– About me

My name is Helenna and I run ClearlyCake.  When I was a child, I used to enjoy a lot of baking with my mother, particularly at Christmas.  I would sit at the kitchen table with all of my mother’s baking and cake decorating books, and plan out which recipes I wanted to use.  With my sister and mother also baking, we had quite a lot of cake sometimes!  One of my earliest memories is watching my Finnish grandmother baking doughnuts – I was allowed to hold up her efforts by putting the jam in them.  My warmest memories of childhood often involve baking of some kind – the whole baking experience for me evokes so many different sensory memories, experiences and comforts.

As an adult, I fell back in love with baking, and searching for cake books one day I chanced upon modern cake decorating books which inspired me so much, I enrolled on a cake decorating course with Peggy Porschen.  This further fuelled my enthusiasm, so I enrolled on a Cake Decorating & Sugar Flower course at Brooklands College in Surrey.  One year became two, and within a month of finishing the second year, I started my own business, ClearlyCake, in May 2012.  I still love going on cake courses – there are always new techniques to learn, and they’re also essential for keeping on trend with modern cake design.

At ClearlyCake, the focus is on classic and romantic designs for wedding and celebration cakes, and I will work with you to translate the cake ideas you have into a cake which will be the centre-piece of your celebration.

My kitchen has a 5-star rating from Wokingham Borough Council Environmental Health and I have Food Safety training; I have public liability cover with my business insurance; and I am a member of the British Sugarcraft Guild.

If you are after a custom wedding cake then please contact me today.

ClearlyCake supplies wedding cakes to Berkshire, Surrey and Hampshire, as well as parts of London, Wiltshire and Buckinghamshire.