My name is Lesley Anne and baking has always been in my family. My Grandma baked a variety of cakes and treats most days she was a baking queen. My Mum caught the baking bug off her and worked in a bakery baking pies, she makes the most amazing pastry ever. The baking bug was then passed to me.
I remember as a little girl going to my Aunty and Uncles Wedding and seeing their royal iced Wedding cake and thought it was amazing. I kept the silver horseshoes that decorated it for ages after.
When I was 20 I did a night school class to learn how to decorate a Christmas cake with royal icing and I have been hooked ever since. I think I have done every size, shape and character cake going since then.
The Wedding cakes are the ones I love doing the most, they can be traditional, elegant, modern, romantic or completely wacky. Anything goes. They can even be naked now, who would have thought that 50 years ago.
I always wonder when setting a cake up if there’s a little girl there that is messmorised by it and wants to make them herself. I would say “NO DO SOMETHING ELSE”. It is hard work and time consuming but when you have the baking bug you can’t get rid of it, and to be honest I wouldn’t have it any other way.
I love it.
Love Lesley Anne