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The Best Wedding Cakes in Nottingham

Getting engaged is so exciting – congratulations!! Figuring out which wedding suppliers to book is certainly not! Luckily for you, there are a tonne of awesome local suppliers – the hard part is figuring out the perfect one for you! Dave is an absolute sucker for cakes, it’s why we meet prospective couples in cafes to chat about their wedding, drink tea and of course have a slice of cake! So when it came to selecting Nottingham wedding cakes he was VERY keen to do some research!

Having been a photographer in the East Midlands for years now and met a whole host of incredibly talented people creating bespoke wedding cakes in Nottingham and beyond, so we’ve compiled a list of our favourites, in no particular order, to help you choose:

If you think we’ve missed a business that you’d like to see added, please send us a message. We’ll be updating this list with example images, blog posts, or galleries for each of Nottingham’s amazing wedding cake creators! If you have any questions or want to know our thoughts on a particular business, please contact us.

We know there are a whole lot of awesome wedding suppliers in Nottingham, we’ve been writing about a whole range this year, from videographers, celebrants, entertainers and planners to flowers, cakes and makeup artists.

Rock ‘n’ Roll Baker

Why do we think Rock ‘n’ Roll Baker is an awesome wedding baker?

I first discovered The Rock ‘N’ Roll Baker on Instagram. My mindless zombiefied scrolling was stopped instantly by Sonia’s incredible cakes. You can see a tonne of pictures of them over on her website gallery – simply stunning! I love this quote from her website which sums up her style “If Damien Hirst baked cakes, perhaps this is how they might look.”

We wanted to know about more about the Rock ‘N’ Roll Baker, what inspires her and what makes her business so special. So we asked her a few questions:

One of Rock ‘N’ Roll Baker’s stunning cakes – photographed by Sonia from Rock ‘N’ Roll Baker

Where are you based and how far from Nottingham do you travel?

“I am based in Orston (near Bingham). I usually stick to the Nottinghamshire area but I am close to Grantham so I also deliver around here. For weddings though, I will tend to travel further, I’ve even deliver a wedding cake to Chester!”

How would you describe your business in three words?

“Fun, creative & tasty!”

What inspires you in your business?

“Everything around me (for the design process). I have a mega sweet tooth myself and love all food so having the best tasting cakes is also right there at the top.” 

On average, how much do couples spend with you?

“Hard to say as I cater parties from 10 up to 200, celebration cakes are around £80-£100 on average and for wedding cakes £450 is average.”

What makes your business special?

“I think that would be my creative style and my passion for creating all of you incredible cakes 🖤”

Website

Phone: 07958 534 848 | Instagram – @rocknrollbaker

Strawberry Cupcakes

Why do we think Strawberry Cupcakes makes awesome wedding cakes in Nottingham?

Well, we first met Jeaniene from Strawberry Cupcakes at Tying the Nott festival in 2019 and she must know the way to Dave’s heart because late in the afternoon she brought over some delicious cupcakes. Perhaps more importantly for all you brides out there, she creates incredible wedding cakes, head over to her website to see some of her beautiful creations.

We asked Jeaniene a couple of questions to find out more about her business. what makes it awesome and what makes inspires her!

Where are you based and how far from Nottingham do you travel?

“We’re based on Trent Bridge but willing to travel all over to be honest! We’ve even gone as far as Southampton before.”

How would you describe your business in three words?

“Friendly. Helpful. Fresh!”

What inspires you in your business?

“What inspires us? Fashion, colours, playing with ideas and come up with new ideas as well!”

What makes your business special?

“We bake and make all our cakes fresh in our shop and everything is made by us on site.”

Website

Phone – 0115 998 9891 | Facebook – @strawberrycupcakes.co.uk

Confection Of Affection

Why do we think Confection Of Affection makes awesome cakes?

We first met Lisa through the group of awesome alternative suppliers that is the Unconventional Weddings directory. And, whether you’re looking for simplistic naked or semi naked cake, or an intricate iced design Lisa could be just the person you’re after!

We asked Lisa a couple of questions to find out more about her business. what makes it awesome and what makes inspires her!

Where are you based and how far Nottingham do you travel?

“I’m based in Hucknall, and I travel all over the East Midlands.”

How would you describe your business in three words?

“Deliciously, unique cake!”

What inspires you in your business?

“The couples I work with inspire me. I love to hear their story and put a little bit of their personality into the cakes I create. I love it when couples come for a tasting and want to go home with more cake, it’s always a good sign!”

On average, how much do couples spend with you?

“This depends on what type of cake people want – semi naked cakes are quite popular which on average are around £250. If people are wanting a fondant covered cake with more personal decoration, then the average is about £300-£600 depending on design.”

What makes your business special?

“Again, my clients make my business special! Without them I wouldn’t be able to do the creative, slightly quirky designs I love to make. I love that all of clients are unique, meaning every single cake is unique, be it the flavours or design.”

Website

Phone – 07811 156833 | Facebook – @confectionofaffection

The Sweet Stuff

Why do we think The Sweet Stuff is awesome?

Natasha from The Sweet Stuff is a designer of modern, elegant cakes, she focuses on making ‘cakes for cool couples in love’ and loves to add a little bit of the personality of the couple into the cakes or shape it to match the rest of your wedding day. Top this off with delicious tasting cakes and you’ve got one awesome cake designer!

We had to know more about Natasha and her business, so we asked her about her business. what makes it awesome and what makes inspires her!

Where are you based and how far do you travel?

“I am based in Nottingham city centre and typically travel up to an hour to deliver and set up wedding cakes for my clients around Nottinghamshire and the East Midlands.  I have also travelled further and had clients who are London based.  I really fall in love with clients that are based abroad but are coming to the region to get married, I love to travel and explore so their experiences abroad really get my creative juices flowing.”

