It's been a busy summer at Scrumptious Bakes, and we've loved creating a plethora of beautiful, bespoke wedding showpieces and favours for our wonderful brides and grooms.
We are very proud of our excellent reputation, and pride ourselves on our dedication to perfection, delicious taste, an understanding of what our couples want, and the skills to translate this into beautiful centrepieces that help to make the most special of occasions even more memorable. Click here to see our latest reviews.
Our elegant, understated designs, with an emphasis on exceptional ingredients, and our meticulous attention to detail set us apart. We are proud perfectionists, in terms of presentation and also flavour. Our creative, elegant bakes with their clean lines, pastel colours and decadent touches are our signature look and our bakes always have their own identity, rather than being a version of someone else’s work.
At all times throughout a couple’s journey with us, from design to installation, we pride ourselves on our professional, friendly approach.
We make realising dreams simple and straightforward, no matter how small or large the occasion, freeing up our your time and energy for the other important things in life.
We are often asked by couples at which stage it's best to start thinking about their wedding cake and favours. We've put together this guide to help, and can you can contact us here if you'd like to know more or say hello - we'd love to hear from you!
Anna & Matt, Slapton Manor, Northamptonshire, July 2019
Sarah & Tom, The Master Builder's, Hampshire, July 2019
'Emma made our wedding cake and macaron wedding favours. Booking her was easily one of the best decisions we made! The cake was absolutely beautiful and tasted incredible. We got so many compliments from our guests about it. The macarons perfectly matched our colour scheme and Emma helped us with personalised toppers for them. They melted in the mouth, and looked amazing. Best macarons we’ve ever eaten!
Her bakes honestly taste as good as they look! I’m recommending her to everyone. She’s unbelievably talented!'
Sarah & Tom, July 2019
When should we get in touch?
During your wedding design process, there will be lots of decisions to make to help your day come to life. Some of our couples approach us with their date and venue booked, and a clear idea of the cake, macaron tower or favours that they'd like. Other couples contact us simply to say that they love our style, and to ask if we have availability for the time of year that they're thinking about getting married, for example autumn 2020.
Either way is absolutely fine with us - we are always happy to chat and help as much as we can, no matter which stage you're at.
Syrah and Sam, The Bond Company, Digbeth, Birmingham, April 2019
Credit: Steve Bridgwood Wedding Photography
What style of wedding cakes do you make?
We are specialists in creating beautiful, delicious naked and semi-naked wedding cakes in your favourite flavours; the perfect centrepiece for your special day.
Their layers of light, soft sponge, smooth, whipped buttercream, award-winning conserves, citrusy curds, molten salted caramel and indulgent Belgian chocolate simply melt-in-the-mouth, and, very importantly, they taste as delicious as they look.
Carefully crafted in your favourite flavour(s), they look stunning adorned with glistening berries, tumbling fresh flowers, beautiful edible flowers and / or favourite treats, including macarons, mini doughnuts and even pic'n'mix. We are here to bring your vision to life!
Naked wedding cakes have bare sponge sides, and semi-naked wedding cakes have semi-frosted sponge sides, allowing some of the cake underneath the buttercream to peek through. Have a look at our Pinterest board for examples of these styles of cakes, and lots of inspiration!
Semi-naked Wedding Cake - Chloe and David, Lains Barn, Oxfordshire, July 2019
'Emma made the most delicious and beautiful wedding cake ever! She takes you through the ordering process really well, with her expertise and advice. She uses top quality ingredients and you can really taste these in the final product. The cake was deliciously moist and was a real showstopper!
Everybody at the wedding couldn't help but comment on how great the cake was and we are still getting compliments about it now!'
Syrah & Sam, April 2019
What size wedding cake should we order?
We bake our beautiful cakes in four sizes - 4", 6", 8" and 10" in diameter. Each cake is composed of four layers of light, soft sponge, smooth, whipped, melt-in-the-mouth buttercream and award-winning conserves and delicious fillings. Each size gives a recommended number of portions, as represented by the image below from Let Them Eat Cake.
