Five Minutes With… Truly Scrumptious Cakes By Design

October 30, 2015
Truly Scrumptious Cakes By Design

Good morning lovelies, and welcome to the weekend. Last week I had the chance to catch up with Emma from Truly Scrumptious Cakes By Design at the superb McElhinney’s Bridal Rooms relaunch event (more on that later). Emma’s magical hanging cake was a show-stopper and it was fab to hear all about her creative ideas, you can check it out on her Instagram. She had five minutes to spare so of course, out came the questions!

1. Pinterest or Instagram?


2. Belfast or Dublin?

Belfast – I’ve never been to Dublin so I can’t really compare.

3. Home or away?

Home – I’ve two homes…here in Omagh is my home where I live, but my ‘home’ is Maidstone in Kent. I do love to get away though too, as it’s the only time I truly switch off from work.

4. Biggest achievement? 

Definitely becoming a successful cake designer. It’s a far cry from my degree as a Sports Therapist, though I suppose it’s still very much hands-on work. The best bit is seeing the photos of couples cutting their cakes and feeling so privileged to be a part of their special day.

5. Scared of? 


6 Couldn’t live without?

My family and my iPhone.

7. Would rather not…

Have to do washing up! There’s a lot of it when is comes to cakes.

8. Five dream dinner party guests? 

Holly Willoughby, Jamie Oliver, Dara O’Briain, my best friend Natasha and my Nanna.

9. What would you cook them? 

I’d get Jamie to “Bish, Bash, Bosh” a lovely supper while I made a cake obviously.

10. What’s the very first thing you do when you wake up?

Check my iPhone.

11. Last book you read?

Nikon D60 – Digital Field Guide. I’m more of a magazine girl rather than books and it’s usually about weddings or cakes.

12. Favourite TV programme/series?

Casualty, I’ve been a fan for as long as I can remember.

13. Guilty pleasure?

Salt & Vinegar crisps.

14. Favourite song?

At the minute I’m liking… James Lawson “Wasn’t Expecting That” and Justin Beiber “What Do You Mean.”

15. Old or new? 

I like a bit of both. I always find it a struggle to throw old things away but I definitely love buying new things.

16. Bold or pastel? 

Pastels most of the time.

17. Wedding dress or wedding shoes?

Wedding dress all the way. There are so many gorgeous dresses these days I wouldn’t know where to start. I’d love to see if mine would still fit me nearly 10yrs on.

18. Finds inspiration from?

Wedding magazines, Pinterest, my kids & life in general.

19. Ceremony or reception? 

Both. The ceremony is so intimate and such a special moment; but the reception is the time to celebrate…love, life & laughter!

20. Random thought? 

Life isn’t about the number of breaths you take but about the moments that take your breath away.

You can view Emma’s stunning work at


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