About Couture Cakes & Reviews

Professionally Created Wedding Show pieces, Dessert Center Pieces for Weddings

and events to create an unforgettable touch to your Special Occasion.

Artistry, Skill and Flair combines to bring you delectable creations designed with you in mind . . .

A Short History 

Pastry Chef, Vanessa Rousseau Richardson, has many years experience in the Hospitality and Catering Industry. 

Having grown up in South Africa, she had an early introduction into Sugar Craft and Pâtisserie, as her mother taught her from a young age as she assisted in their catering business. They specialised in fine baked tarts & cakes. They also designed and created beautifully Sugar Crafted Wedding & Celebration cakes. 

She re-located to the UK in 1998. Studying for a Catering Qualification, she attended Clarendon College in Nottingham and also worked for one of the top Boutique Hotels in The Park, Nottingham, as a Chef & Pastry Chef. She moved to Cornwall in 2004 and started a Professional Events catering service and also provided Bespoke Pâtisserie & Savoury Dishes to Private Individuals and restaurants. 

She attended Rick Stein's Seafood School in Padstow. She delivered live food demonstrations at events and fesitivals all over Cornwall during this time. She also catered for some Major events in Cornwall including The Discovery Channel event at Pendennis Castle in Falmouth, Tavistock Food & drink Festival, 

Boconnoc House Fayre, Trelissic gardens, Falmouth Oyster festival, Looe Festival of the Sea, Mount Edgecomb House, Saltrum House, Events on The Piazza, Truro and many more. From 2005 she managed her own restaurants in Cornwall . . . . . . . . Now serving Hampshire, Dorset, New Forest, Isle of Wight


Hi Vanessa.

Just to say the cake was beautiful and tasted wonderful.  

Sue Elliott,

Rhinefield House Hotel, new Forest


Dear Vanessa

Thank you so much for your truly inspiring and delicious Croquembouche wedding cake.

Sadly I only had a very little as others got there before me, but I could have eaten a great deal more.

It was very beautiful and well worth all your effort

Belinda, Harry Warren House, Studland


Dear Vanessa

We had a lovely wedding day thank you and the Cheesecakes were out of this world. Me and my

bridesmaids especially could not stop eating them. Many Thanks

Helen, The Elvetham, Wintney


Hi Vanessa,

I just wanted to email and thank you for the fabulous cake and macaroon tower you made for us.

I've always dreamed of a macaron tower on my wedding day and yours more than exceeded my

expectations. No only did it look beautiful but they were delicious!

Thanks again.

Katie, The Old Vicarage, Hinton Admiral


Dearest Vanessa

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making the most beautiful and delicious CroquemBouche

for James and Julia’s wedding...It went down a storm with the guests and Lord knows how you managed

to get it to Hurst Castle in one piece..Bless you!!

With love and gratitude from us all.

Nadine Field, Hurst castle