Saturday, 16 August 2008

Charity Events/Fayres

I was approached earlier in the year by Rainbow Childrens Trust who were running a fundraiser in Petersfield. They asked if I would donate a "party cake" to add to their cake stall.

After checking the Charity out on the internet, I saw that they were fundraising for a fantastic cause. I felt that a normal party cake would not suffice. Instead I produced the Cinderella Carriage Cake for them to raffle. The Organisers were over the moon and it apparently helped to encourage people to buy more raffle tickets!

This is still one of my favourite cakes.

I have also donated cakes to the local schools for their raffles at Christmas and for one schools' summer fayre

It's all about taste, not just what it looks like!

For me, it's not just about the decoration. It is really important that the cakes taste as good as they look.
I am just in the process of testing out a decent carrot cake recipe to add to my flavours. Every recipe is tested by me (and my husband and his work colleagues!) before I use it to make my cakes.
I only use the best ingredients, and even if this works out a little more expensive, I feel that the quality is reflected in the taste. I will never, ever use eggs from caged hens. I will always picked the RSPCA assured eggs/ Lion stamped eggs which are from free range hens. I would really like to use eggs from Farm Shops, but unfortunately, Environmental Health state that they have to be sourced from a reputable supplier. Until I can source somewhere other than the local Hypermarket, then I will have to settle for their eggs.

Friday, 8 August 2008

Celebration Cakes

My Celebration cakes range from Anniversaries through to the more traditional birthday cake. These are either rich fruit cakes or madeira cakes. They have all been designed to my customers specification.

Christening Cakes

This is a special day for your baby and choosing the right type of Christening cake is very important.

Whether you want a classic traditional cake, or a fun cake, I can help you.

Wedding Cakes

Getting married is a really special time. It is important to make sure that you have chosen the right wedding cake. I offer a relaxed consultation to discuss designing and producing the right cake for you. I can guide you through the process to give you the cake of your dreams.

Whether you want individual cakes, fairy cakes or a stacked tiered cake I can make it!

Novelty Cakes

My novelty cakes range from 3D Sculptures through to traditional square or round madeira cakes with sugarpaste characters and models.

Any cake which is sculpted is made in Madeira sponge only as it would be too difficult to sculpt a fruit cake.

Thursday, 7 August 2008

Wish Cakes

Welcome to Wish Cakes Blog!

This page is designed to give you some idea of the types of cakes which I produce.

I started my business just over a year ago. I have two children and decided that, rather than go back to office work, it would be better to try and work from home. For many years I have baked birthday cakes for friends and family and I decided that this was something that I could develop with financial reward. After checking out my competition and a gruelling couple of months of hard work setting up my website (which was designed and written by my husband, Tim) and getting in all the necessary boards, boxes and equipment, I was ready to go! From then onwards, Wish Cakes was born......

I am based in Chandlers Ford, Hampshire. I try to cover as much of the County as possible stretching from Portsmouth across to the New Forest and up to Basingstoke and beyond. I have even had orders from West Sussex, London, Norfok and Bristol!

I work from home, am fully insured and registered with Environmental Health. I create any type of cake you can imagine. From delicate floral cakes to 3D sculptures.

I have never attended any classes! My ideas come from books and magazines and my own imagination.