I first met The Cake Architect back in the autumn at the Frome Wedding Fayre where I got to taste his truly scrumptious cakes and to marvel at the sheer beauty of his cake designs. Being a lover of (eating) cakes I was intrigued and so I went along to his new shop in Bradford on Avon to find out a bit more.
David (that's his other name) became known as the Cake Architect by his friends at uni whilst studying architecture. He baked cakes as a way to relieve the stress of his degree and by his 3rd year he was selling cakes to fund his degree show. Since then he hasn't looked back and in 2016 he was a finalist in The Great Vegan Bake Off and in the same year he won a silver award at the Cake International Competition for his sculpted unicorn cake.
"I'm obsessed with cakes! I've got a stack of magazines about a foot deep under my bed in cake decorating, sugar craft, recipe books. I love playing with different flavours and trying out new techniques. One of my most memorable cakes I've made so far was a gin and tonic wedding cake."
His top tip for couples considering a bespoke wedding cake is a consultation. Pop in for a chat to knock around some ideas and try some cakes! Even if you have a very clear idea of what you would like by sitting down and talking it through you can develop your idea and also look at how to personalise your cake and make it say something about you. David says "Taking a detail from your dress or something in your floral centrepiece and highlighting it in the cake is a great way to really personalise a cake and make it an integral part of the wedding as well as being unique to the couple and not just anyone's cake from a catalogue."
David's passion and enthusiasm is infectious he clearly loves what he does and he is brimming with ideas. The sky really is the limit when it comes to designing his cakes and later this year he's got his biggest challenge so far when he will be designing his own wedding cake! Congratulations David we can't wait to see it!