Meet the designer....Joanna Corteen

joanna_corteenJo has always had 2 main passions in life, one being baking the other being painting and sculpture. From an early age, she could often be found in the kitchen, making cakes with her mum. Jo is a talented artist, at A level she achieved one of the top 5 grades in Art and Design in the country, and then went on to study Jewellery Design at Middlesex University.

After leaving University, Jo often found herself making celebration cakes for friends and  relatives. She then decided to take a course in Cake Icing and Sugarcraft at her local  college and quickly found her niche. Jo has since gone on to study ABC intermediate and advanced Cake Decoration at Bournemouth College gaining distinctions for all the  modules.

Jo landed job as a designer for one of the Country's leading celebration cake manufacturers in 2007. Generic and licensed cakes designed by Jo were soon being sold in their thousands to the likes of Waitrose, Tesco and Sainsbury's. 

Jo continued to make more extravigant cakes for friends and family in her spare time.  Word soon got around and commissions started to roll in. So in April 2010 The Fairy  Cakery opened. Working from her studio/ kitchen in Seend Jo can design and bake bespoke cakes for any occasion. From stylish wedding cakes to quirky birthday cakes, Jo  is sure to create a delicious work of art for your special day.