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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…

 

Cutting the Wedding Cake!

Cutting the Wedding Cake!

It’s always such an honour making couples’ wedding cakes, knowing they have entrusted you with what will be the most important cake they will ever purchase! So I’m always thrilled-to-bits when I get photos of them cutting their wedding cake on the day. Here are three...

Thank You GO HEN!

Thank You GO HEN!

Having seen over the last few years the wedding website Go Hen awarding their 50 best UK wedding suppliers list every Autumn, I was totally gobsmacked to receive an email from them this September telling me that Sticky Fingers Cake Co had been included in their UK’s...

Blake Hall Wedding Cake and Snow… Lots of it!

Blake Hall Wedding Cake and Snow… Lots of it!

We were honoured to be part of Blake Hall’s first wedding of 2018 on Saturday 3rd March for the beautiful marriage of Joe and Jeff. I don’t think I have ever paid so much attention to the weather forecast as much as I did on the run up to that weekend! The Beast from...

A Right Royal Wedding Cake!

A Right Royal Wedding Cake!

On Saturday 19th May this year HRH Prince Harry is marrying his beautiful fiancee Meghan Markle at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle (my invitation seems to have been lost in the post..!) It came as no surprise to me that they chose Claire Ptak of the Violet Bakery...

Q & A with Sticky Fingers Cake Co.

Q & A with Sticky Fingers Cake Co.

On Saturday 19th May this year HRH Prince Harry is marrying his beautiful fiancee Meghan Markle at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle (my invitation seems to have been lost in the post..!) It came as no surprise to me that they chose Claire Ptak of the Violet Bakery...

In a Pickle Choosing Your Wedding Cake Flavours?

In a Pickle Choosing Your Wedding Cake Flavours?

Here at Sticky Fingers Cake Co we aim to make the ordering of your wedding cake as easy and as stress-free as possible, so with that in mind here are a few hints and tips about ordering the most important cake in your life! When Should We Order Our Wedding Cake?...

Wedding Fair Season!

Wedding Fair Season!

I’m pretty sure we’ve discussed this before on one of our blog posts but I often have couples who are arranging their wedding cake consultation with me getting a bit frantic about which five flavours to choose from our scrummy cake menu. I guess that having thirteen...

Wedding Cake Award Season!

Wedding Cake Award Season!

So, we’re smack bang in the middle of the Winter wedding fair season and having done The Lawn, Rochford and The Rayleigh Club, Rayleigh fairs (also the open day at the very lovely Old Parish Rooms in Rayleigh too) we’ve met lots and lots of happy couples planning the...

2017 Wedding Cakes and Our Wonderful Couples

2017 Wedding Cakes and Our Wonderful Couples

Here at Sticky Fingers Cake Co we were incredibly excited and honoured to have reached the East of England regional finals of The Wedding Industry Awards 2018, not least because getting there was due to the massive response we received from our wonderful couples who...

New Essex Wedding Fair Dates for 2018

New Essex Wedding Fair Dates for 2018

With 2017 drawing to a close I just wanted to say a BIG THANK YOU to all of our couples who had a Sticky Fingers Cake Co wedding cake this year. Thirty four wedding cakes with one more to go on 28th December making 2017 the busiest year at Sticky Fingers Cake Co HQ...

A Large Wedding Cake on a Not-so-Big Budget?

A Large Wedding Cake on a Not-so-Big Budget?

Getting married in Essex soon or newly engaged? Looking for a beautiful looking and super scrummy wedding cake? Why not pop along to one of the wedding fairs below and come and have a chat with us about all things cake... and of course try some delicious wedding cake...

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

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

I had the honour of making Dawn and Eric’s wedding cake the other day. I can only describe Eric as being a cake connoisseur – Eric just loves cake! With this in mind they really wanted a lot of cake at their wedding but their budget didn’t quite stretch as far as it...

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

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

Here at Sticky Fingers Cake Co we were incredibly excited and honoured to have reached the East of England regional finals of The Wedding Industry Awards 2018, not least because getting there was due to the massive response we received from our wonderful couples who...

Nothing Like Being Organised!

Nothing Like Being Organised!

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...

Gorgeously Yummy White Chocolate Sponge!

Gorgeously Yummy White Chocolate Sponge!

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...

Exciting Wedding Cake News!

Exciting Wedding Cake News!

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...

The Roslin Beach Hotel Southend on Sea Wedding Fayre

The Roslin Beach Hotel Southend on Sea Wedding Fayre

On Saturday 19th May this year HRH Prince Harry is marrying his beautiful fiancee Meghan Markle at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle (my invitation seems to have been lost in the post..!) It came as no surprise to me that they chose Claire Ptak of the Violet Bakery...

First Wedding Cake of 2017!

First Wedding Cake of 2017!

Here at Sticky Fingers Cake Co we aim to make the ordering of your wedding cake as easy and as stress-free as possible, so with that in mind here are a few hints and tips about ordering the most important cake in your life! When Should We Order Our Wedding Cake?...

Bringing Your Ideas to Life…

Bringing Your Ideas to Life…

We were honoured to be part of Blake Hall’s first wedding of 2018 on Saturday 3rd March for the beautiful marriage of Joe and Jeff. I don’t think I have ever paid so much attention to the weather forecast as much as I did on the run up to that weekend! The Beast from...

A Wonderful Spring Wedding Fair at The Old Parish Rooms!

A Wonderful Spring Wedding Fair at The Old Parish Rooms!

Having seen over the last few years the wedding website Go Hen awarding their 50 best UK wedding suppliers list every Autumn, I was totally gobsmacked to receive an email from them this September telling me that Sticky Fingers Cake Co had been included in their UK’s...

