Tell me a little bit about your business!
Four Oaks Bakery is a boutique custom wedding cake studio with an elegant, modern, and sophisticated style. My name is Emily and I will be the person working with you to design your dream wedding cake! I am not a mass production bakery. All I do are wedding cakes and it becomes personal because your cake is incredibly important to me. I promise to look over each tier of cake with an eye of perfection, just as I would for a personal friend or family member.
What makes your work unique?
Honestly, I will become obsessed with your cake!
Designing and creating a show stopping cake for my clients that is special and unique to them is the backbone of Four Oaks Bakery. I am inspired by fashion, textiles, wedding themes, and even furniture and china patterns. I love to take one special element from your day – perhaps your gown or invitation suite – and design a cake that will become the centerpiece of your reception. I embrace and encourage color and texture, but keep it elegant and refined.
The flavors that I offer go beyond simply chocolate or vanilla with vanilla buttercream. My new menu includes flavors like browned butter, caramelized white chocolate, and earl grey tea. I describe both my cake design and flavor styles as modern and sophisticated, yet not too “out there” that your guests will be afraid.
What is your ideal client like?
My ideal client is someone who has a vision for their day, but is open to new design ideas, not necessarily something that they saw on Pinterest or Instagram. Past clients have come to me because they have seen my work and they trust that I can create something amazing for their day that their guests haven’t seen or tasted before.
My clients are friendly, down-to-earth, and love cake! They have excellent taste and can identify and appreciate good quality when they see it. While the wedding day is “their day,” it is also a celebration that their friends and family have been looking forward to for a long time.
How do you work with couples to bring their dessert dreams to life?
We sit down together to discuss the details of their wedding and what they are hoping for with their cake. I ask a lot of questions and listen to the words that my clients use to describe their day because it is important to know their style and the feeling that they are trying to evoke. Each cake is completely unique to the couple, so there are no books or binders to choose the design from, but we may look at pictures of cakes to discover what you like and what you don’t like.
I understand that ordering a wedding cake is a new experience for most people, so I always encourage my clients to ask whatever questions they may have throughout the process. It’s my job to help!