Natalie and Kim Church, owners of The Crafted Cake House in Morley, have been awarded the prize at the 2022 Asian Wedding Awards in Britain, an annual ceremony organized by Oceanic Events.
The judges praised their Queen Street company for its creative approach to wedding cake design, as well as its innovative ‘halal checklist’ for Islamic wedding cakes.
The sisters are among the first non-Muslim cake makers in the UK to introduce the option and say they are proud to have been recognized for their efforts.
Natalie, 39, said: “It’s often taken for granted that because a cake can be vegetarian, it has to be halal.
“But when a customer asks for a halal cake, we go much further and follow a checklist.
“This includes ensuring that all the ingredients we use and the process of baking and decorating cakes for our Muslim customers follow Islamic law.”
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Natalie and Kim received the award at the ceremony on Thursday May 12, held at the Holiday Inn in Bolton.
A spokesperson for the UK Asian Wedding Awards said: “The winners represent the gold standard of the UK Asian wedding industry.
“The awards honored those who work tirelessly to meet the demands of couples and their guests.
“These champions are proven specialists who know how to create a stress-free wedding experience, keeping the romance in the air.
“We would like to congratulate all of the finalists and winners for their incredible achievements.”
The bespoke bakery, which also offers baked goods for birthdays and other special occasions, has joined some of the big names in the Asian wedding industry.
Natalie and Kim were the only bakers in Leeds to receive an award.
“Thank you to all of our customers,” Kim, 41, said as she accepted the award.
“Our customers are the ones we have to thank for all the awards we win, and they are the reason we are dedicated to ensuring that all of our cakes make a real statement.”