Wedding Cake Prices -Guidelines in Scotland from award-winning wedding cake specialist baker.
We are happy to provide Wedding Cake Price guidelines for our ranges of wedding cakes.
We have recently relocated to Annan, near Gretna Green. We are now concentrating on providing wedding cakes for smaller weddings in and around Gretna Green- Our Ready-to-Order Gretna wedding cakes now range in price from around £130 to around £350.
In the past, we made many large and extravagant cakes, some costing upwards of £1,500!
We are happy to give couples some general wedding cake price guidelines, although we are at present not offering the larger cakes that we have made in the past.
As one of our clients recently said-
“We knew we had cheaper options elsewhere -however, when we tasted the cake samples, WOW!
We remembered the old saying- ‘you only get what you pay for’, and Our cake was worth every penny.“
So, if you want a professional cake that is beautiful and delicious, with dependable service, it’s worth paying a wee bit more than prices from mass-market or ‘hobby’ bakers.
With over 35 years experience, we have a better idea that most of how long it takes to make even wedding cakes, simple or complex- we carefully calculate the materials, baking, tools, equipment, decorating and assembly time, and professional delivery and set-up at your venue.
We want you to be confident that you are in safe hands, and that you will be paying a fair price for your wedding cake from your Wedding Cake Baker.
(We are rated as 4.97 out of 5 for Value for Money by our clients.)
However, we do understand that engaged couples would like to have some idea of typical wedding cake price ranges, so we have put together the following pricing overview for our cakes, which are typical of professional wedding cake specialists…
Single Tier Wedding Cake Pricing – For Smaller Weddings
We make a range of smaller single and two-tier cakes, designed for the smaller wedding.
Single tier wedding cakes with basic decoration such as tartan ribbon, and a Scottish silk topper with thistles, ivy leaves, heather and blossoms start at around £130. One example of a simple single tier wedding cake shown below.
(Wedding Cake Pricing for a Single Tier Wedding cake above with Silk Topper and Tartan Ribbon)
3 Tier Wedding Cakes, For Around 70 Guests Pricing Starts around £300.
In recent years, we provided our ‘Simply Chic’ range of Simple 3 Tier wedding cakes featuring a number of customisable designs and styles, in the range of around £300-£500.
Wedding Cake Pricing varies widely, based on the sizes and number of tiers, and the amount and intricacy of any sugar-crafted decorations which are added.
The example simple wedding cake below has a fresh floral topper (less expensive than sugar-crafted flowers!) -any fresh flowers are typically provided and added by your florist.
At present, following our recent relocation to Annan, we are focussed on providing single tier and two-tier wedding cakes, suited to smaller wedding parties of 20-40 guests.
Bespoke Wedding Cake Prices
We make a maximum of THREE wedding cakes each week, or fewer if a particular design is very complex.
Typical pricing for most of bespoke wedding cakes in three tier cakes is around £400-£600, a bit higher for London-based weddings or cakes with more complex design details.
‘Designer’ Luxury Wedding Cakes
These are designed and made on an individual basis, and are usually have deeper tiers, and lots more sugar-crafting and decorative elements. Pricing for Designer Wedding Cakes can easily be well over £1,000 for a large wedding party.
(The Cake above is our Crystal Waterfalls Designer Wedding Cake, guide price range was from £1,300- £1,500)
Booking your Gretna Wedding Cake – Next Steps
We are always happy to provide budgetary pricing for clients, if you are able to fill in our short wedding cake enquiry form, you can email example photos for budget pricing, or discuss your ideas in detail during a ‘Tea and Tasters’ consultation.
We typically create just three wedding cakes each week, due to the complexity of wedding designs and the time each cake takes to make. There are lots of stages involved in making a cake to a professional level, and we prefer to concentrate on fewer cakes and achieve the highest levels of quality and customer service.
In the summer months we advise booking up to a full year ahead if you can.
The first step is to check our availability for your wedding date, using our wedding cake availability form– we can then look at any cake photos/ideas you may have, advise on budget pricing and practical suggestions and advice on your wedding cake ideas.
Due to high demand for wedding cakes, we regret that we are unable to offer celebration/birthday/christening cakes- sorry!