“We chose Ali to make our Wedding cake after seeing her wonderful creations at the wedding fayre of our venue, and she has been a delight throughout the entire process! She made great suggestions and her sugarwork was perfect :D The flavours were perfectly balanced in each tier and the cake was beautifully moist, which everyone enjoyed!
When I first saw it on our big day I jumped for joy, it was more beautiful than I pictured it in my head and I'll never forget how lovely it tasted. Any leftover pieces didn't last long, and I still can't stop thinking about the delicious mint choc chip tier which was so scrumptious :) Thank you Ali for our perfect wedding cake!”
Emma and James Yarrow
I first went to Alison (The Cake Doctor) when I retired and decided I would like to take up a new hobby. I went to a class and found within five minutes that I really liked what she did and how much fun the class was. As I was to be married a couple of months later I asked her if she would be able to teach me how to ice and decorated a two tier fruit wedding cake. I had only once baked a cake before in 1972 so was totally clueless in the art of baking let alone icing and decorating a cake. I baked my cakes at home (successfully) and took them to Alison for a one to one lesson to learn how to ice them. Alison showed me from the very beginning how to level and prepare my cakes, then how to roll the marzipan and icing. She showed how to prepare the cake boards and how to set one on top of the other using dowels. During my evening lessons she showed me how to make the flowers and guided me through how I might arrange them. When I had made enough flowers I set about decorating my cake at home. I love my cake decorating classes as do the other ladies I have met at them, Alison has time to help and encourage everyone at her classes to achieve great things. Ali you are an inspiration and a star.
I first met Alison Bushell in 2014 when she was looking for premises to expand her business. Scary times for Ali but the best move she ever made for herself and, selfishly, for me as well. I joined her Tuesday night class for sugar craft, a complete novice thinking I was going to make a fool of myself, WOW what a class I was hooked and still attend now 6 years later.
Ali is unbelievable, she never ceases to amaze me with her talent. She is patient and very skilful in how she teaches people of all abilities to make wonderful things out of sugar paste. I have learnt so much from Ali, how to make incredible flowers, figures, how to decorate cakes in many different ways for all kind of occasions.
Our class on a Tuesday evening is a tonic, Ali is not only a teacher but a true friend. Everybody is made to feel welcome. The kettle is always on, tea or coffee with a piece of Ali’s delicious cakes.
Ali is an inspiration to us all, how she continues to turnout such unbelievable and magnificent cakes is amazing. It doesn’t matter what somebody’s budget is their cake will always be unique, a one off design by Ali for each and every customer.
“I have only known Alison for a short time but straight away I knew she has a very special talent for cake decorating. Her innovative designs are really on trend and her passion for detail really shines through. Alison is an extremely talented lady.”
Marion Frost (Patchwork Cutters)
“My husband and I chose Alison to create our wedding cake as we loved the look of the ones we had seen on her Facebook page and at a wedding fair that we attended. She was so helpful with all the details as we didn't have a clue how big it should be!! We had loads of flavours to choose from which was great as didn't want a plain fruit cake!! Also her prices were realistic as she didn’t bump the price up just because it was for a wedding. Seeing Alison's creation was fantastic, it looked beautiful and exactly what we had asked for. Come the evening we got to taste it and the layers were so soft and tasty. There was so much time and effort put into creating it. We can’t thank her enough for how lovely it was.”
Joanne and Mark Catherall.
“Congratulations Ali on your nomination for the Welsh Wedding Awards. I’m sorry I hadn’t taken the time to share with others that your cakes are brilliant. Over the last few years your cakes have been the centre pieces of both my daughters’ weddings, my silver wedding and then this year three special ‘0’ birthdays. The quality and flavour of your cakes are delicious and taken to another level by your amazing decorations. The attention to detail in the sugarcraft figures is incredible. You take our basic ideas and photos then transform them into magical, edible delights. You are never beaten by requests be it for a Hobbits’ house or a TARDIS. I can’t wait for our next special occasion so we can enjoy your skills again. Good luck in the awards. Love Dot xx”
“I picked Alison Bushell The Cake Doctor to make my 50th Birthday cake after contacting her the year before and asking her to make my 49th Birthday cake, a week before my birthday, and sadly she was fully booked with other cakes. I knew that she must be a fantastic cake maker if she was so in demand, and decided to book my 50th cake seven months in advance to make sure that I would have exactly what I wanted from a fabulous cake maker.
