With Christmas already upon us we thought we would share a brand new wedding cake supplier Cakes By Potts. Kerry explains how she got into making cakes for weddings and what inspires her everyday. She also has some great advice for any newly engaged brides.
Tell us a a bit more about Cakes By Potts
I provide bespoke custom designed wedding cakes, cupcakes and personalise favour cookies.
What inspired you to start your business?
I started out making cakes for my kids. Then a friend asked me to make a cake for her husband. It soon turned into making cakes for friends of friends, until I was eventually making cakes for people I’d never met before.
I liked to see the reaction from people when I revealed their cakes to them, to think that something I’d created had made someone that happy was a real buzz.
I cried when I revealed my first ever wedding cake, as the reaction from the bride and groom was amazing, it was just what they wanted, I was so happy I’d been able to get it so right.
How are you different from the other suppliers that offer the same service?
I like to meet with couples for a free cake consultation, to get a feel for both of their personalities and to get an appreciation of what they want from their wedding cake. I take along half a dozen cupcakes in their desired flavours so they know what they’re getting. I like to think that this is then represented in their cake design.
I also like to meet the couple at their wedding venue so we can discuss cake location and display.
What do you love most about working in the wedding industry?
Everybody who works in the wedding industry are so happy, and smiley. We work together, from far and wide, to bring all of our skills together to make the best day ever, not just for the couple, but for all of their guests too.
What would be your number one piece of advice for a bride for be?
Don’t be afraid to ask for help, you’ll find most people would like to do their bit. I got married two years ago, and had so many ideas (thanks Pinterest) I simply couldn’t do all of them.
Also, enlist the help of your Bridesmaids and Ushers with the setting up, because believe me, you don’t want to be running about on the morning of your big day!
Tell us about the best thing you have seen at a wedding you have been to?
An old citron van which had been converted into a bar. We loved it so much, that we had one at out wedding. It was such a quirky thing to have, everybody loved it and it soon became the place to hang out (although that might’ve had something to do with the free bar)!
Finally in one sentence why should someone choose you?
I offer personalised attention to detail you want for your wedding cake.
Kerry’s quick fire questions!
Coffee or tea…coffee
Cowboys or aliens…aliens
Up or down…up
Dinner party or party party…party party
Scrambled or fried…scrambled
Wine or beer…wine
Smart or casual…casual
Winter or summer…summer
Kerry, thank you for your answers its clear that you love what you do and work with each of your couples to create unique and personal designs. If you’re getting married in the Somerset area then get in contact with Kerry at Cakes By Potts in our directory.