How would you describe your business in three words!

“Creative. Fresh. Contemporary. 

My business is really just a reflection of me as I not only make the cakes but have created the website, brand image and all of the communications.  I am a magpie for colour and sparkle, I usually see things a little different than most and I like to create work that not only reflects a wedding style but also inject my personal style and the couple’s personality.”

What inspires you in your business?

“The freedom to be creative, express myself in this way inspires my business to continue.  I also get very excited when working with other wedding suppliers and taking inspiration for my clients events from their work.  When clients are too prescriptive or they want exactly what they have seen in an image, for me, this takes the excitement, joy and creativity out of working on their big day.”

On average, how much do couples spend with you?

“My wedding clients typically spend around £450.00 on their wedding cake, the popularity of rustic style weddings has led to the semi-naked cake trend and barn style weddings so this price pretty much reflects that style of wedding cake.  I am probably not the cheapest cake designer but my clients value my work and trust my years of experience.”

What makes your business special?

“I am very client focused, I like to have a connection with my clients and be inspired by their personalities just as much as their wedding style.  When you have something in common with your clients that connection makes the work special.  I like to have my own ideas and have my own take on what is trending, keeping things fresh and putting those ideas out to the world make my business special and worthwhile.  I also like to support and help other businesses grow.”

Website

Phone: 07931 815 789 | Facebook – @sweetstufflife

Red Robin Cakery

Why do we think Red Robin Cakery is awesome?

I first came across Red Robin Cakery through Instagram and loved the personalisation, style and elegance of her cakes. I’ve since tasted them and if you’ve got a sweet tooth like me, you’re sure going to love them!

We had to know more, so we asked Sophie about her business, what inspires her creativity and what makes them awesome!

Where are you based and how far from Nottingham do you travel?

“I am based in Annesley and I tend to travel a 40 minutes radius – but do make exceptions for larger orders.”

How would you describe your business in three words!

“Bespoke. Caring. Tasty!”

What inspires you in your business?

“Many things inspire me in business. I try to focus on the couples vibe and take some inspiration from the venue too. I want to make sure personal service is top priority!”

On average, how much do couples spend with you?

“The average spend with me is around £250 – I like to work with a couples budget.”

What makes your business special?

“My business is special as I have a more unique take on wedding cakes. I’m not all about the 6 tier fruit cake covered in white fondant. Cake is cake, and it should look tasty and like you want to tuck straight in!”

Website

Phone: 07399 592869 | Facebook – @redrobincakery

Green Kitchen Cakes

Why do we think Green Kitchen Cakes make great wedding cakes?

Laura from Green Kitchen Cakes is a specialist in naked, semi naked and buttercream cakes and we love how closely she works with the couple to ensure that the cake fits into their wedding and of course tastes delicious. We love the simplicity and elegance of her designs that make you want to tuck straight in !

We needed to know more though, so we chatted to Laura, and asked her about her business, what inspires her creativity and what makes it so special.

Where are you based and how far from Nottingham do you travel?

“I work from my home studio in Long Eaton and cover all of the East Midlands (and beyond if requested!)”

How would you describe your business in three words!

“Personal. Bespoke. Delicious!”

What inspires you in your business?

“To be able to play a small part in such a happy and important day. Plus the opportunity to earn a living from being creative. I love the challenge to get creative with both design and flavour.”

On average, how much do couples spend with you?

“This is a tough one as all my cakes are bespoke, but a rough guide is a three tier sponge cake to serve approximately 100 people starts from £325.”

What makes your business special?

“I work closely and collaboratively with each couple through the wedding planning process, which includes a wedding cake consultation, where we can discuss ideas and they can obviously try some cake! I can then create a personal and bespoke wedding cake for them to enjoy on their Big Day!” 

Website

Instagram – @greenkitchencakes | Facebook – @greenkitchencakes

Urban Cakehouse

Why do I think The Urban Cakehouse is so awesome?

The first time we stumbled onto Lisa from the Urban Cakehouse’s website we knew we’d found something special. Her unique, contemporary wedding cakes are quite something, that and she is a specialist in vegan and gluten free cakes so can cater for absolutely everyone.

Having met Lisa a few times through the Unconventional Wedding directory, we knew she’d be up for a chat to get to know more about her business. So, we asked her!

Where are you based and how far from Nottingham do you travel?

“I’m based in Sheffield, I live right on the South Yorkshire/Derbyshire border. I deliver all over the UK and frequently collaborate with other Nottingham suppliers.”

How would you describe your business in three words!

“Unique. Stylish. Unconventional.”

What inspires you in your business?

“It’s such a happy business to be in! I love meeting people and this allows me to meet amazing couples who are excited to be planning their wedding with their soul mate. I enjoy getting to know them and hearing their story. I love that they trust me to create their special cake. I get the inspiration to design my cakes from everywhere I go. Architecture, nature, fashion, street art, favourite artists – you name it there will be inspiration in it.”

On average, how much do couples spend with you?

“My wedding cakes start at £350 for a basic cake. The price of a wedding cake really depends on the level of decoration and the time it takes to create it. My average wedding cake price is approximately £600.”

What makes your business special?

“My customer service, I always go the extra mile to help make my couples day the best it can be, whether it’s helping them source things they need for their wedding, putting them in touch with other suppliers that I know will be perfect for their style or just having a glass of wine and a chat to catch up before the big day. By the time I’ve delivered the cake to the wedding I like to feel like I am delivering to good friends.”

Website

Instagram – @urbancakehouse | Facebook – @urbancakehousecakes

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