…to Victoria’s Sponges.
They say, ‘start off small’, but I decided (in true Victoria style), to defy the rules, and my first order was a wedding cake. A colleague at work caught wind of my love of baking, and tasked me with making the cake for her big day. She had planned to stick to big cheese wheels (being a huge lover of cheese) BUT she thought it would probably be best to offer both to her loved guests.
Practice makes perfect and after several practice runs of ensuring the ombre icing matched the Pantone of her event decorations (you’ll come to learn that detail is extremely important to me!) I was proud to have successfully delivered my first order. When I say I make bespoke, personal masterpieces, I really do mean it, the cake was decorated with flowers hand-picked from her Mum’s garden.
After such a successful first order, and a glowing testimonial from the bride, my orders started trickling through, thick and fast.
I am passionate about baking, and there is nothing I love more than spending evenings and weekends in my kitchen (which has changed a couple of times since Victoria’s Sponges first launched due to stressful house moves), baking orders, speaking to clients on their briefs, or experimenting with new ideas and ingredients, and generally making a big floury mess! Who needs a snow machine in the kitchen, when you have me, and a packet of flour!