Former cake-maker decided to evolve her Miss Cake business after (in her own words) “scoffing one too many cakes” and began designing and hand-making quirky cake toppers from her studio in East Sussex. When we saw her cool and colourful designs, we were smitten and asked her to tell us a little bit more about her kitsch and kooky wedding cake toppers…
I had a bit of a mid-life crisis at 30 and quit my job to make cakes for a living. I soon lost my love of baking after spending some long late nights icing cakes but I had rediscovered my creative side so I decided to teach myself graphic design, buy an expensive laser cutting machine and make some unusual cake toppers so that decorating cakes became a whole lot easier!
Brightly coloured and sparkly things are my main sources of inspiration. I steer away from ‘traditional’ wedding themes and design bright and bold wedding cake toppers using wording that people wouldn’t traditionally expect to see on a cake.
My cake toppers are made from acrylic in a range of colours and glitter effects. I have a super machine that cuts the topper in a matter of minutes, the design process prior to this can take anything from a few minutes to a few days, depending on what it is.
When people make a custom order we talk about their ideas over email and then I come up with a design which I email over to view. This gives them the chance to make any changes they like to the design. Once the design is finalised I cut it and then pack and post the cake topper to them. I advise to allow at least 2 weeks for a custom design. For non-custom designs I simply receive an order through my website and make and send the topper in the colour chosen.
The best thing about doing what I do is being able to come up with new ideas and helping to decorate someone’s cake!
Three of my favourite designs are:
- ‘He’s Her Lobster‘ (also offered in He’s His, She’s Hers and She’s His) – people either love this and have to quote it in an American accent or they don’t get it (it’s from Friends)! This started off as a custom design and has turned into a best seller, I would never have thought of it myself.
- ‘The Grooms‘ – I recently made a custom version of this with a bow tie and a tie. I love the modern take on a traditional ‘couple’ cake topper.
- Button Moon – I once made a Button Moon themed cake topper to go on an eclectic cake also featuring the Clangers and Rainbow. Again, it was such an unusual design and so far away from a traditional wedding cake.
My piece of advice to anyone getting married is to ignore everyone’s advise and do whatever you want to do as a couple! It is your wedding. And give your guests free booze!
The first and last things I’d pack for a honeymoon or holiday are a travel guide and beach towel – I would much rather go off the beaten track than lie on a beach.
View our favourite pieces from Sarah’s Miss Cake wedding cake toppers!