TESTIMONIALS

   Charli created a cake for our wedding that truly took my breath away. The design fitted perfectly with our reception style and it tasted as incredible as it looked. We wanted the cake to be a stunning artistic centrepiece as well as dessert for our guests – and Charli definitely delivered. I’ve never been to a wedding before where every piece of cake was eaten but that’s what happened at ours. If you’re looking for a showstopper of a cake – in terms of design as well as taste – I can’t recommend Charli highly enough. Thoroughly professional and dazzlingly creative.

FLIC CHAPMAN, BRIDE, JULY 2016

No thank you can do justice to our gratitude for the spectacular cake Girls Can’t Live By Bread Alone created for our wedding. Charli is a creative genius and so incredibly talented. Our cake was a work of art and tasted divine – more elegant and delicious than we ever could have imagined. We feel so privileged you were able to make it for us. The finished result was so beautiful. The cake was the centre piece of our marquee, so everyone could admire it during the reception meal. We already know our cake will be one of the most memorable things about our wedding for years to come.

ANGELA DAVIES, BRIDE, JULY 2015

  Thank you for the stunning cake you created for my daughter’s wedding. It was spectacular. I’ve truly never seen such a beautiful cake, and the flavours and texture of the different layers were to die for. Back in the dark months of February, Angela and I went on a little holiday and during our trip Angela’s “dream” cake took shape in her imagination. I don’t know how you managed to do it Charli, but you managed to create a cake that was beyond her wildest dreams. The cake was a symbol of sweetness and sharing for every single person at the wedding and we’ll never forget it. Thank you so much.

ANITA HUGHES, MOTHER OF THE BRIDE, JULY 2015

We got married abroad and were looking for the perfect cake to share with all our friends and family at a big party back in the UK. We wanted something cool, delicious and a bit different. We struggled to find anything quite right and when we spoke to Charli about her coming up with a completely bespoke design we didn’t quite know what to expect. Charli asked us questions about ourselves and each other, about our wedding and party and liaised with our floral designer and wedding planner. She then went away and came back with a design inspired by the Greek island where we got married that completely blew us away. It was absolutely perfect – classy, edgy, and a complete work of art in itself. It was by far the most delicious wedding cake we had ever tasted and our guests couldn’t stop talking about it all night. Charli’s cakes are phenomenal and there is nothing else like it out there. Book her now if you are after the perfect wedding cake.

JESSICA NEWMAN, BRIDE, AUGUST 2017

Charli designed a truly breathtaking bespoke cake installation for our wedding. We gave Charli full creative licence and the fruits of her imagination were truly staggering and a total surprise. The cakes were natural themed (the only guidance we specified) but totally decadent and utterly luxurious. The bucks fizz cake was literally dripping with golden goo and the large vanilla cake had icing like streams of fluffy cloud. They cakes were moist yet light with incredible flavours. How Charli was able to create something so gloriously distinctive and heavenly from a simple ‘natural’ theme is beyond me. Charli is a creative and sensitive artist who listens to her clients and produces something above and beyond their expectations but totally in line with the brief. She takes such care over her art, and her dedication and attention to detail is simply stunning. I always recommend Charli to anyone looking for something different, indulgent and creative.

LIBBY CAULFIED, BRIDE, JULY 2013

Charli is extraordinary! For two years running we have commissioned Charli to make bespoke branded cupcakes for our annual client party at the Hoxton Hotel for and we are beyond pleased with how they turned out. The cupcakes were absolutely exquisite and our clients loved them. She hand drew each design to perfection, delivered them on time and even helped set them up for us. I would highly recommend Charli – her creations are unbelievable, so fresh and absolutely delicious!

JAMES ENDERSBY, MANAGING DIRECTOR OF OPINIUM, SEPTEMBER 2018

Charli was fantastic to work with from start to finish. We left the design for our wedding cake in Charli’s hands and simply asked for the cake to match the rose gold colour scheme. We were in awe when we first arrived into our reception. The style and colours were perfect. The rustic metallic style with gold leaf, fresh flowers and gilded fruit fitted perfectly with our wedding. The array of flavours on offer was fantastic too. The cake was light yet so full of flavour. We would highly recommend Girls Can’t Live By Bread Alone – you will not be disappointed.

STACEY BECKLEY, BRIDE, SEPTEMBER 2017

We asked Charli to make us an extra special, jungle themed cake for our twins’ first birthday party. Apart from specifying the chocolate flavour, we let Charli run free with her ideas and could not have been happier with the result. Multi-tiered, hand-painted edible shards with leopard spots and tropical plants, an African sunset and spectacular jungle style foliage – this cake had it all. It was not only delicious but a real centre piece to display at the party. Charli is a consummate professional and ensured that every request was fulfilled, while also making her own recommendations which really took things up a notch. We would highly recommend Charli to all our friends and family and can’t wait for the next big celebration so we can order our next cake.

