Southwell Cakery

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
Pricing & Costs
Prices start at
  • £275
totally exceeded my expectations...
Oct 2016
A happy couple
Ruth was very professional from start to finish and understood exactly what we wanted for our wedding cake - offering advice where neces... 

The whole experience was hassle free...
Oct 2016
A happy couple
Totally amazing - we knew what we want and how we wanted it, we decided later on that we wanted some cupcake, and we trusted them with t... 

Southwell Cakery understood what I wanted...
Oct 2016
A happy couple
I felt that Ruth at Southwell Cakery understood what I wanted for my wedding cake straight away and really helped with the design proces... 

everything we had hoped for...
Oct 2016
A happy couple
Ruth came highly recommended by our wedding venue. We visited her at her premises in Southwell and she had a full range of products for ... 

...we can't thank you enough...
May 2015
A happy couple

professional, yet approachable.
Dec 2015
A happy couple

absolutely delighted with the cake
Oct 2015
A happy couple

Full Description
  • Our studio is located at Southwell Business Centre, in the beautiful minster town of Southwell in Nottinghamshire. It has a Food Hygiene Rating of 5, 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. We very rarely repeat a cake design, they are mainly bespoke but our 'Stephanie' and 'Isabella' styles have inspired many other cakes. Our portfolio of cakes is available to view on our Website, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.
  • 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
Press & Awards
Press and Awards (1)
Our cakes have featured in Wedding Ideas, & Your East Midlands Wedding magazines
Industry Awards (1)
The Wedding Industry Awards Regional Finalist 2017,
Location & Contact Details
  • 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
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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 is a 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 would be your show stopper in the Great British Bake Off?
A grand, skyscraper of a cake with lots of detail.
Bridebook benefits
  • Bridebook Special Offer: Free Consultation including samples to taste