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Why are wedding cakes so expensive?

Updated: Oct 2, 2023

Luxury wedding cakes are exquisite, edible works of art that serve as a centre-piece for weddings and other lavish celebrations. These culinary masterpieces are crafted with the utmost care, attention to detail, and creativity, making them more than just dessert; they are a symbol of opulence and sophistication. Here are some key aspects to know about luxury wedding cakes.
Emerald green luxury wedding cake
Why are weeding cakes so expensive? (Image Steve Mulvey Photography)

Premium Ingredients:

Luxury wedding cakes are made using the finest and freshest ingredients available. From high-quality butter and farm-fresh eggs to pure vanilla extracts and top-tier chocolates, every component is carefully selected to ensure the utmost in flavour and quality.

Baking luxury wedding cakes using the highest quality ingredients
Quality ingredients

Custom Design:

What sets luxury wedding cakes apart is their custom design. They are tailor-made to reflect the couple's unique style, wedding theme, and personal preferences. Cake designers work closely with the couple to create a one-of-a-kind masterpiece that is a visual representation of their love story.

Artistic Detail:

The level of artistry and craftsmanship involved in luxury wedding cakes is unparalleled. Cake decorators use various techniques, such as hand-painting, sugar art modelling- making intricate sugar flowers, wafer flowers using wafer paper, intricate piping, edible gold leaf, and sculpting, to transform cake layers into stunning works of edible art. Click here to find out what led me to luxury cake designing.

All wedding cake decorations is made intricately with sugar paste or wafer paper, making the flowers look like a work of Art!
Cakes by sugar creations by Dimple is an art (Image- Hannah Argyle photography)

Multi-Tiered Elegance:

Luxury wedding cakes are often multi-tiered, featuring multiple layers of cake, each with its own design or flavour. The tiers are meticulously stacked and decorated, creating a visually striking and grandiose appearance. Click here to see my gallery
attention to detail making sure every flower sits perfectly
Adjusting the positioning of my sugar flowers (Image- Hannah Argyle photography)

Flavour Variety:

These cakes offer a wide range of flavours and fillings to cater to the couple's tastes. Whether it's classic flavours like vanilla and chocolate or more exotic options like champagne-infused cake or lavender-infused buttercream, luxury wedding cakes delight the palate with a symphony of flavours.

Attention to Detail:

Every detail of a luxury wedding cake is thoughtfully considered, from the colour palette to the choice of flowers, ribbons, or other decorative elements. Couples often incorporate personal touches, such as monograms or symbols of significance.

Size and Serving:

Luxury wedding cakes can serve a large number of guests, with extra sheet cakes often hidden behind the scenes for easy serving. This ensures that all guests can enjoy a piece of the extravagant creation. Click here to see a guide on portion size.


Luxury wedding cakes are priced higher than standard wedding cakes due to the premium ingredients, labor-intensive design work, and overall attention to detail. However, couples who appreciate the artistry and uniqueness are willing to invest in these culinary masterpieces.

Showstopper Effect:

When a luxury wedding cake is unveiled at the reception, it often becomes a showstopper moment. Guests are in awe of the cake's beauty, and it serves as a focal point for photographs and admiration.

Memorable Experience:

Beyond the visual impact, luxury wedding cakes provide a memorable tasting experience. Couples and their guests savour not only the cake's beauty but also its delectable flavours, making it an integral part of the wedding celebration. Click here to read my testimonials.

Evolving Artistry:

As a luxury cake designer, I am committed to continually enhancing my skills and staying at the forefront of the wedding cake industry. Recently, I had the privilege of participating in a master class led by renowned cake artist Maggie Austin. This invaluable experience allowed me to further refine my techniques and explore the latest trends in cake design. To learn more about Maggie Austin and her incredible work, you can visit her website; Maggie Austin. If you're excited about the possibilities of luxury wedding cakes and want to discuss how we can make your dream cake a reality, don't hesitate to connect with me today.
In summary, luxury wedding cakes are not just desserts; they are expressions of love and artistry. These cakes represent the pinnacle of culinary craftsmanship and are a testament to the couple's commitment to creating a wedding celebration that is both beautiful and unforgettable.

Sugar Flowers: The Timeless Keepsake for Your Wedding:

Your wedding day is a celebration of love, an unforgettable moment filled with cherished details. Among these, sugar flowers stand out as exquisite adornments on your wedding cake, handcrafted with precision and artistry. The allure of sugar flowers lies not only in their immediate visual appeal but also in their enduring beauty. Unlike fresh flowers that wilt, sugar flowers remain pristine, preserving the essence of your special day. Imagine your wedding cake adorned with meticulously crafted sugar roses, peonies, or orchids. Each petal and leaf captures the essence of real flowers, serving as a symbol of your love and commitment. These sugar blooms become a lasting keepsake and memento, evoking memories whenever you see them. The value of sugar flowers extends further. They can be preserved as heirlooms, displayed in shadow boxes or framed as art, connecting generations to your love story. It's a tangible piece of your journey, a testament to enduring love. At Sugar Creations by Dimple, we craft sugar flowers that enhance your wedding cake's beauty and serve as timeless keepsakes. Choose sugar flowers to adorn your cake, and you're not just selecting an exquisite decoration; you're investing in a lasting symbol of your love story.

Incorporate sugar flowers into your wedding, and let their beauty become a cherished keepsake, a reminder of the love and joy you shared on your special day, and a timeless memento for generations to come.
Ready to turn your dream wedding cake into a delicious reality? Don't hesitate to reach out and connect with me today. Together, we can embark on a journey into the realm of luxury wedding cakes, where your vision my craftsmanship come together to create an unforgettable centre-piece for your special day. Let's make your dream cake a reality...

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