Along with the bride’s gown and bouquet, the cake is one of the most central features at a wedding.
If you want your culinary centrepiece to go down a treat it needs to be striking, delicious and (of course) Instagram-worthy.
Luckily, London's top bakeries are offering up all kinds of spectacular sponges to help you find the perfect display for your celebrations.
Whether you’re searching for something creative and showstopping or are sticking to the traditional kind, our roundup of wedding cakes has got it covered.
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 hidden inside is a rainbow of six different-coloured sponges. Each of the fluffy 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
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 along with the choice of three other cream fillings.
From £120 | Patisserie Valerie | Buy it now
Lola’s Pink and Ivory Wedding Cupcakes
Cupcakes are a modern twist on the traditional tiered display and are much 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
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 for a showstopping finish.
£249 | Marks and Spencer | Buy it now
Betty’s Fondant Fancy Wedding Cake
Classic doesn’t 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 features a selection of individual Fondant Fancies. Each mini cake is filled with raspberry and vanilla buttercream, then covered with marzipan and finished with three rosebuds. Cake stands are available to hire.
£250 | Betty’s | Buy it now
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
Anges du Sucre Alice in Wonderland Wedding Cake
If you and your partner are closely avoiding clichés, then this wonderfully whimsical cake is right up your street (aisle). Taking inspiration from the topsy-turvy world of Lewis Carroll’s Wonderland, it has an eye-catching design and an equally moreish taste. Available in seven sizes, it can also be personalised with a 2-character message written in chocolate – yum!
£190 | Anges du Sucre | Buy it now
Bea's Cake Boutique Hampstead
You can’t beat the versatility of a buttercream cake, which is why it has 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
L’Ordichee Naked wedding cake with flowers
A healthy alternative to traditional iced towers, naked cakes are a great choice for rustic weddings. From London’s popular boutique patisserie comes this dreamy tower of cream-smothered sponges, which are available in various mouth-watering flavours – including Nutella cream and chocolate, red velvet and salted caramel cream and vanilla.
From £200 | L’Ordichee | Buy it now
Godminister Wedding & Celebration Cheese Cake
Another unusual option that will certainly go down a storm with cheese lovers. Somerset’s Godminister has combined an array of its award-winning cheeses, from the light-textured Cornish Yarg to the Vintage Organic Cheddar, to create this stunning centrepiece. Topped with a romantic cheddar heart, the 10kg cheese cake is 60cm high and serves up to 120 people – so there will be enough for guests to take home afterwards.
£239 | Yumbles | Buy it now