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White Rose Bakes offer bespoke contemporary wedding cakes and dessert tables made using high quality ingredients, sourced locally where possible.
Pricing & Costs

Prices start at

£150
Details

General Services

Bespoke Design
Delivery
Last-Minute Orders
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Set-Up
Tastings
Tiered Cakes
Treats and Favours

Dietary Options

Dairy-Free
Gluten-Free
Nut-Free
Vegan
Vegetarian
Full Description
Are you seeking something a little bit different to surprise and delight your guests on your special day? Fabulous! You've arrived at the perfect place. Make yourself comfortable and let's talk cake... If you really want the food at your wedding to have the wow factor, you may be interested in having a dessert table as either an addition or alternative to a traditional wedding cake. A dessert table is a wonderful way to create a beautiful food display at your reception and have all your favourite sweet treats on one table. (Great if you are struggling to decide which flavours to use!) White Rose Bakes' contemporary, elegant, natural style is visually stunning whilst still being very inviting for your guests to dive in and enjoy and explore! At White Rose Bakes we pride ourselves on using ingredients from local producers wherever possible, and never using artificial colours or flavours. We are also very pleased to be able to offer a range of products made without dairy or gluten-containing ingredients and other allergens. So you can be confident that we can bake to suit any allergies or dietary requirements you or your guests may have. Your dessert table will be as unique as you are. You will get to decide which bakes you would like, how many varieties, how many portions, which flavours are used, how your bakes are decorated, if you would like to include a larger centrepiece cake or not, and much more! In other words, your dessert table will be designed to suit you and your budget, right down to the finest detail. Contact Alice to discuss how she can design and make a stunning and exciting selection of delicious sweet bakes for your very own personal dessert table.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Alice
Thank you for viewing White Rose Bakes on Bridebook. We hope that you like what you have seen so far. As all our wedding cakes and dessert tables are individually designed, please do contact us to discuss your ideas and requirements. It would be an honour to design and make something unique and special for you to enjoy with your loved ones on your wedding day.

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2013
No. of Weddings Hosted
Between 10 and 30
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
No. of People In Team
3
Reviews
(29)
(29)
Rumi and Arne
Married in February 2020
February 2020
Our guests kept talking about the cakes for days!
We were super lucky to pick White Rose Bakes as our cake maker for our wedding day. They not only provided the most tasty cake possible but also personalised it for or Viking themed wedding. Alice also made a traditional Nowegian kransekake to compliment our main cake. Our guests kept talking about the cakes for days after the wedding.
Laura and Joe
Married in December 2019
February 2020
Alice designed exactly what we envisaged
After trying a White Rose Bakes cake and dessert table previously at a family wedding it was by far the best cake we had ever eaten and we have been to a few weddings! We couldn’t wait to book with White Rose Bakes for our big day it was our easiest decision of the whole wedding and one we didn’t regret. Alice and the White Rose Bakes team made this the smoothest and most exciting time. Firstly we discussed what flavours we liked and how they could be done. We aren’t the conventional wedding cake type and the offer of salted caramel chocolate cake and chocolate mint which are our favourite flavours was so perfect. Then came decoration and style I simply wanted a white shimmery cake with a meringue style decoration. I was worried about asking for something quite simple and unusual. However Alice was happy to oblige and designed exactly what we envisaged. As soon as we saw it on the day we were so overwhelmed at how visually stunning it was and we already knew it would taste amazing which of course it did. We had so many compliments from our friends and family who we couldn’t wait to tell where it came from. We would highly recommend White Rose Bakes to everyone we can.
Caroline and Rob
Married in November 2019
February 2020
Fantastic from start to finish
Alice and the team were fantastic from start to finish with our wedding cake & dessert table (plus a 85th birthday cake for my Granny thrown in)! We had a fair few dietary requirements and they were easily met with the end result being fabulous cakes that you wouldn’t know were gluten, dairy or egg free! The cakes looked amazing on the day decorated in fabulous flowers and many guests sought us out to say how nice they were!
Naomi and Layla
Married in November 2019
February 2020
Little touches made it effortless and enjoyable
Alice was a delight to work with from the start - she was fine with the idea of a vegan wedding cake, which we were slightly worried about finding at first, and invited us to the bakery to taste some different flavours. It was fascinating to see where the magic happens and we had a great time stuffing our faces and enjoying all the different tastes...but that wasn't all! When it was time to go, Alice presented us with some extra wee cakes to take with us so we could reflect on the flavour choices at our leisure. Little touches like that just made all our dealings with White Rose Bakes so effortless and enjoyable. On the day, the cake looked perfect and was exactly what we'd asked for - three layers of vegan cake, each a different flavour (the chocolate was the most popular, as we predicted!) and some extra gluten free cakes on the side, which also went down a treat. Knowing that we had Alice in charge of our cake made the day go stress free, and we really enjoyed eating it too, which was a bonus. Thank you!
Adina and Zead
Married in June 2019
February 2020
We will recommend you in a heartbeat
Wow, thank you so much for decorating the cake!! We were wondering who did that. So grateful! The cake was a huge success and all the guests loved it, as we knew they would. One of the guests said that was the best wedding cake she ever had! :) We will certainly recommend you in a heartbeat in the future.
Nikita and Ed
Married in January 2019
January 2019
Probably the best cake we've ever tasted
Not to be dramatic, but this was probably the best cake we've ever tasted. We went with White Rose Bakes for our wedding cake for October 2018. First of all, Alice was amazing when it came to discussing flavours. She took a flavour we were keen on, tweaked it with her expertise, and turned it into our favourite cake ever (lavender and earl grey with blueberry jam and buttercream, if you were wondering). She also made us an excellent tier of spiced pumpkin and apple to match our autumn theme. The taste of the cake was incredible. Literally the best we have had. And this was even better because we had tried a few different wedding cake suppliers and it all tasted kind of meh. We had resigned ourselves to the fact that wedding cake was never going to be sublime, but then we met Alice. Please don't go with an inferior wedding cake when you can get something that tastes like this. We wanted a very simple design and Alice helped us through, although looking at other cakes White Rose Bakes have made I have no doubt they have the skills to do design any sort of cake you can think of. Alice decorated with fresh flowers from our florist on the day, and it looked absolutely perfect. Oh, and it was a fair bit cheaper than other places we were looking at - for more cake. Please please please visit White Rose Bakes as your first port of call for a wedding cake!
Location & Contact Details

