Hi, I’m Bronya the baker wanting to kick boring cakes into touch.
After running Daisy Cake Company for 10 years, I’ve realised that the art of cake is not something to underestimate.
I was bought up in a family, where baking was the foundation of any good meal. Sunday evening tea times were the best. We had cold roast meat sarnies, followed by a fresh baked cake to dig into.
After a 25 year career in dance marketing (yep, that’s marketing in the dance world), I decided I needed something completely different. So, I set-up business in my own kitchen – just me, some family help and my dogs, and started Daisy Cake Company, which was named after my Labrador. I’m mainly self-taught through baking (and eating) a tonne of cake, watching endless re-runs of The Great British Bake Off, Cake Boss, and The Ace of Cakes, and being taught on a few specialist courses by some of the best in the business.
In the 10 years of running the business I have owned my own bakery and tea-room, made thousands of celebration cakes and wedding cakes, run an Afternoon Tea catering business, run stalls at fairs and markets, had hundreds of recipes published, presented on the Food Stage at Carfest, run countless baking and decorating classes, and run a large stately home Tea House. I’ve baked and decorated more cakes than I can even start to count.
So, What’s different about my cakes
And after all that I now believe that cake should be thought about a little bit differently. A cake shouldn’t be just a round Victoria sponge with ‘Happy Birthday’ written on top. Cakes can be so much more!!
So, I’ve set about to rediscover and introduce the world to the wonder and possibilities of what a cake can be. A cake should be a centre piece. A Cake should reflect the celebration. A cake should above all taste damn good! It should have colour, texture, personality – it is a world of possibilities.
Baking was always a bit of a hobby, but now it is a passion and I want to share it. If you want to chat cake, eat cake, learn about cake or how to run a cake business please feel free to contact me here.
My 4 Business Principles summed up in Hashtags:
#ThinkDifferentlyAboutCake – can’t say much more about that.
#ItsAllAboutYou – Your Cake, Your Way. Whether for a wedding or a birthday, don’t be confined by traditions. Have exactly the cake you want!
#SustainableBaking – I’m trying my hardest, and exploring ways to cut down on plastic use in my kitchen and to run a sustainable business
#ILoveMyJob – I really do, and I want to share it with you.
I love to work with people, all people, no matter gender, sexuality, race or background. Cake doesn’t judge and neither do I…..
Bronya at DCC is part of Daisy Cake Company