Read what our clients have to say about our wedding cakes and dessert tables...
“We can’t thank Alice enough for the delicious cakes she made for our wedding. It was a breeze to work with her – from the first enquiry right down to the us demolishing the final crumbs. We particularly appreciated her taking the time to sit with us, find out what types of cakes we like and put together a spread of different textures and flavours. It all looked amazing on the day and we had lots of compliments. For me cake is all about the flavour, not how much icing it can hold, and Alice delivers in spades. Couldn’t recommend her service highly enough!”
Juliet and Rob, York
Venue: York Hospitium
"We both really enjoyed working with Alice on the cake buffet for our wedding.
In many ways it was a non-traditional wedding, and as we were holding it in London rather than Yorkshire we wanted to honour my husband's heritage as well as creating a selection of cakes we were both excited about. Added to this we had a number of guests with significant allergies and intolerances, so we were a bit concerned that we'd end up with a really uninspiring cake.
Working with White Rose Bakes was fantastic. Alice took our vague ideas and Pinterest pins and made them into a selection of incredibly delicious desserts that our friends are still talking about. From the rhubarb meringue tarts to the boozy cherry bakewells and the most delicious brownies I've ever eaten - not to mention the absolutely showstoppingly gorgeous and delicately flavored centrepiece cake - it was proudly Yorkshire, exceptionally delicious and totally us.
We've been told by numerous guests that it was the best wedding cake they've ever had and honestly, we couldn't recommend White Rose Bakes highly enough. Thank you for helping to make our day so special and memorable."
Natasha and Alistair, London.
Venue: The Islington Metalworks
"Your cakes went down very well indeed, so well me and Frase didn't even get to sample any!!
Honeymoon cake top worked wonderfully and we enjoyed it on our balcony in Paris as well as the train ride across.
I hope we find many occasions to use White Rose Bakes in the future."
Letitia and Fraser, Yorkshire.
Venue: Barn at home
"White Rose Bakes were a delight to work with from start to finish. After telling Alice the style of catering I was having at my wedding at fairly short notice she sent me some tailor made dessert suggestions to go with the food. She managed to guess EXACTLY what I was thinking- mini traditional cakes to go with my afternoon tea style buffet. After some quick email communication we had decided on a dessert menu to die for and I was invited to the bakery for a tasting session.
The whole process made me feel like a princess- a real bridal treat! The cakes were delicious, and completely made my wedding perfect. The guests agreed too- they were gone in minutes and the groom and I barely got a look in! We loved them so much we are ordering some more for Christmas - I cannot recommend White Rose Bakes enough, not only were the flavours unique and inspiring but Alice worked to my exact budget without any question. Truly professional - thank you so much."
Megan and Rob, York.
Venue: The De Grey Rooms
Thanks so much, we had a wonderful day! Everyone loved the cake and mini bites (handbags were filled at the end of the night haha!). The flower arrangement looked beautiful, it was perfect.
We will definitely recommend you to anyone in need of a great cake!
Lucinda and Adam, Yorkshire.
Venue: Skipbridge Country Weddings
Thank you so much. The day was beautiful and more amazing than we could have even imagined or hoped for!!! The table looked amazing!! And the deserts were delicious and beautiful to look at.
Salma, Yorkshire (Mother of the Bride)
Venue: Carlton Towers
Stephanie and I just want to say thank you so much for the pies for our wedding on Sunday - they were absolutely fantastic and everyone there loved them. I don't think there was a single piece left by the end of the night so it's a good job we ordered extra portions!
Chris and Stephanie, York
Venue: Grays Court Hotel
Just a little card to say thank you! For making me & Dave such a tremendous wedding cake. It really was the star of the show!
Lucy and Dave, York
Venue: The Grange Hotel
White rose bakes did us proud. We had a fantastic tasting and looking carrot cake for our son's wedding. Also expertly set up. Alice really listens to what you request and advises on how best to proceed, which for us included a gluten free top tier. Will definitely go straight to white rose bakes next time we need a celebration cake.
Steve, York (Father of the Groom)
Venue: York Maze
Alice at White Rose Bakes was an absolute joy to work with. Alice worked really closely with us, suggesting lots of different flavour options and making sure she knew exactly how we wanted the cake to look. This resulted in a wedding cake that completely exceeded all our expectations! If your looking for a wedding cake I couldn't recommend White Rose Bakes more!
Rosie and Stuart, York
Venue: The Normans
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 us feel welcome, sat us down in front of an array of cupcakes and offered us a Yorkshire tea we knew White Rose Bakes was the bakery for us. Alice worked patiently with us whilst we picked tier sizes, flavours and decoration giving us suggestions throughout to make sure we had the exact cake we wanted (and our family were also pretty happy when she sent us away with the cakes we hadn’t finished in the taster session.)
