About Us

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Great Cakes

Established in 2011 by Melissa Rayner, we’re a home bakery, absolutely passionate about making cakes that look and taste amazing!

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Bespoke Designs

We love to make creative cakes for every occasion, made with really good quality ingredients and attention to detail.

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Delivery Available

We can deliver your cakes to anywhere in the Canterbury area, or you can collect from our home kitchen in Chartham, Canterbury.

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Freshly Baked

We freshly bake all our orders so make sure you contact us in good time, especially for end of week/weekend dates.

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Wedding Consultations

Our next days are 24th Nov, 26th Jan and 16th March. Email to book a place.

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Wedding Fairs

Winters Barns Open Day 2nd December 11-4pm

‘Thank you so much Melissa! We loved it and it tastes delicious too’

’Thank you for our beautiful, delicious cake! It truly was the centrepiece of the whole room!’

‘Thank you for blowing us away with our amazing wedding cake.  It was absolutely beautiful and took pride of place…everything we wanted and more’

‘The cake was delicious and we had so many friends complimenting it. It looked stunning, better than I even imagined’

’A beautiful design and it tasted just as great. Stunning work!’

‘Thank you so much for our beautiful cake.  It looked stunning and was absolutely delicious’

 

Our cakes

Christening

Baby Shower

Baby Shower

Christening

Christening

Christening

PQA

Natwest

Pandora

Cath Kidston

Vintage

Pastel Pinks

Lily Rabbit

Football Team

Peter Rabbit

Toy Story

Gymnastics

Golf

Alice in Wonderland

NHS Hospital

Sweeties

Jungle

Sports

Shimmer & Shine

Peppa Pig

Minecraft

Super Heros

1st Birthday

My Little Pony

Tangled

BB8

Princess Doll

Fairy Tale Castle

Giant Pea Monster

Dinosaur

Drip Cake

Cook’s Cake

Velodrome

Chocolate Treats

Bright Flowers

Sprinkles Cake

French Shabby Chic

Semi-naked

Alice in Wonderland

Rose Swirl

Artist Palette

KitKat Cake

Books

Chocolate Fudge

Engagement Cake

London Town

Doughnut

Cath Kidston

Harry Potter

Jimmy Choo

Gardening

Lindt Chocolate

Chanel Handbag

Champagne Bottle

Holiday Suitcase

Semi Naked

Rose Gold & Marble

Floral Hoop

Blush Rose

Rose Cascade

Semi Naked

Buttercream

Naked Cake

Ruffles and Lustre

Buttercream Cake

Rose Hessian

Rosebuds

Drip Cake

Semi Naked

Chalkboard

Naked Cake

Semi Naked

Semi Naked

Marble Florals

Rustic Buttercream

Naked Cake

Cake & Meringue Kisses

Naked Cake

Vintage Cupcakes

Weddings

Our Wedding Cakes

Whether you are planning a vintage style wedding or a contemporary celebration, a tiered cake or a cupcake tower, elegant or rustic, we absolutely love to design cakes around the theme and style of your special day.

Working from our home kitchen, we provide a friendly and professional service, from the initial contact to the setting up of your cake at your reception venue.

Wedding Cake Flavours

All our cakes are freshly made, and our sponges are light and moist.  Each cake tier has three layers of cake inside with two layers of delicious fillings to enjoy!

Vanilla

Light vanilla sponge filled with Madagascan vanilla buttercream and a strawberry conserve

Raspberry and White Chocolate

Light vanilla sponge filled with Belgian white chocolate ganache and a raspberry conserve

Lemon

Moist, zesty lemon sponge filled with lemon buttercream and a tangy lemon curd

Chocolate

Chocolate sponge filled with a chocolate buttercream

Oreo Cookie

Chocolate Oreo Cookie sponge filled with a Madagascan vanilla buttercream

Carrot

Moist carrot sponge with walnuts or raisins and filled with a zesty orange buttercream

Red Velvet

A red chocolate sponge made with buttermilk and filled with a Madagascan vanilla buttercream

Salted Caramel

A brown sugar sponge filled with a caramel buttercream and a salted caramel sauce

Espresso

Moist, coffee flavoured sponge filled with an espresso buttercream

Lemon & Elderflower

Moist lemon and elderflower sponge filled with lemon curd and an elderflower buttercream

Booking in your Wedding Cake

cake tastersAs you can imagine, wedding cakes can vary considerably in size, detail and decoration.    Prices for tiered cakes start from £250.00 for a naked sponge cake (2019 dates).  Wedding cupcakes start from £2.00 each.

Best thing is to email us first of all and we will happily give you an initial quote for what you have in mind.  Remember to tell us your wedding date and venue, how many guests you will have, and roughly what you have in mind in terms of cake style and design.

We also enjoy meeting you and offer Wedding Cake Consultations so you can chat through your ideas with us in more detail and try some of our cake at the same time.

Our next Wedding Cake Consultation days are Saturday 24th November (full), Saturday 26th January (full) and Saturday 16th March.  Consultations are by appointment only.  Drop us an email to book your place.

Wedding Consultations run on set days every other month excluding June – August.  Consultations can be done before or after you have booked in with us, we leave that bit up to you.  Equally, please don’t worry if dates or distance make attending difficult.  They are in no way obligatory to booking in a wedding cake with us and we can happily chat by email or phone if this is easier.

When should I book?  12-18 months ahead of your wedding date is very helpful, especially for June – September dates.   You may strike lucky with a shorter timescale but please don’t leave it too late to book in your wedding cake with us as we do get booked up quickly.

A Recommended Supplier

We are proud to be a Recommended Wedding Cake Supplier for the following venues:

Winters Barns, Preston Court, The Old Kent Barn, Canterbury Cathedral Lodge, Swarling Manor, Odo’s Barn, Mount Ephraim, Goodnestone Park

Info & Prices

cupcakes

  • Gift Box of 6 Cupcakes from £14.00 (selected flavours and collection only)

  • Cupcakes Box of 12 from £25.00

  • Minimum of 12 per flavour unless ordering a box of 6

  • Giant Cupcake Cake £45.00

occasioncakes

  • Round 8'' sponge cake (up to 18 portions) from £40.00

  • Square 8'' sponge cake (up to 25 portions) from £45.00

  • Round 9'' sponge cake (up to 25 portions) from £50.00

  • Square 10'' sponge cake (up to 50 portions) from £60.00

  • Square 12'' sponge cake (up to 72 portions) from £75.00

 

quickinfo

  • Allergies: please advise us of any allergies at the time of booking. We use nuts in our kitchen from time to time. We can cater for gluten-free for some of our recipes.

  • Cakes can be collected or we can deliver within the Canterbury area for £5.00. We may be able to travel a little further afield, contact us and we can let you know what's possible.

  • Cake Stands: we have a lovely range of stands for hire. Hired items must be returned in the same condition and within two working days of the order date.

paymentinfo

  • Payment can be by BACs online transfer, Paypal or cash. A non refundable deposit secures your order and we ask for full payment to clear no later than a week before your order. We don't do 'cash on collection'.

  • For weddings, a £50.00 non refundable deposit is required to confirm your order and the remaining balance is due a month beforehand.

  • Please note an enquiry does not secure a date for you. A date is secured and a booking confirmed when a deposit or payment is received.

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