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Marnie Searchwell, cake maker

Marnie Searchwell Cakes

Delicious cakes, luscious preserves ...


I bake everything myself, to order, in my own kitchen. I make preserves in small batches, using seasonal fruit and vegetables, organic and locally grown if possible. I use only the finest ingredients, organic wherever possible, in my cakes; like the dark organic chocolate and Fairtrade cocoa in my brownies and chocolate cakes, and organic, unrefined cane sugar.

For my rich fruit cakes, I use Lübecker organic marzipan. It's lightly sweetened, made with 52% organic almonds. That's a higher almond to sugar ratio than any other marzipan you can buy – simply the best marzipan in the world.

I don’t use artificial additives or flavours; just good, wholesome ingredients. So I hope you’ll try one of my cakes and taste the difference for yourself!

And I can cater for most food allergies: if you have any other dietary requirements, do let me know.

Orange & Almond Cakes – deliciously glutenfree and dairyfree

How it all started ...

I grew up in Jamaica, and came to London to study art. With my BA in Graphic Design from London College of Printing, I worked in publishing for 20 years, as a book & magazine designer.

I took a break when my second son was born, and what started as something to do while I was at home with him turned into this little micro-business.

For years, my husband had struggled with so-called 'IBS'. A friend suggested he should try cutting wheat and gluten out of his diet – and his symptoms improved dramatically.

Since then, I’ve worked hard on ways of creating delicious cakes we can all enjoy. I’ve developed my own special blend of gluten-free flours, and I’m very happy with it.

All my cakes are made with wheat-free, gluten-free ingredients. They have a fine texture and are light and delicate in the mouth; in fact, I think they taste a whole lot better than cakes made with wheat.

White Chocolate & Raspberry Cake, Great Taste 2020


FreeFrom Food Awards Gold, 2019

This deliciously damp chocolate cake (gluten free, dairy free, vegan) won Gold at the 2019 FreeFrom Food Awards. It's made with organic ingredients, including Fairtrade cocoa powder, extra-virgin olive oil, ground almonds and Madagascar vanilla. Keeps well and improves with age. All ingredients gluten-free and dairy-free, no animal ingredients

Awards & Press

But don't just take my word for it: nine of my cakes – and my Spiced Mixed Nuts – have won a Great Taste Award from the Guild of Fine Food:

White Chocolate & Raspberry Cake 2021

Luxury Fruit Cake with dark rum frosting 2020

Lemon & Pistachio Cake 2019

Spiced Mixed Nuts 2019

Chocolate & Olive Oil Cake 2018

Chocolate & Prune Truffle Cake 2014

Reine de Saba 2013

Tunisian Orange & Almond Cake 2013

Marzipan Fruit Cake 2013

Luxury Jamaica Christmas Cake 2011

I'm absolutely thrilled with these awards, because great taste is what I'm most passionate about.

And seven of my cakes have won accolades at the FreeFrom Food Awards:

Vegan Peanut Butter & Banana Blondie Bronze 2020

Vegan Mocha Chocolate Cake Gold 2019

Sugar-free Chocolate & Almond Cake Bronze 2018

Vegan Carrot & Coconut Cake Silver 2017

Reine de Saba Bronze 2017

Luxury Jamaica Christmas Cake Highly Commended 2015

Chocolate & Olive Oil Cake Commended 2015

My cakes and I featured in the Telegraph Magazine.
Food Editor Carolyn Hart absolutely adores my cakes – thank you, Carolyn!

Glutenfree Simnel Cakes for Easter, wrapped and ready to post

Delivery & postage

Many of my cakes, and all my preserves, can be posted to addresses in the UK (delivered by Royal Mail Signed For or Special Delivery, or Parcel Force) or abroad.

And I can arrange delivery by hand in London (£5.00 – £40.00 depending on location).

Or you can collect your order from me in SW9, by arrangement. Please call me so we can discuss what you need.

Xmas Cakes, wrapped in bright tissue

Organic edible British flowers, grown not flown

Looking after the environment

I'm committed to greening the planet, reducing emissions, and reducing plastic use by:

using organic, locally-grown ingredients wherever possible

decorating my cakes with organic flowers whenever possible, grown in the UK, not flown

using plastic-free cakeboards and cake boxes

using biodegradable cellophane bags for my Spiced Nuts and loaf cakes

wrapping my fruit cakes in baking paper and foil, not clingfilm

packaging my Xmas Cakes in bright tissue paper, not plastic

using recyclable cardboard cartons when sending cakes by post

and using compostable, plant-based packing pellets

delivering cakes by hand, bicycle or public transport, wherever possible

sending food waste from my cake-making to my own compost, or food-waste bin

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All cakes freshly baked to your specification, so do give me a call so we can talk about what you need.

Telephone 07801 737073 or click here to submit enquiry

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