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Gardners Bakery is a family run business, established in 1910. We offer a variety of wedding cakes for all budgets, sizes and designs.
Pricing & Costs

Prices start at

£110
Details

General Services

Bespoke Design
Cake Accessories
Delivery
Last-Minute Orders
Physical Shop / Studio
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Set-Up
Sheet Cakes
Tastings
Tiered Cakes
Treats and Favours

Dietary Options

Dairy-Free
Gluten-Free
Nut-Free
Vegan
Vegetarian
Full Description
Gardners is a family run bakery, creating custom cakes for every occasion. Delightful creations from fruit cake laced with sherry to delicious flavoured sponge cakes, all baked on the premises at our Kingsthorpe hideaway. Wedding cake consultations are available to taste our delights with the owner, Helen, by appointment only. Visit our Wedding Cake Studio or view our extensive portfolio on our website. We supply our cakes throughout Northamptonshire and surrounding counties. Choose from the wide variety on our website, or create your own bespoke design!

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Helen Gardner
Congratulations on your upcoming wedding! We would love to make your wedding extra special, by creating your perfect cake...so book your consultation today to discuss all of your ideas!

Experience

Year Business Was Established
1910
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
No. of People In Team
18
Reviews
(12)
(12)
Mr & Mrs Penning
Married in February 2019
February 2019
I couldn't have asked for anything better
Helen did the most amazing wedding cake for me & I couldn’t have asked for anything better. It all looked and tasted amazing and all the guests absolutely loved it. It was exactly how I imagined it to be but much much more. Thank you soooooo much for making such an important part of the day.
Rob & Louise
Married in September 2018
February 2019
His & Her Wedding Cake
Thank you SO MUCH to Gardners for providing us with our very own Bespoke ‘His and Her’ Wedding Cake and accommodating our random requests so well! a Rose gold glitter drip cake complete with Bride and Groom, Cats.. with a Rebels Racing Stock Car driven into the back! And not to mention it tasted incredible!! Also for our beautiful And tasty Just Married Biscuit Favours! So amazing, we so appreciate it- Thank you lovely Gardners Ladies!
Mr & Mrs Murias
Married in August 2018
February 2019
The cake looked and tasted amazing
Gardner's created our wedding cake and we couldn't have been happier with the result. The cake looked and tasted amazing and everyone said how great it was.
Mr & Mrs Amos
Married in August 2018
February 2019
Helen got our requirements spot on
We booked Gardners Bakery for our wedding cake and cookie favours and we weren’t disappointed! Helen got our requirements spot on- the cake was beautifully presented and absolutely delicious! She even created two sugar paste guinea pigs in honour of our beloved pets and the cookie favours went down very well with our guests. Thank you so much Gardners!
Mr & Mrs Robertson
Married in August 2018
February 2019
Beautiful wedding cake
Thank you for our beautiful wedding cake!
Elaine & Lynda
Married in June 2018
February 2019
Thank you for our amazing wedding cake
Thankyou for our amazing wedding cake and biscuit favours, which were great as place names, the tasting before was such an enjoyable experience we will never forget, and the different tiers were delicious, thanks again and would recommend you to anyone looking for something special to celebrate any occasion.
Location & Contact Details

Address

85 Harborough Road, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN2 7SL, England

Nearest Town

Northampton

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M1

Nearest Train Station

Northampton

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Press & Awards
(4)

Press & Awards (3)

Rock My Wedding
Image Magazine
Loose Women

Accreditations / Associations (1)

Craft Bakers Association
FAQ
(9)

What is your most memorable wedding?

Over the last 30 years, we have made approximately 8,000 wedding cakes so it is hard to pin-point only one that is our most memorable. We especially enjoy a challenge, where we have the chance to collaborate with the couple, and create a truly one-of-a-kind design.

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

We are happy to create any style of cake, from modern cakes to vintage and rustic designs.

What about your business are you most proud of?

The fifth generation of the Gardner family are now running our second shop, Gardners Cakery in Market Harborough.

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Ask friends or family members who are married for recommendations.

What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?

A particular favourite of ours, is to see a handmade Bride & Groom figure of the couple on top of their wedding cake. We personally make these using photos of the couple in their wedding outfits, to recreate them on their special day.

Describe your typical process with a couple.

Couples can book a consultation where they will visit our Wedding Cake Studio to view a range of our wedding cakes and to try our delicious sponges. At the consultation, Helen will talk to the couple about their wedding theme, colours and ideas for the cake, to create the perfect design for each couple.

What is your signature cake?

Our angel cake is the most popular flavour by far. We have couples and other customers coming back into the shop weekly, to buy our angel cake because it is that delicious!

What is the most original creation you have baked for a wedding?

We are often asked to create completely bespoke designs. One of the most original was when we recreated wedding dress lace.

Describe how you got into making wedding cakes.

Our bakery has been open since 1910, so it has been passed down through four generations of the family. Helen, the current owner has been decorating cakes for 30 years. Helen was mentored by her Grandfather, but also attended college to learn her craft.