As a wedding photographer I am in regular contact with a number of different wedding suppliers and it's something I often take for granted. I know about all the wonderful people and companies you could hire to help with your wedding, but if you're organising your first (and hopefully your only!) wedding, how do you know who to use?
That's where blog posts like this come in. I write about the companies that have impressed me so that you don't have to do all the hard work of finding them. Today I want to talk about The Designer Cake Company.
Established in 2011 by cake artist Isabelle Bambridge and located in Gateshead, Tyne & Wear, The Designer Cake Company specialises in creating bespoke wedding and celebration cakes for clients across the UK.
I first came across them in late 2014 when I was setting up a number of vintage styled wedding shoots for Tyne and Wear Museums at the Discovery Museum, Laing Art Gallery and Great North Museum (Hancock).
You may have already seen my blog posts showing the results, but here are the links if you'd like to check them out:
At the eleventh hour I decided that it would be great to have a wedding cake at each shoot and Isabelle at The Designer Cake Company was kind enough to offer her services.
Isabelle has always had a creative streak and began her career as a professional dancer with The Royal Ballet. However, having decided not to pursue this vocation, she turned to fashion design in order to satisfy her artistic flair and spent four years studying Fashion Marketing at Northumbria University in Newcastle.
Until this time, Isabelle had never baked a cake in her life but seven years ago, she met her partner Richard who had a tradition of making weird and wonderful birthday cakes for his two sons and this is where it all began.
Having discovered that she had a talent for designing and making cakes, Isabelle started teaching herself the techniques involved and quickly found that there was a demand for her talents among friends and family.
This demand grew and in 2011, Isabelle officially established The Designer Cake Company.
The Designer Cake Company was included in the top 50 Wedding Cake Designers by GoHen.
If you're looking for a wedding cake, please contact Isabelle and tell her I sent you!