On our wedding day when we saw the beautiful cake Alice had created for us we were delighted, she had captured everything we wanted and more and it tasted delicious. Our guests loved the cake and have not stopped talking about it since, in fact one of our guests has since booked White Rose Bakes for her own wedding cake.
Thank you so much for working so hard to help us make our day as special as it was. We both wish you success in your wonderful bakery.
Dani and Andy, York
Venue: The Normans
Photograph by Mark J Hillyer
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 was a close call! We also thought you were a great help & inventive in flavour choosing as we were particularly indecisive!
Laura and Gareth, Leeds
Venue: Temple Newsam Walled Garden Marquee
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 - wedding cakes are usually dry" and "I love your cake, it has a Game of Thrones feel" - we don't watch GoT at the moment, but I take this as a compliment :) I loved what you did with the brushstroke chocolate pieces, they looked glorious.
Alicia and Joe, York
Venue: York Hospitium
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, the decoration and of course the cake itself. It tasted superb and I’m very grateful for all of your advice on the ingredients, fillings, size and shape, and your suggestion of the Art Deco motif. It was really something very special for a very special occasion!
I believe this is the second celebration you’ve made for me and no doubt there will be third and hopefully many more!
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 and family.
Myfanwy and John, Yorkshire
Venue: At Home
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 we wanted. The samples she made us were incredible! The whole process was so easy! The cake looked beautiful and tasted even better! Everyone went back for seconds! Thank you so much :)
Tara and Dan, Pontefract
Venue: Kings Croft Hotel
Alice's cake was absolutely beautiful and tasted delicious! It was super easy to chat to her about what we wanted and it was wonderful to be invited to taste a few of her yummy creations before making a decision. I would highly recommend White Rose Bakes to anyone! Thanks so much.
Heather and Aron, York
Venue: Hornington Manor
Just wanted to say an enormous thank you for the AMAZING cakes that you baked for our wedding! They were absolutely delicious and every last crumb was demolished, despite our having ordered almost double the portions we needed!!
We had the most incredible day and a huge part of that was down to the hard work that you, Sarah (Pink Ginger Flowers) and Rhiannon and her team at Grays put into the day - we’ll be forever grateful! The cake looked so phenomenal with Sarah’s flowers displayed on it that we almost (only almost!!) didn’t want to cut it, it was so beautiful!
Thanks again and we hope to have a reason to order more cakes from you soon! Alternatively, if you’re ever looking for a recipe tester, we are two willing volunteers!
Liz and Adam, York
Venue: Grays Court Hotel
We just wanted to say a huge thank you for the selection of miniatures you provided for our wedding. They went down so well and numerous guests commented they were the best puddings they’d had at a wedding (the caramel slice was particularly popular!) Thank you as well for setting them up so beautifully. Thank you again!
Alice and Adam, York
Venue: Deighton Lodge
Amazingly delicious chocolate truffle cake from White Rose Bakes! Alice was incredibly helpful in helping us choose what we needed and giving great advice. The cake was the centrepiece of the party and a grand success.
The cakes you made for us were absolutely amazing. I thought I had tasted everything and had loved every mouthful - then when sat at home yesterday I tasted the wedding cake and was blown away again. The desserts looked stunning and tasted even better and it was so lovely to be able to come and taste everything in advance. The hardest part was picking which to have.
The guests to a man have said they were some of the best desserts they have ever eaten and were way over and above the usual wedding fare - thank you so much for putting the icing on our special day!
Matt and Laura, Yorkshire
Venue: Wed Barn
We can’t thank you and your staff enough for the beautiful vegan wedding cake you made for us.
There were so many comments by guests on how delicious it was and we both agreed that is was one of the best cakes we had ever tasted. You made the whole process of us buying a wedding cake from beginning to end so effortless. Being able to combine your helpful suggestions with our ideas resulted in our perfect vegan naked wedding cake. Thanks again.
Jen & Will, York
Venue: York Hospitium
Thank you for the amazing job you did on our wedding cake.
All our guests loved it and commented on it. It looked absolutely beautiful too.
Nichola and Jim, Yorkshire
Venue: The Durham Ox
Such a phenomenal wedding cake table!
Everything looked perfect and tasted even better!!! Thank you so much x x x
Elli and Paddy, Oxfordshire
Venue: York Hospitium
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!
Nikita and Ed, York
Venue: The Old Deanery
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.
Adina and Zead
Venue: The Secret Garden
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!
Naomi and Layla, York
Venue: National Centre for Early Music