about divine wedding cakes

About Us

Jon RendleDivine Wedding Cakes founder is Jon Rendle, a fully qualified baker with over 30 years of professional cake making experience.
We are able to take orders online or by telephone – consultations are available via Skype if required.

The Beginnings

Jon’s love for cake making came from his mum, who was a hugely talented home baker and cook, with a background in art. His dad had a career in chemistry and engineering, and these inherited skills have also proved useful for the more scientific side of baking.

Qualifications

Jon Rendle with awardsJon studied Bakery & Confectionery, and Design & Decoration of Flour Confectionery at Plymouth College of Further Education, between 1980 and 1982. He gained four distinctions, and was awarded a City & Guilds silver medal for achieving the joint highest mark in the UK. Following this, he won the prestigious ‘Renshaw Cup’ for best student. This entailed attending an intensive one week course at the Renshaw Marzipan Factory’s test bakery in Mitcham, Surrey.

Experience

After gaining experience with two of the country’s top wedding cake bakeries, Jon founded his own business in 1986. Then trading as ‘Rendle’s Celebration Cakes’, it was the first, full time, dedicated celebration cake business in Plymouth, in fact probably in the whole South West.

The Internet and Beyond

In the 1990’s, Jon spotted the potential of the Internet, and became Plymouth’s first cake maker with a website. This enabled customers around the UK to find his services, and resulted in orders from several interesting clients, including a ‘Top 5’ regular on the Sunday Times Rich List.
Several incarnations later, today’s innovative website features an easy way to find cake inspiration with the use of descriptive ‘Tags’
Jon Rendle setting up a cakeForward to 2015, and Jon will be further specialising the business almost exclusively towards wedding cakes. “Although, when asked, I’ll still produce bespoke cakes for corporate events and other very special occasions, I’ll no longer compete with supermarkets and our other competitors for smaller cakes for birthdays etc. This will allow me to devote my time to simply making the very best wedding cakes for my customers!”

Contact Jon at jon@divineweddingcakes.uk