Tell me a little bit about your business!
My name is Emily Jobe and while I have been baking and obsessed with good desserts for as long as I can remember, Four Oaks Bakery officially opened in the spring of 2017. I create custom, made-to-order cakes entirely from scratch. Wedding cakes are my passion and I LOVE helping couples do something outside of the norm for their big day, especially with flavor choices or design. Cake design is the perfect union of my desire to create beautiful things, my love for baking delicious desserts, and my perfectionist tendencies. I knew they’d come in handy someday!
What makes your work unique?
I take pride in the truly custom and personal service that I am able to provide to my clients. From the initial inquiry all the way through to delivery, I’m there to help and guide you through the process. It becomes personal for me. I want you to have the most magnificent cake on your wedding day and I will do what it takes to make that happen. I will treat your cake as if it’s my own, right down to polishing the cake knife and server before I leave. Details, such as the silhouette of your cake, matter to me, and I believe that is what sets my work apart from others.
If you want a wedding cake that is elegant, modern, has clean lines, and will have your guests raving about how it looks AND how it tastes, I’m your girl.
What is your ideal client like?
It’s always exciting working with clients who have an image of how they want their wedding cake to look. I love bringing their visions to reality for them, as something that they can proudly share with their guests. However, it’s the cakes where the clients place their trust in me and hand over the creative reins (even a little bit!) that really get me excited. I feel that is when I am able to do my best work and create a cake that will serve as a centerpiece for their wedding.
Four Oaks Bakery is for the clients who want more than “just a cake.”
How do you work with couples to bring their dessert dreams to life?
I view your wedding cake as a piece of the decor at your reception and a way to tell part of your story as a couple. During consultations, we discuss much more than cake. All aspects of the wedding are pulled together to ensure your wedding cake encompasses the feel and spirit of the day and is a cohesive part of your wedding. A Pinterest or mood board is an excellent source of inspiration, too!
Let’s not forget about the inside of the cake either. After all, it is still cake and should be delicious! I love to think outside of the proverbial wedding cake box with flavors and create something unexpected for your guests.