Established in 2014 by Julie Smith, the Cabin Cake Company is leading the way in designing custom made cakes for all occasions. With anything from weddings, birthdays, anniversaries to christenings and retirements, the Cabin Cake Company will cater for any special events. As the owner of the company, Julie is dedicated to providing customers with a unique range of handmade bespoke cakes.
Julie began baking cakes from a young age, baking for family and friends as well as work colleagues. With Julies’ mother in law Gwen having baked cakes for over 30 years and armed with a wealth of knowledge, Gwen has helped Julie in developing her skills. Not only has she given her the support but also passed down equipment to help get her started on her journey.
After baking mainly for friends and work colleagues, Julie quickly discovered that she was on the verge of something great and developed a business plan but before deciding to form the Cabin Cake Company Julie realised she would need to take her baking skills to a much higher level for the business to succeed.
Julie did some research and came across Squires International School of Baking and Cake Decoration, (an enterprise the boasts some of the best tutors in the world). Julie enrolled on an intensive 3 day course with Helen Mansey, the author of Bellissimo Wedding Cakes. After additional courses with Mark Tilling, winner of crème de la crème bake off, Carlos Lischetti, the author of Animation with Sugar and Tessa Whitehouse, known for her skills in royal icing, Julie devolped the knowledge and skills she needed to launch a successful cake design business.
Julie’s skills have been pivotal to the rise of the Cabin Cake Company and still to this day Julie expresses that her proudest creation has to be a cake designed by herself for her own daughters wedding day. It certainly is a piece she’s most proud of, a three tier royal icing cake with sunflowers. She has made many wedding cakes for customers since then and explains how each one is made with just as much love, care and passion as her own daughter’s cake.
Julie wasn’t always planning to opening a cake making business however, with her passion for baking and the obvious demand it was something that seemed inevitable.
She does all the baking and decorating herself but also has a team of people behind her. Hollie and Darren who take care of the company’s website and social media, Keith at Perfect Pictures deals with photography and Kim supplies the fresh flowers used in Julies designs, not to mention her husband, mum, son and daughter all happy to help with deliveries and wedding shows.
Not letting her passion of baking become a life stress, Julie delegates her time wisely and during the quieter months when weddings are not as frequent, Julie takes time to study and develop her skills further and introduce newer designs. Julie doesn’t stoop baking completely either; but will still remain busy baking for birthdays and other events and even supplies Unit 7 Nightclub in Basildon with their party cakes.
It is safe to say that the Cabin Cake Company has all the makings of becoming a local leader in cake design with Julie at its helm. With the passion and determination she brings, the business will be around for many years to come serving the people of Basildon and surrounding areas high quality bespoke cakes designed to order.
For more information or to place an order call Julie on 07944 231 603
or visit www.cabincakecompany.com
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