Cake Makers & Decorations

1 April 2022 – 2 Minute Read

How much does it cost to make a custom cake?

It costs around £30 to have a ‘12 serving’ round custom cake made and £90 for a ‘56 serving’ round custom cake. The size of the cake, your location and the popularity of the cake maker are likely to alter the cost. Prices do vary from cake maker to cake maker, and you can expect to pay more for add-ons. These could include models of people, cake toppers, unique designs and custom flavours. Carved cakes and multiple tiered cakes are typically priced on a bespoke basis.

How do I find a cake maker?

You can find a cake maker at by searching in your local area. There are a large number of cake makers to choose from, all based in varying locations around the country.

How to choose a cake maker?

You can choose a cake maker by searching on for someone in your local area. It is a good idea to look at reviews and ask for recommendations from family or friends. This will give a good indication of the service you can expect to receive and their cake making abilities. You may also want to ask the cake maker for examples of their work.

How long does it take for a custom cake?

Depending on the type of cake and the design, it can take anywhere from a couple of hours to a full day to make a custom cake. For the more extravagant custom cakes, a cake maker may start preparing decorations ahead of time and dedicate a few days to completing it fully.

How much notice do you need to give cake makers?

You should aim to give cake makers as much notice as possible when you need a cake. For birthday cakes and celebration cakes, 2 to 3 weeks’ notice will usually suffice. However, wedding cakes and larger cakes should be discussed much further in advance. The more notice you give, the better. Many cake makers will require 2 to 3 months’ notice for wedding cakes.

Do you pay in advance for a custom cake?

Yes, you do need to pay in advance for a custom cake. The majority of cake makers will ask for payment before they start. This could be the full amount or a deposit, with the remaining balance being due upon completion of the cake.

Do you need to supply designs for a cake maker?

No, but you will need to give the cake maker an idea of what you are looking for. If you have a specific design in mind or images of similar cakes, you can supply these as a guide.

What will a cake maker ask me?

A cake maker will ask you what size, flavour and type of cake you are looking for. This may include questions about the shape and design, as well as questions about how you would like it decorated. By asking you a lot of questions, the cake maker will have a good understanding of what you need.