About Us

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.

Wedding Fairs

Details of our autumn wedding fairs to follow.


“The cake was wonderful, a fitting tribute for my mothers special 100th birthday. The guests all admired it so much and took many pictures. It was almost as big as the table – a real show stopper.The teacups and teapot were a real triumph, causing many a wow reaction. They really were a work of art, the detail you put into them was fantastic – more than I could have hoped for. Mum didn’t realise at first they were made of icing, she went to pick one of the cups up, before I quickly explained – she was truly amazed. The cake itself was delicious too, I got many requests to take some home. So Lesley, what more can I say other than a big THANK YOU!”

Janet (100th tea party birthday cake), April 2015

“The cake certainly provided a magnificent centrepiece after the meal and will be remembered for it’s beautiful intricate decoration, especially the delicate colours of the sugar roses, which were on top. Many thanks for your valuable contribution to a wonderful day.”    

Mum (Romantic rose and ruffle wedding cake), Sept 2014

“Thank you so much for the fantastic job you did with the cupcakes and cookies for our wedding.  They looked fabulous and were absolutely delicious!”  I will be highly recommending you to anyone who might need a cake”

Michelle (Floral cup cake stack with 4″ top tier), July 2014

“Absolutely amazing better than I could ever have imagined.  Thank you so much, it was perfect and tasted as good as it looks”

Zara and Rob (Cascading rose wedding cake with diamante trim), May 2014

“Thank you for the amazing cake you made for Chelsea and Stevie’s wedding. It looked brilliant and tasted so so good. Everyone loved it”.

Mum (Rustic ruffle wedding cake with family cake toppers), August 2014

“Hi Lesley, we just wanted to send you a thank you for the wonderful job you did with the cake for our wedding, it looked amazing and was well received by our guests as our dessert.”  

Sarah and Martyn (Naked wedding cake with fresh fruit), April 2014

“Thank you so much for our beautiful cake, it was perfect!”

Leanne and Justin (VIP characters wedding cake), December 2013

“Thank you for our gorgeous wedding cake; not only did it look amazing it tasted awesome too!”

Harriet (Red rose and gem wedding cake), December 2013

“Just wanted to drop you a quick thank you for the wonderful wedding cake and cup cakes.  Both Danielle, Martin and I absolutely loved the final  design you created…….it was perfect.  Thank you so much.”

Roz (Feathers and musical wedding cake), September 2013

“A very belated but enormous thank you for such a beautiful looking, delicious cake.  It was perfect and exactly what Emily & I had envisaged, you did a superb job, particularly
given it was your first “naked” cake.” 

Julian (Naked wedding cake), August 2013

“Thank you very much indeed for your beautiful cake.  It looked absolutely fantastic and
was very much appreciated by all, as well as being extremely yummy!” 

Deborah (Naked wedding cake), August 2013

“Amazing cake, looked fantastic and tasted awesome, thank you so much Lesley xx”

Michelle (Small holding character wedding cake), July 2013

“Awesome cake, the bride looks stunning and the groom so handsome… so life like!”

Graham (Small holding character wedding cake), July 2013

“Thank you for creating the most GEORGEOUS and DELICIOUS cake we have ever seen!!  You were absolutely amazing Lesley.” 

Nicoline (Marshmallow ombre wedding cake), July 2013      

“Just a big thank you for your marvellous cakes and fancies. They were absolutely fabulous to look at and, of course, to eat. They tasted superb. The guests didn’t believe that the flower pots could be eaten, they looked so real.  Thank you so much for your skill and hard work – it could not have been better.”

Ernest and Barbara (Flower Pot Cakes), June 2013

“Thank you so much for the fabulous cakes. They looked and tasted great.  The roses wedding cake was amazing, especially in the lights!!”

Charlotte and Ed (Roses wedding cake), June 2013

“Thank you so much! It tasted delicious too”.  (From Facebook comment) 

Lindsay (Mad Hatters Tea Party themed rich fruit cake), May 2013

“Keith’s birthday cake was a great hit – thank you so much.  It tasted really good as well – so often the icing on the outside is really sweet and tasteless but yours was delicious”.

Chrissy (OAP cake), May 2013

“Thank you so much for the wonderful cake which went down a treat.  Loved it.  I will not hesitate to recommend you”.

Katy (Sailing themed wedding cake), April 2013

“Lesley… Thank you so much for the beautiful cake you made for my 40th Birthday party, it looked amazing and tasted amazing .. Far too beautiful to cut and eat! Thank you x”

Amanda (Masquerade cake) Mar 2013

“Just had to congratulate you on the masterpiece which was my cake.  It was perfect.  The most photographed, talked about and tasted cake in the Country.  Looking forward to the next one.”

Ashley (60th hobbies birthday cake), Mar 2013

“Again, thank you for the cakes they were amazing and enjoyed by all.”

Sharon and Alec (Wedding cupcake tower), Mar 2013

“I thought you would like to know that your Noel cake was a great success, and very much admired!”

