t covered...

An Essex Wedding Cake “in action”..

When we deliver and set up each wedding cake, whether you’re having an iced wedding cake with tumbling sugar flowers or a naked wedding cake with berries, I make sure it's absolutely perfect and decorated just so. So when the bride and groom see it for the first time,...

Essex Wedding cake for 2017?

With our 2017 diary filling up rapidly (especially in the Summer months) I would really urge you to get in touch with us here at Sticky Fingers Cake Co if you are getting married in Essex next year, as soon as you can. There's only me designing and making our scrummy...

Essex Wedding Cookie Favours – Yum!

Here at Sticky Fingers Cake Co we're conscious of the fact that you would like to treat your guests who are celebrating your very special day with you.. Did you know we make cookie favours especially for you to give to your guests? Our cookie favours come in 3...

Wedding Cake at The Roslin Beach Hotel, Southend on Sea…?

Are you thinking of getting married at the fabulous 4* Roslin Beach Hotel in Thorpe Bay, Southend on Sea? Well, I am thrilled and so proud to announce that Sticky Fingers Cake Co is now the prefered wedding cake supplier there. This is an extremely exciting prospect...

Wedding Cake Dilemma Averted!

We normally say to book your wedding cake with us as soon as you can, or at least book a wedding cake consultation to get a feel of us here at Sticky Fingers Cake Co as couples these days are getting more and more organised (we're already getting busy for next year...

Buttercream Wedding Cake Essex at The Old Parish Rooms, Rayleigh.

We were honoured to be the chosen Essex wedding cake maker to provide a cute 2 tier buttercream wedding cake for The Old Parish Rooms Venue Open Day (www.theoldparishrooms.com) on Sunday 18th September. We decided to display the wedding cake on one of our gorgeous...

Wedding Fair at The Lawn, Rochford Sunday 11th September.

The sun was shining down on the wonderful grounds of The Lawn, Rochford on Sunday for their annual late summer wedding fair and Sticky Fingers Cake Co were there and what a busy day it was! We met lots of fab suppliers, some new guys and also some of our favourite...

Essex Wedding Cakes on Hold for a Week!

Please be aware that from Saturday 3rd September until Saturday 10th September Mr Sticky Fingers Cake Co and I are off on a well-deserved weeks holiday to sunny Majorca – “Ola!” I’m not intending to look at my phone during the week so if you have any wedding cake...

Christmas Cakes!

OK, so I know it’s still the summer and you’re all probably enjoying the sunny weather, perhaps you’re even going on your summer holidays this week BUT today I have to blog about CHRISTMAS CAKES!! It’s 4 months until Christmas Eve and I will start to take orders for...

Naked Wedding Cake Essex – Orsett Hall

We had the pleasure of delivering a 3 tier naked wedding cake to Orsett Hall last week for the wedding of Abbey and Ross, our first time there. Orsett Hall was a lovely surprise, set in beautiful grounds, Rob had a field day taking shots of the venue. We were there at...

Wedding Cake Panic!

Next Saturday we’re off to Houchins farm again, which is lovely to be going back there so soon after the last time. It wasn’t in my diary until last week when a very panicked bride-to-be emailed me to ask if I was free to make her wedding cake, as her original cake...

Wedding Cupcake Recipe

Today I’m bringing you our extremely popular Red Velvet cupcake recipe, based on the very gorgeous Hummingbird Bakery. You could replace the vanilla butter icing with cream cheese frosting (300g icing sugar, 20g unsalted butter, 125g cream cheese) if you prefer. With...

Essex Wedding Cake Delivery..

Couples often ask me when they’re booking their wedding cake with us whether there is a delivery and set-up charge. The answer to that is that depends on where it is you’re having your wedding reception. So here’s a list of some of the wedding venues in Essex that we...

Wedding Cake Confusion..?

Coming near a wedding fair near you soon is our new leaflet “The Very Useful Sticky Fingers Cake Co Wedding Cake Guide”! All you need to know about ordering your perfect wedding cake in one lovely leaflet, including styles, flavours, portions sizes and prices,...

