Wedding cake recipes

Create a stunning wedding cake or beautiful cupcakes for that special day.

52 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Decorate this simple elderflower and lemon cake with edible flowers for a showstopping celebration dessert. It's perfect for a wedding or birthday

1 hr and 25 mins
More effort
Vegetarian
9 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

To make a three-tier wedding cake, all you need to do is multiply basic cake mixtures and icings, and take your time.

72 hrs
A challenge
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9 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

A stunning cake that will impress everyone at your wedding. With a little practice this deliciously moist cake can easily be perfect. Don't be shy

6 hrs
A challenge
19 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

This makes the top tier of a three tier wedding cake, or make it alone for christenings, Christmas, or whenever you need a good, lighter, fruit cake

2 hrs and 45 mins
More effort
42 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Tier two of our three tier wedding cake, this gives a real citrus hit and the drenching of lemon syrup keeps it beautifully moist

2 hrs and 30 mins
More effort
129 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

This recipe makes the bottom layer of our three tier wedding cake or a simple delicious chocolate cake, perfect with a touch of cream

3 hrs and 10 mins
Easy
10 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Feeling ambitious enough to take on this showstopping bake? With its decorative sponge and fruit topping, it has real wow factor

1 hr and 55 mins
A challenge
188 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

A moist cake drenched with vanilla syrup. Use as the basis for a range of fabulous celebration cakes

1 hr and 40 mins
Easy
23 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Jane Hornby's wedding cake is our simplest ever. And each tier is flavoured differently, so there's something for everyone...

4 hrs
Easy
96 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

These decorative cupcakes make the perfect centrepiece for a wedding or christening, or a lovely gift

30 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
6 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

These pretty roses can be used on cakes and cupcakes to give a romantic and sophisticated finish

1 hr
Easy
99 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

This cake has all the flavours of Christmas, but won't take ages to make - you can decorate it any way you like. Ideal for a wedding cake too

1 hr and 15 mins
Easy
14 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

For an alternative wedding cake, try croquembouche

2 hrs and 15 mins
A challenge
7 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

This traditional cake has been jazzed up with lots of ginger - you'd never know it's gluten-free and dairy-free. Perfect for weddings and Christmas

3 hrs and 15 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
3 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

A classic profiterole recipe with an added kick for coffee lovers - pile up a batch as modern wedding cake!

1 hr and 15 mins
More effort
6 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Frances creates her own version of the latest bridal trend - the 'naked' cake. She skips the traditional fondant icing for mascarpone seasonal berries.

5 hrs and 10 mins
A challenge
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