LUCY COLES, OCCASION: 1ST BIRTHDAY, OCTOBER 2018

Try and describe the thing you want for your wedding cake and Charli will take that idea (no matter how vague) and make something you could never conceive. I was blown away by what Charli created for us. A cake so gorgeous you could hang a picture of it on the wall, but tasted so good you want to swim in it.

CHRIS BOYTON, GROOM, DECEMBER 2017

We commissioned Charli to create a three-tiered centre piece for our winter wedding. We had seen some of her other designs so were happy to let her lead the creative process. She created a beautiful Pinterest board with various elements for inspiration. We highlighted the most appealing elements and left Charli to it. She absolutely smashed it. Working with the florists on the day to integrate our floral arrangement was an absolute touch – a reflection of her commitment to create something truly special and unique for us. She delivered the centrepiece we wanted and more. And then there was the banoffee tier which I’d personally requested. Words can’t really do justice to how delicious it was! Let’s just say, it didn’t last very long…

ED JONES, GROOM, DECEMBER 2016

Charli made us an amazing cake for our wedding. It was exactly what we wanted in terms of the style and the flavours of the layers were absolutely delicious! All our guests commented on how much they enjoyed it and kept returning to the cake table to make sure they’d sampled all of the flavours.

JO PICKERING, BRIDE, MAY 2016

Charli made us the most amazing cake for our Shoreditch wedding. She took on our crazy brief to combine our love of Breton stripes, Tracey Emin neons and brutalist architecture and made the most astonishing piece of edible art that worked perfectly with our warehouse setting. She created a real wow moment for us that offered a welcome update to one of the more traditional moments of the wedding day. Charli created a playful, three-tiered cake of amazingness and it was divine. I wish we could get re-married just so we could eat it all over again. Charli’s creativity and imagination knows no bounds. Her vivacity and artistry combined with her inspired flavour combinations and collaborative approach made working with her an incredible experience. I can’t recommend Girls Can’t Live By Bread Alone enough.

LAURA BEAUMONT, BRIDE, SEPTEMBER 2016

There are cakes, and then there are cakes made by Girls Can’t Live Without Bread Alone. They truly are works of art, providing the centrepiece for any celebration. And astonishingly, they taste even better than they look. Charli’s creativity alongside her appreciation for great flavour make for the perfect combination. Charli made us the most incredible wedding cake so there was no one else I’d ask to make my son’s first birthday cake. On both occasions I had no idea what I wanted – I just knew I wanted it to look and taste great. Easier said than done. For some people that would have been too vague but Charli asked the right questions to understand what we love and she relished the creative freedom we gave her. On both occasions I was blown away with the finished results.

EMMA JUNER, MUM, JULY 2018

We could not have been more thrilled with the incredible wedding cake installation Charli designed for us. I was blown away when I walked into our wedding breakfast and saw it. The unbelievable array included large cakes, cupcakes and cake pops, and most of it was vegan. Charli took a rather loose brief of “rainbow woodland chic” and made it shine. The level of detail was exquisite and the memory of everyone’s face in awe and amazement when they saw the cake table still makes me smile. Thank you to Charli and her team for making our day even more wonderful and for being such an absolute pleasure to work with.

LIZZY POWELL, BRIDE & FOUNDER OF DESIGNER FLORAL STUDIO, EALRY HOURS LTD, JULY 2014

I commissioned Charli to design, bake and decorate a truly epic cake for my daughter’s Christening. Not many two year old girls are this obsessed by dinosaurs but Charli was able to take that obsession as the inspiration to create an amazing cake that avoided being derivative, obvious or tacky. The whole process of making decisions was straightforward and Charli’s artistic process ensured my own ideas were combined with the imagination, eye for detail and expertise that Charli brings to the project. Most importantly the cake looked stunning and tasted amazing, I would 100% recommend Girls Can’t Live By Bread Alone for anyone looking for a sophisticated and unique take on children’s cakes.

PHIL WALKER, OCCASION: CHRISTENING, OCTOBER 2016

We were blown away by the creativity and finesse that Charli brought to our wedding cake cake design. We gave a few pointers – we wanted a modern and relaxed day, in an art deco venue – but we gave Charli free reign on the design and I’m so glad we did! We could never have imagined something so beautiful and unique. We had so many compliments on the cake, I think it was the most photographed part of the day. It tasted just as good as it looked too.

LAURA WOODHOUSE, BRIDE, DECEMBER 2017

We didn’t know exactly what we wanted for our wedding cake but we had a clear theme for our wedding. All we had to do was show some pictures of our style to Charli and this resulted in her creating the most amazing centre piece that complemented our entire wedding perfectly. Charli took the lead on the whole creative process, creating a mood board, talking us through different flavour combinations and showing us design elements she thought we’d like. We were blown away with the cake on the day and so many people commented on how beautiful it looked. On top of that, it was the best cake I’ve ever tasted and was demolished by our guests! If you want a beautiful, creative, unique cake that tastes incredible, I’d have no hesitation in recommending Charli.

KAREN BUTCHER, BRIDE, DECEMBER 2016

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