Naked Wedding Cake at Houchins Farm…

We were soooo excited to be delivering a wedding cake to Houchins Farm Wedding Venue, Essex (www.houchins.co.uk) on Saturday 2nd July for Sarah and Paul’s wedding. It was the first time we had delivered there as it’s a fairly new venue but the buzz around the wedding...

We’re now accepting PayPal – Whoop Whoop!

Hold onto your hats Ladies and Gentlemen, Sticky Fingers Cake Co are now accepting PayPal which means, if you have a PayPal account, you can pay for your wedding cake using your debit or credit card. Easy peasy. Of course if you still want to pay by cheque or bank...

New Wedding Fair Announcement…

Here’s a new date for your diary! Sticky Fingers Cake Co will be exhibiting at The Roslin Beach Hotel in Southend on Saturday 5th November from 10am to 4pm. This is extra special for us as we are now the recommended wedding cake supplier for the hotel which is...

Introducing the Sticky Fingers Cake Co Dessert Table!

You may have seen recently in wedding magazines or on Google images as you’re searching for your perfect wedding cake the Dessert Table. A gorgeous array of sweet goodies for you and your guests to indulge on during your wedding reception. You have the obligatory...

Be Bold, Be Dramatic!

Your wedding cake doesn’t have to be white or ivory with pretty finishing touches. If, for instance, you’re getting married at a venue which is steeped in history (Merchant Taylors Hall, Threadneedle Street, in the City of London or Leez Priory in Essex for example)...

Yummy Cake Samples..

When you come to Sticky Fingers Cake Co HQ in Westcliff on Sea for your wedding cake consultation you can have a choice of up to 5 different flavours to try (and cups of tea or coffee to drink!) BUT what if you live too far away? How are you able to sample our...

Essex Wedding Awards – Eeeek!

Gulp! Yes, that’s right, Sticky Fingers Cake Co are entering The Essex Wedding Awards 2016 later this year, which are being held at Orsett Hall in November, so I may be asking for your votes in the next few months – fingers crossed. The Essex Wedding Awards bring...

Latest News on 2016 Autumn Essex Wedding Fairs!

Getting married next year? Newly engaged? Fancy trying some scrummy wedding cake? Why not pop along to see us, Sticky Fingers Cake Co in the flesh, at the following Essex Wedding Fairs:   The Lawn, Rochford – Sunday 11th September The Rayleigh Club, Rayleigh – Sunday...

New Cake Flavours!

Here in the kitchen at our Westcliff on Sea HQ I’ve been experimenting like some mad scientist, coming up with 4 more gorgeous flavours for our wedding cake menu. They are; Cherry Bakewell, Strawberry and Champagne, Salted Caramel and Cookies and Cream - all coming to...

Don’t be scared of The Naked Wedding Cake…

Since promoting the fact that we make naked wedding Cake here at Sticky Fingers Cake Co. I’ve come across a few couples who are really tempted by the scrummy, gooeyness of the idea but are worried about the cake drying out before it’s served. Never fear! I did lots of...

The Bespoke Wedding Cake…

From the moment you step into Sticky Fingers Cake Co HQ for your consultation, you'll be treated to the whole “Sticky Fingers Experience”! I treat each and every couple ordering their wedding cake as if they were the only one I have on my books; not only will you be...

“Naked” Wedding Cakes… (Oh I Say!)

I can’t tell you how much I enjoy decorating a beautiful, iced wedding cake but sometimes a certain style of venue demands a more rustic approach - if you’re getting married in a barn for instance – or if the theme of your wedding is based around a garden fete idea,...

Mini Wedding Cakes…

I was recently asked to supply 6 vintage inspired mini iced cakes by a couple who were getting married at The Fennes in Bocking, Essex, to give as thank you presents which I supplied in their own clear boxes. What a great idea! The bride supplied a picture of the cake...

