Your perfect wedding wouldn’t be the same without the wedding cake of your dreams! Thankfully Leicester has some fantastic local cake makers that will wow you & your guests. Yet, it is never a simple task finding the right cake maker, or indeed suitable catering for your wedding – here at the Wedding Band Community we thought we could help make this task a little easier by drawing together some of the best local cake makers & wedding caterers that Leicester has to offer. Think we have left a great business off? Let us know by emailing

Baytree Cakes

Baytree Cakes, based in Dunton Bassett near Lutterworth (LE17 5JN), is one of Leicester’s leading cake makers, boasting beautifully intricate cake designs that can be made to order to reflect the theme of your wedding or highlight a beautiful aspect of your relationship. Having lovingly created cakes since 2001, when Baytree Cakes’s founder Victoria identified a lack of variety in wedding cakes on offer for her own wedding, the business has flourished and produces heartwarming cakes, from a wonderfully created dusty chalkboard theme, to cute suitcases with the couples perched on top for their next adventure! Alongside these bespoke wedding cakes the business is also able to deliver simpler cakes, with gorgeous designs. With all of the cakes being made from traditional and fresh ingredients, as well as the business being nominate for the 2016 Wedding Industry Awards, make sure you check out Baytree Cakes!

Melody Cakes

Located in Market Harborough Melody Cakes can provide you with a magnificent wedding cake, suited to any style of wedding. Their cakes, an array of rustic, naked, vintage and contemporary designs, are lovingly created by Melody Milverton, an extremely experienced cake maker who has built up a reputation of one of Leicester’s best. Offering both bespoke cakes, which can be created by drawing together some of your favourite aspects of weddings cakes, as well as including fresh flowers, different flavours for each layer and gluten & wheat free options it is certainly worth browsing through the mouth-watering selection of wedding cakes on the Melody Cakes website. A particular favourite for me has to be the 1/2 & 1/2 cakes that Melody Cakes offer, “to keep him & her happy”, wonderfully demonstrated by a classical/batman split cake.

Gingerbread Cottage

Gingerbread Cottage, located in Oadby just down from The Parade, is not only a “brilliantly individual and old-fashioned bakery”, as described by the Great Food Leicestershire & Rutland Magazine, is also home to some of the finest wedding cakes you are likely to find across the county. That is without mentioning the “heavenly” smell of baking that often wafts out of the little cottage (I should know after walking passed everyday on my way to school!) and the magical cakes designs that they can create within. A family business with over 30 years experience they can provide useful and sound advice in regard to finding the perfect cake for your wedding, as well as conjure up a masterful final product for you. Do check out their online Wedding Cake Gallery, as well as pop in to visit them in store!

Dimblebee Catering

Making a decision on the catering of your wedding is also a challenge, from the menu choices to the company that can provide you with the quality that you desire. Thankfully Leicester boasts several fantastic catering firms, including Dimblebee Catering who not only have marvellous reviews, 17 years industry experience and numerous awards (Guides for Brides – Winner, 5* Customer Service Awards 2016, NICHE Magazine – Best Wedding Services 2015 &Wedding Industry Experts Awards – Winner 2015 to name a few) but provide handmade high quality catering suited to your wedding plan. With the mantra of “no egos, no fuss, no gimmicks” Dimblebee Catering are well worth checking out & you can do so here.

Thomas The Caterer

Passion is the key word in regard to Thomas The Caterer. Thomas, a deeply experienced chef who has even written a book on called “The Definitive Guide To Wedding Food That’s Loved By Everyone” might just be the perfect man to create your dream wedding menu. With hundreds of weddings under his belt during the last 10 years Thomas The Caterer builds the menu around you, your environment and the season to bring together the very best ingredients, presentation and service. The business even comes with Thomas’s personal guarantee that your wedding will be entirely “unique” & “If five or more of your guests don’t come up to you and say how wonderful the food is at your wedding we promise to take you out for dinner to say sorry about that!” – that is pretty impressive and to be honest so is Thomas The Caterer so do check out their website here!