About Us


Cocoa & Whey Cakes is owned by Penelope Hurst. After years of baking cakes for friends on request, Penelope decided that she should leave her previous career as a solicitor and focus on her passion for creating beautiful cakes.

Cocoa & Whey’s cakes are designed and lovingly baked to order by Penelope in her home kitchen.  Every cake is made using the finest ingredients including homemade preserves and fillings, light and creamy buttercreams, smooth ganaches made with high quality chocolate and unusually delicious fondant.  Wherever possible we use locally sourced ingredients and always use fresh, free-range eggs. 

Every cake is individually made with careful attention to detail and many hours are spent perfecting sugar flowers, piping details and ensuring that each cake looks beautiful and tastes delicious. 

We also use the finest quality ingredients in our savoury cakes and favours too!