Celebration cakes and cupcakes

At Marie’s Bakehouse, I create bespoke celebration cakes for both adults and children.

Or if a cake isn’t quite what you are looking for, how about some delicious cupcakes, hand decorated cookies, or a mixture of treats on a dessert table?

Celebration Cakes

If you’ve got a celebration on the horizon and want a centrepiece and edible treats with the wow factor, you’ve come to the right place! I’ll need to know how many people you’d like to serve, any ideas you already have about design and any flavour preferences you have. Whether you have seen a range of cakes you’d like to use as inspiration, or you have your own ideas of themes, hobbies or interests you’d like to have included on the cake, Marie will work with you to create a beautiful design. Please note that although I can work with most themes, I can’t produce anything that breaks copyright law, so no cakes using established characters, films, TV shows, and no books, brands, celebrities….. But, I will try to work with themes wherever possible, so I wouldn’t be able to make a certain teenage wizard or anything which identified the books or films, but I could make a wizard model, a cauldron, frog, owl, spell books etc… 

Cake Flavours

Popular flavours include vanilla, chocolate, chocolate orange, lemon, coffee, coffee and walnut, mocha, red velvet, caramel….but if you have another favourite flavour I will do my best to bake that for you. Typically cakes are made from four layers of sponge, with three layers of filling. Fillings might include buttercream, jam, lemon curd, caramel, chocolate spread. A coating of ganache is also used under the sugarpaste covering. Ganache is a delicious mixture of chocolate and boiled cream- once you taste it, you’ll want it included on every cake! Fruit cakes can also be ordered, but please be aware these take longer to make so plenty of notice is required for these. Or, if you aren’t a huge fan of sugarpaste and would prefer a buttercream cake, or naked or semi-naked cake, a drip cake with your favourite chocolate bars, or a more simple Victoria sponge just let me know and that’s what I’ll make for you.

Portions and sizes of cake

As a general rule, the cakes I make are at least 4″ tall. Party size cake portions in the UK are 1″ x 2″ in size. If the cake is 4″ tall, that’s a good size cake slice! So, this might be something you’d like to think about when ordering a particular size of cake. For children’s parties, you might want to serve a smaller slice, in which case you might like to order a smaller cake. Or on the other hand, the cakes are freshly made and can be frozen, so you might want to think about that option too!!

These portion sizes are calculated on cutting the cake in a grid pattern, rather than in wedges. Below is a guide to how many 1″ x 2″ portions you should be able to cut from a sponge cake. Prices are based on a decorated cake, with some modelling for instance one model and accessories, name and age.

cake portion guide

Prefer something smaller?

If you would rather not cut a cake but would like treats your guests can just take and go, cupcakes might be the answer for you. With a minimum order of 1 dozen, you can choose from a range of flavours similar to the celebration sponge cakes. From simply decorated with a piped buttercream swirl and sprinkles (£2.50 each), to a more highly decorated cupcake with piped buttercream and a hand modelled topper (from £4.50 each), I can tailor the set of cupcakes to your needs. The dozen can be made from a selection of simpler designs and more detailed ones, I can create a fantastic display or gift for you.

Email Marie at marie@mariesbakehouse.co.uk to book a consultation or discuss your design requirements.

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