After my initial consultation, I had great confidence and faith in her for carrying out what I wanted on my masterpiece of a 50th Birthday cake, and boy oh boy I wasn't disappointed!
What an amazing cake she made for me which was for my fancy dress themed ball, of 'Opulence, Sparkle and Diamonds', and I was dressing as Cinderella going to the ball, and the cake included everything I asked for and more! She really made it sparkle in more ways than one by adding battery operated lights around all three tiers then putting sugarcrafted white roses over the lights so that the whole cake lit up!!! Oh My God!!! It was absolutely breathtaking, and covered in diamonds and butterflies and fabulous ostrich feathers sticking out the top fairytale castle tier.... simply AWESOME!!
I loved the fact that she sent me photos of the cake as she went along to get my feedback on it and added and changed things that I wanted.......absolutely fabulous!!!
It brought a tear to my eye when I saw it on its stand in all its glory, as it was EVERYTHING I wanted and MUCH MORE!!
Alison even delivered it and set it up on the three tier stand to the venue that I was holding my party, so she went above and beyond for me, and it was one thing less to worry about on the day.
She is the most discerning lady who obviously creates cakes lovingly and passionately and puts her heart and soul into her craft, and I now class her as a new found friend of mine!
I was SO impressed with everything she did, and I have told everyone I know about her amazing talent, so no doubt she will be even more in demand now!
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU Alison for making me SO very happy on my very special day! You are an angel!”
“In the spring of 2018 we were looking for someone to make our daughters’ wedding cake, she did not want a traditional wedding cake and we were recommended The Cake Doctor through our son, he knew her as she had supplied cakes to the firm he worked at, as a thanks for work done on her computer. From the moment we walked into her beautiful smelling baking room she was a pleasure to deal with, she listened to our daughter, gave he lots of ideas and options for her wedding cake, and eventually came up with a three tiered cake which had different flavour in each layer. The cake was beautiful and it tasted as good as it looked. Since the wedding my daughter is now pregnant and there was only one place we could go for the cake she wanted for her baby shower, The Cake Doctor!! This time we just told her what she wanted a penguin themed cake and left it up to her she produced the perfect cake again.”
Michael and Amanda Green.
This time last year my husband was celebrating a milestone birthday, his 50th . After searching through Facebook and finding "The Cake Doctor" I decided to contact Alison. I arranged a meeting with Alison , nothing was too much trouble , We spent time discussing what ideas I had for the cake and what design I'd like, and as my husband is a proud welsh man it had to be something along that theme . The cake she produced was fantastic, it was a take on the Welsh flag, green and white with a Welsh dragon sat on the top, the detail was just fantastic and it tasted delicious. My husband loved it. As a result of how happy we were with this we asked Alison to make our daughters 21st birthday cake, Parisian themed, again the attention to detail was amazing and again it was delicious. Last month, November, my sister got married, our present to them was their cake, and of course I asked Alison to make it. Again it was amazing, a real show stopper, from the design, a three tired sponge cake, each layer a different flavour, to the decoration, a stunning cascade of orange Carnations and Roses. I cannot thank Alison enough for the amazing cakes for such special occasions, and I can't wait for the next occasion for Alison to make another masterpiece for us.
The cake went down well with my Dad and all the family, looks and tastes fantastic.
