Meet the lady who puts the "Beth" in Cakes by Beth

My educational background is in science and in fact I have a PhD in Materials Science. This may sound like an unlikely pairing between cakes and scientific research but the two areas have more in common than you might think. Baking a cake is very much like an experiment, where you have to be precise and accurate with your ingredients, temperature and timing. Also, cakes are quite structural so require logical thought and planning to put them together. Add all this to the need for patience and attention to detail and you have yourself an edible science project.

I have always been a creative person, enjoying drawing, painting and any arts and crafts that I could get involved with. As a child, it wasn’t uncommon to find me cutting up cereal boxes to make little card dinosaurs, leaving my poor parents with a stack of bags of cereals sliding about in the cupboard! My crafting and creating extending to baking and cake decorating but my love affair with cakes really started when my younger brother was turning 20. I decided to surprise him with an unusual birthday cake and so created a three-dimensional Oscar the Grouch from Sesame Street, complete with trash can and 'scram' sign. Needless to say, my brother was really surprised and delighted, and I was hooked.

From then on, my cake making really took off and has become so much more than I could have imagined, packed full of challenges and experiences, and with so many opportunities to meet and work with fantastic people. I officially launched my first range of wedding cakes in the Spring of 2011, which showcased my design ideas and my love of quirky and striking, yet clean and contemporary wedding cakes. I also received so many requests for coordinating "extra treats", favours and party displays that I then launched my bespoke dessert table service in June of the same year. This was an instant success and now wherever I go, I am always on the lookout for beautiful, interesting and luxury tableware to add to my already extensive collection.

I am very excited for the future of Cakes by Beth and hope to have the pleasure of making your celebration extra special with unique and delicious cake or dessert display.

If you would like to contact me to discuss your requirements and arrange a complimentary design consultation, you can contact me here, email me at or speak to me in person by calling 07855 761782.

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