Wedding Cakes

Our Wedding Cakes

Every Cake Bespoke

“Thank you so much for making such a lovely and memorable cake. We hope to go to many more occasions at which there is a Buttercup Cake”

Your wedding cake is probably the most important cake you will ever have and is the centrepiece of your wedding reception. We love to make wedding cakes and offer a bespoke service to create the cake of your dreams. Whatever your preference – luxury, traditional, contemporary, elegant, vintage, romantic – we aim to work with you to match your cake to the colour and theme of your wedding. We would be delighted to discuss your wedding cake with you and offer a design and tasting consultation, by appointment, at our lovely studio.  Over a cup of tea and cake samples, we can take time to get to know you and your wedding plans so we can design your perfect cake. There is a charge of £30 for this, which is deducted from the cost of your cake if you book your cake with us.  If you are unable to come for a consultation, we are also able to do videocall consultations and post Tasting Boxes direct to you door.

A small deposit of £100 will reserve your date in my diary.

We serve Cheshire, Derbyshire, Merseyside, Lancashire, Staffordshire, Yorkshire and beyond and are honoured to be recommended by some of the finest wedding venues, including:

Heaton House Farm on the Cheshire borders,

Mottram Hall, Cheshire,

Capesthorne Hall, Cheshire,

Tatton Park, Cheshire,

Tissington Hall, Derbyshire,

The Stanneylands Hotel, Wilmslow, Cheshire

Lose Hill House Hotel, Edale, Derbyshire

Ensana Buxton Spa Hotel, Buxton, Derbyshire

The Upper House Estate, Hayfield, Derbyshire

If you’d like some inspiration, please take a look at our Gallery to see some of our stunning wedding cakes.

Prices & Payment

3 tier (approx 70 portions) from £550  –  average cost £650-£800

3 tier (approx 100 portions) from £600  –  average cost £700-£850

4 tier (approx 150 portions) from £750   –  average cost £850 – £1,000

5 tier (approx 250 portions) from £975 –  average cost £1,150 – £1,350

These are starting prices for a plain iced cake with ribbon trim, excluding delivery and set up.  The addition of further decoration such as hand made sugar flowers, ruffles, piping, lustre, stencilling etc will  be priced according to the complexity of the design.  All our cakes are bespoke and we find that most of our couples are budgeting between £750and £850 upwards for their wedding cake.

Please note:  we do not make naked, semi naked or buttercream finish cakes during the summer months.

Tasting Boxes can be ordered and are priced at £20 if collected from our studio or £30 posted anywhere in the UK. This is deducted from the final balance if you book your cake with us, with a minimum order value of £600.


A £100 non-refundable and non transferable deposit is required to reserve a date and confirm an order. The balance is payable no later than 6 weeks before the wedding date. For orders with less than 6 weeks notice, the full amount is required at time of booking and is non-refundable. Payment to be made by bank transfer, or cash.

Below is a selection of our most popular flavours.

However, if your perfect flavour is not on the menu, please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Classic Victoria sponge
A light and fluffy sponge filled with Madagascan vanilla buttercream and raspberry conserve

Luscious Lemon
A light lemon sponge filled with lemon buttercream and finest lemon curd

Chocolate sponge
A light chocolate sponge, filled with decadent chocolate buttercream

Chocolate Guinness
A rich and moist cake, filled with a Baileys and white chocolate buttercream – perfect as a dessert

Red Velvet
A velvety smooth sponge, with a hint of chocolate and a rich red colour, filled with white chocolate buttercream

Ginger and Treacle
A moist, spicy ginger cake, filled with vanilla buttercream

Salted Caramel
A light sponge flavoured with delicious salted caramel and filled with salted caramel buttercream.

Baileys and White Chocolate
Light vanilla sponge drizzled with Baileys Liqueur and filled with Baileys and white chocolate buttercream. 

Raspberry and White Chocolate
Light vanilla sponge with delicious raspberries baked through and filled with a white chocolate buttercream.

Cherry Bakewell

Light almond sponge with cherries, filled with Morello cherry conserve and almond flavoured buttercream.

Carrot Cake
This moist cake is made with fresh carrots and chopped walnuts and filled with a subtle orange flavoured buttercream

Rich Fruit Cake
A rich, brandy infused fruit cake, covered in a layer of marzipan

Wedding Cake Portion Guide

Most people serve a finger size portion of wedding cake (1” x 1”) as part of the evening celebrations. Our cakes are a generous 5” deep, so this is a perfect size to serve. The cakes can be cut into larger dessert size portions (2” x 1”) if you prefer, but this will give approximately half the amount of portions shown in the guide. We are happy to advise on the size of cake you will require for your number of guests

Cake Size
(Diameter in Inches)

Round Cake
Approx No of Portions
(1″ x 1″)

Square Cake
Approx No of Portions
(1″ x 1″)

























Delivery and Set Up Service

As part of our service, we offer a personal delivery and set up service for our wedding cakes on a first come basis and advance booking is essential. We will liaise with your venue prior to delivery to schedule a delivery time and check that all arrangements for the cake delivery and set up have been taken care of. There is a charge for this service, based on mileage – please ask for details.

If you prefer to collect the cake from Buttercup Cakes, it will be in a transportation box and instruction for transportation, storage and set up will be provided. Please note that once collected, the cake is the responsibility of the customer and we are not liable for any damage thereafter.

Allergies/Special Diets

Buttercup Cakes cakes contain dairy, eggs and gluten and are made in an environment that handles nuts, soya and alcohol.

Nut, gluten or alcohol free cakes can be made on request, but we cannot guarantee that no cross contamination has taken place, due to the nature of the production.

We are now able to offer Vegan cakes.

Please speak to a member of staff if you wish to know about our ingredients.

Heaton House Farm Wedding Cakes

When should I order my wedding cake?

It is never too soon to order your wedding cake, and for summer weddings in particular, we highly recommend booking your cake at least 12 months in advance, as we do get booked up very quickly.  Just a small deposit of £100 will reserve your date in my diary.


We offer a range of wedding favours which not only look beautiful, but are delicious too. Personalised and decorated biscuits, mini cupcakes, macarons make lovely place settings, thank you presents and favours.

Design and Tasting Consultations

We offer a design and tasting consultation, by appointment, at our studio. You will have the opportunity to taste a selection of cake flavours and we can discuss your wedding cake requirements in detail. If you have any colour samples, invitations, design themes etc, please bring them with you. We can advise on style and the size of cake to suit the number of guests. Don’t worry if you don’t know what you’d like; we have a wealth of knowledge and experience and will guide you through the process, but always with your wishes in mind. We will then sketch out your cake design and provide a quotation based on the design.  A consultation usually lasts about an hour and we are currently accommodating a maximum of 2 people.  There is a charge of £30 for this consultation, which is deducted from the cost of your wedding cake (on orders over £600), if you decide to book your cake with us.