Based in Hampshire, Bellissimo Cakes is a luxury wedding cake company run by award-winning cake designer Helen Mansey. With a background in fashion design and cookery, Helen can create you a wedding cake that will not only look fabulous but taste amazing too!
Much of Helen’s work is inspired by the clean lines and crisp sugar pasted edges of Australian cake design – these are now part of her signature style along with exquisite hand-piping and delicate hand-crafted sugar flowers.
The secret to professional looking cakes is super smooth sugar paste and sharp edges. To achieve this our cakes are first covered in a layer of ganache. This provides a firm yet delicious foundation for us to apply the sugar paste.
We use only fresh, high-quality ingredients including real butter and free range eggs and follow tried and tested recipes that produce successful results every time.
All sponge cakes are 12cm in height with four layers of sponge and three layers of filling. The ganache filling layers can be combined with Swiss meringue buttercream for a light velvety texture. To sample some of our most popular flavours and filling combinations such as Chocolate Orange Mud and Milk Chocolate Mocha why not contact us today to book your consultation.
In addition to making wedding cakes, Helen is also a guest tutor at Squires Kitchen International School in Farnham, Surrey. Her first book Bellissimo Wedding Cakes was published in 2015 and she was one of the contributing authors to the Gourmand Best UK Cookbook for Professionals 2014, The Art of Sugarcraft.
Helen’s work is often featured in bridal magazines and blogs and she regularly contributes to sugarcraft magazines. In 2012, she was shortlisted for the Hitched Breakthrough Awards for Best New Wedding Cake Designer and has gone on to judge for the prestigious Wedding Industry Awards.
With her professional approach and exacting standards, Helen’s aim is to surpass your expectations by creating the perfect cake for you and your wedding. Delivery is available across London and the south of England.’