I didn’t actually start out as a Cake designing company, I started in the crafting world, making Nappy cakes and bodysuit Cupcakes for baby Showers and New borns. I set up my business in memory of my baby boy, Benjamin who spent the first 7 months of his life in Bristol Children’s hospital PICU before losing his battle and becoming an angel.
I did love it but it soon became a very flooded market and I wanted to branch out so I started baking cupcakes as well as making Play food. I couldn’t even bake two years ago, actually I lie, I made a fantastic Victoria sponge Pancake so Cupcakes were a bit of a challenge but after my first few batches I became hooked.
Just over a year after Benjamin left us I found out I was having another baby and once she arrived I knew I didn’t want to leave her and return to my HR job, So I bake and baked till I was happy with new flavours and textures. I set up my website and started to plan how Rainbow Bakes could grow so I could stay with my children, Justice & Sophia... I had no intention of making big cakes at that point, Hell! I couldn’t ever imaging creating anything as beautiful as the cakes I was coming across online.
I remember my first “Big” cake like it was yesterday. A made a two tier butter cream covered cake for Benjamin’s first Birthday. At the time I thought it was amazing but it really wasn’t. My poor family had to force an over sweet thickly butter creamed cake down their throats with a smile. Bless them!
My second cake was for my daughter, Sophia and was the launch of Rainbow Bakes. I made a fondant covered ladybird (which I have actually replicated 3 times since) and that was my launching point.
Since then I have blossomed. I have picked up new tricks and techniques, met new cakey friends and I have become a confident ambitious cake designer. I have many regular loyal clients who see me as their family “cake lady”. I just love when the kiddies call me the cake lady.
My passion lies with the alternative, themed sculptured cakes and I hope to one day create 2 foot standing cake although I’ve no idea when I’ll keep it. I love colour and texture and the bright happy smiles you get from a bright happy cake. If I can add a little Rainbow sparkle to some ones day that I have done my job.
One day I hope to have my own shop front, a place where I can bake and sing and create beautiful cakes for amazing people.
I want to Rainbowfy the world (it’s a word!!)