Beautiful & imaginative cakes for any occasion

My name is Melanie Marley aka The Cake Artist and I have been baking, designing and creating the most exquisite cakes for more than 25 years. I’m passionate about sharing my distinctive designs to help ensure your special celebration is a complete success.

On this website you will find numerous examples of my unique, made-to-order commissions. Please use the Contact page to get in touch or if you live locally why not call in:

7a Sea Road, East Preston, West Sussex, BN16 1JN

My online shop, www.cakeartistonline.co.uk has pre-designed cakes for those on a smaller budget.

Whichever cake design you opt for, you can be fully confident that your cake will look fabulous, taste delicious and everyone will remember it for the right reasons!

  • Thank you so so much for the cake! It was absolutely amazing!!

    Ali Keating, Hove

  • The cake was a massive hit

    Ninetta Reindl, Horsham

  • We think your Mr Chips is by far the best dachshund cake on the www!!!

    Roger Cook, Horsham

  • I couldn’t of imagined how amazing it would look.

    Brendan Payne, Rustington

  • I was really impressed

    Pavalli Je, Canada

  • It was the talk of the party!

    Veronica Carter, Littlehampton

  • You made Samantha and Alex’s wedding cake in May and it was beautiful – tasted good as well!

    Elaine Shackleton, East Preston

  • ………….the cake was a raging success

    Rebecca Purcell

  • … it was everything we wanted and more

    Starburst Cupcake Tower, The White Swan, Arundel

  • I loved the idea you came up with. Perfect.

    Rachel Chandler, Wallington, Surrey

  • It tasted as good as it looked!!

    Emilie & Tom Stephenson

  • I never imagined a cake could look so nice

    Leanne & Mark Lawson, Portslade, West Sussex

  • not only did your cake look out of this world but it tasted out of this world too!!

    Annie Hearsum, Climping

  • Thank you so much for the most amazing wedding cake it was so yummy xx

    Lisa & Stuart Stone, Hilton Avisford Park Hotel

  • … amazing cake! It’s was absolutely beautiful!

    Emma & Gary, Dubai

  • Thank you for your wonderful donation, the feedback was really positive.

    Hollie Lucas, Littlehampton, West Sussex

  • our amazing fairytale castle wedding cake was more than what we hoped for and tasted fantastic too

    Jayde & James Dodd, Littlehampton, West Sussex

  • She delivered promptly and the cake was not only delicious but looked amazing.

    Bob Halley, East Preston

  • The cake cut like a dream and the texture and taste of the chocolate was a dream and melted on the tongue.

    Maggie Purcell

  • Amazing cakes. Absolutely amazing.

    Alice, Croydon, Surrey

  • A stunning cake! I asked for a number 1 with two characters from Waybuloo which is exactly what I got but much more!

    Katie Wrigley

  • Thanks for all your help Melanie! The cake was so lovely and tasted gorgeous.

    Vicky & Tom Franklin, Wiston House

  • You are a true artist, and it was delicious as well.

    Susan Bradman, East Preston

  • A verybBig Wow factor when I opened the box EXCELLENT

    June Smith, Croydon, Surrey

  • The Cath Kidston handbag cake was astonishing … I think people were simply mesmerized at its authenticity … Melanie is in a league of her own and it turned out to be excellent value for money on a special day.

    Nigel Samuels, East Preston

  • Thank you for a beautiful and delicious wedding cake!!

    Elvira & Phil, South Lodge Hotel

  • I have been privileged to see mel’s work ‘in the flesh’ many times and everything I have seen her produce is faultless.

    Bev Duffy, Hailsham

  • When I walked into the room and saw the cake, it took my breath away.

    Barbara Griffiths, Penge, London

  • It was a truly miraculous cake which was auctioned on the night for donation to the handicapped children of The Lavinia Norfolk Centre of Angmering School

    Miracles the Charity, East Preston

  • The artistic content was fantastic and the whole process from ordering to collecting the cake (and eating it) was an absolute pleasure I certainly had very good value for money.

    Jacky Kennedy, East Preston

  • Melanie is clearly brimming with cake-creating talent was equally happy producing our initial idea or developing it into something much better.

    Grant Murray, London

  • It was a superb cake which exceeded our expectations. The taste and appearance were stunning and really made our special day even better.

    Penny Crompton

  • You are simply the best there is and I think myself so lucky that I found you.

    Jean Long, Bailiff's Court Hotel

  • I would have no hesitation in recommending Melanie for any special celebration cakes.

    Julie Twitchen, East Preston

  • My expectations on quality were exceeded and the cake delivered exactly to the required timescale.

    Andreas Alexiou, Richmond, Surrey

  • A Highly professional service,the detail and design on my cake was amazing would not hesitate to recommend to friends and collegues

    Carol Ann Richardson, Croydon, Surrey

  • Excellent service from start to finish. Tastes superb. Wouldn’t go anywhere else. Thoroughly recommended. You will not be disappointed.

    Amanda Hammond, Basingstoke

  • The cake totally uplifted the whole event and could well have stolen the show

    Nadeem Bhatti, Purley, Surrey

  • Exceptional designs based on a personal briefing, worth every penny. The Birthday Cake had my wife in tears due to its personal design

    Ken Martin, Addington Village