About Us

The Designer

Cocoa & Whey Cakes is based near the beautiful village of Farnham in Dorset near the borders with Hampshire and Wiltshire. The business is owned by Penelope Hurst who is passionate about taste, design and innovation. She was originally a lawyer before having children but was unable to return to work when her son was diagnosed with a serious illness. Her love of making beautiful cakes grew while at home and eventually developed into starting Cocoa & Whey.

She started the business was started with the idea that savoury wedding cakes make just as much sense as sweet ones and that food should be imaginative and inventive. The business was named with this in mind, with “Cocoa” representing sweet cakes and “Whey” representing savoury ones.

Photo of Penelope Hurst, Cake Designer

Our Mission

We think that making wedding and event cakes and helping couples and clients with their celebration plans is a joyous activity. At Cocoa & Whey we love the idea and process of food invention as shown by our menus. We also welcome clients joining in with the design process and helping bring their own vision and tastes to their all important celebration.

All our cakes are designed and baked to order using fine ingredients including homemade preserves and fillings, high quality chocolate and unusually delicious fondant. We also use the finest quality ingredients in our savoury cakes and favours too! Wherever possible we use locally sourced ingredients and we always use fresh, free-range eggs.  We want to make sure that our ingredients are sourced as far as possible in an ethical way. We are continually trying to find the best quality ingredients for our cakes to raise them to the next level of excellence. It matters to us that we obtain our ingredients from suppliers with ethical standards and who, as far as possible, have animal welfare in mind.

Christening Cake with Handmade Sugar Wren & Cherry Blossoms by Cocoa & Whey Cakes in Winchester, Hampshire

Peace of Mind

Cocoa & Whey Cakes is registered with Dorset Council and we carry full insurance so you can have peace of mind when booking with us.

If you would like to find out more or discuss your event with us then fill out the Contact Form or email us at cocoaandwhey@gmail.com. If you’re not sure exactly what you need then please feel free to call Penelope Hurst on 07904536091 and we will be delighted to discuss your wedding or event plans and requirements further.