Create your ultimate wedding cake with our Lifestyle Editor’s selection of the best wedding cake makers in the UK.
Best For Classic: Sophie Cabot
Baking bespoke wedding cakes since 2014, Sophie Cabot is an expert in classical wedding cake design. Particularly skilled in sugar flower craft and hand painting, each commission is treated as a work of art completely unique to you. Her traditional flavours offer the best of the classics, including Victoria Sponge, Carrot Cake, Coffee and Walnut and Fancy Fruit; a decadent rich fruit cake doused in brandy that was originally Sophie’s grandmother’s recipe. Although specialising in the classics, Sophie is open to working with more creative flavours too. For the wedding of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank, she created a five-tier red velvet and chocolate cake adorned with gold piping and Autumn foliage. For classic flavour and showstopper design, Sophie Cabot is one of the best wedding cake makers in the UK.
Best For Flavour: Violet Bakery
A California bakery based in East London with a reputation for making the best buttercream cupcakes, whoopie pies and halva tahini brownies, Violet Bakery has had a hungry queue at its door from the moment it opened. Claire Ptak, who previously served as pastry chef at the iconic Chez Panisse, believes in working with organic and low intervention ingredients. Contrasting to many wedding cake makers, her bespoke wedding cakes have a creative Californian twist. Each wedding cake rises to the occasion with delicious flavour and a sprinkle of fun. Cake flavours include; Chocolate Devil’s Food, Raspberry Lemon Sprinkle, Mocha, and Amalfi Lemon and Elderflower which was selected by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle for their own wedding. The cake includes three layers of fluffy vanilla sponge drizzled with elderflower syrup, filled with lemon curd, and iced with buttercream scented with the juice and zest of lemons from the Amalfi coast. Violet bakery offers tasters of their wedding cake flavours in iced cupcake form so that you can sample the selection before deciding on your ultimate wedding cake.
Best For Fun: Lily Vanilli
Renowned for her princess perfect, pastel iced, and often glitter-cherry topped cakes, Lily Vanilli is the go-to for a wedding cake that will dazzle your guests and deliver on deliciousness. With designs titled Accidentally Wes Anderson, Bow Selecta, and Pastel Party, her creative wedding cakes are a spectacle of baroque, glamour and sparkle. Nothing is too much at Lily Vanilli and her team will work with you to create a wedding cake that is entirely personal to you. Using only the finest ingredients, including French unsalted butter, Guittard artisanal chocolate and seasonal fruit from Natoora, Lily Vanilli’s creations are some of the best wedding cakes in the UK.
Best For Floral Design: The Hazlebury Kitchen
For a wedding cake that celebrates the best of British, look no further than The Hazlebury Kitchen. Using British butter, homegrown free-range eggs and Packenham Mill flour, keeping things as local as possible is a passion for The Hazlebury Kitchen founder, Poppy. Each of her delectable wedding cakes contains four layers of sponge with three generous layers of buttercream and filling. Poppy will use her own home-grown or British jams, cordials, berries and fruits wherever possible. Whether you are looking for a naked wedding cake with just a dusting of icing sugar, semi-naked with a light coating of buttercream and visible crumb, or a fully coated cake iced in fluffy buttercream, Poppy tailors each wedding cake to your exact specifications. For the ultimate wedding cake elegance consider an edible flower cake. After icing the cake in a luscious layer of your chosen flavour buttercream, Poppy will adorn your wedding cake with seasonal edible flowers to create your own stunning edible garden.
Best for Bespoke: Isobel Bakes
Working closely with you from the very beginning, Isobel draws from the design, colour, and feel of your wedding to create a wedding cake that is entirely bespoke to you. After a warm, welcoming conversation briefing and a first look at what couples are planning for their wedding, Isobel works on a selection of flavours for you to sample. Favourites include; pistachio and lemon sponge with fresh raspberries and pistachio cream, vanilla and lemon drizzle sponge with lemon curd marbled buttercream, and chocolate sponge with hazelnut buttercream and salted caramel and toasted hazelnut brittle. Personalised adjustments are welcomed. If you want your lemon cake extra lemony or your buttercream extra fluffy Isobel will make it happen. Each cake is finished with the same high level of detail as the filling with a range of icing finishes to choose from. Isobel can also work with your wedding florist to add a dramatic display of your wedding blooms to the cake. Adapting flavour and style to suit each occasion, Isobel Bakes will create a wedding cake that is entirely you.
Best For Showstopper: By Yevnig
If you’re looking for the ultimate centerpiece for your wedding look no further than a wedding cake By Yevnig. The extensive repertoire of flavours covers both the classics and the curious ranging from strawberry and champagne (fluffy champagne sponge filled with Swiss meringue buttercream and Marc de Champagne strawberry preserve) to cookies and cream (vanilla sponge with crushed Oreo cookies and a Swiss meringue buttercream filling). When it comes to design no dream is too big. From hand-made petals and fondant cherubs to gold leaf or even pearl adorned, the team at By Yevnig work with you to capture your unique personality to create your dream wedding cake. As well as bespoke wedding cakes By Yevnig offer a range of fabulous dessert tables including meringue and macaron towers and sweet platters of handmade chocolates, biscuits, truffles, fondant fancies, cake pops, and iced donuts.
Best For Giving Back: Luminary Bakery
Luminary Bakery are some of the best wedding cake makers in London and will make you a wedding cake that is not just delicious but will go towards making a real difference to someone’s life. A social enterprise offering women the opportunity to build a future for themselves, Luminary Bakery provides a safe and professional space for vulnerable women. Using baking as a tool towards employability and entrepreneurship, the aim is to equip women with transferable skills for the working world. Hard work and a huge amount of love go into every celebration and wedding cake at Luminary Bakery. With options such as Lemon and Blueberry, Sticky Toffee or Almond, Cherry and Chocolate, their range of flavours has something for every taste. If one is not enough, have two, three or even four! Each tier can be custom designed to your flavour specifications. As well as being guaranteed to be delicious, every wedding cake helps to support more women facing significant disadvantage and to empower them to reach their potential.
Best For On A Budget: The Crumbly Bakers
Sometimes it is impossible to choose just one flavour, but at The Crumbly Bakers, you don’t have to. An expert in creating multi-tiered wedding cakes, The Crumbly Bakers founder Kay encourages you to opt for a different flavour for each. With a mouth-watering range including; Coffee and Walnut, Gin and Elderflower and Limoncello Lemon, it would be hard not to. If there is a flavour you have your heart set on that isn’t currently listed Kay will work with you to bring it to life and create your dream wedding cake.
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