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Cocoa & Whey Cakes

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Based in Farnham near Blandford Forum, Dorset, Cocoa & Whey Cakes provide both sweet and savoury luxury wedding cakes for clients across Dorset, Hampshire, and Wiltshire. Whether you desire a classic sweet wedding cake or a one-of-a-kind savoury cake creation, these skilled professionals aim to exceed your expectations. Company owner and cake designer Penelope Hurst believes that you deserve a delicious, creative cake that is as unique as you are for your special day.

Services Offered

Cocoa & Whey Cakes offer a wide range of sweet and savoury cake flavours to choose from. Savoury options include feta, tomato, and basil cake; walnut, apple, and cheddar cake, and many more. An array of savoury shortbreads, cakepops, and muffins can also be created. For more traditional sweet treat offerings, Cocoa & Whey Cakes can also create cookies, macarons, cupcakes, truffles, and more to create a delightful dessert table for your celebration.

Highlights

Services

Sale and making of wedding cakes, sale and making of personalised cakes, sweet tables, We provide a design & tasting service, at present by post & Zoom to keep you safe. We can design cakes & favours to tie in with wedding colours, decorations, etc or something completely different

Notice given

We get booked well in advance, particularly during spring and summer months. We recommend you contact us as early as you can to avoid disappointment

Served in

Dorset, Hampshire and Wiltshire

Frequently Asked Questions

How many people should I have cake for?

300 people or less

What kind of cakes do you offer?

Cakes by theme
Cupcakes
Modern cakes
Traditional cakes
Pattern-inspired cakes
Other cakes (We offer bespoke cakes from semi-naked, buttercream, ganache and fondant iced. Our cakes are bespoke in design and even flavour for our couples. We also make savoury wedding cakes too!)

Is it possible to adapt/modify the cake?

Yes

Can I use my own cake topper?

Yes

Do you offer special cakes?

Egg-free
Dairy-free
Vegan
Other (For those who don't like sweet things we also offer savoury cakes and favours. These have a similar consistency as sponge cakes but contain no sugar and are full of delicious savoury ingredients)

What other products do you offer?

Cupcakes
Cakepops
Wedding desserts
Sweet table
Chocolate goodies
Other (We provide bespoke favours including macarons, cookies, mini cakes, truffles, meringues as well as cupcakes & fairy cakes. We offer savoury cupcakes & savoury favours & savoury wedding cakes too)

Do you deliver?

Yes, no charge for local delivery within 10 miles but there is a small charge for venues further distant so just ask us

Do you hire cake stands?

Yes

How many tiers can my cake be?

We can make multiple tiered cakes including 6 and 7 tiers. However, you also have the option of slightly fewer tiers and extra cutting cakes. It really depends on the look you are after and budget

How many flavors can I have on my cake?

You can have a different flavour in each tier if you want. You can also have a sweet wedding cake combined with savoury cupcakes or even sweet and savoury combination tiers. Ask us for details

What are the forms of payment?

We accept bank transfer, cheques and cash at present

What areas do you cover?

We can deliver and set up your wedding cake in venues across Dorset, Hampshire, Wiltshire and parts of Somerset, Surrey and Berkshire. Delivery and set up are a vital part of the service we provide

Served in

Dorset, Hampshire and Wiltshire

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    Melanie Y. Married on 31/05/2022
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    Lovely wedding cake

    Absolutely lovely wedding cake from Cocoa & Whey Cakes - Penelope captured the delicate nature that I wanted for our wedding cake and it was really beautiful to see the intricate detail she had provided with the tiny flowers and birds on the cake. She is very professional and approachable. She arranged some zoom chats to talk about the cake and discuss our ideas (with Covid still in mind) and really importantly she listened and understood my thoughts and ideas whilst using her experience to make suggestions of how she could design and make the cake. We had lovely flavours to chose from and the cake on the day was enjoyed by all of us.
    Really happy with the service and professionalism of Cocoa & Whey
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    Hannah P. Married on 07/05/2022
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    Amazing Wedding Cake!

    We couldn't have asked for a better person to make our special cake and wedding favour cookies. Penelope was amazing throughout the whole process, with virtual meetings and cake samples in the post, and really flexible when we had to push our wedding back a year. She created our dream cake and everything tasted absolutely amazing. Thank you so much Penelope!
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    Libby S. Married on 19/03/2022
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    Wedding 19th March 2022

    We met Penelope at a wedding fair at our venue The Winchester Hotel & Spa in March 2020. We had originally booked our wedding for March 2021, however this got delayed by a year to March 2022. When we postponed, Penelope was instantly happy to change the date we had booked with her at no additional cost which we were so grateful for and reassured by!
    Penelope worked so hard with us on creating our dream cake for 2 years, even putting up with my cake idea powerpoints! She provided us with beautiful 2 lots of postal cake samples as covid made it impossible to do this in person and was so patient with us when we struggled to decide as all her flavours are incredible! Eventually we decided on Raspberry Champagne, Zesty Lemon and Chocolate Fudge, all of which tasted incredible and got lots of compliments from all our guests and suppliers.
    Our cake was far more beautiful than we'd ever imagined it to be and we're both so grateful to Penelope and Cocoa & Whey Cakes.
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    Katie Married on 11/09/2021
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    Perfectly wonderful

    We booked Penelope for our wedding in September 2021 having met her at many fayres in Winchester, and falling in love with her cakes. Penelope was a delight to work with throughout the whole process, and was wonderful in pulling together our thoughts and ideas. We knew that the final product would be lovely, but it was much more beautiful in person than we thought! All our guests marvelled over it, especially the figures of our cats(!), and everyone commented on how delicious the different layers were. Thank you Penelope for everything. We couldn’t recommend Cocoa and Whey more.
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    Meghan K. Married on 28/08/2021
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    Most delicious cake ever!

