This will vary according to the number of tiers and the type of finish you choose.
Your expert wedding cake baker will be able to advise you on the full range of cakes available and will be able to help you select the best one to suit your wedding. They will also be able to answer any questions you may have. Use Bark to get free quotes and find a wedding cake baker today.
What types of wedding cakes are available?
Floral - Floral cakes remain the most popular choice for wedding cakes particularly those with a summer theme. Sugar flowers are traditionally the chosen centrepiece for floral cakes.
Tall - Tall cakes with lots of tiers are the perfect way to make an impression at any wedding. Tall cakes are also fantastic for large weddings as they will make sure everybody gets a slice.
Naked - If you want something that fits the theme and you’re not a fan of icing or buttercream, but love fresh fruit and ingredients, naked cakes are an excellent and modern wedding cake choice.
Painted - Hand-painted cakes are perfect for personalising your cake, emphasising the talent of the cake decorator and adding a work of art to your wedding table.
Chalkboard - Chalkboard cakes are created using black sugar paste dusted in icing sugar and finished with a hand-painted message using white edible paint and a thin brush.
Metallic - Metallic cakes have shimmering finishes of gold, bronze or silver which look incredible - making for the perfect photo opportunity on your big day.
Lace - Lace can be draped or wrapped around a cake to give depth to its design or simply used to add an elegant finishing touch to cakes of all shapes and sizes.
Chocolate - With so many chocolate cake recipes ranging from dark to white, there are lots of melt-in-your-mouth possibilities for serving chocolate on your big day.
What should I look for in a Wedding Cake Baker?
You don't need any formal qualifications to get started as a wedding cake baker but some employers might look for candidates with a level of education such as a Level 2 Certificate in Bakery or Level 3 Diploma in Professional Bakery.
Before you choose a wedding cake baker, you could ask to see examples of their work. Wedding cake bakers are known for their artistry and you want to be confident that they can produce something special for your big day. You don’t want your wedding cake to be the first cake they have ever baked so make sure to ask how many they have made in the past.
You could also look at their profile page on Bark and Bark can show you wedding cake reviews from past customers too as well as examples of work that they have completed. This might also help you get some ideas for the wedding cake you might like for your special day.
CakeBuds is run by multi award winning wedding cake designer Elizabeth Wood who specialises in creating contemporary wedding and celebration cakes across Hampshire, Surrey, Berkshire, London and surrounding areas.
Moving away from the conventional practice of cake decorating, Liz’s passion lies within contemporary cake design, with an emphasis on modern minimalism. She loves exploring different textures and playing around with colour to create edible pieces of art for her clients.
Using only the finest and freshest ingredients, Liz knows how important appearance and flavour are to her clients. That is why she works closely with them to ensure their wedding or celebration cake is designed to suit their individual style, ultimately creating a one off centrepiece which is both stunning and delicious.
The thing I love the most is hearing all about my couples wedding plans at their Tasting Consultations. This enables me to design a wedding cake to suit their particular style and ultimately creating a centrepiece that is both stunning and delicious.
What inspired you to start your own business?
So, how did CakeBuds originate? Well, since a young age I have always enjoyed baking. However it wasn’t until my daughters first birthday in September 2016 that I started baking celebration cakes. Family and friends then asked me to make cakes for them, so I taught myself to decorate cakes using books, Pinterest, YouTube and other online tutorials. The feedback I received was overwhelming which ultimately encouraged me to set up CakeBuds in summer 2017.
At the start of 2018, I decided to expand my business into wedding cakes. Expanding into wedding cakes has led to many exciting opportunities such as styled photoshoots, becoming a recommended wedding supplier for several wedding venues across the south of England and winning the title of South Central Wedding Cake Designer/Maker of the year in The 2019 Wedding Industry Award.
It was not until the end of 2018 that I truly started to feel like I had found my own style in cake design. I was finding that more and more couples were breaking boundaries when it came to planning their weddings. Everyone was trying to be different in one way or another. I soon realised that I too was being drawn to cakes which were a little different to the traditional wedding cake. Whether the cakes were minimalist, highly detailed, bold or modest, they all had a creative flair to them which made them stand out. That is when I started to experiment with different textures and soon realised that I had a real passion for contemporary cake design.
I feel like my journey in contemporary cake design has only just begun and I am super excited to see what the future holds.
Why should our clients choose you?
There is so much choice nowadays when it comes to designing your wedding cake that it may seem like a daunting task. Long gone are the days of the traditional white wedding cake as more and more couples are pushing the boundaries and opting for something a little bit different. Whether your looking for something that is colourful or neutral, bold or modest, detailed or minimalistic, I will work with you every step of the way to ensure your wedding cake is individually designed to suit your particular style, ultimately creating a centrepiece that is both stunning and delicious.