Hockleys Cakes was set up by twin brothers Michael and Graham in 1986. They are based at their beautiful studio/kitchen in Brixworth, Northamptonshire and their cakes are to die for.
We first met them back in 2004 at the NEC National Wedding Show. At that time, we didn’t know they were twins. We would see Michael and say hi; hi girls how are you? We would see Michael and say hi; and he would look at as if he didn’t know us – he didn’t it was Graham.
They are the most professional wedding cake makers that we have ever come across. When we are at venues co-ordinating and they are the cakemaker, we know we don’t have to check up on them because they will deliver on time, the right cake and it will be gorgeous – just what the bride and groom ordered. When the brides come to us for supplier searches and recommendations, they are the only cakemaker we recommend! The boys reckon we only visit them for gossip and cake – and your point is?
Their fruitcake is never bitty, their chocolate fudge cake is yummy and their sponges are light and fluffy (carrot, lemon, ginger, madeira, coffee, etc.) All their decorations are handmade including the toppers, flowers and other fantasy ideas that the customer may have.
Check out the flowers on Kirsten & Andy’s cake (Rushton Hall):
Kirsten commented “You have to hand pick all the roses off. They are made from white chocolate and there are 6 layers inside. 4 of belgian choc, 2 of fruit!! It was delicious!”, when asked how you eat it.
And just how long did it take to make all the flowers on Aimie and Richard’s cake (Kilworth House Hotel)?
Michael had to bring this one in on a trolley as the five tiers of fruit cake were quite heavy!
Do you think they will send us over some cake as we’ve blogged about them?