Discover the secret for creating sophisticated, sharp-edged cakes from award-winning wedding cake designer Helen Mansey. Bellissimo Wedding Cakes, inspired by the name of Helen's successful cake business, showcases a contemporary collection of 12 wedding cake tutorials that all incorporate her signature sharp-edge techniques and styles. Inspired by methods that originated in Australia, Helen has perfected a method for creating clean, crisp, edges on sugarpasted cakes and shares all her tips and tricks in her first book, Bellissimo Wedding Cakes. Following Helen's unique methods, clear instructions and detailed step-by-step photography, you can take your cakes to the next level and create polished and professional cakes time and time again.
What's more, Helen covers everything that an aspiring wedding cake maker needs to know, from flavour combinations and portion sizes, to invaluable information about transporting and displaying the finished cakes. Helen is a firm believer that a cake should taste as fabulous as it looks, so she has included her own selection of irresistible cake recipes that have been tried and tested by hundreds of wedding guests.
Bellissimo Wedding Cakes is a great source of inspiration for any cake maker, with cakes ranging from one tier to five tiers, from simple and chic to grand and opulent. Helen Mansey uses exquisite piping that looks just like lace, stylised sugar flowers that perfectly complement the cake design, and even colourful sugarpaste stripes to create beautifully decorated cakes for any romantic occasion. Drawing on her experience as a tutor, Helen takes you through the cake-making process from start to finish, so you can create your very own delicious, professional looking cake in your own kitchen.
Last Order Dates for Delivery Before Christmas
*None of these dates guarantees pre-Christmas delivery so please order early to avoid disappointment. Orders must be placed before 4pm.
3 Day Delivery: Tues 18th
Ireland: Fri 14th
2 Day Delivery: Weds 19th
USA: Thurs 13th
Next Day Delivery: Thurs 20th
France & Switzerland: Fri 14th
Saturday Delivery: Fri 21st
Germany: Weds 12th
Orders which are placed before 4pm (3:30pm for edible images) will be dispatched on the same working day (Monday - Friday). Please note that this does not include Bank Holidays.
3 Days (Mon-Sat)
£2.99 (Free - spend over £40)
2 Days (Mon-Sat)
£3.99 (£1.99 - spend over £40)
Hermes - Next Day Delivery (Mon-Sat)
£4.99 (£3.99 - spend over £40)
DPD - Next Day Delivery (Mon-Fri)
£6.99 (£5.99 - Spend Over £40)
Pre 10:30am (Mon - Fri)
Pre 12:00pm (Mon - Fri)
Saturday or Sunday Delivery*
£5.99 (£2.99 - spend over £40)
International Delivery Pricing
*Weekend deliveries are only possible for orders placed Mon-Fri before 4pm.
Next Working Day Delivery (UK)
Any order placed before 4pm (3:30pm for edible images) Monday - Friday, with the Next Working Day Delivery option selected, will be dispatched for delivery the following business day (Monday - Friday), between the hours of 8am - 9pm. A signature is required for this method, so you will need to be at the delivery address to sign for it. Please allow an additional 24 hours for any order to be delivered to the Scottish Highlands.
If delivery cannot be made, DPD will try again on the next working day. If this is unsuccessful, it will be held at the depot for an additional 5 working days. After this, the parcel will be returned to us, at a surcharge of £5.
Please Note: None of our services are a guaranteed service. DPD have a 98% success rate on next day deliveries.
Any order containing a product that is listed as a preorder, will be held until the preordered item has arrived in stock. Orders containing a preorder cannot be split, if other items are needed before the expected delivery date, these items should be ordered separately.
Weekend Deliveries (UK)
Any order placed before 4pm* on Friday, with the "Saturday Delivery" or "Sunday Delivery" option selected, will be dispatched on the same day for delivery between the hours of 8am - 6pm on the selected day. A signature is required for this method, so somebody will need to be at the delivery address to sign for it. If the order is placed after the 4pm cut-off on a Friday, the order will be dispatched for delivery on the following weekend.
Please note we are unable to guarantee any order being dispatched to the Scottish Highlands to arrive within the quoted time frame.
*Orders for edible images have a cut-off time of 3:30pm – orders placed after this time will be dispatched for delivery the following weekend.