Thanks ever so much
Hi! Just letting you know the cake was fabulous, a big hit, everyone said it was the best cake they've ever eaten so thank you so much! xx
Got a cake from the cake doctor and it's absolutely amazing, I had a birthday party themed as Harry Potter and this is going to stand out, the sorting hat has been airbrushed with patches and looks like the actual thing! And a poly juice potion at the side that glows in the dark with a light on it, love the phrase at the bottom and the base, great size and great price ����� And my mum thinks it's amazing too
From Jess age:11 to be
Amazing cake for my husbands 30th birthday, I even asked to change the date last minute and Alison did this no problem. He loved it and it was perfect. Tasted amazing too!! So thank you �
I don't know where to start with this cake! One, it has two sock monkey's that I love and can't live without, especially, Stripey. Two, it looks amazing, as it has the two monkeys on it for a start and the writing is done in my favourite colour. Three, it tastes amazing and I mean AMAZING, the most amazing cake I have had EVER. The sock monkeys on the cake look more amazing than the real sock monkeys. I want to eat the real sock monkeys over the edible ones there that amazing. I have over used the word amazing in this status, but can't help it because of how amazing the cake is. Would like to say a mazzive thank you to The Cake Doctor. Thank you. Really can't thank you enough!
Stacey Weaver Jones
I only started sugarcraft classes just before Christmas and I was amazed what I achieved in the first lesson. It is really addictive and I look forward to every lesson. Alison is very welcoming and extremely helpful and the other members of the Thursday group are very friendly and very willing to offer advice and share their equipment and experience. It is more like a social evening and yet you learn so much.
A fantastic 30th birthday cake for my husband who is a massive rugby fan. From the first contact to the Cake being picked up was great. Thank you very much we would use on the future and would recommend x
Sarah Rodgers Burns
I have attend a few classes of Alison's, great teacher fabulous atmosphere, loads of laughs well worth ago. Hope to do many more. Highly recommended for all things cake. ..
Tracey Greenhough Morris
Beautiful cakes on the inside as well as the outside. Had a helicopter cake done and it was not only delicious but the attention to detail was amazing. Excellent!
A fantastic game of thrones cake made at short notice, looked and tasted great. Thank you.
Massive thank you to the cake doctor for making Michaels 50th birthday cake. Fantastic roulette wheel cake. Brilliant decoration and tasted amazing as always �� x
Just wanted to say that the cake was wonderful, and tasted scrumptious too!
I couldn’t believe it when we saw it “for real” on Thursday. The attention to detail is amazing. We love the lights! Thank you so much. Jan was totally blown away by it, and says, “Thank you” too!
With the skills you showed on making our cake you should do well. Good luck with the business. We will certainly be passing on your name to friends.
What a fabulous cake. Beautifully made and presented and so tasty. I wasn't expecting two layers of jam and cream and it was so moist. Thank you so much. We all enjoyed it very much. Kind regards,
Just wanted to say a big thank you for the Birthday cake.
It was a huge success and very much a talking point on the night. Thank you so much again. You were amazing.
I and everyone else have been completely blown away by your incredible cake. It has been much admired and photographed at Shotton Lane and at home by the family. Thanks so much!
Dr Brendan Markey
My mom ordered the Game of Thrones cake from you for my 21st and I just wanted to say thank you! It’s fantastic, I really didn’t want to cut it up so I have just taken the throne off and we all tried the main cake… It doesn’t just look awesome it tastes great too! The dragon is amazing I really want to keep it, there is so much detail in it all!
I just really wanted to say thank you so much I’m telling as many people as I can about your work
Just a BIG THANK YOU! for the brilliant Formula I Birthday cake! Hubby was over the moon! You did a great job! It tasted lovely! Everyone took a piece home! Lots of it! Great photos too - taking pride of place on the Buffet table. I'll no doubt be recommending you to others and will certainly be in touch myself for other occasions! The very best of success in your future projects! Thank you once agaon!
Thank you so much, really happy with it and it tastes gorgeous!!!! Highly recommend this lovely lady xx
Rachael Williams Prev Lloyd
Just a very quick note to thank you very much for the beautiful cake. It was admired by all! More importantly though the cake itself was divine and I shall always come to you for our celebration cakes in the future.
Thank you so much for the wonderful camper van cake that you made for our wedding. It was fabulous and the attention to detail was great. We particularly liked the small cans attached by ribbon to the back of the van. Andy and I looked rather good too. We had lots of lovely comments about it from our guests and it tasted good too!
