A little about us...
I’m Holly behind Holly Dolly Cakes: a cake baking and decorating one-woman band.
My cake journey as a professional started in 2009 when I was already well into my twenties. I stopped pursuing a career in animation and threw myself headfirst into an apprenticeship in patisserie and have never left the kitchen. I was extremely lucky to have trained under some world renowned pastry chefs since then and even somehow managed to land a job in one of London's top 5 star hotels. However, after a valuable but intense and fast paced few years, it became clear to me that I really wanted to follow a path that involved a lot more fondant!
Having to step back and retrain as a cake decorator, I took on an apprenticeship in a luxury wedding cake company which quickly led to a full time job managing the kitchen. During that time I had the opportunity to assist in the production of cake decorating books as well as work with a well known cake decorating magazine.
Fast forward to today and I can now say I have had the privilege of working for some of the UK's most distinguished cake brands.
Holly Dolly Cakes has been a long time coming and I’m super excited to be able to offer up all my experience and expertise to design and create cakes that will hopefully not last long on the plate, but a lifetime in your memories.
Why choose us?
You can source a cake from almost anywhere these days and hopefully, it’ll be pretty good!
Here at Holly Dolly Cakes, we've used all my experience as a pastry chef (and that of my husband, who is also a pastry chef) to curate the perfect cake menu. If it’s on our menu then you can trust that we love it and it’s a recipe that we use for our cakes at home.
My formal training in patisserie as well as cake decorating ensures a high standard of production throughout the process, from the baking the perfect sponge right through to meticulous detailing and a flawless finish.
In our opinion the design and finish of a bespoke cake is almost, if not more important than the taste! It’s what everyone is going to remember after everything is done and dusted.
If you don't yet know what cake you'd like, we will be happy to talk through it with you and offer our experience to help you design the perfect cake for your event. We will never up-sell and are always truthful about what we think will be most suitable for your needs.
And if you already have an idea in mind, then we will work together with you to find the best way to translate your vision into cake form!
Discover more about the services and latest creations at Holly Dolly Cakes below.