A Little Bit About Nicola...
Having been a lifelong baker and maker of sweet things (anyone for a bread and buttercream sandwich after school?!), when it came to my wedding cake, there was only one serious option. Following extensive pinning and board creation, worldwide Insta-spiration and a great deal of wedding fair attendance, I booked the week of the wedding off work and started practicing sugar flowers.
With a background in art history, I have previously worked in leading London fine art galleries and also for an iconic design store. I have been fortunate to combine this experience with training with some of the cake world's premier teachers, such as Tara Gan, Tracy James and Isabelle Bambridge. This has allowed me to refine my skills and define the 'look' of a Boutique Bakery creation; clean architectural lines and a limited colour palette combined with the softness and fragility of sugar blooms.
The experience of making my own wedding cake taught me a number of things, the most important of which was that flavour and texture is key. Who wants an amazing looking cake that tastes bland and sticks dry crumbs to the roof of your mouth? A wedding cake can be an incredible centre piece for your Big Day; it can tie together themes, colours and ideas; it can serve as your dessert, be a mid-evening sugar hit to keep everyone on the dance floor or serve as your favours - it's just got to be delicious and make people say, 'WOW!'. On this basis I set up the Boutique Bakery - to provide scrumptious and elegant cakes that help make your day perfectly memorable.
So, if you've got the excitement of a wedding or a celebration coming, please get in touch - I'd love to have a chat, over some cake.