We’re now hiring out cake stands!

If you’re not overly fond of your venue’s stand for your wedding cake or you’ve decided on having a cupcake tower for instance, we’ve now a great selection of cake stands for hire. From glass pedestal stands, American milk glass stands (in a range of colours),...

The Top 10 Cake Flavours (so far!) of 2014…

Things are getting busy at Sticky Fingers Cake Co HQ and I was just going through the wedding cake orders I have for this year and thought I’d do a top ten favourite cake flavour chart (think Top of the Pops!!).. 1) Lovely Lemony Lemon Cake 2) Madagascan Vanilla Bean...

Another Brilliant Day At The Lawn!

I spent another great day at The Lawn in Rochford on Sunday 19th January at their annual Winter Fair. The weather this year couldn’t have been much different from last year’s blizzards! I had quite a few wedding cake enquiries about cupcakes and mini cakes this time...

Sometimes… Less is more!

There are no hard or fast rules about what type of wedding cake you decide on but what you do have to bear in mind is the plainer the cake, the less expensive it is... I'm currently working on a new cake called “Vivienne”; a stunningly simple, elegant, 5 tier wedding...

Wonderful Weather for Weddings!

We’re a bit obsessed with the weather here in the UK but I have to say what a wonderful month of weather we’ve been having this July. It was especially nice delivering our latest Sticky Fingers Cake Co wedding cake to the gorgeous Braxted Park last Thursday where...

Two new Wedding Cake flavours added to the list!

After much persuading, personally rebelling against it for sometime and making excuses not to make it I’ve finally held my hands up and given in to temptation… Ladies and Gents new wedding cake flavour No.1 is…. Red Velvet Cake! Now, traditionally the red velvet cake...

The Essex Vintage Wedding Fair

Without sounding like I’m making an Oscar winning acceptance speech… Firstly a big hello to all the lovely couples and their friends and family who turned up at the Fair on Saturday 29th June, it was a pleasure to meet you. I'd also like to say thank you to the...

Snow and the Lawn Wedding Fair

Sunday 20th January Firstly, let me thank all the future brides and grooms and their families who managed to plough their way through the driving snow to get to the Fair, I applaud your dedication! What a great day it was. I met lots of lovely people, fab suppliers...

Come and see us at The Lawn’s Wedding Fair!

We’re extremely excited to announce that we shall be exhibiting at The Lawn in Rochford, Essex on Sunday 20th January 2013. Apart from The Lawn being one of the most sought after wedding venues in Essex, those of you in the know will also appreciate the beautiful...

Phew – What a scorcher!

Phew - What a scorcher! This weekend has been the hottest of the year, and long overdue as far as this summer is concerned but this hot weather has also had it’s bearing on us at SFCakeCo HQ. We have had 2 chocolate birthday cakes to make… Chocolate and heat doesn’t...

Wedding Venues in Essex

We’re a bit spoilt here in Essex when it comes to wedding venues; from the grand, imposing houses like Braxted Park and Gosfield Hall, the gorgeous barns of Vaulty Manor and Gaynes Park to the historic Leez Priory, Creeksea Place and Hedingham Castle, not to mention a...

The Great Victoria Sponge Debate

Are you an “All in one” kind of person or a “Cream the butter and sugar together… etc” kind of person? I fall into the former category, just put all your ingredients in the bowl and mix it up – far easier and no chance of the dreaded curdling. Then is it just...

Choosing the Perfect Wedding Cake

Here at SFCakeCo we love all things weddingy (if that’s a word!) So for all you brides, (and grooms), to be we’d like to give you a few tips on choosing the right style of wedding cake for your special day: 1) Choosing your wedding cake, along with your flowers,...

FSB Celebration!

We were thrilled to be asked to make this special cake for the F.S.B. Westcliff Breakfast Network Group 2nd birthday celebration. They chose a 10” traditional fruitcake covered in white icing with an edible logo made by the fantastic guys at Icing Pictures. We only...

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