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On since 2021

Last update: March 2024

We are a multi-award winning wedding cake company who delight in creating beautiful, delicious cakes for our couples. We won The Couples Choice Award at the English Wedding Awards 2024 and Hitched Wedding Awards 2024, 2023 and 2022 for our cakes!

We are based in Farnham in Dorset and create both sweet and savoury luxury wedding cakes for clients across Dorset, Hampshire, Wiltshire and often beyond.

Cocoa & Whey Cakes is very much a flavour led company with an accent on fine ingredients, creativity and really bespoke attention to detail on taste, both culinary and in design details. It's a real joy and privilege to be part of such a very important and happy day and we take our brief extremely seriously.

Our cakes and even our samples get really rave reviews -

"Our samples actually arrived yesterday and have been absolutely delicious!! Blown away by how yummy all the ones we have tried so far have been, savouring every mouthful! I know we are going to struggle to choose just a few!"

Company owner and cake designer Penelope Hurst believes that you deserve a delicious, creative cake that is as unique as you are.

Services Offered

Cocoa & Whey Cakes offer a wide range of sweet and savoury cake flavours so ask us for a Menu. 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.

Frequently asked questions

How many people can your cakes serve?

350 people or less

What kind of cakes do you offer?

Cakes by theme
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?


Can I use my own cake topper?


What kind of services do you offer?

Sale and making of wedding cakes
Sale and making of personalised cakes
Sweet tables
Other (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)

Do you offer special cakes?

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?

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)

How much notice do I need to give you?

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

Do you deliver?

Yes, delivery charged at 50p per mile per round trip. Please contact us for a quote

Do you hire cake stands?


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 flavours 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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Reviews for Cocoa & Whey Cakes

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Hitched Wedding Awards 2024 Winner
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Andreea T. Sent on 18/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful wedding cake

Helpful, professional and amazing quality. Nothing was too much trouble and Penelope went through everything in great details to make sure we got exactly what we wanted. The taste was amazing and lots of compliments from our guests. Would highly recommend.
Honor Sent on 10/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Wedding cake

We had the most beautiful wedding cake from Cocoa and Whey. Penelope understood exactly what we wanted for our wedding cake and executed it perfectly. Would highly recommend to anyone!
Kareem B. Sent on 20/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Cocoa & Whey Cakes

Penelope listened carefully and understood the vision/design. Provided samples to taste and drew up sketches to help visualise the look. Beautiful and elegant 4 tier cake along with 2 gluten free cupcakes. All our wedding guests loved the wedding cake and complimented on how it kept moist throughout a sunny and warm day.
Kelly C. Sent on 07/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Best wedding cake ever!

Penelope was absolutely amazing - she listened to what we wanted and honestly exceeded all our hopes and dreams with our wedding cake.
Not only did it look absolutely amazing, but tasted incredible. Cannot thank Penelope enough for all she did and would highly recommend her to anyone.
Catherine D. Sent on 22/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing wedding cake

Penelope created the cake for our wedding day. From the first time we spoke, she completely understood our vision for the cake and this shone through in the sketches she provided for us. The cake itself was perfectly set up, and Penelope worked with our florist to create a wreath of foliage and forget-me-nots for the cake to stand on. It was simple and elegant, exactly as we imagined, and absolutely delicious. We’d recommend Penelope to anyone looking for a cake maker for their wedding.
Lyndsay C. Sent on 08/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The cake of dreams!

Cocoa and Whey made the most delicious wedding cake for my wedding on 10 June. With just over a month to go before the wedding, Penelope helped me navigate design, flavour selection to putting all the finer details into place. She made the process incredibly smooth and was a really fantastic supplier to work with. I had so many friends and family rave about the flavour of the wedding cake (chocolate / white chocolate and passionfruit) which made it a standout of the wedding day. Thank you so much Cocoa and Whey for helping make my wedding day so special - highly recommend for weddings.
Cara A. Sent on 16/08/2022
5 out of 5 rating

The best wedding cake

Penelope created the most perfect cake for our wedding day. She took the time to listen to our needs to make sure the cake was everything we wanted. What really made the cake special to us was that Penelope kindly created a sugared figurine of our dog to go on the cake as well, I was amazed at how realistic it looked! Every tier of the cake was a different flavour and each one was absolutely delicious - safe to say there wasn’t very much left by the end of the night! I can’t recommend Cocoa & Whey cakes enough! Thank you Penelope 😊
Melanie Y. Sent on 11/06/2022
5 out of 5 rating

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
Gary M. Sent on 12/07/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect wedding cake for our special day

We found Cocoa & Whey cakes through a local internet search and, after reading very positive reviews, we contacted Penelope. Penelope is such a lovely lady and she sent us some delightful samples to try. After trying these we instantly knew we were going to ask her to make our cake for our wedding in May 2022.
Penelope set up an online chat and after a friendly consultation we agreed the number of tiers, size of cake for our event, the flavours, and the style we desired. A few days later Penelope sent through a sketch of the design.
On the day Penelope set up our cake and upon seeing it we were over the moon. It was absolutely stunning and the cake was everything we hoped for and more. The flavours of each tier were White Chocolate & Passionfruit, Raspberry & Champagne, and Lemon & Elderflower. They did not disappoint, and all our guests commented on how amazing the cake was. Thank you so much Penelope, we can’t recommend you highly enough!
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Katie Sent on 28/09/2021
5 out of 5 rating

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.
Meghan K. Sent on 17/10/2021
5 out of 5 rating

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.
Hayleigh S. Sent on 02/09/2021
5 out of 5 rating

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.
Rhiannon D. Sent on 26/07/2021
5 out of 5 rating

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!
Lizzie Sent on 18/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The best vegan cake I've ever tasted

We loved working with Penelope at Cocoa & Whey Cakes. She helped us come up with a beautiful design for our cake that was exactly what we had hoped for, and was also able to make our dream cake fully vegan! She sent us samples in the post which was incredibly convenient for us as we weren't living local to our venue. Our wedding guests loved the cake, and many said it was the best wedding cake they'd ever tasted. We would absolutely recommend Cocoa & Whey, the cake totally exceeded our expectations!
Dawn C. Sent on 19/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Impressive and delicious!

Cocoa and Whey Cakes were so professional but also personal in their approach. Listening and executing exactly the cake I was looking to achieve as a surprise for my daughter, adding touches that reflected the bride and groom. It was impressive and also delicious and I would recommend without reservation.
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