Julie and Andy
Looks and tastes amazing! We had so many great comments last night! Thank you for such an amazing cake xx
Thank you so much for our lovely cake. It's fantastic and everyone commented on how lovely it was and how nice it tasted :)
Thank you so much! The cakes were a huge success and the taste and texture was fabulous! People have asked for your details so I have given out plenty of your business cards. Tony was thrilled with it all. Thank you for doing us proud. All your hard work was appreciated. xx
Would love to say a massive THNK YOU to you for my cake thank you so much I LOVE IT xxx
Mum and Dad both thought your cakes were beautiful and tasted lovely too. Thank you so much!
Karen Davies and Family
Just a big thank you from me for the cake.
It really had the wow factor and everybody enjoyed eating it. Will be sad when it is all gone :(
Just to thank you again for making us such a wonderful wedding cake.
We were absolutely delighted with it!
It went down very well at our Jamaican evening wedding reception, everyone commented on how beautiful it looked and how clever you are. I would also like to add that it smelt and tasted just as good as it looked! The coconut sponge with lime curd and Malibu was extremely moist and tasty, and the Jamaican Rum Fruitcake was just AMAZING!
Julie & Scott Burditt
Can't thank you enough for Lisa's wedding cake.It looked beautiful and tastes fantastic and was exactly what she wanted. Have already given some cards out and will continue to do so. Thank you again for helping to make Lisa and Aidan's day so wonderful
Sue Hanson (Mother of the Bride)
"Thank you for making such a fantastic cake. We loved the sugarcraft version of us, it is amazing! You attention to detail is brilliant. We had a fantastic evening with family and friends and the cake was a real talking point. Thanks again!
Dot and Tony Kew, Wirral
"Thank you for making Oliver 1st birthday cake with pooh bear and piglet on it. Everyone was really impressed with it and asked where i had it done so cards have been given out :) ollie decided to pull piglet ear off first !!!! thank you once again :)"
Katie Corbett, Caerwys
"I work at Cross Solicitors and just wanted to say thank you so much for the absolutely fantastic cake!!! We are all so overwhelmed at the office!! And even more so the AMAZING cupcakes...I think I can honestly say it was the nicest cupcake I have ever eaten....forever in your debt, Stacey xxxxxx"
"Just to let you know that the cake was a great success. The Birthday girl was delighted when she saw the cake. Everyone commented on the cake and sweet display and how the whole table looked amazing. THANK YOU SO MUCH "
Viv Albino, Wrexham
"Thank you sooo much for the cake Ali, it was stunning!!! So yummy too!! X "
Emma Thomas, Wrexham
"Very quick, friendly and professional service. Excellent and impressive decoration, tasty cake and just the right amount for our guests. Would definitely recommend you. Thanks!"
Jay Jennion, Deeside
"The cake not only looked beautiful but tasted gorgeous too!! Everyone at the party commented on how lovely it was and beautifully made. Your service could not be faulted. Thank you very much!"
Liz Rigby, Deeside
" I know that everyone enjoyed that magnificent cake you produced for the celebrations. It looked so good it seemed a pity to cut it but when the deed was done the quality of your efforts were revealed; not only a delicious cake but a choice of cakes - how ingenious!"
Professor Bell, Chester
"It was LUUSH!"
Kevin Spencer, Worcester
"The wedding cake itself was gorgeous and all the fruit cake layers were eaten during the evening reception. It took 2 nights to eat the top tier because the chocolate cake was so rich. The cup cakes were, by the way, absolutely delicious and looked spectacular on the buffet table."
Barbara Ball, Helsby
"Thank you so much for Eleanor's cupcake cake. She absolutely loved it and so did everybody else! So much so that she won't let me cut it yet!"
Jo Douggie, Deeside
"Thank you so much for the beautiful cake - wow how did you manage to make it look so realistic. The party is not until Sunday but I can't wait to see my sister's face when she sees your cake. I am really thrilled with it and thank you for completing it so quickly and at such short notice."
Judith Holland, Runcorn
"Thank you for a wonderful cake, it tasted as good as it looked!"
Steve Burrows CBE
"That will do nicely!"
Mike Collins, President of Liverpool Geological Society