Introducing Botanico – a beautiful marriage between art and cake.
Hi there! Welcome to my very first blog post!
My name is Naomi and I’m am a cake obsessed creative who loves creating pretty florals out of sugar! Botanico is my second cake company – my first is Naomi’s Bakehouse which I started in 2015. Naomi’s Bakehouse is much more of a family orientated brand baking lots of lovely cakes for children mainly, so a pretty different style from Botanico.
I decided I wanted to focus on sugar floristry as I’m so passionate about it (and pretty good at it too!) But, I needed a brand to reflect the elegant, artistic and romantic style of my floral cakes, and that’s why Botanico was born!
So why the name Botanico? Well actually there’s no great story behind this! It wasn’t my great grandmothers middle name, or a little town I was born in or anything to do with my past. Just a love of flowers, art and Italy! Botanico means ‘Botanist’. Having appointed the wonderful Nicki of B by Nicki to create my new brand, it was during a conversation about my interests that she casually threw in ‘or even something like Botanico’ From that moment I loved the name! Something about it just felt right and of course it being an Italian word it was so romantic (in my opinion!).
I like to describe Botanico’s style as a beautiful marriage between art and cake. I’m guessing by the time you’ve reached this page you will have seen a fair few pictures and gained an understanding of what we do here at Botanico. If you have come straight here, do take a few minutes to look at my portfolio before you carry on with your day! I hope you like what you see.
As well as creating beautiful cake centrepieces for wedding couples and other lovely clients, I do hope that I can inspire other cake creatives by sharing my techniques. So if you are interested in learning my methods please do sign up to my mailing list! From textures and colours to flowers and foliage, I’ll be covering different areas on a monthly basis which I hope you will enjoy reading about.
I’ll also be sharing tips for the lovely wedding couples out there and some thoughts that may help you when you first start out on your wedding planning journey. Wedding planning is so exciting but can also be a bit overwhelming at times with so many decisions to make. I hope that you will find my posts informative, inspiring and above all enjoyable!