Algarve Cakes Blog – About The Cake Designer
Helen started out in the UK as a chef at Keele University after qualifying with NVQs at Cauldon catering college Stoke on Trent, where she later switched sides to become a supervisor on the front of house side, running weddings, conferences and all other events. She also became a personal license holder. She loved this job immensely, but also had a passion for baking and decorating cakes, following in her mothers footsteps making cakes for friends and family.
After working many long hours she took a 2 weeks backpacking holiday to Portugal and instantly fell in love with the country and its way of life. 6 weeks later after returning home she had quit her job, put her house in storage and had made the big step to move to the Algarve!
After a couple of years finding her feet, she decided to start her own business Algarve Cakes! And she has never looked back, her business has grown over the last 5 years creating masterpieces and delivering them all over the Algarve. At the moment naked cakes seem to be all the rage. But she loves doing sugar work, making sugar flowers, lace, royal icing, constructing tiered cakes, this is her main passion. Send her a design package consisting of wedding invites, save the dates, colour schemes, themes, flowers, wedding dress etc… and she will design you your dream wedding cake to blend in with the rest of your wedding.
3 years ago, she decided to branch out a little and started making wedding favours, she felt this would be helpful to brides who didn’t want to travel abroad with lots of little gifts filling there suitcases, when it could all be done stress free with Helen. She also started to make chocolate shoes which are a great gift for any maid of honour!
2 years ago was the big expansion when she commissioned a carpenter to build her a handmade candy cart. So now she also offers this at any wedding or event with different options available. The chocolate fondues with fresh strawberries and marshmallows are Devine! The candy cart is also decorated to blend in with the colour scheme and theme of your wedding. And as you can see from the images, the wedding guests love it!
She has also featured in Style Me Pretty, Rock My Wedding, Wedding Ideas magazine, and also Fly Away Bride where the below cake was featured.
Helen has designed a Wedding Information Pack which details everything she offers for weddings. Please don’t hesitate to contact her, and she will email you the pack.
Visit Helens advert here on the Algarve Wedding Directory and contact her through our contact form by CLICKING HERE
She is looking forward to another great year! Here’s to a great wedding season!