A BIT ABOUT ME AND WHAT I DO...
Hi there I'm Philippa. I'm a cake designer based in Sheffield, and I love to create cakes that are both beautiful to look at, and delicious to eat! I work from my home based studio in S7 where I design, bake and decorate all my cakes.
I like to work with many different techniques and materials including sugar flowers, hand painted cakes, sculpted cakes, naked cakes, royal icing, piped buttercream flowers, and modelled figures. I design cakes with your ideas and requirements in mind so that they are tailor made to be perfect for you. I pay great attention to detail when decorating my cakes and always strive for perfection throughout the whole process from the ingredients, to the bake, the icing, and finally the decorating.
My passion for baking started when I was a child, making up cake recipe's in my mums kitchen. I continued to bake in my spare time whilst studying art & design and textiles and then went on to work for many years in the hospitality industry. After deciding this wasn't what I wanted long term I started a job in a lovely little bakery in Chesterfield, making artisan cakes for cafe's and farm shops. I loved it! It felt so good to be baking again and it wasn't long before I became assistant head baker there, and had also enrolled in cake decorating classes at the Sheffield College in my spare time. After four years of classes and gaining distinction level qualifications throughout, I decided it was time to put all my experience, skills and passions together and start my own business. Then in 2015 I started Cakes by Cherrypie and I haven't looked back since! I really love what I do, and it is such a privilege to be making cakes that are part of peoples most special moments.