Organic Wedding Cakes

Why Organic?

For your Well-being

Hydrogenated fats and controversial additives like aspartame, tartrazine and MSG are banned under organic standards

For Animals

Organic standards insist that animals are given plenty of space and fresh air to thrive and grow - guaranteeing a truly free-range life

For Wildlife

Organic farms are havens for wildlife and provide homes for bees, birds and butterflies

For a GM-free diet

Genetically modified (GM) crops and ingredients are banned under organic standards

What people say?

Thank you so much for our beautiful naked wedding cake! It was absolutely delicious and lots of people have told us how much they enjoyed it.
Charlotte Sirtoli
November 2017
We were so pleased with the naked cake that Joanna made for our wedding, it looked beautiful and tasted fantastic. We served the cake for desert and were inundated with compliments from the guests about how great it tasted.
Amy James
July 2017
We visited Joanna's workshop and she took her time and listened to what we were after and let us try many different flavours which enabled us to choose our 4 favourites. We had a different flavour for every tier and it was absolutely delicious.
Louise Donadio
August 2017

About the Organic Cakery

The Organic Cakery is the combination of my passion and years of experience as a Wedding Cake Designer, and the beautiful surroundings and produce of the beautiful Bore Place Estate, which I am privileged to call my home.

I am a professionally trained Pastry Chef, with a level 4 Grande Diploma in Patisserie, confectionery and Chocolate work. I trained in Westminster London under Master of the Culinary Arts Chef Yolande Stanley and have over eight years’ experience running Pastry Kitchens in award-winning country house hotels and Restaurants.

Joanna Clarke
Bore Place, Edenbridge

The Organic Cakery is an evolution of Cake Design by Joanna Clarke which I established in 2014. The rebranding of my business has sustainability at the heart of its ethos.

Organic and sustainable crops are grown without pesticides and preservatives, they are fresher, contain higher nutrient counts, are GMO free (genetically modified organisms) and most importantly organically reared animals are not given antibiotics, growth hormones, or fed animal by-products which means that all butter, cream and milk used in your cakes will not contain these either.

My primary focus at The Organic Cakery is to take care of the environment whilst producing your beautiful wedding cake. I only use ethically, fair-trade and organically sourced produce of the very highest quality, which either comes from the Bore Place estate or the very local area.

When you decide to work with me to have your dream wedding cake designed, you will know the provenance of the ingredients and be able to think in food miles. You can rest easy in the knowledge that superfluous plastic packaging will not be used and I focus on farm to table (predominantly from our very own market garden), rather than internationally exported plastic wrapped fruit.

Cows Feeding
Gorwing Rhubarb

Bore Place is the home of The Commonwork Trust. A big part of the trusts charitable work comes from the ‘Grow to Grow’ project which is a project for young people who are vulnerable and disadvantaged, often recovering from mental health issues.

They come to Bore Place for respite from their day to day troubles, to learn skills and work with the Market Garden. They help to grow vegetables and fruit supplied to the Bore Place Kitchen, local pubs and The Organic Cakery.

Wedding Cakes

The Organic Cakery specialises in Bespoke wedding cakes, naked cakes and vegan cakes.
I have attended various masterclasses with internationally recognised tutors and I specialise in handcrafted sugar, cold-porcelain flowers and intricate royal icing piping. My wedding cakes are uniquely designed for each couple and could range from a simple and rustic naked cake, to a technically challenging classical Croqembouche, right the way through to a grand, beautiful Victorian wedding cake. I consider my wedding cake style to be modern classical, with a wide range of skills that reflect this.

Fresh flowers can also be used to decorate your wedding cake.

Bespoke Wedding Cake

Some couples come to me with wedding cakes that they have designed themselves but usually I will sit down with them to help them to create their dream bespoke wedding cake design.

The consultation lasts for around an hour, during which you can enjoy a full tasting menu, this will help you to decide your favourite flavours. I like for my couples to bring details of their weddings with them, mood boards, Pinterest boards, flower, dress and table decoration pictures, this really helps me to get a picture of your wedding style. It’s really important to me that the style of your wedding cake fits in perfectly with its surroundings. For me, a wedding cake should be the ultimate showpiece that ties everything together and enhances it. After your wedding cake is booked in, all bespoke wedding cake clients will receive a hand drawn sketch of their wedding cake in a wedding cake presentation pack. This is posted to you and will also include a copy of your booking order form and a serving and cake cutting guide for you to give to your venue.

Consultation fees are £25 for one hour, including the tasting menu.

For all wedding cakes I require a £200 non-refundable booking deposit with the remainder of the balance due six weeks before the wedding date. Any wedding orders in excess of £800, I require a 30% booking deposit.

Terms & Conditions

 

I have a full range of wedding cake stands from rustic wooden logs to beautiful silver engraved wedding cake stands, including more modern wedding cake stand styles. All of my couples are welcome to use this stands, provided they sign an agreement detailing when the stand will be returned to me at a time agreed between us.

All wedding cakes are delivered by myself to your venue, with the exception of naked cakes – which could be delivered by one of my team. I’m afraid I do not allow collection of wedding cakes, preferring instead to make sure that each wedding cake arrives safely to the venue and is set up with exacting detail to match your wedding cake design sketch. Delivery times are organised between myself and your venue at a times that suits all parties.

Delivery is charged at 0.45p per mile, including a flat rate of £10 per hour.

Vegan wedding cakes are available and can be either naked, semi naked,+ or Vegan ganache finished cakes – royal icing finished and fondant finished cakes both contain eggs so are not applicable.

Naked and semi- naked cakes are available at a set price, please email for full details.

Cake sample taster boxes are available for £12.50, to include postage and packaging. The box will contain 4 cake samples of your choice from my tasting menu.

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Contact Us

07983 735085

Bore Place, Bore Place Road, Chiddingstone

Joanna@theorganiccakery.co.uk