For something totally unique, Bee Berrie delivers to venues all over the UK. After selling biscuits from the back of a van, her business has gone on to supply biscuits and cakes to Selfridges, Harrods, Daylesford Farm and Stella McCartney. Her wedding cakes have unique flair with nature-inspired designs, most of which feature organic UK-grown edible flowers and leaves. Flavours, which can be tailored for vegan and gluten-free guests, include pistachio and rose; banana, chocolate chip and pecan; chai spice vanilla; orange blossom; and coconut with Stracciatella icing. Scroll through her Instagram to see some of her best designs.
Cove Cakes is the bakery to know in Dublin. Suzanne Brady and her team create beautiful bespoke cakes, while their online shop has a range of designs ready to buy. Having been featured in the likes of Brides and Vogue, each design looks as good as it tastes. Brides and grooms can suggest flavours and go to a cake tasting session to sample flavours like vanilla, basil and strawberry; champagne, rhubarb and elderflower, prosecco, peach and thyme; and white mocha with Irish whiskey salted caramel. If you’re after something less traditional, opt for a macaroon tower or mini cake bites.
Cutter & Squidge
Cutter & Squidge is run by two sisters who make sweet treats, but on the lighter side. Their London bakery creates ‘no-fuss’ wedding cakes which can be ordered online. Each comes ready assembled so the team can easily set them up at your venue. For a small affair, choose a one- or two-tier cake which can be decorated with seasonal fruit and foliage. We love the four-tier ‘White Cake’, finished with white buttercream and topped with fresh, white roses – simple yet beautiful. If you haven’t decided on flavours, order their sample box which includes six of their best-selling options – Eton mess, lemon, raspberry, double chocolate salted caramel, hazelnut and chocolate, and carrot.
Elizabeth’s Cake Emporium
If you’re planning a luxury affair for the future, Elizabeth Solaru is the wedding cake designer to know. Her award-winning bakery has been designing bespoke wedding cakes for over ten years, so it’s safe to say she knows exactly what goes into creating a showstopping design. The team have made creations for some of the best hotels around the UK – including The Dorchester, The Savoy, The Corinthia, and The Landmark – and have been featured in the likes of Vogue and Brides. There are more than 20 flavours to choose from, whether you want a classic vanilla sponge or a decadent tiramisu cake. As well as her impressive, tiered designs, the team also create bespoke dessert tables, cupcakes, and wedding biscuits – so there’s something for every bride.
Luminary Bakery is a registered charity that give backs to the local community through their work with vulnerable women and those from disadvantaged backgrounds. They’re also an award-winning bakery who make stylish and delicious wedding cakes which can be collected from their shop in Stoke Newington. A great choice if you want something simple and don’t have an elaborate design in mind, flavours include lemon and blueberry, red velvet, sticky toffee, and chocolate with mixed berries. Their signature ‘naked’ cakes are particularly beautiful – all of which are available in one, two or three tiers.
Long considered the A-list and fashion crowds’ go-to baker for one-of-a-kind masterpieces, Lily Jones is a self-taught baker known for her innovative cake designs, with clients including Elton John, Lady Gaga, Madonna, Alexander McQueen, Kate Moss and Shrimps. In addition to her vintage-inspired celebration bakes, Lily and her team also create unique wedding cakes adorned with pearls, flowers and foliage. Put in a bespoke order to watch your vision come to life or take inspiration from her Instagram where previous wedding flavours include banana sponge with salted caramel, soft vanilla sponge with mixed berries, and salted caramel with chocolate ganache. Cakes can be collected from her Columbia Road shop or delivered to London postcodes.
TSP Cakes are a small bakery based in Stoke-on-Trent. Delivering to venues in the north, Heather Tilstone, an award-winning cake designer, and her team are known for creating bespoke designs. The bakery arranges tasting consultations and also makes sample boxes so you can try a selection of flavours to help you choose your favourite one. Signature flavours include lemon and white chocolate, spiced carrot, sticky toffee and red velvet. It’s a small team, so you’ll need to order your cake 12 months in advance.
Sugar Plum Bakes
Owner and founder of Sugar Plum Bakes, Vaani, uses nature to inspire her bespoke wedding cakes. Each one is iced with buttercream and features seasonal foliage, flowers and unique decorations. Based in Kingston, the team can deliver to selected postcodes in Surrey and London, but they’re a small team, so the sooner you enquire, the better. Brides and grooms can choose from vanilla and raspberry sponge filled with white chocolate ganache, chai latte bakes and vegan chocolate cakes, to name a few.
Rosalind Miller Cakes
Rosalind Miller is a London-based studio who make some of the most beautiful wedding cakes in the capital. Supplying cakes to big name brands like Harrods, the team use seasonal ingredients to create fresh and innovative flavours. There’s an extensive selection to browse through online, though the team also make bespoke cakes if you have a specific design in mind. Cakes can be decorated with fresh flowers and finished with luxury touches like gold leaf. The ‘Buttercream Collection’ includes semi-naked designs and cakes filled with delicious macaroons.