Address

York Eco Business Centre, Amy Johnson Way, York, North Yorkshire, YO30 4AG, England

Nearest Town

York

Nearest Train Station

York

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FAQ
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What is your most memorable wedding?

I once provided a tiered cake and desserts for a couple who were hosting their own beautiful wedding at home. They were very welcoming, helpful and friendly when I arrived to set up. They were cool as cucumbers while they and their family and friends bustled about cooking all of the savoury food and getting everything (and everyone) ready for the celebrations. This already seemed like more work and responsibility than most couples take charge of on their wedding day... then they told me that they had only finished building the kitchen the day before! Their calm, down-to-earth, can-do attitude was inspiring, and makes this a particularly memorable wedding!

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Contemporary, elegant, rustic, naked, natural

What about your business are you most proud of?

I am proud of our recipes; our cakes taste and look fantastic, without the use of any artificial colours or flavourings. We consistently receive praise from our clients about the lovely textures and the interesting, well-balanced flavours of our products, and that they are "not too sweet".

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

Have fun and enjoy the wedding planning experience, and don't sweat the small stuff!

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

A bride and groom who are particularly fond of White Rose Bakes' sea-salted caramel decided to spread the joy and ordered a jar for each of their guests to take home as a wedding favour!

Describe your typical process with a couple.

How we work: Step 1: Fill in our Wedding Questionnaire Form and Contact Alice to discuss how she can design and make a stunning and exciting selection of delicious sweet bakes for your very own personal dessert table. Step 2: We will send you ideas and designs to suit your requirements, preferences, and budget. Step 3: You tell us what changes and tweaks you want to make. Step 4: We send you revisions. Step 5: We invite you to a complimentary tasting, either at the bakery or a venue of your choice. Step 6: We discuss and agree any final menu revisions you would like. Step 7: We ask for a 50% deposit on your agreed menu, to be paid before your wedding. Step 8: On your wedding day, the cake fairies come and set up before your celebrations begin. Step 9: We ask for the remaining 50% balance to be paid within 30 days after your wedding.

What is your signature cake?

When it comes to wedding cakes, we are known for our naked and semi-naked cakes. A typical example would be a two tier naked cake made in the couples' favourite flavour(s), coated with just a hint of 'ghost' frosting. We often do 1.5 or double depth tiers, for an elegant, contemporary aesthetic. Many of our couples order a few additional stems from their florist so that the cake can be decorated with fresh flowers to tie in with the rest of their decor, but sometimes couples prefer us to provide edible fresh flowers! When it comes to dessert tables, we are especially well known for our sea-salted caramel millionaire's shortbread. We've barely done a single wedding where it hasn't been ordered, and it is always the first product to disappear!

Describe how you got into making wedding cakes.

The first wedding cake and dessert table I made was for a family wedding. I loved working alongside the couple to design and make something unique for them that met all of their requirements. They and I were very pleased with everything on the day, and as soon as I put the photographs on my website and social media, other enquiries started to come in.

What would be your show stopper in the Great British Bake Off?

A dessert table that makes you feel like you can just dive in, like The Chocolate Room in Willy Wonka's factory.