Cakes are our passion

Cakes are our passion

Our ethos

Weddings and parties are part of life’s magical and memorable experiences. A fantastic cake adds so much to the celebration. At Tartufi Cakes we aim to create cakes that enchant your guests’ tastebuds and visually inspire; cakes that will be remembered long after the event. Our cakes are not just delicious and beautifully crafted, but individual works of art that perfectly reflect each customer’s individual style and personality.

The designer and how it started

You could say I was always destined to be a cake maker. From an early age my artistic flair was apparent and I had an innate desire to design and create beautiful things. From the age of 14 I worked most Sundays in a small hotel kitchen gleaning tips from the chefs, the pastry chef in particular. I loved cooking, but cakes and desserts were the most alluring. After graduating in Theatre design I was lucky enough to begin my career as a costumier at Glyndebourne Festival Opera in Sussex. I loved the excitement of watching the first dress rehearsals and seeing the designers’ vision come to life on stage, but I knew this wasn’t my true vocation. About 6 years ago I had what you could call an epiphany, I realised how much scope there is now in cake design and that I could combine my artistic and culinary talents by making cakes professionally. My training in creating props and costumes, studying different periods of design and working to different directors’ briefs was ideal. Now every time I deliver and set up a cake, it feels like the first night of a show.

What I love most about it

Customers often ask me what I enjoy most about making cakes, the baking or the designing and decorating.

There are so many elements involved in creating a beautiful cake and I love them all, but the best are the many heartfelt thank you cards I receive from customers each year and when the first reaction is ‘wow’ when they visit my little home cake studio. A bride once texted me from the reception to say she had just seen the cake and was ‘blown away’. I also love meeting at working alongside so many talented professionals in the wedding industry.

Wedding Venues & Caterers

We are very proud to be recommended by the following venues and caterers:

Goodwood (Goodwood House, Goodwood Hotel, The Kennels, Goodwood Racecourse)

www.goodwood.co.uk  01243 755000

Lainston House Sparsholt, Winchester

www.lainstonhouse.com 01962 776088

HMS Warrior Historic Dockyard, Portsmouth

www.hmswarrior.org/weddings  02392 778604

Southend Barns Donnington, Chichester

www.southendbarns.co.uk  01243 641247

Upwaltham Barns Nr Chichester

www.upwalthambarns-weddings.co.uk  01798 300252

The Tithe Barn Nr Petersfield

www.tithe-barn.co.uk 01730 825562

Old Thorns Manor Hotel Liphook

www.oldthorns.com T: 01428 724555

The Old House Hotel Wickham

www.oldhousehotel.co.uk T: 01329 835870

Careys Manor Hotel & SenSpa New Forest

www.careysmanor.com T: 01590 624467

Country Caterers Portsmouth

www.countycaterers.co.uk T: 02392 373700

Dennys Catering  Liss

www.dennyscatering.co.uk T: 01730893053

Recommended Wedding Suppliers

Wedding suppliers with whom Tartufi Cakes work regularly and are delighted to recommend:

Photographers

www.catherinejolleyphotography.co.uk

T: 01243 825159  M: 07971 777521

www.martinlewis.biz (see my blog for more info)

T: 01243 389803  M: 07761 157296

www.simonjohn.co.uk

T: 01329 284445

Wedding Stationery

www.lilyannrose.com T: 01329 481279

Florists

Meera Hewitt at Full Bloom

www.fullbloomchichester.co.uk T: 01243787688

www.rococo-florist.co.uk T: 01243 790729

Music

www.funkybuddhaband.co.uk M: 07799 642575

Bespoke Jewellery & Wedding Rings

www.charlottecornelius.co.uk

T: 02392 429293  M: 07880 705981

Hair & Makeup Artists

Annette Bradford www.elegancebridalcoiffure.co.uk M: 07737 899237

www.elizbethdayment.co.uk M: 07977 297642

Arabella Hewitt www.arabellahewitt.co.uk T: 07708 924365