We are getting married this June and trying to decide on the wedding cake. I don’t want anything too posh, so debating on making the cake ourselves. No sure if this is a bit too brave though.
I am finding it quite hard to google for good wedding cake companies in Norfolk, so please do comment below with some to add to this list:
- And eat it by Tory
- Vanilla Chilli by Nicola (Currently not making cakes)
- Mellie makes cakes
- Cute little cupcakes – provides the library coffee shops with the most amazing cupcakes in the world! Heidi is a very clever lady. Mint cupcakes are my favourite.
- Scrumptious Buns for wedding cakes and cupcakes
- Annes cakes – Bespoke wedding cakes in Norfolk
- Hilary at Just wedding cakes in Norwich
- Kelly Mitchell at Eventiss based in East Anglia
- Debbie at Sassa’s in Diss
- India Bonnett at Eat More Cake Company
- Amber Briggs at Little A’s Cakery
I am on a quest to find out who makes amazing wedding cakes in Norwich? Please do feel free to share your business below, if you aren’t on the list
However, I am still having a browse of some local companies that provide cakes and there is a list below. They seem to start from £150 upwards.
Nicola from Vanilla Chilli has made some amazing cupcakes for a pre-wedding pamper party hosted at mine in the pass and they tasted amazing. Nicola is extremely flexible on what she can make for wedding cakes as you can see from her Vanilla chilli website. Here are a few examples below:
I personally know Tory from ‘and eat it’ and Nicola from ‘Vanilla Chilli’ and they’re both lovely. I met them both at a local Mum2mum networking group set up for self-employed Mums in the Norwich area. Tory made the cake for my little girl Jessica’s cake smash for her 2nd birthday by Jess Wilkins photography.
Here are two examples of Tory’s recent cakes!
ALWAYS check out their reviews on their website/ facebook and if they are on the Norwich food hygiene rating. As a self-employed tax payer it really does winds me up when so many local cake makers do work cash-in-hand and don’t follow the rules. The food hygiene is extremely important and I highly recommend you avoid anyone who can’t provide you with this information. In Norfolk (the rules vary from council to council) it is mandatory for anyone who provides food that is made or heated up to be on the food hygiene list and have a visit from the food hygiene inspector. The hygiene ratings are available on the council website above, however, it can take some time for a new business to get added, so just because they aren’t on this list, doesn’t mean they’re not following the rules. Just make sure you ask if unsure.
A good cake baker will always have a consultation with you before quoting a price, so be wary of people coming up with a price off the top of their head and sometimes you really do get what you pay for, cheaper isn’t always better when it comes to cakes.
I was thinking about a supermarket wedding cake like Marks and Spencer, but they are around £250 for a three tier cake.
I am loving pinterest for ideas on wedding cakes. I have found this cake which is done with buttercream and decorated with flowers. The cake was made by Cotton and crumbs in Coventry. I love this wedding cake. I think what I love most is that the buttercream icing isn’t perfect and that it has extra tall thin tiers to the cake. There is no way in a million years that I would ever be able to make the flowers on this cake out of icing, so for my wedding I am thinking of putting real flowers on there. I need to research this more! The soft pink of the flowers is perfect for the colours I am thinking for the wedding.
Cakes by Amber Briggs-
If you’re also looking for a wedding photographer, please check out my husband’s website to see if his style suits your needs. Andy Dane – Norwich Wedding Photographer