My name is Sonja and I founded Little Cottage Cakes, initially based in the kitchen of my home .... a little cottage! The Little Cottage is on a farm in the tiny village of Hound Green in Hampshire, a beautiful rural location. From my kitchen I see chickens and horses and lots of greenery. Hound Green is very close to the much larger village of Hook, near Basingstoke and Reading. Within a few years the business had outgrown the kitchen, and now we have a beautiful dedicated work space attached to the cottage. Here are a few pictures.
From humble cupcake beginnings, we now make a wide range of celebration cakes and cupcakes for any occasion. We are delighted to tell you more about these in the Cakes, Cupcakes & Caketails section of this website.
The highlight of our journey has definitely been winning prestigious awards at the Cake International show at the Birmingham NEC. Our very first entry in November 2015, a tropical sugar flower wedding cake, won us a Certificate of Merit. We entered two more designs in the same competition in March 2016, the 'beach theme wedding cake' won us another Certificate of Merit. However, our other entry, the 'rainbow cascade wedding cake' won us a Bronze Award. We were immensely proud of these cakes and to receive recognition within the industry was quite literally 'the icing on the cake'. Please see the Wedding section of our website to learn more.
We regularly exhibit at wedding fayres at Farnham Maltings, Sandford Springs Hotel near Newbury and Highfield Park Hotel in Heckfield, along with many other venues. We always enjoy showcasing our work at these events and meeting lots of engaged couples. We are very honoured that so many of you have chosen us to make your special cake as a result. Details of the next fayres we will be participating in are in the wedding section.
Flavour is very important to us. We have had to taste a lot of cakes and cupcakes to come up with the best recipes and the best range of flavours for you to choose from! We are not just about vanilla and chocolate cakes .... though our customers do tell us how wonderful those are too ... we offer many different flavours. The taste, the texture and the freshness..... the inside of the cake is just as important to us as the outside of the cake. Please look at our Flavour Menu section.
And talking of the inside, this is very important to our customers who have special dietary requirements. We are now also offering Gluten Free and Dairy Free cakes. Our special taste testers are delighted with the results, and now feel able to enjoy cakes regularly.
Little Cottage Cakes is registered as a home-baking business with Hart Council in accordance with the regulations, also holding the required Level 2 Hygiene Certificates. We also have Public Liability Insurance. We are members of the British Sugarcraft Guild.
If you have a celebration coming up, or you need a special gift for somebody, please contact us and ask for our ideas and a quotation. We will do everything possible to design, bake and decorate a cake, or cakes, to fit with your requirements and within your budget.
I look forward to hearing from you.
We get many requests for charity donations, however we now limit these to the chosen charity of our choice. Since November 2017, Little Cottage Cakes supports The Brain Tumour Charity. So far we have raised over £850.00, with more fundraising events planned.
Here are some of our recent celebration cakes: