So how much will it cost?
In order to give you an approximate price we need to understand your ideas. If you would like a firm price which is fixed then book a consultation. Our consultation quotes are valid for 30 days and once a confirmed booking is placed (even a year in advance) then you will be guaranteed that the price will not increase. Here at Celebrity Cakes we understand what a minefield cake pricing is. As an award winning speciality cake design studio, Tina helps couples realise their vision for the wedding of their dreams. She is passionate about her made from scratch cakes and confections and is delighted to design and make wedding cakes, dessert tables, and confections and loves to help her clients with special dietary requirements. All products are handcrafted using the finest ingredients.
Generally speaking, minimal décor will lead to a lower price, more complex flavours, sugar flowers, ruffles, metallic tiers, edible sequins or glitter, gold or silver leaf and hand panting, will increase cost slightly. Below are prices for two of our portfolio cakes and include delivery within our catchment area. Further afield will incur a reasonable additional mileage charge. Please supply your venue post code and date when making an enquiry.
Buttercream finished wedding cake prices
2 tier cakes start from £195 (42 large portions) or £225 (66 large portions).*
3 tier cakes start from £325 (48 large portions) or £357 (80 large portions).*
4 tier cakes start from £400 (86 large portions) or £460 (136 large portions).*
5 tier cakes start from £543 (142 large portions) *
* These are large 2 x 1 x 5 inch party portions and can be cut in half to serve more guests and reduce costs.
Iced Wedding Cakes - finished in Belgian chocolate ganache and luxury icing
2 tier cakes start from £275 (42 large portions) or £305 (66 large portions).*
3 tier cakes start from £370 (48 large portions) or £420 (80 large portions) or £450 (122 large portions).*
4 tier cakes start from £475 (86 large portions) or £565 (136 large portions) or £585 (160 large portions).*
5 tier cakes start from £665 (142 large portions) or £775 (166 - 290 portions if including some fruit cake).*
6 tier cakes start from £675 from 142 to 215 portions. Base tier would be a faux cake.
7 tier cakes start from £750 from 215 portions. The 2 bottom tiers would be faux cake.
A cutting cake can be made for additional portions if needed
* These are large 2 x 1 x 5 inch party portions and can be cut in half to serve more guests and reduce costs.
Other tier size combinations are available. Book a consultation for a cake size that matches your guest count and your budget. Our suggested portion sizes are only as a guide. Exact number depends on how the cake is cut. We include a cutting guide for your venue. As a general rule 20% of your guests will not eat any cake at all and a few guests will like to try every flavour.
Wedding Favours and Dessert Table Treats
Cake Pops from £3.50 each
Cupcakes from £2.75 each
Mini Cupcakes from £1.80
Cookies from £3.50 each
Mini Desserts from £2.50 each
Tres Leches from £3.50
Macarons from £2.00 each
Cupcake Bouquets from £27.50
Decorated Bundt Cakes £35
Platters of mini Confections from £45
Hand Piped guided chocolates from £2.75
Buttercream dessert sponge cakes from £45 band A flavours.
Modern tall tiers of four layers of sponge with a buttercream
finish start at £59 each
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some questions we are often asked.
Q: Why did you decide to concentrate mainly on weddings and dessert table confections?
A: At the very start of building Celebrity Cakes, Tina became aware of the increasingly common practice within the industry to use cake mixes, pre-bought cakes, pre-made fillings and sugar flowers and then the decorator inflating the price just because it was a wedding cake or special event. Tina was concerned with this practice and felt that due to their price, wedding cakes especially should be gourmet both inside and out. Tina makes every single element herself, she provides a bespoke service, even picking berries and flowers for some flavours and makes all the sugar flowers herself by hand. Wedding cakes and confections were the perfect match for Tina's naturally elegant and floral style and the way that she bakes and creates confections. So in addition to the outside looking beautiful, the inside is baked from scratch and not filled with overly sweet jams or flavourings from a bottle. Real ingredients will shine through. Because of this, our pricing is based on the ingredients cost, plus the cost of labour from the same pricing matrix regardless of if you order a dessert buttercream cake or a wedding cake. Due to the level of service. Celebrity Cakes only offer a limited number of slots each year and are often fully booked.
Q: How soon should I order a cake?
A: We would advise that you let us know as soon as you have the date for your event and for weddings, as soon as you have your venue booked. Please be aware that the dates between April and September fill up extremely quickly. During the wedding season we reduce the number of other products we make available for ordering on our website simply because wedding cakes take a lot of time. Please don't be afraid to ask if your date is available we have made cupcake bouquets and confections with only three days notice, so please feel free to get in touch and check your date. For orders with more than 9 months notice we offer a 'Save the date' booking fee of £150 which will be deducted from your final invoice.
