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Southwell Cakery

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Southwell Cakery design, bake and decorate cakes and cupcakes for weddings and other special occasions
General Services
Bespoke Design
Physical Shop / Studio
Pre-wedding Consultation
Tiered Cakes
Treats and Favours
Pricing & Costs
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Prices start at
  • £275

Just perfect!
We love hearing that our couples have chosen Ruth to create their wedding cake! They’re always so delicious and look beautiful! We would... 
By The Old Vicarage Boutique Wedding Venue on 14th December 2017
Wedding: December 2017

Just perfect!
We were blown away by Ruth’s cakes at our consultation, it was so hard to pick 3 flavours as they were all yummy! We had an idea for our... 
By Amy & Alex on 14th December 2017
A happy couple
Married in October 2017

Amazing cake
The cake was absolutely amazing the detail and effort that went into it was fabulous ! The taste was delicious .xx
By Ella scott on 14th December 2017
Happy guests
Wedding: September 2017

We love Ruth’s creations!!!
Over the years I’ve been lucky enough to have sampled many of Ruth’s cakes, and while some cakes look amazing but then let you down on t... 
By Sam Scott on 14th December 2017
Wedding: October 2017

Our perfect day
We have just celebrated our wedding at swancar farm it was magical and sparkly Ruth did our cake and it was unreal it had so many comple... 
By Emily and Lee on 10th December 2017
A happy couple
Married in December 2017

Exceeded our expectations
We met Ruth at a wedding fair and attended a consultation to finalise our cake. It took our breath away on the day, tasting as good as ... 
By Josh on 21st November 2017
A happy couple
Married in May 2017

Full Description
  • Our studio is located at Southwell Business Centre, in the beautiful minster town of Southwell in Nottinghamshire. It has held a Food Hygiene Rating of 5 since opening in 2015, and is open most week days 9.15am - 3.00pm, or by appointment. We work closely with a number of local venues being one of their selected preferred suppliers. Our designs are very rarely repeated, they are mainly bespoke but our 'Stephanie' and 'Isabella' styles have inspired many other cakes. Our style could be described as classic with a twist, we love clean lines and statement blooms. Please view our portfolio of cakes on our Website, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. We are very proud to have been shortlisted for the Bridebook Awards, and be a regional finalist of The Wedding Industry Awawds.
  • Personal Message from the Manager
    Name of Wedding Contact: Ruth Harmer - Owner
    Hello, Thank you for looking at Southwell Cakery's profile. Please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss your wedding cake, we'd lover to hear your ideas. In peak wedding season we often become fully booked, but you can make 'Reserve the date' bookings 24 months in advance.
  • Experience
    Year Business Was Established
    # Of Weddings Hosted
    More than 50
    # Of People In Team
    Public Liability Insurance
Location & Contact Details
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  • Directions
    • Address
    • Unit 15 Southwell Business Centre, Crew Ln, Southwell, Nottinghamshire, NG25 0TX, England
    • Nearest Town
    • Nottingham
    • Nearest Motorway & Junction
    • M1 Jnc 26
    • Nearest Train Station
    • Newark or Nottingham
    • Travel Notes
    • Once a consultation appointment is booked, I send full directions, but we are easy to find
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What is your most memorable wedding?
Can I say my own? It was the first cake I was involved with, I helped design it and looking back, this is where it all started for me.
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Our style could be described as timeless, elegant and sophisticated, with a contemporary edge and a touch of whimsy, but we are lead by our clients ideas.
What about your business are you most proud of?
I started Southwell Cakery from scratch after being made redundant. I have worked hard, and my business has grown, and it has become my fourth 'baby'.
What is your #1 wedding planning tip for couples?
As soon as you decide you want to use a supplier, book them.
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
I love typography on wedding cakes. Including your initials, or a special message is a lovely, subtle personal touch.
Describe your typical process with a couple.
We invite all couples to a free, no obligation consultation at our studio in Southwell. Here there is the opportunity to view our range of show cakes, try samples and discuss in detail the couples wedding cake ideas. From there, we raise a quotation(s) and forward to the client. It maybe that there are further discussion, and alterations made to the design. We keep couples dates penciled in our diary for 14 days after a quotation is given. A £100 non refundable/non transferable deposit secures a wedding booking, designs are finalised 6-8 weeks before the event with balance payments due one month prior to the wedding. Sugar flowers are made a few weeks before the wedding, with the cake being started four days before. We liaise with the venue and any other suppliers involved with the cake to confirm arrangements. One the day, we personally deliver and set up the wedding cake so it is ready before any guest arrive.
What is your signature cake?
We name all our cakes after our Brides, most are bespoke one offs, but our 'Stephanie' and 'Isabella' designs have inspired many more creations.
What is the most original creation you have baked for a wedding?
There is something original about all of our wedding cakes. We love to use ideas suggested by couples to create a unique and personal wedding cake.
Describe how you got into making wedding cakes.
I've always been creative and have previously worked in fashion and publishing. When I was made redundant I decided to take the opportunity to turn a passion into a business.
What would be your show stopper in the Great British Bake Off?
A grand, skyscraper of a cake with lots of detail and handmade sugar "Look at me" flowers.

Old Vicarage Boutique Hotel - Wedding Open Day

  • 29th April 2018
  • The Old Vicarage Boutique Hotel in Southwell, Nottinghamshire are hosting another event! We are very excited to announce we will be attending their Spring Wedding Open Day on Sunday 29th April 2018

Bridebook benefits

  • Bridebook Discount: 5%
  • Bridebook Special Offer: Free Consultation including samples to taste