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Berry Bake - Artist Inteview

Our Berry Bake puzzle has been very popular this summer. The puzzle is created from a photograph of an original cake by Joanna Tomkins, owner of Cupcakes by JoJo. We interviewed Joanna to get the inside story on Berry Bake and her work creating fabulous cakes.  

What inspired you to go into cake design?
With a family background of catering and artwork, the two combined have given me the inspiration to go into designing cakes, its the most rewarding of jobs, especially when you have the final finished product.

How long does it take to create a Berry Bake cake?
6 to 7 hours in total
You also sell cakes at Cupcakes By JoJo, what is your most popular cake?
The most popular cake designs are vintage themed cakes, especially involving sugarcraft work, handmade roses are very popular on cupcakes and larger cakes, using lots of pastel colours with a kath kidson influence.

How do you feel about seeing your cake turned into a Wentworth Puzzle? Does it seem strange to see your work adapted in this way?
Very proud and excited to see the Berry Bake Cake design in the form of a Jigsaw puzzle, it’s quite unusual, very effective and a perfect jigsaw for cake enthusiasts too!

Do you do puzzles yourself?

Given the chance I do enjoy doing a Jigsaw puzzle, it’s very satisfying to seeing the jigsaw complete, it’s also good fun to have the element of surprise when you find a whimsy piece too!

If you’re interested in buying Cupcakes by JoJo, you can visit her website here. She also runs baking classes.

Or to buy our Berry Bake puzzle you can click here. 

Berry Bake - Artist Inteview