I’m Natalie – wife to Chris and mum to Olivia and Dominic.
I was born in Zimbabwe and lived there until I was 21 years old. I then briefly lived in Perth, Australia, before moving to the UK with my now husband. We have lived in Dorking, Surrey since 2014 and absolutely love it here!!
I have a Masters degree in Forensic Psychology and Crime and I volunteer for the Police and Crime Commissioner for Surrey (providing support to detainees in police custody) and Circles South East (supporting sex offenders after their release from prison). I also work part time in Insolvency and I love baking and cooking as a release from my generally sedentary job.
I spend most of my “spare” time running around after my two kids (and husband!), but I try to keep fit and healthy with a bit of running and gym-ing – which is much needed with all the cake scraps that get eaten! I also love to paint, but I don’t get too much time to do that these days.
I am a self taught baker (thank you YouTube!) and I love the creative side of cake making. I initially only made cakes for my kids’ birthdays and then subsequently started doing cakes for family and friends as well. I eventually started “Cakes by Natalie”, after encouragement from family and friends, in 2019 (more about all that another time) and I absolutely LOVE creating beautiful cakes to help people celebrate a special occasion. I really enjoy researching new ideas (there are so many other amazing cake makers out there!!) and the challenge of making something exciting and different!!. There is nothing better than the thrill that I get when a cake turns out how I planned it in my head and I have happy customers!!
So that’s it about me really. I hope to hear from you soon for all your cake making requirements.
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