About Me

(The personal bit)
Vikki Schofield adding colour to a sugar rose

I am Vikki, I have always loved cake,and my grandmother would often recall how, as soon as I could talk, I would climb up onto the chair in her kitchen bang my little fist on the table, and demand “cake Nana, cake”.  Her baking was my inspiration and I have continued to bake throughout my life.

I worked as a nanny for many years and always enjoyed baking with the children (I didn’t enjoy the clearing up afterwards quite so much!).  I went on to work as a cook in private households, which gave me the opportunity to create lots of delicious cakes, desserts, biscuits and chocolates.

When my niece asked me to make her 5-tier wedding cake I agreed without thinking it through, I had never made a tiered cake before, and it was quite a daunting task.  I thoroughly enjoyed the process and it sparked a passion for cake decorating that I have nurtured ever since.

What started as a hobby continued with me enrolling on courses, attending cake decorating classes and studying all aspects of this fascinating and constantly developing art, to ensure I am up to date with current trends and techniques.

This has spurred me on to bake and make the beautiful cakes you see here and many more besides.  I enjoy creating luxury cakes in original designs to be the perfect centrepiece of any celebration but particularly to please a bridal couple and wow their wedding guests.

When I escape from my cake studio, I love to spend time with my 4 rescue cats.  They get very upset that I keep my studio door firmly closed to them (no one wants cat hair in their wedding cake!), so often cry at the door when I am working.

I also love to travel and use my holidays to explore the wildlife of whatever country I visit, both on the ground or under the sea.  Whether that is trekking through the jungle in Costa Rica to the sound of howler monkeys, sitting in a jeep on a game reserve in South Africa watching lions and hyenas, or scuba diving in the Philippines or Bali.  I have dived with many species of sharks (yes, including great whites), and just love their elegance, but I also love the colourful little slug-like nudibranchs, my favourite marine creature though is seahorses, and I am obsessed by them – even my wedding ring in is the shape of a seahorse!

I love to work with couples who don’t want a “copycat” wedding cake, but something unique to them.  I will take their ideas and together with my own input, create the cake of their dreams.

If you would like me to create your dream cake, then please get in touch using the contact form here

I am Vikki, I have always loved cake, my grandmother would often recall how, as soon as I could talk, I would climb up onto the chair in her kitchen bang my little fist on the table, and demand “cake Nana, cake”.  Her baking was my inspiration and I have continued to bake throughout my life.

I worked as a nanny for many years and always enjoyed baking with the children (I didn’t enjoy the clearing up afterwards quite so much!).  I went on to work as a cook in private households, which gave me the opportunity to create lots of luxurious cakes, delicious desserts, biscuits and chocolates.

When my niece asked me to make her 5-tier wedding cake I agreed without thinking it through, I had never made a tiered cake before, and it was quite a daunting task.  I thoroughly enjoyed the process and it sparked a passion for cake decorating that I have nurtured ever since.

What started as a hobby continued with me enrolling on courses, attending cake decorating classes and studying all aspects of this fascinating and constantly developing art, to ensure I am up to date with current trends and techniques.    This has spurred me on to bake and make the beautiful cakes you see here and many more besides.  I enjoy creating luxury cakes in original designs to be the perfect centrepiece of any celebration but particularly to please a wedding couple and wow their wedding guests.

When I escape from my cake studio, I love to spend time with my 4 rescue cats.  They get very upset that I keep my studio door firmly closed to them (no one wants cat hair in their wedding cake!),  so often cry at the door when I am working.

I also love to travel and use my holidays to explore the wildlife of whatever country I visit, both on the ground or under the sea.  Whether that is trekking through the jungle in Costa Rica to the sound of howler monkeys, sitting in a jeep on a game reserve in South Africa watching lions and hyenas, or scuba diving in the Philippines or Bali.  I have dived with many species of sharks (yes, including great whites), and just love their elegance, but I also love the colourful little slug-like nudibranchs, my favourite marine creature though is seahorses, and I am obsessed by them – even my wedding ring in is the shape of a seahorse!

I love to work with couples who don’t want a “copycat” wedding cake, but something unique to them.  I will take their ideas and together with my own input, create the cake of their dreams.

If you would like me to create your dream cake, then please get in touch using the contact form here

Vikki Schofield adding colour to a sugar rose
I am based in the Chiltern Hills in the tiny hamlet of Turville Heath, near Henley on Thames, and am happy to deliver to most areas of Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire & Berkshire, and I will happily quote for delivery further afield.

This tiger was talking a cooling drink in the hot afternoon sun on my recent trip to India.

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I'm Vikki, call me on 07815 840 795
Email me at hello@themouseandthecake.com
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