I'm Kass, which is short for Karen, but I'm also known as Kasserina Cakes which is a nickname my friend gave me because of my love for baking, and my habit of turning up on set with treats!
My interest in baking and sugarcraft started as a small child, "helping" my mum to make wedding cakes, but has since grown into a severe case of cake-love. My best friends like to remind me of when we were poor students and we used to create "adventure cakes" together, basically cakes made from whatever we could find in the cupboard (this later became a regular activity with the kids when they were little too!). Adventure cakes were (usually) delicious and helped to keep our spirits up when assignments were due. They also gave me an understanding of how to create recipes and flavour combinations that really work!
My original career was in the camera dept for film and television productions (I was usually to be seen with a big camera on my shoulder) but, after 18 years, I set my career aside to care for 3 small children. Once the kids were sorted, I found that the new technology had moved too fast to try and go back so I embraced my love of cake art and worked for two bakeries designing and making their wedding and celebration cakes as well as teaching sugarcraft. Kasserina Cakes became my full time business in 2015.
Thankfully, the gamble has paid off. I'm happy to say that my cake career has flourished, my skills continue to grow and I've gained a reputation for show-stopping cakes featuring naturalistic sugar flowers, sculptural imagination, great flavour combinations and stunning attention to detail.
My style can be quite varied, and my favourite cake is generally the last one I made, but the ethos of the business centres around the idea that each cake should both look and taste amazing. To me, there's nothing more disappointing than the wasted potential of a cake that fails on either of those scores!
Kasserina always strives to use natural sources of flavour and avoid synthetic additives that can leave a chemical aftertaste. So, my lemon cake is made with real lemons, the apple cake is flavoured with fresh apples, the chocolate frosting is made with real chocolate (not raw cocoa) and my flavours are always fresh and delicious.
Unlike many bakeries, Kasserina cakes are made using gelatine free ingredients and icings, so they are suitable to serve to your vegetarian guests.
I believe your cake should be the best it can be, so I bake fresh to ensure your centrepiece is remembered for all the right reasons!
Whatever you are looking for, whether it's an intricate showstopper, a rustic country style centrepiece or a celebration cake for a much loved friend, please do drop me a line to chat. You'll be glad you did!
Kasserina Cakes is based on the south coast of England in Littlehampton, between Chichester and Brighton. I generally cover up an area up to around 50 miles for larger cakes.
I knew I wanted to go with Kass for our wedding cake after seeing some photos on Facebook. I then went to speak to her at one of the local wedding fairs and she was so helpful and lovely.
Our cake was absolutely amazing and everyone couldn’t stop talking about it. It tasted amazing as well! Nothing was to much trouble and I was so excited when I saw it for the first time!!
Thank you so much Kass!!
Kass was amazing from the very beginning and I knew instantly I wanted to book her for my wedding. She came to my house with tasters of the flavours we wanted and they were honestly amazing! We opted for victoria sandwich, lemon drizzle and carrot cake and the flavours were beautiful.
As we got closer to the wedding I realised our cake might not be big enough for all of our guests, so we asked to add another tier and flavour which was no problem at all for Kass... she was so professional and efficient with all communication.
On the day the cake looked amazing and the guests were raving about how delicious it was, particularly my Dad who is very fussy when it comes to food- so that's high praise in itself. Thank you so much Kass x
Georgie and Joe
We wanted to say a very big thank you for all that you did to contribute
to the success of our wedding.
Your cake was so beautiful and tasty and helped to put that
extra bit of beauty, creativity and fun in our day.
Our family and friends raved about your cakes. Thank you for all of
the personal toil and effort you put into making our day so special.
Sarah and Karen
Truly the most wonderful cake!
We were both so thrilled with the beautiful wedding cake that Kasserina made for us. Down to the last detail this cake was everything and more. The different flavours infused into each layer ensured that all our guest were able to treat themselves to something yummy! Thank you so much, I would highly recommend and indeed already have!
Diana & Allan
We loved our wedding cake! Kass was a pleasure to work with and the cake was just amazing. Each layer was a different flavour and we still get compliments now about how tasty it was. I couldn't recommend her enough and I'd happily eat her cakes every day :)
Dan and Pip
Highly recommend Kasserina Cakes.
Kass made our wedding cake and it not only looked amazing but tasted even better. Kass sent us samples in the post with different flavours and even created a custom flavour for us. She also worked with our flourist, so that we could have real flowers on our cake. Emails were always answered quickly and she always made us feel at ease.
