Lesley began icing cakes as a hobby some 20 years ago, having attended evening courses at Mary Ford Cake Artistry Centre and Bournemouth College. This led her to start making cakes for friends and family. In 2011 she turned her hobby into a fully fledged business making bespoke wedding and celebration cakes from her home in the New Forest. In addition Lesley makes cookie wedding favours and has a traditional ice cream bike serving Marshfield Farm ice cream; catering for weddings, celebrations and corporate events.
Cakes and Fancies holds a 5* Food Hygiene Rating with New Forest District Council.
I’m regret that I’m unable to take new celebration and wedding cake bookings at this time due to extended family commitments. We are however, pleased to receive ice cream bike enquiries!
“The wedding cake was just amazing. It looked incredible and was lovely to eat, as was the sponge. Lots of people commented how nice it looked and tasted. The detail on the cake was fantastic”
Lynn and Bernie, (wedding cake) Dec 2015
“Thank you so much for making such a wonderful cake for our wedding. It was beautiful – I loved the flowers so much and the sligth sparkle that they had was perfect. And it tasted scummy too. My nephews (2 and 3 years old) enjoyed filling their mouths with icing off all of the cut slices later on in the evening!
Claire (Navy and white paper roses wedding cake), Nov 2015
“Thank you for making our beautiful wedding cake. It looked an tasted stunning & everyone said what a brilliant job you had done”
Camilla & Kit (Chalkboard effect 4-tiered wedding cake with dove grey and white roses), Oct 2015
“Thank you very much for an amazing cake! It looked and tasted amazing, everyone particularly loved the elephants”
Mihiri and Phil (Indian elephants topper with pale green orchids and hydrangea wedding cake), Sept 2015
“Hi Lesley, thank you so much for this beautiful and delicious cake that was exactly what we wanted and better. We have all had at least 3 more slices today! Thank you xxx”
Hannah and Cat (Buttercream wedding cake with fresh flowers), August 2015
“Quentin and I just wanted to thank you so much for the stunning wedding cake you created for our wedding on Saturday. We couldn’t believe how lifelike the flowers and succulents were. We were so pleased and so grateful for all your efforts with the cake- so artistic!! Thanks so much! We had an amazing day and the beautiful cake made it even more perfect! ”
Stephanie & Quentin (Muted pastels floral cascade wedding cake), July 2015
“You worked your magic, and with no clue as to what I was hoping for, you managed to decorate the cake beautifully! I shouldn’t forget to mention the cake itself, it was absolutely delicious!! I froze what was left and am sad to say that we’ve finally finished it. Now in need of another of your lovely cakes”.
Sarah (Buttercream wedding cake with fresh flowers), July 2015