Which wedding cake flavour? Our Greater London experts answer
09 Apr 2019
Cake makers in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, London and Bedfordshire share their most trend-led flavours
Based in London but available across the UK, Fruity Gift is a luxury supplier offering sweet treats and alternative cakes for weddings and special events.
Fruity Gift offers stunning and delicious edible bouquets and fruit displays, ideal for wedding desserts, décor and as gifts. You're sure to find that perfect finishing touch for your special day, from chocolate dipped and decorated strawberries to cakes made entirely of fresh fruits.
The Berkshire Bakesmith
"The age-old tradition of having fruit cake for your wedding cake is something that crops up in conversation at every consultation I hold with my wedding clients. The trend for wedding cake flavours has very much moved away from the traditional fruit and sponge cakes and couples are now opting for several different flavours in their tiered wedding cakes. My most popular flavours over the last year have been my lemon or orange drizzle cakes, each cake packed with fresh lemons or oranges and each layer of cake topped with freshly squeezed lemon or orange juice drizzle and filled with a dreamy vanilla buttercream. Delicious." Kerry Smith
The Berkshire Bakesmith is based in Wokingham and is run by Kerry Smith, who has been creating beautiful cakes professionally since 2012. Every wedding cake is entirely bespoke, designed and created to be as unique to the couple as they are themselves.
Just Because Cakes
"'Choosing a cake that represents you is the most important' is something we say to all our couples. In this age of digital media it is very easy to get overwhelmed with ideas, so choosing a cake you will enjoy eating and love seeing in your wedding photos for years to come is the best way forward.
"At Just Because Cakes we offer a variety of flavours but our two most chosen flavours are caramel cake with salted caramel buttercream, a firm favourite with grooms, and a zesty lemon cake with silky limoncello buttercream and lemon curd. All our sponge cakes are coated with rich chocolate ganache which creates a superior taste." Gordana Stillingfleet
Based near Maidenhead, Just Because Cakes is firmly established as one of the South East’s best luxury wedding cake designers and the team pride themselves on beautiful designs, great attention to detail and offer a friendly and personal service from initial contact to delivery.
"I tend to find cake flavours follow the seasons. Winter is the warming notes of chocolate, butterscotch and coffee; spring is more citrus and elderflower; summer has lighter fresh tones; and autumn is spices, like cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg. In saying that I think the next big trend, which we have started to see a little after 2018's royal wedding is botanicals: think elderflower, hibiscus, rose, lavender and even some herbs like rosemary which can work really well.
"My mum used to be a cake decorator and I remember standing on a stool watching her with a keen eye as she mixed the ingredients together with vibrant colours and flavours, waiting patiently until she gave me the all clear to lick the spoon. Sadly, she passed four years ago and that’s when I put my apron on and decided I would give it a go and I’m so glad I did. Not only have I fallen in love with cake making and decorating, but it brings me closer to my mum and I think that’s why I put in so much love and attention to detail in the cakes I make...it comes from the heart." Clinton Henderson-Wilson
Clinton's Cakes is based in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire.
Sugar Blossom Cakes
"A beautiful cake is nothing without a fabulous tasting sponge and having a different flavour combination per tier means there’s no need to pick just one. We like to mix our flavours to include rich and creamy with zesty and sweet and I’d have to say our key lime and coconut flavour is one of our favourites. A light coconut sponge, which is sandwiched with a tangy lime curd with added zest and softened by a vanilla and coconut buttercream, and for that special day...a big dash of rum. A wonderful combination.
"We design our cakes with you in mind, taking inspiration, ideas and must-haves to create your perfect cake. Colour and texture are what excites us, whether that’s creating a romantic and rustic semi-naked cake with fresh flowers, or striking and sculptural with bold rich colours. We turn your inspiration in to a WOW." Anne-Louise Whinnett
Sugar Blossom Cakes Co is based in Luton, Bedfordshire.
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