Choosing Sophisticakes was a superb decision for our Civil Partnership, the cake was stunning & the talking point of the day. We recommend Kate to everyone we meet!Shaz & Sue
Sopisticakes has been one of our longer serving recommend suppliers here at Chilston Park Hotel. They have always been complete professionals with all our wedding couples and always take great pride in their cakes and will always go the extra mile for their couples.Peter Tappenden
Thank you very much for the beautiful wedding cake you made for us. All the guests commented on how tasty it was!Peter & Kirsty
Thank you, Anna & Andy’s beautiful wedding cake was perfect & the decorations complimented the theme of the wedding.Phil Shorthouse
The cake took my breath away! The cake was beautiful & each of the 3 flavours was delicious. We can never thank Kate enough for her extraordinary service & her exemplary level of care. We could not have chosen a better supplier!Katherine & Keiran
When my husband and I got engaged we seriously underestimated the amount of time and effort that would be invested into planning a wedding. We found that many suppliers and vendors at the countless wedding fayres were overzealous and more interested in our money than our wedding. Kate at Sophisticakes was different; she was wonderful from start to finish. Kate understood just how important our wedding day was to us and we felt that she truly shared our sense of excitement. My husband did not enjoy cakes being thrust at him whilst walking the aisles of wedding fayres, so it was a welcomed change when Kate invited us to her kitchen to sample some cakes and look at designs. We knew from the first step that her service was out of the ordinary.
Prior to visiting Kate’s kitchen, I had exchanged emails and outlined a budget and rough numbers, this meant that everything she showed us was within our reach. When we arrived at Kate’s kitchen she had many different samples of cake for us to try (with a lovely coffee to boot!). We spent a good few hours looking at designs and discussing different options. We had absolutely no idea what we wanted before visiting Kate, but with her expert guidance, we left having set our hearts on a truly amazing cake that reflected us as couple. Visiting Kate in her kitchen was extremely enjoyable and is one of the highlights that we have of our planning stages.
Once I had found my dream dress, I began to fancy myself as a bit a a designer! My dress was lace and I got the thought into my head that the detailing on my dress would look pretty on the cake. I ran this idea past Kate and was pleased to see that not only was it doable, but she liked the idea too! Our cake was four tiers, and Kate suggested that we add the lace detail to the 1st and 3rd tier so as not to overwhelm the cake. I am so glad that she said this, as the finished product truly was beautiful – if she had not suggested that, the cake may have looked very busy.
On our wedding day, Kate travelled to the venue and set up the cake personally. She waited for the florist to arrive and placed the flower details with the florist so that it looked exactly as we had planned on that very first session in her kitchen. When we arrived at our venue, the cake took our breath away. I knew I had asked a lot when suggesting to add a ‘few’ details, but the sheer level of detail completely dumbfounded us. The pattern that Kate had iced onto the cake matched exactly the photo of a swatch that I had sent her. The buttons down the back of the cake were largely hidden from view to our guests, but I knew they were there and could not believe how beautiful the cake looked. When it came to cutting the cake, I was actually quite sad! This beautiful creation was about to be devoured and all of Kate’s extremely hard work would vanish! Once I tasted it though, I forgot all about that. We had three different flavours and each one was delicious. Every single guest we spoke to mentioned how beautiful the cake was and then later told us how much they enjoyed eating it.
I knew that Kate had provided a wonderful service, but honestly did not appreciate just how much time and effort she put into making our day special until the wedding photos arrived. I often find myself staring at pictures of the cake trying to imagine just how long it must have taken her to add in all that detail. After the vows, seeing the cake is my most favourite part of my wedding day. I did not think that we could get any happier than we were after the vows, but seeing the cake just made everything so much sweeter. In front of us was the culmination of over a year’s planning and preparation, and it was just as beautiful as I had hoped.
I don’t think we will ever be able to thank Kate enough for her extraordinary service and her exemplary level of care. She made what was, at times, an extremely stressful period of our lives easier and happier. We both knew that our cake was in good hands and could not have chosen a better supplier.
Our Wedding cake was wonderful – it looked really special and tasted pretty good too!Mr &Mrs Spicknell
Thank you for our beautiful wedding cake it was exactly how I hoped it would be &the lemon sponge was delicious.Debbie & Brandon
I would thoroughly recommend Sophisticakes to anyone looking for a special celebration cake. Confidence was instilled at the first meeting and we were given a service that Kate should be proud of. The cake was delightful, moist, light, delicately flavoured and enjoyed by all. Our grateful thanks, for a superb cake that was a significant part of a memorable day.Beryl
We have no hesitation in recommending Sophisticakes to any of our bridal couples as we know they will have a beautiful, delicious cake & excellent services from Kate.Samantha
An initial approach was made to Sophisticakes at a Wedding Fayre. Bride/Groom and mother, we were seeking general information about cakes, sizes, shapes, price range, cake flavours and services offered. The proprietor (Kate) was an approachable person, who pitched her information given to us accordingly, with no hard sell tactics, but knowledgeable in all aspects of her business.
A consultation was arranged, time mutual to us, to discuss requirements. When making this appointment, Kate discussed basic needs and cake flavours. On arrival we were greeted to her portfolio of cakes, a sample of our preferred cake flavour. Kate gave us ideas for our perusal and made up samples using various decorations to choose from, ribbons, diamantes, cake boards, piping etc. Everything that we needed to know so the right cake was chosen for the occasion. Her knowledge and understanding made us feel comfortable and this made our decisions easier. Due to her samples we were able to visualise the finished cake. We requested for a small muffin size cake, due to a guest with food allergies to be supplied. This was done with ease, the allergy information was supplied and Sophisticakes produced the cake, packaged in a clear acrylic box for the guest. (A mini version of the main tier)
Sophisticakes worked extremely well with the wedding florist, as a fresh flower arrangement was put onto each tier. I knew that the cake was in very capable hands and I would see perfection at the venue. The cake was the centrepiece and it sat proudly on a silver cake stand hired from Sophisticakes. As guests arrived they commented on its splendour and were surprised when cut to see that it was not the traditional wedding cake. The cake was delightful, moist, light, delicately flavoured and enjoyed by all.
Sophisticakes gave us a trouble free service that made us comfortable and knew we would have no problems. Confidence was instilled at the first meeting and we were given a service that Kate should be proud of.
I would thoroughly recommend Sophisticakes to anyone looking for a special celebration cake, as the transition of fulfilling the client’s request was a simplistic/efficient/effortless experience by us. Our grateful thanks, for a superb cake that was a significant part of a memorable day. With best wishes for the future, that the business may grow and grow into an emporium of fulfilment for Kate, who is passionate about her business.Beryl
It was a real pleasure to meet Kate and be welcomed into her home to be blown away by her cakes. The imagination and dedication to customer service was amazing and we would not hesitate to recommend!Sian & Simon
Sophisticates provided the cake for our wedding and we were absolutely delighted with the service we received from our initial enquiry until when we got to taste it. Kate was also very helpful with helping us choose the finer details and I would highly recommend her services.Sherrie Brown