The Custom Cakery




Mellie aka The Custom Cakery

Jumping on the bandwagon…

So I’m Melanie to my mum and Mel or Mellie to most others! I live in Yorkshire (Tour de France starting here tomorrow although not near me!) in the north of England. I’m a mum of four beautiful, funny, demanding kids…

Toby, Rex, Ben and Anna :)

Like so many others I started out making cakes for their birthdays and the obsession took hold. Self taught, from the internet mostly, I’ve learnt so much just from being a member of CakesDecor and have made lost of friends who are opening all sorts of exciting doors for me as I continue on this sugary adventure. I started decorating more regularly at the start of 2013 and gradually started a business, pushed and prodded by my friends. I work from the family kitchen, like many of you I’m sure, which isn’t ideal and I dream of having a separate ‘cake space’! I have much still to learn but am loving it.

I’ve been married to Richard for 14 years, he isn’t happy that all the cakes now leave through the front door! ;)

Before having my much longed for first baby I was an early years teacher but can’t see me going back to it…too many cakes to make! My next practical challenge is to make my cakes more profitable so I can justify not teaching!

I love to play netball but got injured badly last year and am missing it dreadfully. On a mission to get fit again and hopefully one day return to it. Finding time away from the children and the cakes (my twin loves!) isn’t making getting fit easy!

Here’s me with my third son Ben…

Oh and I hate marmite!

-- Mel, Yorkshire,


Dessert By Design (Krystle)

Hi Mel!! Loved reading your story xo fellow mom of 4!! :)

Little Apple Cakes

Mel, wonderful story and photos!!! Your kids are so beautiful!

Zoe White

Lovely story! your kids are adorable!

Cake Decor in Cairns

I always love learning a little more about you Mellie ♡ and your kids a super gorgeous! !! xoxo

Allways Julez

Love your story and great pics! I know what it is like to miss your sport and how hard it is to get fit again. Absolutely loved your “Animal” cake…. and does anybody like Marmite? !!!

June ("Clarky's Cakes")

Ha Ha….a girl after my own heart…..hates marmite!!!! Sweet children….your a busy Mom!! Don’t know where you find the time to cake…but your cakes are lovely….

Mira - Mirabella Desserts

Loved your story, Mel! So nice to learn more about you. Your kids and your cakes are beautiful! :) xx

Cakes by Janice

can;t help but smile while reading your story. Your children are beautiful!

The Custom Piece of Cake

Hi Mel,
nice to meet you, lovely to read about you and nice pics of your family, your work is amazing, a new follower in me

Mila - Pure Cakes by Mila

Hi Mellie, great story. I just love your work. I hope you will be fit again to pick up net ball again!…uh…. Marmite, yak!!!

Estrele Cakes

Marmite mmmm :) though i think marmitte cupcakes would be rank!
Love The pics you put up And Always love learning extra details :) xx

Elli Warren

Love your story Mel!! Your children look beautiful!! Your cakes are fantastic!! Big fan of your work!! :-) x

Sweet Rocket Queen (Simona Stabile)

Fantastic story Mel <3

The Custom Cakery

Thanks so much you lovely bunch <3 I may have been wiser to do it when not extremely tired and after 3 glasses of red wine…hehe. Well it was Friday night!

Mandy's Sugarcraft

Hi Mel, nice to meet you x We love going to Middleham for our hols – all those horses and green spaces – you’re very lucky to live in that part of the world!