Your wedding day is one of the most important & special days in your life. Here at Poppy Pickering Cake Design, creating the most exquisite wedding cake with the best possible service is of the utmost importance to me. If your wedding plans have changed and you are having a smaller reception or wish for a cake just for a close family gathering I offer various sized smaller wedding cake options. I offer a bespoke wedding cake design service and creating small intimate wedding cakes are equally as special as my show stopping ones.
Each wedding cake regardless of size receives my full attention therefore my prices reflect the personal and premium service I offer to every one of my couples.
Below are some approximate costs for my 2023 intimate wedding cakes
(all excluding delivery/set up charge):
2 tier cake starting price from
Average investment cost of between £500-£600 +
6”/8"tiered sizing serving approximately 65 portions
Tall 2 tier cake starting price from
Average investment cost of between £500-£650+
4"/TALL 6" sizing serving approximately 60 portions (6" halved)
3 tier cake starting price from
Average investment cost of between £600-£750+
4"/6"/8" tiered sizing serving approximately 75 portions
Below are some approximate costs for my 2023 wedding cakes
(all excluding delivery/set up charge):
3.5 tier cake starting price from
Average investment cost of between £620-£800+
(4/tall 6/8 & 10" dummy plinth tiered sizing serving approximately 100 portions, if 6" tier is halved)
4 tier cake starting price from
Average investment cost of between £850-£1150+
(4/6/8/10" tiered sizing serving approximately 135 portions)
4.5 tier cake starting price from
Average investment cost of between £900-£1200+
(4/6/8/10 & 12” dummy plinth tiered sizing serving approximately 135 portions)
5 tier cake starting price from
Average investment cost of between £1200-£1600+
(4/6/8/10/12” tiered sizing serving approximately 215 portions)
The average investment cost is for a moderately decorated wedding cake from Poppy Pickering. The total price will vary depending on the amount of detail and if real or dummy tiers are used. If further more complex embellishments are requested such as edible metallic leaf, sugar ruffles, hand painting, detailed sugar floral cascades then the price will be adjusted according to intricacy and the total cost will be higher.
Polystyrene dummies can be covered and decorated to look like a real cake and they offer more height and grandeur to the cake whilst not wasting real cake. Furthermore they can minimise the weight as large cakes are very heavy. Please bear in mind that the cost of a professionally made wedding cake is largely made up of the time taken to prepare, cover and create all the handcrafted sugar decorations.
I appreciate that you may wish to taste my cake samples before securing your date therefore I can forward to you a box of cake samples, the cost for this is £35.00 (excluding P&P). The cake tasting box will consist of 5 generous portions of randomly selected sponge cake flavours. Cake sample boxes are available to order on a monthly basis through the website shop at poppypickeringcakes.co.uk.
These cake sample boxes are open to EVERYONE to order, whether you fancy a sweet treat to brighten your day, a birthday gift, have a reminder of your wedding cake flavours or send as a surprise gift.
Wedding cake consultations are held at my home based studio by appointment only. There will be a selection of wedding cakes on display. We will then discuss your initial wedding cake ideas and you will get to try some sample cake flavours (a random selection of 5 flavours). We shall also discuss the style of your wedding cake, size, colours and flavour preferences. I don’t charge for this service but I prefer to limit this to just two people at the consultations.
All of my cakes are a generous 5” deep, are baked using the finest of ingredients and are finished to my exacting standards. All my cakes are covered with a thin layer of white chocolate ganache before covering with fondant in order for me to achieve a sharp, clean edge. The portion guide is based on a single cake tier of approximately 5″ deep and finger portions of 1″x1″x5″.
I do not make ‘naked’ or ‘semi-naked’ buttercream wedding cakes.
I will deliver and set up your cake on the morning of your wedding at a time suitable to you and your chosen venue. I deliver to all venues across Yorkshire, Lancashire, the North East and Cheshire therefore please get in touch to see if I cover your area. Delivery is an additional charge of 50p per mile as a return journey along with an hourly rate.
Unfortunately I do not offer customer collection for tall tiered cakes due to their fragility. Smaller intimate wedding cakes can be collected from my home studio at an agreed time and the charge for this would be £18.00 to cover the rigid cake transportation box/non slip matting.