Hi, my name is Caroline and I’m a Dublin cake designer based in Rathgar.
From as early as I can remember, I was baking. I loved to try new recipes; taste new flavours and combine unusual ingredients. It was with my Mum, Ada and Granny, Ivy, where my love of baking and all things sweet began. Through the years, recipes with added notes on stained and faded hand written recipe books were handed down, with newspaper clippings from the 60’s. I got to experience such teachings and memories on a daily basis and I am indebted to my Granny and Mum for these.
Even though I graduated with a degree in Physiology and taught Science for almost 10 years, it was while travelling the southern Hemisphere, I felt the urge to return and enrol in Darina Allen’s 12 week diploma course at Ballymaloe Cookery School, Co. Cork.
In 2008, as a Ballymaloe graduate, I began my new career as a pastry chef. I moved to London and worked in the highly prestigious restaurant, Clarkes of Kensington. I could see having studied science, it was the technicalities of dessert, pastry and cake making that promoted this move, but the creative edge only blossomed later. In 2011, I completed a Masters in Sugarcraft, Royal Icing and Sugar Flowers in Squires Kitchen and Cakes4Fun, London, before setting up my own cake design business, ‘The Wedding Cake Boutique’ in 2013. The cakes have proved to be a huge hit, and it wasn’t long before the business grew and former clients were returning for other occasion cakes. In 2016, I established ‘Caroline Goulding Cake Design’ and have designed a collection of occasion cakes.
As part of my own offerings and design, I have also designed an exclusive wedding cake ’16 – ’17 range for Donnybrook Fair and I have also designed a range of seasonal and occasion cakes for The Butlers Pantry.
Thank you for reading my story and I look forward to meeting you soon.