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White Rose Bakes

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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
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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
2
Reviews
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(16)
Tara and Dan
Married in January 2018
February 2018
Looked beautiful and tasted even better!
We ordered our wedding cake from White Rose Bakes after being blown away with the pictures on here and Instagram. Alice was so easy to talk to and understood exactly what...
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Myfanwy and John
Married in October 2017
October 2017
They were perfect! Just want we wanted.
Thank you so much for the cake and additions they were perfect! Just want we wanted. We had a great day thank you, lots of food and drink and shared with great friends a...
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Geoff
Wedding: October 2017
October 2017
Something very special for a very special occasion
Just a note to send my warmest thanks for the diamond wedding anniversary cake you provided for my parents’ celebration. They were thrilled with it and loved the design,...
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Alicia and Joe
Married in September 2017
October 2017
Loved the design and it tasted amazing
Thank you so much for that incredible wedding cake! Absolutely loved the design and it tasted amazing. Compliments from guests included "I can't believe how tasty this - ...
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Laura and Gareth
Married in August 2017
October 2017
You were a great help & inventive in flavour choos
Thank you so much for the beautiful & delicious cake you made for our wedding! It was a massive hit with our guests. I think the chocolate was the most popular, but it wa...
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Dani and Andy
Married in August 2017
October 2017
We knew White Rose Bakes was the bakery for us
Choosing our wedding cake was an important step for us, we both have a love of cake, sweet treats and tea so when we arrived in Alice’s kitchen and she immediately made u...
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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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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.
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