AristCake - Mary

As an originating member of the Friends of Hunua Ranges committee, Clevedon based Mary Whitehouse has a long history of volunteer effects in bettering her local region which naturally includes the Hunua Ranges.

And that is not the end of her talents - Mary makes cakes, amazing cakes.  We asked Mary to tell us more...

"Sweet baking, especially cakes, have been my passion since a child. I could never resist decorating an apple pie with pastry roses or a plain cake with icing. Fruit flans became works of art and the annual Christmas and family birthday cakes ever more elaborate!

For many years I indulged my passion around a full time occupation, but since 1996 the passion has been taking over and is now my work. During this time I have made literally hundreds of cakes, ranging from the intricate to the very simple.

I have a Cordon Bleu cookery qualification from the London Cordon Bleu School and have done numerous courses in the art of decoration, although, like most cake artists, I am predominently “self taught”. My first wedding cake was a commission whilst at university – I am an engineer which is often especially useful when constructing the sculpted cakes!

I have a specialised baking kitchen and am always trying out new recipes and techniques. I love a challenge so do contact me to discuss a masterpiece for your next celebration."

So no matter what the occasion, you know you can count on AristoCakes to make it special with one of Mary's amazing creations.  

Check out the AristoCakes website here.


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