A Food Technology teacher by profession, I have always had a passion for cake design and decoration; making celebration cakes for my children, friends and family almost as a hobby.

Whilst my children were young I had a break from teaching and during this time I worked as a Cake Decorator for 3 years at a famous Yorkshire Craft Bakery. One of my proudest achievements here was to have worked on a Jubilee Cake for Buckingham Palace.

After leaving teaching I decided to concentrate on my cakes again and Cakes by Design was set up in 2010. I create cakes for all occasions: weddings, anniversaries, christenings and birthdays. My aim is to make your celebration even more special.


You may have ideas of your own or seen pictures you like in a magazine or on the internet-if you have I can work to those. Otherwise I can offer suggestions and we can design the cake together. I make all my own sugar flowers and models, so all decorations are unique and personalised.

I offer free, unhurried consultations and will enjoy meeting with you as much as making your cake!

All cakes are frehly made to order and I use only the finest ingredients. I pride myself on attention to detail, creating everything by hand.

Every cake is individually priced according to the work involved, though working from home allows me to offer highly competitive rates.

I am happy to take orders from customers across the locality including: Burley in Wharfedale, Otley, Menston, Guiseley, Baildon, Ilkley, Addingham and Skipton.


I am available for delivery, which is free within a 5 mile radius.


Looking for a little inspiration? Call me today to arrange a personal consultation to discuss your own ideas and browse a portfolio of designs.
I look forward to hearing from you soon!