Welcome to Ginger & the Whisks, a bespoke London cake company infused as much with glitter, guitars and drums as it is with butter, cream and molasses. Why? Because I guess I am too. I’m Nat, a classically trained pastry chef, chocolatier and owner of Ginger & the Whisks. In wanting to create a range of cakes that honestly represent my skills, as well as who I am, I decided that there was only one thing for it - I’d have to mix the baker in me with the music lover because when the two combine, that’s when the magic happens for me.
I sought inspiration for my cake collection from the women who have soundtracked my life, women with swag and substance and style - Patti Smith, Stevie Nicks, Viv Albertine, Debbie Harry and Ziggy Stardust. The result is a collection that celebrates talent, style, flavour, technique and letting your freak fly. My cakes are for you if you are looking for something modern, delicious and turned up to 10.
So, have I always baked? Yes, but it was only four years ago that I made the decision to retrain and take my life down the pastry route. I turned 30 and that was it, I left journalism behind, spent a summer eating my way around Paris and when I came home, I was off. I enrolled at the Le Cordon Bleu, earned my Patisserie certificates, worked in pastry kitchens and trained to the highest level in chocolate under the guidance of Master Chocolatier Paul A Young. I now create the cakes I’ve always wanted to make. Cakes that are made from the finest ingredients, with classical pastry techniques but also mixed with a modern dose of rock and roll attitude.
Take a look at the cake collection