London Brand Shoot for Cake Maker and Business Coach Annie Bennett

UK Brand Shoots

Today I’m bringing you the shoot of a truly fabulous business coach and cake maker who I had the pleasure of working with.  She not only creates the most beautiful wedding cakes, but she also coaches other cake makers to build a successful business, has published several books to help those cake makers and has a subscription box – oh, and on top of all that she is an extremely talented opera singer (which of course we bought into her shoot because her cake business is called Leading Lady Cakes.

So let’s get to know Annie Bennett…


What first got you into your field?

I decided, after nearly 30 years of primary teaching, that I needed to start something new.

What’s your favourite thing about the work that you do?

Creating beautiful wedding cakes.

What is a ‘reality’ of your work that other people don’t realise? 

Wedding cake bakers are booked up way in advance, sometimes years. I sometimes get asked for a cake for within the following week… usually, it just can’t be done!

Beautiful detailed brand photographs from AKP Branding Stories. Relaxed brand session with business coach and cake maker, Annie Bennett from Leading Lady Cakes. Annie Bennett from Leading Lady Cakes by AKP Branding Stories. Brand session in London with Leading Lady Cakes owner and business coach, Annie Bennett by AKP Branding Stories.



“I was worried that I’d be nervous, and my face wouldn’t look natural… forced smiles and all that. I felt so relaxed right from the start that didn’t happen at all.  My favourite part was wearing my Leading Lady dress that I’d made specially, and with the hair and makeup too, I felt fabulous!

Amanda has the knack for making you completely relaxed, so her photos show the real you.

The images have upped my engagement. I’ve used them on everything… including website and blog posts, and as a result, everything just looks spot-on professional.”



Photographs of home baking business coach, Annie Bennett. Relaxed branding session with UK Brand Photographer, AKP Branding Stories. Personal brand photography with business coach and cake maker, Annie. I recently had the pleasure of photographing cake baker and home baking business coach, Annie Bennett. Portrait of Leading Lady Cakes owner, Annie Bennett. Elegant and relaxed brand session in London with AKP Branding Stories. Personal branding photoshoot with Annie Bennett and AKP Branding Stories.


What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given? (can be on anything!)

Success comes through effort, not talent.

What’s your cocktail/mocktail of choice?

I discovered a cocktail on my 40th birthday, called the Emma Peel. Pineapple juice, cherry brandy and champagne.

And where can people find you?

Leading Lady Cakes – Instagram | Website | Facebook

Annie Bennett Business Coach – Instagram | Website | Facebook

The Sugar Bloom Box – Website 

January 11, 2023