Top 10 Bakeries For The Ultimate Wedding Cake
Wedding season is upon us so we thought it would be a good idea to showcase some of the most creative and delicious wedding cakes the UK has to offer. Take a look at our list of Top 10 Bakeries For The Ultimate Wedding Cake below.
1. Lily Vanilli
Described as London’s coolest baker and based in the ever so vibrant Columbia Rd the Lily Vanilli bakery has become an iconic fixture on the legendary London market. With the most instagramable of cupcakes and uber cute decor you’ll find queue’s out the door most Sundays.
With rave reviews from some of the countries toughest critics, including but not limited to Vogue, The Independent, The Times and Harpers Bazaar Lily has certainly taken the baking industry by storm, turning the humble rolling pin into the hottest of accessories! Super hip and bang on trend, you can’t go far wrong with one of Lily’s creations as centre piece on your big day!
2. Rosalind Miller
From Graphic Design lecturer at Central Saint Martins College to master baker! Recommended supplier to some of the biggest names in London’s Hotelier industry including The Ritz, The Savoy, Claridges and Four Seasons Park Lane to name but a few.
A Wedding cake by Rosalind truly is a sight to behold. Described as being at the forefront of wedding trends. Her eye for detail in design won her the coveted title of ‘Best Wedding Cake Designer’ at the Wedding Industry Awards 2012 and 2013. If all that doesn’t tantalise your taste buds, I’m not sure what will!!
3. Peggy Porchen
With her flagship bakery in London’s exclusive Belgravia you’ll be in good company purchasing your Wedding Cake from here. With a star studded client base Peggy counts name such as Kate Moss, Stella McCartney and Madonna as previous clients. The bakery itself is just divine, decorated in baby pinks and an abundance of floral arrangements it really is a sight to behold. With an array of gorgeous designs featuring beautiful pastels and flowers to suit the chicest of chic weddings!
4. Fondant Fox
Based in the East End of London, this fun and vibrant bakery promises to make you smile with there vast range of eclectic designs. We're very much fans of the oh so trendy ‘naked cake’. Oozing style and simplicity and adorned with rustic looking florals and seasonal berries with just a light dusting of icing sugar these babies would fit right in to a chic barnyard setting. They offer a vast range of fillings from your classic Viccy sponge through to Persian Rose loves English Strawberry. So whatever your flavour is, these guys are sure to have you covered!
5. Neals Yard Dairy - Cheese Tower
To brie or not to brie that is the question! No sweet tooth, no problem.. We absolutely love the idea of this ultra modern and somewhat rustic alternative to the traditional Wedding Cake. Whilst the construction and decoration of the cake is entirely up to you Neals Yard Dairy are happy to consult with you to help form the perfect seasonal cheese collaboration to suit you and your guests. You have the opportunity to have a cheese tasting beforehand and for the creatives amongst you it’s the ideal opportunity to add your design flair to your bespoke cheese tower.
6. Little Bear Cakery
Clare from the Little Bear Bakery is famed for becoming East London’s alternative cake decorator! Taking her inspiration from “her love of the 3 F’s….. feathers, flora and fauna” she loves experimenting with different materials and textures. Her designs are fun, quirky and quite unique!
7. Meringue Girls
With a love for creating eye catching, sassy, stylish and instagramable cakes who better to design your bespoke Wedding cake for your special day. It all started with a love of meringue in East London’s famous food market- Broadway Market. You’ll be spoilt for choice with options ranging from rainbow meringue tiered Wedding cakes to a whole sweet table or high tea. If all that wasn’t enough they also collaborate with Fondant Fox, so why struggle to decide who to choose to create your dream cake when you can have both. Sounds like a match made in heaven!
8. Bees Bakery
Did somebody say edible flowers?! The expression looks good enough to eat has been made true by Bee Berrie. Famed for her jammie dodgers and having recently been awarded “Best in London” by The Evening Standard. Bee makes bespoke designed wedding cakes using only organic UK grown edible flowers and petals to decorate her cakes.
New for this year and following the current trend she uses dehydrated edible fruits, dried flowers, edible printed cakes and bespoke botanical prints to create a cake that's as unique as you. Outside of Weddings, Bee creates bespoke biscuits and cakes for an array of star studded clients such as Stella McCartney, Topshop, Kurt Geiger and the BBC. Her wares are also available to buy at Harrods and Jamie Oliver’s Recipease.
From Hen Day activities, to Wedding Favours, Wedding Cakes, biscuit invitations and save the dates, right the way through to ‘Will you be my bridesmaid?’ biscuits, these guys have you well and truly covered! Whatever you need they’ve got it. Throw in there cute retro packaging and bespoke personalised service and we’ve found a 1 stop shop winner.
10. The Abigail Bloom
‘Savour a while and you’ll notice a dollop of organic and a sprinkle of fair trade all folded gently with a spoonful of ethics’ (and they look pretty impressive too)! The Abigail Bloom brand credit their cakes with the wow factor for having 4 layers of sponge as opposed to the industry standard of 3. It makes each tier a rather impressive 5.5” tall. Their design style can best be described as elegant and understated luxury and it’s clear Abigail’s love of fashion and architecture has helped draw inspiration for her beautifully crafted cakes.