Helenmarie Looker

Helenmarie's Cake Boutique

Cambridgeshire

Member Since:

November 2019 - Founder Member

Catchment Area: 

Cambridge and surrounding area

        Here at Helenmarie’s Cake Boutique I am busy making cakes, holding cupcake parties and Hen parties, creating models for collaborations, running my own occasional classes and demonstrations in the Cambridge area. I love making people smile with my cakes and creating something that makes the recipient gasp !

 

I am particularly passionate making sugarcraft models and sculpted cakes and always enter the decorative exhibit category at Cake International where I can express myself through the piece, it gives me time to experiment and play with various mediums. I enjoy the process and how it all comes together at the end 

 

I was most recently involved with Sugar WItches, at Cake International. As well as contributing a piece to the display, I helped man the stall and promote the collaboration. I think this what I like most about this industry is the freedom of working for myself and then the camaraderie from my fellow cake decorators, both local and world wide; online when we come together to present an exhibit that can be enjoyed by so many others. 

 

I started making and decorating cakes when my youngest started pre-school in around 2011, I had spare time and my daughter wanted a Giant cupcake for her 10th birthday party. I was bitten by the decorating bug and now have a thriving business. It was a way for me to show my creativity, and artistic side. And it helped me build up my self confidence and meet people as I was fairly new to the area.  I am proud to have been mentioned and have my cakes featured in a few articles in our local paper The Cambridge News, 

 

Sugarcraft has helped me immensely, I have gained confidence and self worth, I have met and made new friends and made connections all over the world.  Being a Cake Minds teacher, with projects that will appeal to a wide audience and all skill levels will enable me to share this experience with others.

 

I am really proud to have won Silver at Cake International in London 2016 for my piece Errol the Dragon, he is based on a character in my favourite author Terry Pratchett’s book, Guards, Guards. I still have him and he stands guard in my hallway.

 

Before I discovered cakes and sugarcraft my career was in child and social care, but I have also worked in retail management and pub management. In my spare time I attend a monthly craft club in my village and make dream catchers and macrame items.  I’m originally from Newcastle upon Tyne and moved to Cambridge with my family in 2010.

 

I look forward to welcoming you to join me on these regular sugarcraft classes and creating many exciting little projects together.

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Rhu is passionate about her teachers supporting and enabling them to build their own network of students, many new to the industry, introducing them to sugarcraft and cheering them on their own journeys in this exciting and diverse industry in mindful environments, forming firm lifelong friendships that involved more than just the regular meetings.

Cake Minds aims to build a global network of teachers that offer and bring together the sugarcraft community from a virtual platform to a local supportive community near you. 

In a mindful and creative space to sugarcraft on a regular basis in small friendly and informal group settings.

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