Dovey Cake Design is a family owned business based in the beautiful countryside of South Oxfordshire. Our cakes are inspired by adventures in food, baking, travel, theatre, music, gardening, design, art and family.
Ruth Dovey, Clare’s grandmother, was an exceptional baker and cake decorator. Clare vividly remembers watching her create beautiful, classic wedding cakes in her ‘shed’ in the 1980’s, never sitting and always standing for hours making sugar flowers. She was fascinated by her books detailing how to make these decorations.
After moving on from a career in fundraising and advertising, the nagging feeling that Clare should be working with her hands in a creative role, would just never leave. Food and cooking had always been her first passion and therapy. Clare feels that, for her, there is nothing more satisfying than creating something lovely to eat, that makes friends and family smile.
We take pride in producing cakes of exceptional quality, using the finest ingredients; Belgian chocolate, Madagascan vanilla bean paste, French butter and fresh free range eggs. All of our designs are unique and every decoration handmade in our kitchen studio. As both a baker and designer, Clare is driven by the desire to create everything from scratch, always striving for perfection and with scrupulous attention to detail.
Cake design and baking provides that perfect combination; fusing delicious, fresh, home baking with fabulous and innovative creative artistic expression. Your cake design can spring from the smallest moment of inspiration – the beauty of the natural world, your heritage and culture, a period in history, a colour, a tile that you love in your bathroom! The opportunities to express yourselves as a couple are endless.