About Mellie and her Cakes

Mellie Makes Makes was created in 2006 when sadly the Cliff House Tea Shop and Restaurant where I worked in Happisburgh closed. I have always made celebration and wedding cakes for family and friends, who have always said 'you should do this as a business', so now seemed to be the ideal opportunity to do it.

I have a background in catering having completed a two year City and Guilds catering course, and one year OND in Catering and Catering Management, and spent eight years in various jobs gaining experience to further my career. I then had a drastic career move to use my creative skills in the Stained and Decorative Glass business. After ten years I went back into catering, finally ending up at the Tea Shop.

So back to cakes: I try and create something different, rather than just copying something from a book, whether it be something plain, or really elaborate. And my cakes taste good too!

I use a variety of techniques and materials depending on the design - royal icing, fondant and sugar paste, creating floral arrangements, modelled figures, just about anything you can imagine.

I'm a member of the Norwich branch of the British Sugarcarft Association, and I've been successfully entering my cakes and decoration at the East Anglian Sugarcraft Exhibition since 2007.

Thankyou for looking, and if you order a cake from me I hope you enjoy it.