Most recently, Hedley Paul officiated at his son’s wedding and Eileen, of course, did the cake. “It’s a bit clichéd I guess, but every time I do a wedding I think, if these people were my children what would I want for them?” says Hedley Paul. “It was quite a moving moment, doing my son’s wedding. It was such a privilege.” When it comes to Blessings On Ibiza, he views his work as a piece of theatre, which requires dedicated preparation.
Just like Blessings on Ibiza wedding ceremonies, each of Eileen’s cakes are one-of-a-kind. “Usually a couple will show me examples of what they like and then we’ll work on the design together,” she says. “Once we meet, either online or face-to-face, I have a good idea of what they want. I just have an eye for it.” Traditionally wedding cakes were made with fruitcake but these days an Ibiza Cakes creation can be any flavour at all. “I love my workshop,” Eileen continues. “When I go in there it’s like meditation.” Surrounded by pots of paintbrushes and piles of icing, Eileen creates delicate laces and flowers out of sugar – the likes of which have seen her win countless competitions.