Updated: May 5
I chose Tartufi Cakes to be included in this event, as I fell a little bit in love with owner and baker Jemma and her cakes, when I met her at Stansted Park. Not only is she the most lovely, softly-spoken person you could meet, she is extremely talented and her cakes speak for themselves.
She'll work with you to create a cake that will be too beautiful to eat, but too delicious not to - You'll struggle to know what to do!! I particularly love the Strawberry Basket Cake (you'll need to look twice to believe it's a cake!) and Geode Cake, so have included photographs of these below. However, you can see the Geode Cake up close during the video below, from the Virtual Wedding Fayre, where Gemma answers your Wedding Cake-related questions!
The wonderful Jemma has written the following piece, showing you just why you should choose her for your Wedding Cake - Thank you Jemma! xo
If you'd like to talk to Jemma, I've included her contact details at the end of this post, or you can leave a comment at the bottom of this page and she'll respond as quickly as she can! 🤍
Bespoke Cakes, Lovingly Created by Jemma Legg
Tartufi Cakes is a bespoke wedding cake company based in Langstone, Hampshire. They specialise in designing unique wedding cakes for their couples and deliver to London and across the south. It is run by former theatre designer, Jemma Legg who founded the company in 2008. Her mission was to bake cakes with outstanding flavour as well as provide couples with a truly unique design service.
A few words from Jemma...
I typically work on around 40 to 50 weddings a year, with one wedding per week. There are a lot of elements involved in making a wedding cake and they can take anything from 3 days to 2 weeks to make. There is also a lengthy planning process prior to starting the cake. My aim is to provide a very personal service and guide and advise each couple all the way. I am aware that planning a wedding is a completely new experience for each couple and that every couple is different. I like to make the cake planning fun and also stress free.
I start with a personal cake tasting at my studio where couples can sample the different flavours that we offer. The tasting also includes a design consultation. This gives me the opportunity to really get to know each couple and discover their unique style ideas for their wedding and any ideas that they may already have for their cake. When designing the cake and advising my couples, I also take into account the venue and where the cake will be displayed, along with the types of flowers they are having and the table styling, even the bride’s dress as she will be standing by the cake for the important cake cutting photos.
My style is quite eclectic. I am just as in love with a modern minimalist style or a very ornate baroque gilded cake. The focus is on creating something beautiful and dramatic, as the cake provides a real centrepiece at the reception. I take my design inspiration from many sources; art, nature, architecture, fashion, then elements such as the wedding invitations, the venue or a detail on the bride’s dress. I particularly love flowers and textures. I often work with fresh flowers for more rustic style weddings, but also specialise in creating sugar flowers to match the reception flowers. I love creating different textures in sugar or chocolate and painting on cakes. Currently my geode cake is very popular as is my chocolate ganache log cake, which is textured with a chocolate cream mix then hand painted and dusted to look like a natural tree trunk.
I have some really exciting designs that I am looking forward to creating for my couples later this year. These obviously have to be kept secret until the grand reveal on the wedding day.
I am currently open for online consultations. Cake tastings unfortunately are not possible at the moment, but hopefully will resume as soon as possible. I am also working on online tutorials so I can share lots of baking and decorating techniques. If you are interested in learning more about cake decorating or thinking of making your friend’s wedding cake, do sign up to my mailing list, to be the first to find out more about my classes.
Thank you to Jemma at Tartufi Cakes, for getting involved in this Event! xo
Remember, it's important to stay healthy, but it's great to have some balance and indulge sometimes, so don't deprive yourself of an incredible Wedding Cake!
I've included links Tartufi Cakes' contact details and important links below, please take a look and get in touch. Don't forget to leave Jemma some love on this post, whilst you're here!
Take care and stay safe everyone 🤍
Phone: 02393077562 Email : firstname.lastname@example.org