Sugar Bees opened for business in 2005, by Samantha Cardy & Melanie Webb, firstly handcrafting cake toppers for cakes , then progressing on to Handmade Bespoke cakes for every occasion. In 2010 , we decided to divide 'Sugar Bees' into branches in Essex and Suffolk and so ' Sugar Bees Essex' was born.
The face behind the 'Sugar Bees - Essex' brand is Sam , I now create Special Occasion cakes for every Occasion from my home kitchen In Eight Ash Green, Colchester, Essex. My background is Art & design and I think that this gives me the creative edge to turn your ideas into an edible masterpiece, for your special day, I also worked in a large Retail bakery for 18 years, where I learn't the Basics of Cake decorating, the rest is self taught, I still make cake toppers , but my main 'bread & butter' is Celebration cakes of every shape, size and flavour.
It is a regular event at 'Sugar Bees-Essex' to have a tasting day for new flavours of Cupcakes, to see what works, and indulge in a cuppa tea and some gossip. I usually create 6 flavours , some traditional some slightly more obsure, but all worth trying. There has only been one failure so far 'sweet chilli chocolate', but I'm still working on it. The Event is open to all 'Sugar Bees - Essex' faceBook fans and allows you to buy a box of 6 for £6 instead of £9. I sell out at practically every event, so my saying is 'The wisest Bees arive early or Pre-order!'. Cupcake Tuesday as it has become known Is an excuse for me to stop creating in the kitchen and to sit down with my friends having a cuppa from my other love my 'Vintage china', whilst chatting about cakes. It's always worth a visit. Events are listed on my Facebook page.
The cakes I enjoy making most are probably Car shaped cakes ( I have made quite a few now). My friends all like to think of the most interesting cakes possible, I love a challenge! The cakes that make me the Happiest are definelty Wedding cakes, meeting the happy couple, creating a vision of their Ideal cake and having the Honour of providing a focal point for their big day. Weddngs are so joyful that it can't help but be infectious ( well maybe not until it's safely delivered, always a nervous journey).
Well thats enough about 'Sugar Bees - Essex' , I hope you like the my Website, Thank you, Sam X