About Me/My Story
Hi! My name is Deborah, and I promise to make you a fabulous and perfect cake for your Wedding Day, or other special occasion.
My own baking journey begun growing up to the smell of baking cakes from my family’s kitchen; my favourite was my mother’s spiced apple. Eagerly, I waited to taste it, as the smell from the kitchen filed the whole house. Continuing on from my parents love of baking, I baked for my own daughter; this included baking for her school fetes, where I gained lots of recognition for my cakes.
In 2009, I secured a place in the London Marathon to raise money for The Anthony Nolan Trust. I ran the marathon in memory of my Dad, who died of leukaemia. At the time, I was working in the NHS, and had many friends and colleagues who supported my charitable effort. In order to raise money for my run, I had lots of cake sales, which I sold, to much success, to my NHS colleagues. I gained lots of compliments. Through this, a colleague asked me to make a cake for her daughter’s birthday party; this was a stunning and delicious fairy castle.
This fairy castle is where Newington Cakes first started business, as I was then asked to make more cakes for family and friends for their special occasions. I begun attending courses to improve my baking; I have now completed the internationally recognised PME Professional Masters in Cake Decorating, as well as attended numerous courses with Cotton & Crumbs, Pretty Witty, and Faircakes.
It was once I started sugar flower courses that I became hooked; I realised that this was my passion in life. I then made the decision to leave my full-time job in the NHS to concentrate on my cakes, and it was the best decision I have ever made. My passion was for my cakes, and the kitchen is where I longed to be! Feeling happiest when I am creating my sugar flowers, I decided to concentrate on Wedding Cakes. I relish spending hours putting all the extra special details on wedding cakes. It is so important to me to get the cake perfect for each couple; both flavours of the cake and the decorations. I love it when I see photos of my cakes on a display table at a couple’s wedding, as well as photos of the traditional ‘cutting the cake’ moment, knowing that my own creation has a part in one of the most important days of their lives.
Please contact me today to discuss how I can add extra magic and taste to your special day.