Connie Viney

Connie Viney is known for her outlandish and larger than life sculptures and installations made from cake and icing.

Connie has been commissioned by Jenners Department Store in Edinburgh, the BBC Good Food Show, and Belling Home Appliances. As well as having a number of gallery exhibitions under her belt, Connie creates bespoke wedding and birthday cakes, all of which are an adventure in themselves.

She gains inspiration from folk art, children’s story books and the work of the artists Hieronymus Bosch and Niki de Saint Phalle.

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Victoria's 8 Tiered Wedding Cake
August 20, 2014
I was asked by a beautiful bride-to-be, Victoria, to create an 8 tiered wedding cake with flowers cascading down the side. The cake flavours included vanilla sponge, strawberry and champagne and carrot- so it was a perfect opportunity for me to experiment with flavour combinations. This was the first time I've worked with real flowers (avalanche roses, bouvadia, vibernium, hydrangeas) so it was quite a challenge to say the least. Fortunately, I was more than happy with the final result, as were the happy couple!

Yorkshire Tea celebrates Yorkshire Day at Kings Cross Station
August 2, 2014
It's Yorkshire Day, hooray! What better way to celebrate than to create cake sculptures of Yorkshire's most well known celebrities- Mel B, Jarvis Cocker, Judy Dench and Louis Tomlinson.

The sculptures went on display at Kings Cross Station in London on the 1st of August. The project was organised by Yorkshire Tea- so it seemed entirely appropriate to make tea flavoured sponge cake. Click below to see photos!


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Crop Up Gallery's 100 Heroes Exhibition
June 22, 2014
This was definitely one of my favourite cake projects to date! Nottingham's Crop Up Gallery commissioned me to design and build a giant cake sculpture for their '100 Heroes' Exhibition.

I decided that the most fitting cake design was the gallery's logo: a crop symbol. In the top and bottom sections of the cake I built in layers upon layers of red velvet cake. Then, in the right and left sides of the cake I incorporate mini cupboards- filled with red and purple cupcakes. It was really important for there to be an element of surprise and mystery to this cake.

Unfortunately, I couldn't attend the event, but you'll see in these photos that all the guests seemed to love it!

SWEETSCAPE- An Edible Exhibition in The Taproom (Islington).
April 8, 2014
Something very exciting is happening in the world of Connie Viney Cakes- we're collaborating with the outrageously talented Pop Art Designer Rose Hill!

On Thursday evening we created an immersive sugar installation called 'SWEETSCAPE' in Islington's Taproom Gallery. We took inspiration from Pop Art, Alice in Wonderland and David Bowie's Labryinth and created a world where viewers could actually eat the artworks on display. Guests entered a psychedelic cake dreamscape that included 8 foot toadstools carved out of sugar, spectacle wearing lapdogs and a giant Gizzi Erksine!

Having the opportunity to work with Rose was truly amazing! Hopefully it will be the first of many exciting collaborations.