I’m Maria and the brains behind Maria’s Cakes & Bakes. I am a home based baker located in Chandlers Ford, Eastleigh running my business along side a full time office job. I started the business as a spur of the moment decision after encouragement from my friends and, without even asking if i could use my parents kitchen at the time (oops!). The business has grown steadily over the last 2 years and I am always learning new techniques and styles.
I make all sorts of treats and celebration cake from christenings, to birthdays, to wedding cakes.
I have a cake ‘style’ and I like to turn your ideas into my style. I specialise in drip cakes and buttercream cakes. I only decorate cakes using buttercream icing (the swirly stuff you get on top of a cupcake) because I think it’s much more tasty! 🤤
*Please note I do not decorate cakes using fondant icing (the stuff your nan used to cover her old Christmas cakes in). But please don't let this put you off. If you have an image of something you have seen I can normally recreate it.*
You'll find my stall at local events throughout the year, mainly the ones with dog shows because it's an excuse to cuddle more doggys! Products normally include copious amounts of cupcakes, cream tea sets, meringues and huge rocky road slices big enough that you might actually have to share for once. Just kidding, who really shares their treats now?!
I love it when customers trust me and give me free reign to create their cake from a few small ideas specific to them. Give me a theme and let me work my magic to create you a bespoke design you couldn't have even imagined.
I also offer dairy free, gluten free and vegan options. Although please be aware I operate in a kitchen that handles gluten, dairy, eggs, nuts, soya and other allergens. Please ask if you have any questions. 🌱
Everyone needs cake