Who We Are

Established in 2018, we are based in the Newtown Business + Enterprise Centre in Co. Wicklow, Ireland. We specialise in the design and craft of luxurious and elegant cakes and confections. Our cakes are defined by beautiful artistry and style, using only the finest and seasonal ingredients.

What We Do

Whether you’re looking to design the perfect wedding cake, to order a couture cake for a special occasion, or to gift confections to family members or colleagues, we have an eclectic mix of designs and flavours and ingredients to meet your needs. If you need to request tasters or have specific allergen requirements, just ask.

Meet Clare Anne

Clare Anne Taylor Couture Cakes is one of Ireland’s foremost designers of luxury cakes and confections for weddings and celebrations.

Led by Clare Taylor, the renowned pastry chef, the business works with Irelands leading event planners, 5-star hotels and individual clients. Started as a Mirco enterprise in 2019, from Clare’s home kitchen, the business has grown in reputation and scale and now operates from a purpose designed pastry kitchen and design studio in Newtownmountkennedy, Co. Wicklow, home to Clare’s pastry team.

Recent awards include winning Bronze at 2021 Blas Na hEireann Awards, Finalist for Wedding Cake Designer of the Year in Weddings Online Awards 2021, Republic of Ireland Prestige Award 2020, RSVP Best Bridal Cakes 2020.

Throughout our development we have been supported by wonderful local and national suppliers of the finest and seasonal ingredients.

Clare’s design skill and talent where honed over 10 years working with renowned Michelin chefs in some of the great pastry kitchens in Ireland and the UK.  After attending Ballymaloe Cookery School, Clare did an apprenticeship at Thornton’s Restaurant, Dublin and then went to the UK, where she spent almost 7 years training and working as a pastry chef; at Morston Hall under Head Chef Richard Bainbridge, The Ritz London under Executive Chef John Williams MBE, and at Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons under Raymond Blanc and Chef Patissier Benoit Blin. In 2013, she achieved the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts Award of Excellence. In 2015, after returning home, Clare took the position of Pastry Chef at The Firehouse Bakery, Delgany, and later was part of the set-up team at the newly re-opened Bewleys Café, Grafton Street as Pastry Sous Chef under Executive Chef Ludovic Lantier.

Judging

Clare was invited to join the  judging panel for The Valrhona Patisserie Championship Ireland for 2017 and 2019.

 

Continued Development of Expertise

Clare is always expanding her horizons and has attended masterclasses at the Peggy Porschen Academy, one of the UK’s finest cake designers and makers, and studied under Jasmine Rae, at Rosalind Miller Cakes, a truly innovative, intuitive and original artist breaking boundaries, and re-writing the rulebook.

 

Industry referees

 

“We had the pleasure of working with Clare Anne Taylor. All creations were delivered with precision and were even more beautiful in person. We very much look forward to working together again”

 

John and Sandy Weir, Forest Avenue

 

“Clare Taylor is a breath of fresh air and really gets what it takes to be a provider of couture cakes to a Five Star Deluxe Hotel.  Her attention to detail  and “can do” attitude are exactly what is needed at this high level.  Cake flavours sourced from local ingredients and innovative  designs taste and look incredible on the day.

 

Paul Kelly, Head Pastry Chef, The Merrion Hotel

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Reviews, Features & Awards

Andrew Smith
Andrew Smith
22/03/2023
Overall incredible and would highly recommend to anyone. From the customer service to the end product I can't speak highly enough of Clare Anne Taylor Couture Cakes. Clare sent us numerous delicious taster samples which really helped in deciding on the cake flavours. They were all delicious so it wasn't easy having to choose!!. Initally, we only had a rough idea of what type of cake design we wanted. Clare listened, asked questions and clearly understood what we were looking. She made some brilliant suggestions and as a result a final design was very quickly decided upon. Stress free process. Clare took all this and then produced the most amazing cake. Seeing the cake on the big day was definitely one of the highlights. Thank you
Joe McElroy
Joe McElroy
22/03/2023
Superb service, delicious cake… you will want seconds and more for sure. Clare was top class!
Lu Isa
Lu Isa
07/03/2023
Clare’s cake creations are absolutely gorgeous! I’m still under the impression of the last cake that she created for me for a family event: an absolute piece of art, decorated with delicate sugar spring flowers, with a delicious taste! Highly recommended!
Jane Dowling
Jane Dowling
09/02/2023
A tasty surprise when I arrived home today. Beautifully presented and enjoyed by all the family .. Thanks 💕❤️
jagoda smarkala
jagoda smarkala
22/12/2022
We just got a secret Santa's present- gorgeous box of macarons- they are the best in hole Ireland 🤩Thank you Santa🥰🥰🥰 Jellytots
Louise Kidd
Louise Kidd
02/11/2022
Hello Clare Well this will be my second review, last year I bought my sisters wedding cake and this year in September I got married and was absolutely happy with the beautiful cake you produced for us. I have never seen cake to disappear so fast! It was a 3 tier cake with different flavours and wild flowers decorating the external. It was a masterpiece! All the guests loved it and that’s all I can ask for. Thanks yet again to you and your professionalism, I knew I would be very safe in your hands. I wish for you and family all the very best , you most definitely have a great business and a gifted baker! From your biggest fans Louise and alessandro
Martha McDermott
Martha McDermott
13/09/2022
Clare made everything so easy with deciding what we wanted for our cake and made an amazing cake for the day which looked and tasted incredible. Couldn't recommend Clare enough, she is a real professional.
Mark Sweeney
Mark Sweeney
30/08/2022
Clare created a wonderful three tier cake for our wedding, and was a pleasure to work with throughout the process. The cake was delicious and our guests devoured it on the night! Couldn't recommend highly enough!

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