Q: My event is outdoors, do I need to mention when ordering?
A: Yes. Some cake styles are tricky outdoors, please let us know in advance about this or any other special arrangements where your cake will be displayed or stored.
Q: Will delivery of the cake be needed?
A: We always try to deliver a stacked cake ourselves as they are fragile. We cover Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, the Midlands and Nationwide by appointment only. Tina's cakes have been to Northamptonshire and Scotland and we often have couples travelling from London for Tina's renowned creations. We will always aim to meet the requirements of our clients. Our delivery and set up is subject to nominal mileage delivery prices.
Q: Can I collect my cake?
A: Absolutely! We prefer to deliver and set up ourselves but sometimes our clients are budget conscious or are from many miles away. If you are collecting the cake yourself, we will agree on a pickup appointment and will include internal construction, care instructions and sturdy packaging for your edible work of art. Our cakes have travelled the length and breath of the UK and have gone as far as Scotland with a client without a hitch!
Q: How many guests will the cake serve?
A: There are many variations and how to achieve the correct number of portions and certainly more options than going for the traditional three-tier cake. We are happy to help with your enquiry and budget and can offer shallow height tiers and kitchen cakes to help with your budget. Please get in touch.
Q: How much is a three-tier cake?
A: Although it is a matter of personal taste and individual style, the number of tiers required is often influenced by the number of guests. We can add faux tiers for drama and kitchen cakes for portion control. There are many size combinations available including different heights and widths of tiers and the type of finish from Buttercream, to luxurious Belgian chocolate ganache and icing. All these factors will change the price. A tiered wedding cake can cost a couple of hundred pounds to over a thousand pounds, depending on the number of portions and the amount of time taken to decorate it. Table dressing and complimentary confections can also be added. Pre Designed wedding cakes from our portfolio are priced above. Save your date or book a consultation with Tina and enjoy simplifying the process of a bespoke design and then with a glass of Prosecco, tea or coffee in hand she will ensure that the cake or confections designed matches your vision for your perfect day. She has excellent skills in designing wedding cakes and wedding cake alternatives to meet strict budgets, so let us know. Book your Consultation here. Alternatively our save the date solution is useful for getting booked in with us to protect your slot and then designing and consulting later.
Q: What flavours are available for my cake?
A: We have 18 flavours including 18 gluten free flavours and are always adding when we come across new inspiration. In 2017 we added Worcesterberry Kisses which has proved to be really popular as its not too sweet and in 2018 we made a glorious Sticky Ginger cake after a groom requested it. It showcased at Rushton Hall in Northamptonshire to rave reviews! We also make a whole host of wedding and party favours, dessert table confections and of course cupcakes and cupcake bouquets for those looking for something a little different.
Q: Can we meet you and taste some cake and confections?
Of course that's the best part! We offer appointments throughout the week all year round and a few Saturday appointments. Book early to avoid disappointment if you need a Saturday slot as as there are limited to one-half day each month outside of busy wedding season. You can view Tina's schedule and book your own appointment here. or visit the consultations page for more information.
Q: What if my guests have special dietary requirements?
A: We pride ourselves in specialising in gluten-free and offer many options. Our clients are our number one priority, so please be sure to advise us of any special requirements well in advance and we'll do everything we can to accommodate you and your guests. For all wedding cake bookings over £400, we supply your gluten intolerant guests with their very own gluten-free cake with our compliments. This demonstrates our passion for gluten-free and belief that all of your guests should be able to experience the joy of a well-made gourmet cake at your wedding or special event. For other dietary requirements, please just ask, we are one of a very few number of suppliers that will cater for nut free for instance, within certain limitations which we discuss at your consultation.
Q: My day has an important theme, can you support this?
A: Of course! All our clients are encouraged to think about their mood board of ideas. This can be special colours, fabric swatches, ribbons or laces. Design details from the bridal gown, wedding or party invitations. We love getting to know our clients and sometimes add a subtle nod to a hobby to ensure a design that meets expectations.
Q: There's so much choice when it comes to wedding cakes, we don't know where to start. Can you help us?
A: Don't worry, we get this a lot, often our clients arrive at a consultation with no definite vision for a cake. Tina works with you to build a cake vision that fits your style as a couple and budget considerations. We have many dessert table and wedding cake alternatives. We're only too happy to help.
Q: What forms of payment do you accept?
A: We can accept bank transfer, Paypal, Credit and Debit cards. Once booked with us, all clients have a personalised client area where invoices can securely be viewed and payments can be made in part or in full. There is a pre-payment option available at no extra cost.