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

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

Getting married in Essex soon or newly engaged? Looking for a beautiful looking and super scrummy wedding cake? Why not pop along to one of the wedding fairs below and come and have a chat with us about all things cake... and of course try some delicious wedding cake...

Yummy Wedding Cake Samples

Yummy Wedding Cake Samples

Here at Sticky Fingers Cake Co we aim to make the ordering of your wedding cake as easy and as stress-free as possible, so with that in mind here are a few hints and tips about ordering the most important cake in your life! When Should We Order Our Wedding Cake?...

Meet our new wedding cake “Victoria”…

Meet our new wedding cake “Victoria”…

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...

Latest Wedding Cake Consultation News..

Latest Wedding Cake Consultation News..

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...

Another Fabulous Wedding Fair at The Lawn, Rochford..

Another Fabulous Wedding Fair at The Lawn, Rochford..

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...

Something to Celebrate?

Something to Celebrate?

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...

New Wedding Cake Designs for 2017!

New Wedding Cake Designs for 2017!

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...

Fabulous Feedback!

Fabulous Feedback!

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...

What a Year for Wedding Cakes!

What a Year for Wedding Cakes!

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...

Essex Wedding Fairs 2017

Essex Wedding Fairs 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...

Is the Naked Wedding Cake Waning?

Is the Naked Wedding Cake Waning?

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...

Q & A with Sticky Fingers Cake Co.

An Essex Wedding Cake “in action”..

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...

In a Pickle Choosing Your Wedding Cake Flavours?

Essex Wedding cake for 2017?

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 Cookie Favours – Yum!

Essex Wedding Cookie Favours – Yum!

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...

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

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

I am so happy and proud to announce that Sticky Fingers Cake Co have been chosen as finalists in the Wedding Cake Designer of the Year catergory at the Essex Wedding Awards 2016! Amazing accolade for us after really knuckling down this past year to promote our little...

Wedding Cake Dilemma Averted!

Wedding Cake Dilemma Averted!

I was thrilled to be part of the 4* Roslin Beach Hotel, Southend on Sea, Essex wedding fair last Saturday, 5th November. A fantastic day, I chatted to lots of excited couples planning their weddings. Some newly engaged, some in the middle of planning and some just...

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

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

I am so happy and proud to announce that Sticky Fingers Cake Co have been chosen as finalists in the Wedding Cake Designer of the Year catergory at the Essex Wedding Awards 2016! Amazing accolade for us after really knuckling down this past year to promote our little...

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

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

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...

Essex Wedding Cakes on Hold for a Week!

Essex Wedding Cakes on Hold for a Week!

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...

Christmas Cakes!

Christmas Cakes!

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

Naked Wedding Cake Essex – Orsett Hall

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...

Wedding Cake Panic!

Wedding Cake Panic!

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 Cupcake Recipe

Wedding Cupcake Recipe

I am so happy and proud to announce that Sticky Fingers Cake Co have been chosen as finalists in the Wedding Cake Designer of the Year catergory at the Essex Wedding Awards 2016! Amazing accolade for us after really knuckling down this past year to promote our little...

Essex Wedding Cake Delivery..

Essex Wedding Cake Delivery..

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...

Wedding Cake Confusion..?

Wedding Cake Confusion..?

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...

Naked Wedding Cake at Houchins Farm…

Naked Wedding Cake at Houchins Farm…

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...

We’re now accepting PayPal – Whoop Whoop!

We’re now accepting PayPal – Whoop Whoop!

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...

New Wedding Fair Announcement…

New Wedding Fair Announcement…

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...

Introducing the Sticky Fingers Cake Co Dessert Table!

Introducing the Sticky Fingers Cake Co Dessert Table!

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...

Be Bold, Be Dramatic!

Be Bold, Be Dramatic!

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...

Yummy Cake Samples..

Yummy Cake Samples..

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...

Essex Wedding Awards – Eeeek!

Essex Wedding Awards – Eeeek!

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...

Latest News on 2016 Autumn Essex Wedding Fairs!

Latest News on 2016 Autumn Essex Wedding Fairs!

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...

New Cake Flavours!

New Cake Flavours!

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...

Naked Wedding Cake at Houchins Farm…

Don’t be scared of The Naked Wedding Cake…

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...

The Bespoke Wedding Cake…

The Bespoke Wedding Cake…

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...

“Naked” Wedding Cakes… (Oh I Say!)

“Naked” Wedding Cakes… (Oh I Say!)

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...

Mini Wedding Cakes…

Mini Wedding Cakes…

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,...

Latest News on 2016 Autumn Essex Wedding Fairs!

We’re now hiring out cake stands!

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)...

In a Pickle Choosing Your Wedding Cake Flavours?

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

I was really looking forward to creating Jo and Martin’s wedding cake for The Lawn, Rochford on 11th April; apart from the fact that their colour scheme of lemon and grey is bang on trend at the moment, the groom is also a massive West Ham United fan (the best team in...

Another Brilliant Day At The Lawn!

Another Brilliant Day At The Lawn!

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...

Sometimes… Less is more!

Sometimes… Less is more!

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...

Wonderful Weather for Weddings!

Wonderful Weather for Weddings!

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...

Yummy Cake Samples..

Two new Wedding Cake flavours added to the list!

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,...

The Essex Vintage Wedding Fair

The Essex Vintage Wedding Fair

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)...

Snow and the Lawn Wedding Fair

Snow and the Lawn 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...

Come and see us at The Lawn’s 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...

Phew – What a scorcher!

Phew – What a scorcher!

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,...

Wedding Venues in Essex

Wedding Venues in Essex

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...

We’re now accepting PayPal – Whoop Whoop!

The Great Victoria Sponge Debate

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...

Choosing the Perfect Wedding Cake

Choosing the Perfect Wedding Cake

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...

FSB Celebration!

FSB Celebration!

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...

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