Charlotte White is the creative mind and busy hands behind Restoration Cake.
Since its beginning in 2009, Restoration Cake has built a reputation for bespoke Wedding and Celebration cakes with a flair for the dramatic. Charlotte was hailed as “the next big thing in bridal baking,” by Wedding Magazine.
Charlotte’s passion for cake design started in her Nana’s kitchen and her love of opulent design has grown from a love of history and art. Charlotte now works with each of her clients to create stunning, edible, works of art that taste every bit as good as they look. Previous clients have included Dame Vera Lynn, Laurence Llewelyn- Bowen, ITV, You & Your Wedding Magazine and Heat Magazine. “Presenting a cake to Dame Vera Lynn on her 95th Birthday has undoubtedly been my proudest moment.”
Several of Charlotte’s cakes have been featured in the press but none more so than the three-tiered Star Trek Borg Cube Cake, created for the UK’s first Klingon Wedding . Pictures of the Wedding and the cake have been published the world over.
Charlotte’s first book Burlesque Baking was published by Ryland Peters & Small in February 2014 and a second title has been commissioned for release in Spring 2015. “White’s joy in Burlesque is evident in her recipes. Mary Berry would probably give them full marks. Just as long as you didn’t tell her where the inspiration came from.” The Telegraph. Charlotte also writes regularly for The Food Network UK’s website and has her own Celebrity Chef page on the site, with recipes and video tutorials.
Charlotte demonstrates her cake decorating tricks and tips at several food shows and has been seen on stage at The Cake & Bake Show, Taste of London, The Ideal Home Show, and Foodies Festivals amongst other local events. In March 2013, Charlotte judged and co-presented the Ideal Cake Decorator of the Year and Ideal Amateur Cake Decorating Competitions at The Ideal Home Show.
Charlotte hosted a popular schedule of demonstrations at The Ideal Home Show at Christmas 2013, with six standing-room-only Contemporary Christmas Cake Decorating shows over four days. Charlotte also appeared in series 4 of The Great British Bake Off on BBC2 as an expert WW2 Home Front Historian, discussing bread in 1940s Britain.
Charlotte’s approach to Cake Decorating, and the teaching of the craft, is completely new. Whilst inspiration may come from vintage fashion and Baroque art, the approach to teaching is all rock’n’roll. Charlotte is passionate about her craft and her mission is to demystify the art of Cake Decorating for a new generation.