Heather Leigh Cake Design is a five-star pastry chef turned wedding cake maker

With experience in luxury hospitality, the Ayrshire-based baker offers design-led cakes that taste as amazing as they look

There aren’t many wedding cake designers who can boast about having spent a decade as a pastry chef at a five-star luxury resort – but that’s exactly how Heather Leigh Shaw of Heather Leigh Cake Design honed her craft. These days, you’ll find Heather in her studio using those high-end talents to make bespoke cakes, many of which feature intricate sugarcraft and come in talking-point designs (including anti-gravity cakes!).

“I love working with different colours and textures and I love the challenge of recreating a 3D object in cake that means something to my clients.” Heather’s cakes don’t just look good ­– with an expansive list of flavours and bespoke combinations, you know your bake will be delicious too.

“I am passionate about what I do and love seeing a client connect with a creation I have made for them,” smiles Heather. “I relish working with different colours and textures, and the challenge of recreating a 3D object.” It may be a challenge, but Heather makes it all look like a piece of cake.