About The Wild Blackberry
Who are we and what are we all about?
Here at The Wild Blackberry I have made it my mission to take a fresh approach to cakes. Inspired by nature for both design and flavour I always do my best to steer away from sickly sweet over iced cakes. I believe in punchy natural flavourings, as only the best real flavours come from nature not from chemicals! Many of my own designs are inspired by nature and I love using real flowers and foliage to dress cakes to celebrate what beauty nature can produce. The Wild Blackberry is an eco-friendly business and we also take a lot of pride in the quality of our ingredients in order to supply cakes that really do taste delicious.
What do we do?
Whether you have a clear idea of what you would like or don't have a clue where to start. You will receive a 1 on 1 friendly service that will see you through from start to finish to create the perfect cake or sweet treat for you occasion. I can provide inspiration or follow your lead to produce something like both looks show stopping and tastes delicious. Almost every need can be catered for, so come to me with any idea and I will make it a reality for you.
What makes The Wild Blackberry different?
One major factor that in my opinion is not embraced enough is FLAVOURS and TASTE (after all cake is there to be eaten!). When you think of all the combinations of flavours you can have in savoury cooking, we thought, well why not for sweets? Each cake should be individual in both taste and design, so just take a look at our taste page and let your imagination run wild...
Wow your guests not only with the look but with the taste - you will be amazed at the response you get from choosing some flavours with a difference! Ultimately I love to try new things, challenge tradition! I believe when deciding on that look and taste of your cake there should be no rules or norms, just go with whatever YOU want and forget everything you already know.
About Me - Nicola Shiplee - Owner and Chief Cake Maker!
After getting a degree in Business Management and Marketing, no 'desk job' resulted in happiness or job satisfaction for me, so, I decided to try a different route. After being reminded of my love of cooking and baking whilst working in a deli, I decided to do a professional sugar craft course. Being arty and creative has always been a huge part of my life and my mother has always said "you wont be happy unless you are doing something creative" and she was right (as always!). I loved the course and cake decorating always takes me back to my best childhood memories of decorating the Christmas cake with my grandfather every year. I worked for some of the top end cake companies in London and gained all the experience I needed to set up for myself. Now here I am enjoying every second of creating edible artwork!