Cake Design By Joanna Clarke
Joanna Clarke is a highly trained and experienced Pastry Chef who has worked in award winning restaurants and country house hotels, moving from Pastry Chef de Partie up to Head Pastry Chef. She holds a Grande Diploma in Patisserie and Confectionery from Westminster London, where she trained under Chef Yolande Stanley MCA.
She is a member of The Association of Pastry Chefs and also the British Sugarcraft Guild. Joanna now specialises in making modern and classical, beautiful bespoke wedding cakes from her design studio and professional kitchen in Crowborough, East Sussex. These cakes are all individually hand crafted with each couple during a consultation and tasting. Each Wedding Cake Tasting Menu can be found on Cake Design by Joanna Clarke’s website.
Joanna likes to create truly bespoke designs, pulling in various techniques, such as; Royal Icing piping, applique, pastillage, sugar flowers, ruffling, quilting, brush embroidery, hand painting and modelling, replicating details on the wedding dress, the shoes, venue and flowers until a perfectly unique piece is created. It is very important to Joanna to create the Perfect Cake for each couple's dream wedding day and each cake will be perfectly moist and beautifully presented.
High-quality craftsmanship is combined with artistic style and excellent baking skills to create these beautiful wedding cakes. Above all else, Joanna will work with each of you to give you exactly what you dream of when you imagine your perfect wedding cake. For those couples who dream of a slightly alternative wedding cake, Joanna specialises in French Classical Croquembouche, filled with light mousseline and creams, these can be traditionally decorated with nougatine and Royal Icing on request. For the more modern tastes, a range of naked and semi-naked cakes can be seen on our website.
As an experienced Pastry chef, Joanna also offers Afternoon Tea Catering for weddings, the Afternoon Tea Tasting Menu can also be found on the website. Cake Design by Joanna Clarke has a large delivery zone covering the whole of the South East of England, East Sussex, Kent, Surrey, Essex and Central London. Delivery to other areas of the Country is also possible with planning, on request. Joanna frequently extends her skills by attending Masterclasses around the country, details of these can be followed via social media. Along with her Team, she also attends two of the largest wedding exhibitions in the country, in London… details of these can also be found on social media where you can also book an appointment to meet directly with her on one of these occasions.