Cake making is an art. Of course, we can all whip up some passable fairy cakes, and if we’re feeling a little daring, might even be able to push the boat out to a Victoria sponge – but there are very few amongst us who have the skill to not only design and construct a multi-tiered wedding cake, but to decorate it with pizzazz and flair. And although alternatives to the traditional cake – such as individual cakes for every guest, doughnut walls, and sweet tables – have become more and more popular in recent years, our wedding cakes are not going anywhere yet! Thanks to the following bakeries and cake shops, an eye-catching and impressive cake is going to remain a staple part of the wedding (and of course, that infamous tasting session that we all look forward to)! So get inspired, and choose your cake maker today!
- Tees Bakery
- Bunty’s Wedding Cakes
- Have Some Cake
- Lily Vanilli
- Rosalind Miller
- The Sweet Stuff
- The Floury
- The Frostery
Tees Bakery are a purveyor of luxury celebration and wedding cakes in Hertfordshire, whose products and designs border on the divine. Able to adapt her skills to every scenario and style, founder Toyin Opebiyi has found much success with making cakes for all kinds of bridal couples – all designs are bespoke and totally customised, with the end result guaranteed to be a work of “confectionary art.”
Based in London, Bunty’s Wedding Cakes have emerged victorious against their many competitors due to the complexity of their designs and the quality of their decorations, which often include sugar flowers, lace work and sculpted pieces. Their wedding cakes are sophisticated, and show an understanding not only of composition and design, but of colour too.
Have Some Cake are a bespoke cake making company, who will make all of your multi-tier dreams come true. With expert understanding of colour, layering and icing techniques, they are able to create cakes that step “outside of convention”, inspired by photography, cinema, architecture, and real artwork (which can really be seen in the second image!). Based in Birmingham, Have Some Cake caters to the Midlands and surrounding areas, and will create a real sense of elegance and luxury at your reception.
If you choose Lily Vanilli for your wedding cake, then one thing you can be sure of is that it will be a floral bonanza! The team at this London-based bakery – whose cakes can not only be made to be gluten and allergen free, but also vegan – they show immense creativity and originality with their designs, which are inspired by the beauty of nature. Chief baker, Lily Jones has been described as “One of the most sought-after artisan bakers of her generation”, and so you’re in for a real treat if you choose this wonderful bakery for your wedding cake.
Rosalind Miller is acknowledged as one of the greats in the wedding cake world. Appearing on nearly every Top Cake Maker in the UK article that you can find on the internet and in print, our own piece would be remiss to ignore her and her incredible work. Delicate, precise and with a penchant for sugar flowers that even the best often struggle with, wedding cakes by Rosalind Miller are personalised, and truly opulent – for the most extravagant, and most stunning of reception parties.
The Sweet Stuff are located in Nottingham, and can proudly state that they cater to all styles and tastes with their huge variety of skills and specialisations. From the classical three-tier white wedding cakes, to more modern, futuristic styles, to the Naked Cake (one of the most coveted types as of 2012), The Sweet Stuff will create you the perfect cake from one of their 9 flavour palettes: summer fruits, chocolate truffle, lemon + poppyseed, signature chocolate, chocolate peanut butter, red velvet, cookies & cream, spiced carrot and lemon zest (are you guys as hungry as we are right now??).
Catering to London and the West Country (you’ve just made it Bristol!), The Floury is a fantastic and well-deserving addition to this list, with a completely customisable wedding cake service. With a wealth of flavours, decorations and constructions available, the possibilities are limited only by gravity – so if you’ve got a certain look in mind, then Holly is the perfect person to contact to make it a reality! Using the best quality ingredients, including seasonal fruits and homemade vanilla extract, you can’t go wrong with these guys.
The Frostery has been run by lead baker Suzanne Thorpe since 2011, and in this relatively short time has been established as one of the best wedding cake design companies in Britain – and we can see why! With bold and daring designs for wedding couples who want every part of their big day to stand out, there could be no better person to entrust with your cake. With three expert cake makers, decorators and sugar artists employed by the company, the most minute of details will be designed and delivered to perfection – and will certainly make a statement too!
Making sure you choose the right flavour and style for your wedding cake is vital in ensuring that it fits with the theme and tone of your big day – so get one of our recommended experts on board, and you can be 100% sure that it will go down a treat with all of your guests!
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