5 Wedding Cake Makers in North Devon

Wedding Cakes in North Devon

Getting married here in North Devon is a great idea. Hopefully you have your venue sorted but if not check out: North Devon Wedding Venues and if you are looking for a wedding photographer please get in touch!

Okay, let’s say your wedding day is booked, venue sorted, photographer’s available and it’s now time to find your wedding cake maker. Getting married is one of the biggest celebrations of your life and a day to enjoy with all your family and friends, unless Covid reduces your numbers! Even so, you are still going to need a wedding cake maker.  With so much to plan and organise you are likely to be feeling a mixture of excitement, anticipation, and, stress! There are dresses to choose, suits to order, not to mention flowers, menu and music, we could go on and on!

One of the big traditional moments of any wedding day is the cutting of the cake. Cutting the cake is one of those iconic wedding moments of the celebrations, although I have photographed a few weddings where this is not so! I can remember one wedding that shared an alcoholic shot with the guests rather than cut a cake! Yes, everyone got a little drunk but it was a great party! On the whole couples do opt for a wedding cake, which means you want to make the right choice on the cake. I always enjoy photographing this part of the day. Its fun and a great time for any wedding photographer to capture some candid moments.

I hope these quick and simple tips below will point you in the right direction. If you would like to get straight to the wedding cake makers please scroll to the bottom of the page.

Wedding Cake Style – The Eye-Catching Factor!

Most wedding cake makers will create cakes in various styles and designs but they do tend to have a special passion and skill for certain types. Some may make amazing traditional wedding cakes that are worthy of the front page of a bridal magazine, others may have an unbelievable ability to create unique and unusual cakes that are the talk of the wedding, for all the right reasons. The first thing you need to do is decide which camp you fit into, then search for wedding cake makers who create cakes that make you go ‘wow’!

I spoke to Jax from ‘Jax’s Cakes ‘N’ Bakes’ a wedding cake maker (checkout one of her creations directly below) and caterer based here in North Devon and asked for any top tips and she said, “Make sure you see their previous work, all cake makers have different styles and choose one that suits”. 

chocolate wedding cake

Arrange Cake Testing – The Yummy Factor!

Who couldn’t love this part of the decision making process? It’s time to forget about fitting into your dress for a day and enjoy indulging in samples of pure heavenly yumminess! Once you have decided on one or several wedding cake makers that you feel are a great fit for your big day arrange a cake testing appointment. The meeting provides you an excellent opportunity to chat with the cake makers about your ideas and to see whether they seem as passionate as you are about making your cake. Another top tip from Jax  –  ” Taste the cake  – it needs to look and taste great!”. 

bride eating cake

Consider Flavours – The Second Yummy Factor!

Of course, you may want to opt for traditional wedding cake flavours and pretty much all cake makers will happily prepare a fruit cake, vanilla sponge, chocolate sponge or something similar. However, if you want to dazzle your guests with something a little unusual then talk to your cake maker about what they would suggest. Don’t feel like you need to stick to tradition. Remember the cake is a celebration of your marriage so the cake is great way to show off your union and personalities.

The Dietary Factor and Ethics

All of this tasting and wedding cake designs is wonderful, but it’s also important to take a moment to think about if you have any dietary requirements or preferences.  Can your chosen cake maker accommodate your needs? Are you gluten-free, dairy-free or vegan? Have your ethics been compromised within the ingredients and production of the cake? Palm oil production is a destructive process and is used in a lot of margarines.

Cake Cutting Moment To Remember

You may need to invest time and effort into choosing the right wedding cake maker for your big day, however, it is an investment that will have a wonderful return. Good luck with choosing the right wedding cake maker for you. Please find below a list of some of the top wedding cake makers in North Devon.

North Devon Cake Makers

Jax’s Cakes ‘N’ Bakes – https://www.jaxscakesnbakes.com/
Mrs Smudgers Kitchen – https://www.mrssmudgerskitchen.co.uk/
Bespoke Baking – https://www.bespokebaking.co.uk/
Cantel Cakes – https://www.cantelcakes.co.uk/
Claires Sweet Temptation – https://www.clairessweettemptations.com/

You will also need a great wedding florist. Please check out some wonderful local florists by following: North Devon Wedding Florists

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