Theres a new cake company on our doorstep (based in Sedgeford) that I just had to share with you all. I met the lovely Megan last weekend at the Kings Lynn wedding fair and instantly knew we’d get on. She had some of the most beautiful crafted details with a distinct vintage handwriting and contemporary cool about her cakes.
So Megan, how long have you been making cakes?
I have enjoyed making cakes since a young age, often doing so with my Mum and Grandma. It became a regular hobby at the age of 18 where I would bake cupcakes to take into my work place on a weekly basis. For the past two years I have been employed as the Head Baker in an independent tearoom in Norfolk, making everything from cupcakes to wedding cakes, all of which has been excellent experience for me.
When did you decide to launch your company?
I have thought about starting my own cake company for quite some time now. When the opportunity arose in February of this year with an investment from Charles Campbell, I was confident that I had new ideas to offer and the experience and skills to build a business doing something that I’m very passionate about!
I love the name and branding, where did the idea behind it come from?
When I first began thinking of starting my own business, I always had an image in my mind of what I wanted the company to look like. The name, branding and photography are all ideas I have collected over my years of baking. Seeing it become a reality has been incredible!
Who are you cake making idols/inspirations?
It has to be Mary Berry and Mich Turner! I admire Mary Berry’s hearty homemade approach, something I believe is very important in the baking industry but can often be forgotten. Mich Turner’s attention to detail on her wedding cakes is also very inspirational along with being the owner of a hugely successful business.
What do you think are going to be the main 2014/15 wedding cake trends and key colours and flavours?
I think lace, ruffles and florals are the trends for the year ahead. Edible cake lace is my new favourite product to use on cakes, it is so effective and looks amazing! Key colours are going to be vintage pastels but other things that are becoming popular are naked cakes and dessert tables with a display of multiple simple, but beautiful cakes in all different sizes. Flavours are moving on from the traditional fruit cake. Depending on the style of the cake, each tier can be a different flavour. I think we will see classic flavours such as Victoria sponge, chocolate, lemon and carrot cake trending.
What would you say your style of cake making is?
It’s a mixture, I like traditional home baking but also making a variety of interesting flavours. I believe the flavour is just as important as the decoration of the cake. I like my cakes to look vintage but with a contemporary feel, pastels feature a lot in my designs.
What are your 5 year plans for Rose and Glory?
My plan is to offer the best service and product to each and every one of my customers, to constantly evolve the company and enjoy all of this over the next 5 years. We have some super exciting plans that will be announced soon!
I can honestly say the cakes taste as good as they look – I would know as I had not one, but two at the fair! If you’d like to see more of what Megan can do and hear all about those exciting plans pop by to her Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/roseandglorycakeco
or follow on Twitter https://twitter.com/roseglorycake
(All Photography by DK Photography)
Now I just want cake…
The Little Lending Co. x