Having spent twenty five years as a florist, training under the now retired Elaine Robinson NDSF, Nicola briefly left floristry to follow her second passion - designing and making celebration cakes which she did as a hobby for over 15 years and so the seed of an idea was sown.
In 2005 Nicola joined forces with Pat and 'Petals & Cakes" was born. This combines their equally passionate love of all things floral and Nicola's long held addiction to producing exquisite celebration cakes and Pat's grip on business practice - and what you have is the basis for an in-demand business- not just as a financial venture but as a genuine new resource for local inhabitants.
'Petals & Cakes" is now flourishing on the Whitebridge Estate. They decided to open on the estate because of the easy access and ample free parking. Order in advance on 01785 817081 or have a bouquet made up while you wait!
So what we have is a shop that will design you a one-off speciality cake - be it for a wedding, an anniversary, a birthday - or as is increasingly the case, to celebrate business and corporate occasions and a florist that can cater for any occasion from a wedding to a party conference - and the occasional crest fallen husband who needs to make amends. Plus of course, those many shoppers who see a weekly display of fresh flowers as a home's most welcoming and adorning feature, and the discerning hotelier and publican who understand the benefits of the impact that fresh flowers make on their welcome to their customers.
They share a passion for creativity and an eye for colour - and apply these attributes to all they do. Modern or traditional - the clients need always comes first - but neither Nicola or Pat are prepared to allow anything to leave their Studio without it having a signature style that is 'Petals & Cakes'.
The new Studio also stocks a limited variety of cake decorating and flower arranging accessories and both are prepared to decorate cakes that customers make themselves.
They will deliver within 15 miles radius and for complete Bridal or Corporate packages are prepared to travel further.
"As seen in the Stone & Eccleshall Gazette"