Jean Hubbard (‘Winter Wonderland’ Christmas cake), Dec 2012

“Thankyou for the lovely cake it is the first time ever that the cake has nearly all gone and it not even new year yet.  Book me for next year.2013″

Lea Rock (‘Glad Tidings’ Christmas cake), Dec 2012

“We just wanted to put our thoughts about the wedding cake you made for Claire and Mark in writing.  We were absolutely delighted with it as I told you on Saturday morning. It looked amazing and every tier tasted delicious.  Many of the guests said it was the best wedding cake they had seen and tasted and we would certainly agree with that. The impact the cake had on everyone was superb – just the way Claire and Mark had hoped. We won’t hesitate to recommend your work to others and hopefully we ourselves will require your services for future celebrations. With sincere thanks and best wishes for every success”. 

Judith and Frank – brides parents (ivory roses with purple gem stones wedding cake),     Nov 2012

“I just wanted to say a huge thank you for Sophie’s fantastic 16th Birthday cake!  The detail in her dress was brilliant and the flowers with the crystal gel looked beautiful. We all thought the icing and model were excellently crafted and everyone was scrambling to get photos. Needless to say she was over the moon and so were we! You are very talented and I will make sure I let people know about your work and I will most certainly be back for future celebration cakes”.

Alison (Sophie’s 16th birthday cake), Sep 2012

“I just wanted to say a big thank you for the amazing cake you made for Amy’s birthday. It was the main focal point and everyone loved it. You must be a genius to create such a beautiful cake that tasted delicious. I wish you had left some cards because so many people commented. You are a true professional and I will definitely use you again for future events.”

Sarah (Amy’s Rapunzel birthday cake), Jul 2012

“Hi Lesley, I wanted to send you a quick note to thank you so much for such an excellent wedding cake you made for Louisa’s and Anthony’s wedding. It was perfect in all respects and my daughter and her husband were thrilled with it – as were all the guests.  Thank you again for such craftsmanship and talent. It was superb.”

James – bride’ father (beach wedding cake with the bride, groom and their pets!),             Aug 2012

“Another triumph! What a fabulously chocolatey cake, and the decoration was just perfect. My chums were so pleased with the mini cakes for them, which were also beautifully decorated in matching style.  Thank you so much – yet again.”

Neil (60th birthday cake), Jun 2012

“You excelled again!  What a beautiful cake for our special day – everyone was enchanted by it. My photographer friend spent some time getting shots which I am sure will look delightful. It was a shame to plunge in the knife, but the eating justified that!”     

Neil (Wedding blessing cake), Jun 2012

“A huge, huge thank you to Lesley for. her stunning extravaganza of a super-yacht cake for my daughter’s 18th birthday. The detailing is amazing, witty and intricate: a
two-storey yacht named Georgia, complete with pool, sunloungers, funnels,
jetski, lots of discarded wine bottles, Happy Birthday written in Chinese and,
best of all, the figures of Georgia and her four best friends (beautifully
rendered from just a few photos). When she saw the cake Georgia broke into a
massive grin and cackles of laughter. It’s awesome’ was the first comment! When her friends saw it they spontaneously squealled with awe and delight. ‘The best birthday present ever’ is the final verdict from a very happy birthday girl. Thanks, Lesley, for all your hard work and professionalism.”

Sue (Super yacht cake), Mar 2012

“Thanks very much for all your hard work and for the end result.  I think you and Alena did brilliantly organising it by remote control, the colour was spot on and matched the bridesmaids’ dresses and flowers perfectly.”

Kate (Scroll wedding cake with fun bride and groom cake topper), May 2012

“The cake was gorgeous and attracted many compliments from my colleagues. Here’s a snapshot of me sinking the knife into it!  See you soon about the next one.”

Neil (Retirement cake), Mar 2012

“Just to let you know that the cake was not only beautiful and greatly admired; it was delicious!”

Graham Davies (4 Networking 6th birthday cake), Oct 2011

Thank you for the stunning cake , you really did us proud and it tasted great.”

Jeff and Emma (Wedding and Christening cake combo), Nov 2011

“Thank you so much for the lovely cake, it really is superb. I’ve left the lid off the cake box in the kitchen cos it just makes me chuckle every time I look at it.  I am amazed how thin you have rolled out the icing for the paper hats – they are almost paper-thin!”

Rob Dewing (Chilled-out Xmas cake), Dec 2011

“Thank you so much for the beautiful  Diamond Wedding Anniversary cake you made for
my husbands parents.  Without fail everybody at the party remarked how fantastic it tasted and how lovely it looked, (some even thinking the flowers were real and not edible!)”

Sarah Lowe (Diamond wedding cake), Sep 2011

“Loved the cake!!!  Thank you Lesley.”

Monika (Black & silver character wedding cake), Jun 2011

“I am just writing to say thank you for the wonderful cake you created for the boys.   Everyone thought that it looked fantastic and it also tasted beautiful.  There wasn’t a lot left by the end of the day.  Thank you so much!”

Rachel (Boys’ christening cake), Jun 2011

‘This is just a note so that you can pass on my thanks to Lesley, who made my birthday cake.  Having done a short course many years ago I can appreciate how demanding and fiddly the icing was and I am very impressed with her expertise.  Please do thank her for such a lovely cake.”

Honor (90th birthday), Apr 2011

“Everyone loved the cake Lesley as you can see. It tasted really yummy too and we sent mum home with half of it after her do. Thank you very much.”

Julia (mum’s 70
th), Apr 2011