Hi I’m Christine welcome to Essentially Cakes. I create all kinds of cake from my home kitchen in Stretford, Manchester UK. I also create sugar flowers, novelty fondant figures and cake toppers in-house.
I’ve had an interest in cakes and baking from quite an early age, having grown up in a family catering business but only started baking cakes when I had my children, making their birthday cakes.
My home now has its own small cake studio. I am mostly self-taught, but I also attend classes to make sugar flowers which is a passion I love to incorporate into my cakes.
I have been awarded a 5 star rating from Environmental Health Services and am regularly inspected. I am also fully insured and registered with the local authority.
From traditional iced wedding cakes to something more modern and contemporary we can create the perfect cake for your centre-piece.
Birthday, Anniversary, Engagement, Retirement whatever the occasion, we can make the perfect for your event.
Christening, Baptism, baby shower and gender reveal cakes for your special little people
Handmade in-house giving that extra attention to detail. Flowers and foliage can be made to match your bridal bouquet or favourite blooms.
Our cakes are baked to order and made completely from scratch so that they are always perfectly fresh and very tasty. We pride ourselves in using the finest quality ingredients in all our recipes. A wide variety of flavours and fillings are available. Each cake is covered in chocolate ganache and then fondant icing ready for decoration
Here at Essentially Cakes we create unique and stylish designs that not only look fabulous but taste delicious too. In addition, our sugar flowers and hand-made decorations are all made in-house with great attention to detail and care.
If you are looking for a completely bespoke cake, we offer a no obligation design and consultation service where we would discuss your requirements in detail, taking inspiration from your event colours, theme and venue setting to create a stunning and unique cake. You can customise the colour, flavours and tailor the size of the cake to the number of guests. Please contact to arrange an appointment.
From fabulous multi-tiered wedding cakes to carved novelty cakes, anything is possible whatever the occasion. We can create the perfect cake for all of life’s celebrations and look forward to hearing from you and making a fabulous cake for your event. We deliver our cakes across the North West, Manchester, Cheshire and Lancashire.
Christine made our wedding cake based on a design we’d seen online, in pale pink with flower decorations and a Chinese motif. It looked amazing, we were so pleased with it and our guests commented on how stunning it was. It also tasted great – three tiers each a different flavour so all guests had something they could enjoy. Thanks so much Christine, it really made our day extra special 😊🎂 xx
Beautiful Cakes with delicious fillings
Excellent service and the cake was amazing. My daughter was delighted with it!
Beautiful custom birthday cake for my daughter’s first birthday, made in only five days at a really reasonable price. Gorgeous moist lemon sponge, which looked even better than the pinterest pics I originally sent. Thanks Christine!
Such a beautiful cake! Thank you 🍰🍰🧁🧁
We met Christine last year through the website. She invited us to her house to discuss making our wedding cake, she had samples of cake to taste. She listened to our ideas and we designed a cake between us. We couldn’t have chosen a better person to make such a beautiful cake, not only did it look amazing it tasted delicious. A 3 tier cake all different flavours. I would not hesitate to use her again or recommend her to family and friends. She also delivered the cake to the venue and stayed to congratulate us.