Shelley’s Cakes is a family business, I started the business over 25 years ago and now work alongside my daughter Kirstie. I came to cake decorating after qualifying with an HND in Catering and Hotel Management at Croydon College and following a successful career at Selfridges in London’s Oxford Street in the catering department.
After getting married and having children, my love of cakes developed over the years until it turned into a full time career.
I started small, with a unit within a local craft shop in Chislehurst…expanding to supply a local sugarcraft shop…before taking the plunge and opening up my own shop, which I ran successfully with my team of girls for over 9 years
I made the decision in 2017 to downsize and move the business to a dedicated studio at my home, where with the support of my daughter Kirstie, the business has grown from strength to strength.
Kirstie is my office manager/social media guru & general ideas girl. She is the person who most of you will have first contact with if you call, email or message us with your enquiries.
She deals with all your quotes, orders and contracts.
Our studio is fully registered and has a 5* hygiene rating from Bromley Borough Environmental Health Department. We have level 2 food Hygiene certificate, Food Allergen Certificate and HCCAP principles certification. We are fully insured with Public Liability to cover us to work at all of Kent’s most prestigious venues.
We have been lucky enough to have won two Kent Wedding Awards and hold these with pride. It is such an honour to be recognised for our work over the years.
I love to keep learning and expanding my knowledge base, so I constantly attend classes, both in person and virtual to improve my techniques and skills
Shelley’s Cakes belongs to a group of like-minded wedding suppliers called My Wedding Professionals. We are all at the top of our various professions and have worked together on many weddings and events, plus the additional bonus of working on styled photoshoots that have been featured in many publications.
Our cakes are also on display at the showrooms of Chic Weddings and Events in Gravesend. We work closely with Laurie and her team and love the opportunity to style cakes alongside their décor and flowers. We have a dedicated meeting room at the showroom where we hold all our wedding cake consultations and cake tasting sessions.
Not only do we produce stunning wedding cakes, but we love to create magical and jaw dropping birthday and celebration cakes for every age and every occasion.
We are also proud to be recommended suppliers to many prestigious venues:
Rowhill Grange Hotel & Spa – Wilmington, Kent
Brands Hatch Place Hotel – Fawkham, Kent
Penshurst Place – Penshurst, Kent
Nutfield Priory Hotel & Spa – Redhill, Surrey
The Beaverwoood Club – Chislehurst, Kent
The Clarendon Hotel – Blackheath
The London Golf Club – Ash, Kent
Salomons Estate – Southborough, Kent
One Warwick Park – Tunbridge Wells, Kent