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Luxury Wedding Cakes Designed Specifically for you.
Curated by cake artist Ashley Harkness, covering the whole of the North East and North Yorkshire.
Y E A R S O F E X P E R I E N C E
A B O U T ME
I entered the cake industry over 11 years ago, starting with celebration cakes and eventually building up to wedding cakes. I really love getting to know my couples and designing their cakes with them.
Every cake is different and I like to think that we can show the couples personalities in the cake and make something really bespoke and personal to them. I work from home in the centre of Chester-le-Street. At the moment I am not holding wedding consultations in person due to Covid restrictions but we have been managing to do this online for almost two years now. Taster boxes are available for collection at various points throughout the year. Keep an eye on my social media pages for updates.
Other things you should know about me:
From the ages of 18-22 I worked as a part time chef while at university. I took a gap year and worked as a chef de party at The Plaza in Brighton
I have a BSc(hons) in Food and Human Nutrition from Newcastle University. I also have a level 4 Food Hygiene and Safety Management in Manufacturing qualification as well as Allergen control and HACCP training. In my previous job i used to be a New Product Development Technologist for a ready meal company supplying all of the major supermarkets.
What do you want your cake to say about you?
“We could not recommend Mrs Boucake enough. We had to postpone our wedding 3 times and each new date was never an issue to rearrange.
I arranged for half of the cake to be done in Royal Marine style as my (new) husband has been in the Marines for 18 years as a surprise for him and we were not disappointed. It was absolutely perfect and better than I imagined! Even his medals were replicated on the cake.
The taste was also out of this world and everyone commented on it being one of the best cakes they’d had.
If you’re undecided on who to choose, then I you will not be disappointed. Everything from start to finish was everything we could’ve hoped for!”
South Causey Farmhouse 2021
Ashley was great to work with, from initial contact to sketching our ideas to final cake. Our cake was a huge part of our wedding and was commented on by all our guests & suppliers alike. The cake itself was delicious and looked tremendous! We couldn’t have been happier with the final outcome!
Love, Mrs & Mrs McIntyre.
Libby and Debra McIntyre
Lumley Castle, Barrons Hall 2021
"Thank you Ashley for our gorgeous wedding cake. It was exactly what we wanted - traditional with a vintage theme. It tasted delicious too, and we received lots of lovely feedback from our guests. Thanks again Ashley, we can't recommend you enough! Vicky & Col Baister xxx"
Vicky and Col Baister
Beamish Hall, Monboucher 2021
Take a Look at Some of my Previous Work