I have always baked.  One of my first childhood memories was standing by my granny’s big kitchen table beating sugar and butter by hand and deciding what cake we would make.  I never thought, however, that decorating would be my forte until I went on a one-day cake decorating course a couple of years ago.  Obsessive as I am, I just fell in love with cake decorating there and then and started using any available time researching, practicing and playing with cake decorating techniques. I found I really loved floral themes, unusual and natural designs and using fabric and fashion as inspiration.

Once I started making cakes as a wedding cake business I also realised how much I love the interaction with clients too and how passionate I am about making people happy through cake and making their experience – from the initial enquiry to the final eating of the cake an amazing one. 

Nadya’s Cakes and Bakes is based in Burgess Hill, West Sussex.  We cover a wide area including East and West Sussex and parts of Surrey.  Nadya’s passion for cakes and baking inspires her stunning range of handmade wedding cakes, celebration cakes and sweet treats.  From traditional floral themes to fun and unusual stylish designs, she can create the perfect cake for your event.

Nadya prides herself on delivering the best experience possible. She loves the fact that her cakes form the centerpiece of the most special days in your lives, whether it’s a wedding, anniversary or other gathering.

From your first enquiry, to the last crumbs on plates, Nadya aims to make her cakes an amazing part of your day that will be remembered for years to come. Please contact Nadya for a free quote and consultation or read our portion and price guide.

Client feedback

Many people at the reception commented that it was one of the nicest wedding cakes they had seen. When I told my husband that the flowers were not real and that they were made of sugar, he couldn’t believe it, and had to try a petal to make sure! The bottom layer with white chocolate and caramel was a hidden gem and anyone who tried it absolutely raved about it, and made comments such as “best cake ever” and “I went to sleep dreaming about the cake”. And as you well know, we liked the cake so much that I ordered another one for my husband’s birthday!

Hannah and Giles, Crawley

Nadya made a beautiful ballet themed birthday cake for my mother-in-law. It was exquisitely decorated and topped with a ballet shoe made of icing. Not only did it look great but the fruit cake underneath tasted great. My mother-in-law was really delighted with it. A few months later Nadya made a chocolate cake for my mum’s birthday. This was decorated with lovely sugar flowers and bamboo and tasted amazing. Nadya is really talented and we’ll definitely be coming back for more cakes in the future.

Mark and Stephanie, Tunbridge Wells

Our cake was the talk of the wedding!!

Nadya took our idea for a one off wedding cake and provided us with a cake beyond our expectations. Her attention to detail was fantastic, the sponge was light, moist and full of flavour it was mouthwateringly good. When we discussed our requirements nothing was too much we tasted several flavours and looked at different options on fillings and how many layers would cater for our guests. The service we received was professional and would highly recommend Nadya’s Cakes and Bakes.

Lucy and Chris, Haywards Heath

Thank you so much for the cake. It was perfect and tasted so so good! All our guests commented on how great it was, so thank you again

Laura and Charles, Horley

I just want to say a very big thank you for helping make Laura and Charles day special by making the most amazing wedding cake! They cut half of it up last night for the evening do and they had to cut more because it all went and everyone was saying how different it was and how gorgeous it was. I cannot express enough how wonderful it was and still is because we have just enjoyed a piece:)

Sandra, Horley (mother of the bride)

The cake looked great and was delicious. Everyone was very excited to see that that the main cake was chocolate. Have shared with friends and family and everyone loved it! Was trying to think of some constructive criticism but can’t think of any as was very yummy. Cake was nice and moist and good proper chocolate taste!!

Anna, Brighton (it was a cake won at a raffle for a charity event)

Dear Nadya, just a little thank you for creating such a masterpiece for our wedding day. The cake looked incredible and all of our guests commented on how beautiful and quirky the cake looked. You did a fantastic job and you should be very proud of what you have achieved. We will be highly recommending you!

Nicki and Jonny, Haywards Heath

Thank you so much for the cake – we absolutely loved it and it was a huge hit with everyone! The biscuits were also lovely, and you got a lot of compliments on both the cake and the decoration!

Hannah and Karl, Surrey

(Flora ordered a birthday cake for her daughter, who was going to school in the UK):
Cecilia sent me a voice message last night, she was extremely excited and happy to receive the cake, it really really surprised her. She said the taste is fantastic and all the other girls love it.
I also sent the cake pictures to my friends up here, and they said ”Wow …such a beautiful cake !!!” and asked me for your address ha ha. I’m also a little fan on your Facebook account now. Wishing you every success on your business.

Flora (a German client)

Thank you for making such a fantastic wedding cake for Tracy and I.
Cake is very important to us, so it was essential that we found someone to meet our exceptionally high standards, and you by far and away exceeded them! The cake looked absolutely incredible, and tasted even better. Almost everyone that had some, complimented us on the different flavours and the design. We cannot rate or recommend you highly enough. So successful was the cake in fact, that ALL FOUR TIERS GOT EATEN!!!! Although, having managed to swipe a tiny portion of the passion fruit cake it is very easy to see why it was so popular!
The amount of time and effort that went into the cake was in no way reflected in the price…we definitely think you are selling yourself short 😉 And to think you were able to produce such quality with a newborn baby!! Amazing!!
For anyone that may need any kind of cake in the future, you would be crazy not to go with Nadya…and she’s a lovely person as well!!
We will definitely definitely DEFINITELY be using you in the future for every single opportunity, no matter how trivial the celebration…It’s not too extravagant to have a cake to celebrate the sun shinning is it?!
Your creation most certainly was the cherry on the icing of the cake of a very special day!

Rochelle and Tracy

“Thank you so much Nadya, everyone loved the cake and it went very quickly! We provided cake boxes so our guests could take some cake home. The flowers were stunning- many people thought they were real! The flavours were phenomenal and the we loved the detail which matched my dress. I have been asked for your name so I hope you get some more orders! Xx”

Melanie, Surrey

Just to say a massive thankyou for our extremely beautiful scrummy wedding cake it was everything I dreamed of and every bite was truly mouth watering! You are such a gifted lady! Thanks again mr and mrs whittle xxxxx

Holly, Rottingdean

Dear Nadya the cake looked amazing and it tasted sensational. Thank you so much for our beautiful art deco cake and especially for incorporating the little padlock that featured on our wedding stationary. There is still some of the delicious passion fruit tier left … but not for long xxx

Lisa and Roger, London

Just wanted to message to quickly before we go off on holiday, the cake was AMAZING! Thank you do much, so many people commented on how tasty it was. It was exactly how I pictured my wedding cake to look, not sure how you managed that just from my scribbly drawing!!

Amanda, Cuckfield

Dear Nadya, we cannot thank you enough for the most beautiful and delicious cake. Everyone loved it, especially us. We really appreciate all your hard work. Thank you again! xxxx

Montelle and Rickey, Crawley

“Cake maker extraordinare! Our wedding cake was simply beautiful and tasted divine so thank you so much for your hard work andmaking the whole experience a really good one. Love Mr&Mrs Lyons x”
Sophie and Matt’s wedding was wedding of the week in Brides magazine in October 2014 link, the cake is pic No17:

Sophie and Matt,

Dear Nadya, Woman – you are amazing! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you for creating the most stunning wedding cake! From the moment we met inexpectedly at that wedding fair you have been a delight to work with. You fed us lots of cake, became our friend, put up with Laura’s endles emails/ Pintrest of design ideas and created a simply beautiful cake which not only looked stunning, but tasted sublime too. We could not have picked a better person to make our cake.”

Laura and Chris, Brighton