Besides the dress and flowers, the cake is one of the most central features at a wedding. If you really want to make a statement with your centrepiece, it’s important that the bake is eye-catching, elegant and above all unique.
London's top bakeries are are offering up all kinds of shapes and flavours to help you find the perfect display for your special day.
If you’re searching something creative, then you needn’t look further than the showstopping designs from Choccywoccydoodah. Or if you have the traditional kind in mind, then Patisserie Valerie has got you covered.
Our roundup of wedding cakes offers plenty of inspiration for brides and grooms to-be.
1. Hummingbird Bakery Rainbow Sprinkles Cake
Popular for its devilishly decadent range of American-style cupcakes, Hummingbird has a showstopping range of wedding cakes – including this tiered wonder. From the outside, its delicate sprinkle design makes a subtle statement, but once your guests tuck in they’ll see a rainbow of six vibrant colours. Each of the fluffy sponge layers are topped with smooth vanilla frosting. For signature style, try adding a few fresh blooms on top.
From £129.95, Hummingbird Bakery, Buy it now
2. Peggy Porschen Naked Wedding Cake
A healthy alternative to traditional iced towers, naked cakes are a great addition to a rustic wedding. From London’s top bespoke cake designer comes this dreamy Vanilla Cloud cake, which is smothered with meringue buttercream and placed on an ivory iced cake board. Also available in dark chocolate truffle flavour.
From £250, Peggy Porschen, Buy it now
3. Patisserie Valerie Classic Sugar Paste Cake
For a traditional wedding, Patisserie Valerie’s classic-looking Sugar Paste Cake fits the bill. An array of vanilla or chocolate sponge layers are filled with a luxurious gateaux filling and topped with sugar paste icing. Its elegant adornments include satin ribbons, sugar flowers and piped royal icing details. A chocolate sponge option is also available as well as the choice of three other cream fillings.
From £120, Patisserie Valerie, Buy it now
4. Lola’s Pink and Ivory Wedding Cupcakes
Cupcakes are a modern twist on the traditional tiered display and are easier to handle. The idea allows you to spoil your guests with different flavours, while creating a visual feast. These delectable vanilla sponges from Lola’s are topped with either pink or ivory buttercream frosting and decorated with sugar paste roses, heart-shaped confetti sprinkles or silver balls.
£18 for 6, Lola’s Cupcakes, Buy it now
5. Marks and Spencer Shimmering Hoop Chocolate Wedding Cake
With something for every occasion, you can count on M&S for a tantalising celebration cake, and this four-tier beauty is a fine example. A fluffy chocolate sponge is filled and topped with ganache, then covered with icing and finished with shimmery pink and white hoops. Add a posy of pink flowers to one or two tiers for a showstopping finish.
£249, Marks and Spencer, Buy it now
6. Betty’s Fondant Fancy Wedding Cake
Classic doesn’t always have to mean cliché, and this nostalgic bake is a perfect display of old-meets-new. The top tier is an iced sponge, edged with a hand-piped swag pattern and topped with edible roses, while below is a selection of individual Fondant Fancies. Each mini cake is filled with raspberry and vanilla buttercream, covered with marzipan and finished with three rosebuds. Cake stands are available to hire.
£250, Betty’s, Buy it now
7. English Cheesecake Company 3 Tier Strawberry Vanilla Cheesecake
Another tasty alternative that’s ideal for those who are serving their wedding cake for dessert. Topped with plump strawberry halves, this three-tiered vanilla cheesecake serves up to 40 people and comes complete with a stand and silver cake boards. Also available in other flavours and sizes.
£295, English Cheesecake Company, Buy it now
8. Rosalind Miller London English Country Garden
Decorated by Rosalind Miller, an award-winning wedding cake designer based in London, this showstopper of a cake is a perfect choice for a summer garden wedding. Four sponge layers are smoothly frosted and placed on to a pale-pink cake stand. Sugar flowers and adorn the top and sides with gold leaf stripes around each layer. It’s also available to buy at the Harrods Food Halls.
From £119, Rosalind Miller, Buy it now
9. Choccywoccydoodah Curiouser And Curiouser
If you and your partner are closely avoiding clichés, then this outrageously decorated cake is right up your street (aisle). Taking inspiration from the topsy-turvy world of Wonderland, it has an eye-catching design and an equally mouth-watering taste.
From £450, Choccywoccydoodah, Buy it now
10. Bea's Cake Boutique Hampstead
You can’t beat the versatility of buttercream cakes, which is why these have become a go-to option for weddings. Bea's Cake Boutique has used nothing but high-quality ingredients to create the picture perfect Hampstead. It features a smooth swirl design and comes with the option of other flavours.
From £100, Beas of Bloomsbury, Buy it now