About Karina

Award winning Wedding Cake Designer Karina Leonard is based in Co.Sligo Ireland. Karina had a love of Home-economics and art during her school years, it was no surprise then, once she started her own family that her love of cake decorating was re-ignited. Although for a long time her working background was book-keeping/accounts this love of baking, sugar craft, art, interior design and in particular the art of calligraphy were never far from her mind. Coincidentally in 2000 living next door to Lisa from Sugar and Lisa, Karinas love of sugar craft was rekindled, thanks Lisa. In 2005 Karina returned to Ireland after 15yrs living in the U.K, this in turn lead to a friend of a friend asking for a cake to be made for a birthday celebration. Working from her HSE-registered kitchen at home eventually Cake Rise was established. In 2014 with the family kitchen no longer adequate to run a small business, Cake Rise became a separate boutique kitchen in Karina’s home.

Gemma & Kevins Wedding 10th Oct 2015 – Castle Dargan Hotel

With Gemma & Kevin well organised, their Wedding Cake was booked over 2yrs in advance. Having known Gemma for a few years at that stage I knew from previous conversations her Wedding Cake was going to be a statement, a centre piece on hers & Kevins big day, and it didn't disappoint.

By | 2017-06-09T11:43:06+00:00 November 29th, 2015|

Valerie & Darraghs Wedding June 13th 2015

Valerie knew exactly what she liked and it didn't take her long to decide on a previous Wedding cake of ours as her inspiration. A three tier round ivory cake design was chosen, decoration cascading ivory & pink coloured large sugar roses with additional smaller roses & blossom flowers, finally elegant stencilling around the sides of the tiers. Valerie opted to have three different flavours using Chocolate Biscuit, Red Velvet and Fruit cake.

By | 2017-06-09T11:43:06+00:00 June 15th, 2015|