Veronica and Luke
Thank you so much for making our cake... it was just perfect and just how I imagined it would look! We had lots of compliments from our friends and family about how lovely it looked and tasted! So pleased we chose you!
Nat and James
Stunning centrepiece for our wedding
Kass is incredibly creative. We were very pleased with our wedding cake. The sugar flowers were marvellous, everyone's thought they were real. She's has a genuine talent and I have recommended her to friends.
Geoff and Sarah
The best wedding cake ever!
Kass gave us exactly what we asked for. A naked cake with three different flavours and figures including one of our dog to go on top! So pleased and would recommend her to anyone.
Kat and Chris
Pina Colada Wedding Cake!
Our cake was everything we could have dreamed of! It looked beautiful on the outside and Kass worked with my florist to put my chosen flowers on the cake. We chose a flavour that Kass hadn’t provided before which was Pina Colada which came out beautifully! Can’t recommend her enough 😊
Franki & Josh
Best cake ever!!!
Kass created not only the most gorgeous but also the most delicious cake for our wedding day and ensured everything was gluten free so I could enjoy it with all my guests. She was amazing to deal with - such a calming influence in the lead up to the big day - and so full of advice. Highly recommend!
Gina and Kelvin
The cake was incredible!
It looked fantastic and each different layer tasted sensational!
It went down a storm!
Tom and Louise
What can I say? Best cake EVER! It really was something else - and even better than I imagined. The caterers didn't want to let us cut it! The toastmaster said it was the best cake he'd ever seen. And our guests were blown away by it - and ate three quarters despite having just finished a three course meal. We cannot thank you enough and have already begun recommending you to everyone we meet!
Thank you again - your hard work is so very much appreciated."
Rhiannon and Kieran
The most amazing cake thank you so much...
You're so talented
So many people are saying it's the best cake they've ever seen.
It's the cake of my dream!
Emma and Richard
We were absolutely blown away by this creation.
You listened to everything that we wanted and the end product
completely exceeded our expectations.
None of us could decide which cake flavour was our favourite,
so we had to just eat a piece of all of them!
Thank you so much xxx
Charlie and Katie
Just wanted to say a big thank you
for our wonderful cake. It looked amazing
and tasted amazing too. So many people
commented on how beautiful and
delicious the cake was.
Sarah and Steve
We knew we were in for a treat as soon as we looked on Karen’s website and saw all her amazing flavours and past creations...
Karen absolutely NAILED it! Alongside input from our florist (Kate Langdale), we (and our guests alike) were left extremely impressed with the finished look...
With a lot of cakes, if they are stunning in appearance, you expect there might be a bit of compromise when it comes to the taste. Not so with Karen’s bakes... Flavoursome, moist and made with quality natural ingredients. Our guests could not get enough of them and even though we massively over-ordered, by the end of the evening, there were only a few portions left from each tier – and even then our guests were asking our caterers for tin foil so they could take some home!
We are extremely grateful to Karen for her involvement with our special day and will most definitely be placing future orders with her for other special occasions. If you are reading this review and wondering whether or not you should go with Kasserina Cakes, our advice would be a big fat YES! Do it now before she gets booked up. Like us, you won’t regret it!
Amy and David
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We would recommend to everyone! Our wedding cake looked and tasted amazing and we had so many compliments about it!
Karen was lovely and everything was so easy to organise. She put our vision into cake and we were so happy with it!
Thank you Karen!
Katie & Mark Lavery.
When we met Karen she listened to our ideas and gave us suggestions for how to make our ideas work and was able to guide us toward finishes that would work with our budget...Karen listened to all of our ideas carefully.
The cake looked fantastic and fit so well with the flowers and other decorations...each layer was delicious. We would definitely recommend Karen. Her cake was deliciously complex with all the different flavours and it looked amazing.
Thank you so much Karen!
Jenny and Neil
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When we had the idea for our Japanese themed wedding we half joked about having a cake in the shape of a Japanese castle, but when Karen got just as excited as we were, we knew we would get something special.
We ended up with an amazing (and delicious) centrepiece that people couldn't stop complementing and not a piece of our chocolate/salted caramel mud cake went to waste. She even make us a cherry blossom tree from icing!
So anyone reading this, take my advice and try some of her cupcakes, you won't regret it.
Karen, thankyou for making us exactly what we wanted and more!
Carrie and Liam
Kasserina you are a cake wizard! I am forever indebted to you
for the cake you created for Aurélie's birthday!