Wedding cake slices are traditionally known as 'finger portions', and are around an inch smaller than dessert portions.
A 10" sponge would therefore provide 60 wedding cake slices, or 38 if you'd like to have slightly larger portions, for example if your cake is going to be served as dessert to your guests. An 8" sponge would provide 40 wedding cake slices, or 24 dessert portions.
For wedding cake for 120 guests, to be cut into traditional finger portions, we would therefore recommend a 10" sponge, an 8" sponge and a 6" sponge.
We can stack your tiers together, like a traditional wedding cake, or we can arrange them individually, like Harry & Meghan's wedding cake (below), designed by Claire Ptak from Violet Cakes.
The Royal Wedding Cake
Credit: Kensington Palace
Can you tell us more about your macarons?
We are also known for our delicate, melt-in-the-mouth macarons; delicious French cookies, made with almonds, icing sugar and meringue. Carefully crafted in your chosen colour(s), they look beautiful as a towering centrepiece, or as elegant wedding favours, personalised with your names if you wish.
Our macarons are filled with smooth Callebaut Belgian white chocolate ganache, rich Callebaut Belgian dark chocolate ganache, creamy Callebaut Belgian milk chocolate ganache, or indulgent salted caramel Swiss meringue buttercream with a molten salted caramel centre. Our Macaron Tower Pinterest board has lots of ideas to inspire you! They truly are mouth-watering, and our couples agree!
'We used Emma to produce macarons for our wedding to give us something a little bit different. The macarons were beautiful and delicious. [...]
My only advice if you use Emma is make sure you keep some of the macarons back for yourselves - our guests loved them and they were all finished by 9pm!'
Louise and James, May 2019
'Emma made the most amazing macaron tower for our wedding day. It took centre stage ... and was a real showstopper! [It] looked so pretty and Emma decorated them so beautifully. Emma takes so much time over her bakes, they are exquisite to look at and just as delicious to taste! Our guests could hardly wait to get stuck in and they were gone in a flash! A huge thank you to Emma for such a wonderful showpiece for our big day, we absolutely loved it!'
Anna and Matt, July 2019
Louise and James, London, April 2019
Sarah and Tom, The Master Builder's, Hampshire, July 2019
Do you offer other personalised wedding favours?
Yes we do! Our deliciously soft, buttery vanilla sugar cookies are one of our most popular bakes, and we adore marbling them in your favourite colour(s) and stamping them with your preferred messages.
Made with the finest ingredients, including: Organic, U.K.-milled Dove's Farm flour; British butter; organic, free-range Hampshire eggs and organic, award-winning, Fairtrade vanilla, they truly taste as delicious as they look.
'Emma baked THE most beautiful and delicious biscuits for our wedding. I cannot recommend her highly enough. She was very flexible with a last minute change of plan which we are very grateful for.
I have been to so many weddings where half the wedding favours are left at the end of the night but there were none left at ours! Top job Emma!'
Claire & Dan, May 2019
We also make our personalised marbled sugar cookies for other celebrations and occasions, including gifts, christenings and hen parties. Delicious, personal and the perfect extra-special touch!
Where do you deliver and are there any other suppliers you recommend?
We offer a flexible collection and hand-delivery service across Hampshire, Dorset, Surrey and our neighbouring counties, and, in our first year, have also worked with couples marrying in venues across Bristol, Gloucestershire, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, the West Midlands and south-west and central London.
We are fortunate to have worked with some wonderful suppliers in these locations, and are always happy to make personal recommendations.
In Hampshire, we highly recommend:
L-R: Lemontree Photography, Jo Hicks Flowers, Anna Fairs Photography
How can we contact you?
We'd love to hear from you! Say hello here, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or give us a call on 077155 60074.
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Emma and team Scrumptious Bakes x