2007 saw the merger of my two businesses into my new business - Amazing Cakes by Jean! Nothing else has changed - still the same personal service -still the same wonderful cakes for your wedding, birthday, christening or any celebration!
In 2000, realising that there was a market for high quality cakes individually created for specific celebrations and not simply something to be chosen off a supermarket shelf, I started trading as 'Novelty Cakes!'. My aim was to create cakes to make a real impact and to add a sparkle to any celebration. At the same time, commercial production now means that many people have forgotten how moist and delicious a true cake is and many young people have never experienced one at all! I was determined from the start that my cakes would taste as cakes should taste! My cakes would be special in every way!
Since then, I have created many hundreds of cakes, both formal and informal, for every conceivable type of event. Very many of my customers return to me regularly and recommend their friends, colleagues and relatives. They know that I will create a special cake - just for them - and will not simply expect them to choose a set design from a catalogue.
As a result of the very rapid expansion of my business, in 2003 I moved into dedicated premises behind my house in Elmswell, near Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. From this building, I am able to continue to offer a uniquely personal service to all of my customers. By 2004, I realised that I was receiving an increasing number of orders for Wedding Cakes without even actively seeking such business! I therefore formed another business, 'Wedding Cakes by Jean', which developed faster than I could possibly have imagined.
In 2005, in response to many requests and suggestions, I decided to create my own website. I have received many complimentary comments and I do hope that it inspires you to get in touch with me!
2007 brought about my latest venture! I consolidated my two businesses into one - Amazing Cakes by Jean! My new business sports an exciting new logo and theme and reflects what is so often said to me - 'Jean, that's Amazing!'. Don't worry, only the name has changed - I still offer personal service and delicious and dramatic cakes!
In 2008, I extended my premises, principally to enable me to store more so that when cusomers visit, I have a wide display of alternatives which I am able to show you - it is so much better to see ideas in the flesh rather than just in a picture!
I am now out and about most weekends, either exhibiting at shows or delivering cakes not only in my immediate locality of Bury St Edmunds and Ipswich, but all over Suffolk and into Norfolk, Essex and Cambridgeshire. Good news travels far!
Unlike so many other suppliers, if you ask me to create your cake, I shall discuss your requirements with you, give advice and guidance if you would like it and then cook and decorate your cake before handing it over to you personally. You can be sure that I will be your single point of contact at all times. My only assistance comes from my husband, David who, apart from sharing my passion for my business, deals only with the office side of things, while I get on with the creative work!
May I take this opportunity to stress that the texture and taste of my cakes cannot be compared with a cake from most commercial outlets in any way. They are quite different! My sponge is exceptionally light and moist and my fruit is moist and rich.
Finally, and perhaps most importantly, I would like to assure you that you can be absolutely confident of my reliability. I am very much aware of just how important it is to be able to put complete faith in the person to whom you entrust your celebrations. Nothing must go wrong! Have a look at my Testimonials page which contains extracts from the many letters of thanks which I have received from delighted customers. These show just how pleased they have been with my service - and my Cakes!
I very much hope that I shall have the opportunity to create something really special for your celebration. Do get in touch - find out the many ways to do so on my Contact Me page. You might also like to come and introduce yourself to me at one of the events at which I am exhibiting. Have a look at my Shows and Fairs page.
I very much look forward to meeting you and to discussing your celebration with you. It costs you nothing to have a chat!