Meet the Marriage Makers | Cakes by Helen
proudly part of 'The Recommended Collection'
Tell us a little about you and your lovely business!
It’s just me, Helen Jalim! I am based in Christchurch, Dorset where I have lived all my life and where I now live with my husband and three sons. Whilst I’m busy baking, my husband supports me and does all my accounts.
I started my business in October 2009, so very soon, I will have been trading for 10 years. Without doubt I am fulfilling my dream – creating beautiful bespoke wedding and celebration cakes for the wonderful people of Dorset, Hampshire and Wiltshire.
Over the years I’m proud to have been awarded 7 distinctions in intermediate and advanced Royal Icing and Sugar paste and most recently I was awarded gold and silver, as well as ‘1st in category’ at Cake International London Excel.
What is your favourite thing about working in the wedding industry?
I love creating perfect cakes for my couples that makes their day extra special.
Are you spotting any trends for 2019/2020?
Marble effect and semi naked cakes are very popular at the moment and everybody loves a ruffle!
What do you offer that others can’t? What makes you unique/special?
The quality of my work and the taste of my cakes at competitive prices is the feedback I always get from my customers.
What five words would you use to describe your business?
Beautiful, bespoke wedding cake service.
What top tips would you like to share with our lovely couples planning their big day?
Book early to avoid disappointment and secure your preferred suppliers. It's never too early to order your cake!
Anything else you would like to tell us?
I'm thrilled to be exhibiting with Love That Wedding! at all their Salisbury and Poole wedding shows, so make a date to come along and sample my yummy cakes. I look forward to meeting you.
Let's get sociable, sociable!
Photography : Peppermint Love