It was absolutely jaw droppingly stunning and exceeded all
my woodland cake dreams! Everyone loved it.
The little details are absolutely awesome and while it
broke my heart to cut it, I'm glad I did....
hands down the best Victoria Sponge EVER!!!
You're too clever lady! Thank you so so much!!!
Can I just say that not only did it look amazing
and my girl absolutely loved it... It tasted devine.
Such a talent - thank you x
I cannot thank you enough
Absolutely stunning and it tasted as amazing as it looked
I've eaten cake that looked amazing and tasted absolutely disgusting but your creation was unbelievable, Tom absolutely loved it and you made his 30th birthday extra special
Thank you so much
Thank you so so so much. The cakes were incredible!!
The venue even left us some in the honeymoon suite to midnight feast on and it was PERFECTION!!
The figurines are amazingly detailed and fun.
Chloë and David
I just wanted to let you know how grateful I am that you took on the job of
making the cake at such short notice, worked with me through the decisions of
perfecting the design and then delivered it!!
The cake looked amazing and was delicious!! I had so many comments.
You really made the occasion just that much more special.
I will certainly be ordering another cake from you and recommending you to everyone!
Thank you so much for the cake it was amazing.
It was what we had hoped for and more.
We really appreciate all your hard work and dedication to get it just right.
Simon was so happy with all the extra bits and the flowers were stunning.
Melanie and Simon
It's really so hard to put into words just how grateful we are to you for the
amazing amount of time, care, effort and talent you've put into
designing and making our cake!
We can't thank you enough!!!
Sally and Dave
"Wanted to say a massive thanks you!!!
The cakes not only looked amazing, they tasted amazing.
We only ended up taking a couple home because they were all eaten!!
Thank you again."
Lindsey and Joe
Thank you so, so, so, much.
It was more beautiful then we could have ever imagined.
Ellis and Dan
Oh my goodness, it was an amazing cake.
The detail was incredible and it was delicious.
Can't thank you enough.
Just wanted to say thanks very much for today,
the cake was greatly received and took everyone back.
Great work and very happy to have chosen you to do the work.
Thanks so much, my Grandpa loved the cake!
Said it looked amazing and tasted gorgeous too!
Brilliant job and amazing service!! Thank you.
The colour is so pretty and the flowers are so detailed and realistic looking.
It's clear a lot of skill, time and care went into creating them. Thank you so very much!
Thank you so much for our wonderful birthday cake for our twins' 1st birthday.
My husband wasn't convinced about buying a cake as apparently no one ever eats it
but I'm pleased to say every last mouthful was gobbled up!
Not only did it look wonderful but it was delicious too. Thank you!
In asking Kasserina to make our wedding cake, not only was the interaction super
smooth for a stressed bride-to-be, but Karen delivered a gorgeous creation
that delighted and surpassed expectations in so many ways.
The cake conveyed the tone we wanted to set on the day and was a fitting centrepiece
for such a special occasion. It was also deliciously moist and rich, exactly what one wants
from a celebration cake to remember.
Angie and Neil
Surely one of the most talented confectionary artists,
Karen transformed a picture into a fabulous 3D creation.
The attention to detail and scaling was excellent. I would wholeheartedly
recommend her services to make you that special cake to mark your occasion.
I've commissioned Kasserina three times now to design cakes for each
of my daughters' birthdays.
She's incredibly talented at creating something show stopping that is not only
incredibly delicious but has always illicited gasps of amazement from kids
and adults alike. We have been known to fight over the last slice!
She's a consummate professional and I know I can rely on her to make and
deliver the cake exactly on time and within budget.
I can whole heartedly recommend her.
I have used Kasserina Cakes over the last five years for various occasions;
for birthdays, anniversaries and corporate events.
Kasserina's cakes are truly amazing. You can see from the pictures how incredible
they look, but what you can't see is how delicious they taste. Over the years,
our guests have often told me that it is the best cake they have ever tasted and I agree.
No matter what the challenging theme, they always deliver.
I honestly can't recommend this company enough.
Just wanted to say a big thank you for the delicious and absolutely beautiful
red velvet cake! It was a hit with everyone and was the star of our Thanksgiving meal!
It's too bad you don't sell your cream cheese frosting by the jar as it would be
better than Nutella to eat by the spoonful!
Karen is a fantastic baker and makes outstanding, delectable cakes.
She made my daughter's last birthday cake and designed something truly special.
The Star Wars cake she produced was amazing and definitely made my daughter's day.
Thank you Kass for being a cake wizard!