I am Samantha Tempest and many years ago I started my business from my little kitchen table.
I always loved home baking as a child and now looking back, I can see how I had a flair for creative baking even then. I originally started working in clinical research but once my first daughter arrived I decided to dedicate my time to being a full time mum.
A pivotal moment for me was making my daughter's 3rd birthday cake in 2003, a fairy tale castle with marshmallow turrets, and thinking how much fun it was and also seeing her little face light up with delight!
I started experimenting and practicing and over the following five years, I increased my skills and portfolio.
In 2008 I launched The Pretty Cake Company and having seen it start as a celebration cake business, doing a bit of everything, it’s now developed into a luxury bespoke wedding cake business, specialising in creating beautiful works of art.
I work closely with many high calibre venues and wedding suppliers in Oxfordshire and the Cotswolds and I'm delighted to have my work featured in many bridal and wedding cake magazines
I run my business from my home based cake studio in West Oxfordshire, this is where I meet with couples for consultations and where inevitably, 'all the magic happens'! I love working with couples to produce their dream wedding cake, making sure that it fits perfectly with their theme and the expectations of the day.
I hope I can be of assistance to you in designing and creating your wedding cake, but in the meantime, please enjoy browsing through my designs.
The cake was quite honestly the best cake I have ever eaten (we went for 1 vanilla tier and 2 chocolate tier). We were told by many relatives / friends that the cake rarely gets touched at weddings as everyone is so full - but in fact apart from the top tier our whole cake was gobbled up and EVERYONE commented on how delicious it was (my husband and I ate the remaining top tier while on honeymoon!). It was honestly the most delicious cake - and the design was perfect and so well executed. 10/10.