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Budget Wedding Cakes

Your wedding cake is something you probably have been thinking about since you got engaged! It needs to be in keeping with your theme and style but also be delicious! Wedding cakes are probably more expensive than you think, so you should consider some alternatives if you are looking to reduce your budget.


Traditional Wedding Cakes

If you are set on a traditional wedding cake then there are a few things that you can do to save some pennies. Make sure that your cake serves the number of guests but don’t over order - it is very common to be left with loads of wedding cake that you have to send home with various guests!

Think about the size of the slices that you will offer. Following a three-course wedding breakfast, you only need a small slice, especially if you are serving food in the evening as well!

The final tip is to keep the design simple, the intricate decoration takes cake designers hours so this can get expensive! Simple but effective is the way forward. You can even use real flowers on the cake instead of sugar flowers which can take a long time to craft and are therefore expensive.

Wedding Cake Alternatives

There are so many alternatives to a traditional wedding cake that make save you some money overall. Instead of opting for one big cake, think about individual desserts that you can purchase lots of and display in an impressive manner. We think a stand flooded with donuts or cupcakes is a great option.

We understand that cutting the cake is a big part of any reception, but just because you aren’t having a traditional cake doesn’t mean that you can't do this. Arrange the donuts, cupcakes, macaroons or other sweet treats into tiers and enjoy your ceremonial cutting!

We have handpicked a selection of cake designers and sweet treat makers which are affordable and offer a range of options for your wedding.

Gails Cake Pantry

Mouthwatering beautiful & bespoke cakes, handmade for any wedding or special occasion. All of our recipes are tried and tested, using only the finest local ingredients. Wedding cake designer Gail is based in Powys in South Wales & also covers Herefordshire, Gloucestershire & Brecon Beacons. From mini wedding cakes to large show stopping wedding cakes nothing is too much trouble & will taste delicious. Award winning cakes voted by her happy couples.

Gallery Cakes created this 3 tiered white wedding cake with pearls and cascading fresh flowers in Newberry, Berkshire

Gallery Cakes

Celebrate Sweet Beginnings at Gallery Cakes, Your Premier Wedding Cake Company in Oxfordshire! Elevate your special day with our exquisite wedding cakes, meticulously crafted for perfection. At Gallery Cakes, we turn dreams into delectable reality, offering bespoke designs that reflect your unique style. Explore our gallery of stunning wedding cake creations, each a masterpiece in taste and elegance. Trust us to add a touch of sweetness to your Oxfordshire wedding. Indulge in the artistry of

Godminster Cakes and Sweet Treats in Bristol and Somerset


Godminster provide cheese wedding cakes for your wedding reception. We are based in Bruton in Somerset. We also produce traditional cheeses as gift sets for wedding gift ideas. Please contact us for more information.

Smillies Cakes 'n' Pops Cakes and Sweet Treats in Oxfordshire

Smillies Cakes 'n' Pops

Beautiful wedding cakes in a selection of flavours. We also offer vintage sweet cart hire, desserts, cheese wedding cakes, ferris wheel hire, Ferrero Rocher towers 4ft LOVE lights, chair and venue decoration & much more. packages to suit all.

Whirlicious Cakes and Sweet Treats in Leicestershire


Handmade and finished Viennese Whirls. Available in many different flavours. Also available as wedding favours. Look great on a stand and in favour boxes. Find us on Facebook, call or email me for more details.

The Amazing Cake House Cakes and Sweet Treats in Yorkshire - South

The Amazing Cake House

Wedding cakes made to order, based in Sheffield, South Yorkshire.

Image coming soon for Divine Cake Studio

Divine Cake Studio

Whatever your budget, you deserve a beautiful wedding cake. We handcraft our cakes to your design to create a dream cake. A fabulous cake from Divine Cake Studio doesn’t have to break the bank. Beautiful wedding cakes start from as little as £199

Image coming soon for Sweetz Boxes, Sweet Treats for wedding gift & ideas in Berkshire

Sweetz Boxes, Sweet Treats for wedding gift & ideas in Berkshire

🎁Bespoke personalised sweet boxes 🎁Wedding sweet gifts, wedding favours and thanks you gifts 🎁Hen party sweet treats 🎁Cater for all occasions and corporate events 🎁 Vegan/Halal Sweets available 📍Reading Berkshire 📬 Postage available

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