Welcome to my blog

Hello and welcome to my blog on our Apple Tree Cakes & Crafts website.

Who am I and how did this all start?

My name is Rebecca Allen-Pugh (that's me above!).  I live in Tiptree, Essex with my wonderful husband, Mike, and our two crazy and beautiful Cocker Spaniels called Misty and Storm.  

I've always been creative and a keen baker and cook, so I'm truly happy to be running my cake company and fortunate to be working doing something I love.  Being involved in such a creative industry means that, usually, no two days are the same and my business always holds my interest.  When we're not busy baking wedding cakes or handcrafting sugar flowers, I can often be found in my office busy sketching away at new ideas and designs.

I've been baking and making sugar flowers for years and I finally formed Apple Tree Cakes & Crafts Ltd early in 2012; it's been a wonderful journey so far.  When we bought our lovely home, the large garden which backs onto a beautiful wood, was just lawn apart from a wonderfully old, gnarled apple tree right in the centre.  So, we called our home 'Apple Tree House' and hence Apple Tree Cakes was born.

What this blog will be about...

I'd like to share my musings and insights into my life within the fabulously exciting wedding industry with you and, of course, about my passion for all things cake related.  I will blog about interactions with my clients (with their permission) and their cakes, and my fellow wedding industry suppliers and introduce you to some fabulous people I'm lucky enough to work with and to call my friends.

Just a little bit about the rules for this blog...

What I publish in these blog posts represents my views and opinions.  I wholeheartedly encourage you to respond, add comments, make suggestions, and even disagree... with one caveat:

Please keep comments relevant to the conversations taking place, maintain respect for all those involved and contribute value and depth to the discussion.

I moderate comments and will quickly remove (or not publish) any that are offensive, disrespectful or irrelevant.  Please don't comment to advertise or promote yourself.  Oh, and please don't post any private information as this is a public forum.

Thank you for reading, visiting and being interested in my wonderful world of weddings and wedding cakes!

All the best,