Hello and welcome.
I am Avril owner and baker of Cakes by Dimples; a small family business based in Leavesden, Hertfordshire.
Specialising in Caribbean rum cakes, I create unique celebration cakes in a variety of flavours, for any occasion, from weddings to birthday cakes and everything in-between.
A natural passion for baking cakes
Many of my customer’s ask me how did I decide on the name “Cakes by Dimples”- The name Cakes by Dimples was inspired by a family nickname, combined with my love for all things sweet and a long-term passion of baking.
This passion started as a young child, when I was encouraged by watching my dear mum and aunt baking. They indulged my curiosity by supporting my messy cake making attempts when I spent weekends wanting to bake.
I started making cakes for friends and family for as long as I can remember. Having mastered the technique of recreating the family traditional Caribbean rum Fruitcake (Black cake as it is called in the West Indies) Adding my twist to it, and now offering this up as my speciality cake.
Following a career change and an overwhelming encouragement from those who had tasted my cakes, I launched Cakes by Dimples in 2013 and continue to add value by providing my customers with tried and tested recipes made with quality ingredients, sourced mostly from suppliers in the cake industry.
The science of cake design
Baking cakes has always come naturally to me, however, I believe decorating is a science and one I was keen to master. As such, I have trained in the art for over 20 years, starting with Beryl Hutchinson formerly of Cakes for all Occasions, where I learnt to make my very first sugar flowers.
Today, I continue to maintain professional development through advanced courses and attending industry events.
Delightful cakes for any occasion
I take great joy in recreating recipes and designs for my clients and it is very satisfying sharing the end product with them just to see their delight, once I have brought their vision to life.
If you are looking for a home-grown, friendly and professional service and would like a celebration cake of any kind, then please contact me.
NB: I hold a City and Guilds Health and Hygiene Certificate and current indemnity cover. Cakes by Dimples is home-based and is registered and approved by Three Rivers Environmental Health Offices.