    Working with Penelope was a dream. She sent us the most delicious taster box (that we probably ate a bit too quickly!) and we ultimately landed on two wonderful flavours. Penelope was super flexible throughout the entire process. The cake itself was beautiful and we got so many compliments on the day.
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    Hayleigh S. Married on 07/08/2021
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    Gorgeous wedding cake and fantastic service

    We hired Penelope of Cocoa & Whey to make our wedding cake for our wedding in August 2021. Throughout the process Penelope was wonderful to work with. We started by ordering a box of 6 samples, which were delivered to our home. The cakes were delicious. We then had a design meeting with Penelope to discuss what we wanted our cake to look like and the flavours we liked best. She had lots of lovely thoughts and ideas and was so helpful. We also had a few vegan guests, and Penelope was able to make us some special vegan cupcakes in addition to our main cake, so that all of our guests were catered for. She also sent across a lovely design of the main cake which she had put together so we could make sure it looked exactly how we wanted. I cannot recommend Penelope and Cocoa & Whey highly enough.

    Cocoa & Whey Cakes's reply:

    Dear Hayleigh

    Thank you so much for your lovely words! It was a real pleasure to make your wedding cake for you and I am so pleased that you enjoyed it. Thank you for being such a lovely couple to work with! I am delighted that you had such a fantastic day!
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    Rhiannon D. Married on 23/07/2021
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    Wedding Cake

    We reached out to Penelope to make our starry night wedding cake and we are so happy we did. So many of our guests told us it was the best wedding cake they had seen and tasted! We both couldn't agree more, the flavour was amazing and looked so gorgeous with our theme. If you sample Penelope's cakes you are bound to fall in love with the flavour and want to hire her!

    Cocoa & Whey Cakes's reply:

    Dear Rhiannon and Harry - Thank you so much for your lovely words! It was a real pleasure making your wedding cake for you and I am thrilled that you enjoyed it. It was wonderful to be able to be part of your special day!
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    Emma B. Married on 18/07/2021
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    Two beautiful wedding cakes

    Penelope did a fantastic job working with us to design our cake, despite the challenges of covid meaning we couldn't meet up. Then when the restrictions meant we had to change our plans to have a separate evening event, she also created a gorgeous 'mini' version of our cake for our smaller reception. Both looked beautiful and tasted amazing!
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    Joe B. Married on 12/03/2022
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    Spectacular cake!

    Penelope provided us with samples by post (the cost of which was deducted from the final fee for the cake), allowing us to make sure we picked the perfect flavours for our wedding cake. We later had online discussions (including a video call) to describe what we were after and seek additional information.
    The final product was phenomenal, delicious to taste and gorgeous to behold. Could not have hoped for better. Look no further if you want a delicious and elegant wedding cake!

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    Char Married on 21/12/2021
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    Delicious wedding cake

    From start to finish, Penelope made the whole process very straightforward and a pleasure. The samples she sent us were all so delicious, it made our selection very tricky indeed!
    The wedding cake she made for us looked stunning and tasted delicious. Our guests couldn’t get enough of it! She also made vegan cupcake versions of our cake for some of our guests which went down a treat.
    We would highly recommend Penelope and her fantastic cakes.
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    Visually stunning and tasted divine

    Thank you for the beautiful cake! It was both visually stunning and tasted divine. It was a perfect centrepiece for our day and everything we could've wished for. The cupcakes were also wonderful and I know my two guests that needed the special requirements really appreciated them.
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    An AMAZING savoury wedding cake

    Thank you so much for all your hard work, the cake looked AMAZING and tasted fabulous, it was a massive hit and like other elements of the wedding, no one had ever tasted anything like it. It was honesty stunning, I can't tell you how much I appreciate it, there are just no word's that could tell you how happy you made me on the day.
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    It tasted absolutely delicious

    William and I would like to thank you for the wedding cake, it looked very pretty and tasted absolutely delicious; everybody said so, even my mother who doesn’t normally like cakes. It was everything that we could have hoped for! Many thanks once again.
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    The cake looked amazing and tasted delicious

    Just wanted to thank you for your hard work on our wedding cake over the weekend. It looked amazing and tasted delicious, we received so many compliments from our guests! Thank you again.
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    The cake was absolutely stunning and fabulously delicious

    The cake was absolutely stunning and fabulously delicious. All three tiers were really truly delicious. Our guests enjoyed the cake very much. Thank you so much for making our daughter’s wedding cake!!

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