About Sugar Plum Bakes
Sugar Plum Bakes creates the most beautiful, modern, nature inspired buttercream wedding cakes – a delight for all of the senses.
Based in London and founded by Vaani Wadman, Sugar Plum Bakes cakes are decorated with intent, in a simple, considered and understated style. Vaani’s sublime artisan wedding cakes are delivered to all of London, Surrey, the surrounding counties as well as the Cotswolds.
“I love to create cakes that are both unforgettable for their beauty and their flavour. For your wedding day, I want to make the most delectable cake for you and your guests, a cake that is a joy to look at and a joy to eat, a cake that you will always remember.
“I’m passionate about using the highest quality ingredients, sourcing British and organic where possible, to create the most sumptuously flavoured, mouthwateringly tasty cakes.”
“My cake designs are greatly inspired by nature. Using my artistic skills, I bring elements of texture, nature and imperfections into my creations. I often use fresh (or dried) flowers on my cakes, and these are always placed with care and consideration, and only to enhance the beauty of the finished cake.“
Vaani would love to make your wedding cake for you – take a browse through the information here, on her Instagram and on her website and then go say ‘hello’ via her enquiry form”
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We had a wonderful, wonderful day - every detail was perfect and we were so lucky with the weather, which allowed us to have our outside drinks reception! Your cake was insanely delicious and so many people came up to me to say what a great idea it was to have tea and cake in the afternoon. The red velvet went down particularly well - sadly too quickly for Rob and I to have any!! We had just the perfect amount, too, as there was very little left over
Camilla & Rob
Vaani, thank you so much for our beautiful wedding cake that you made for us. From the day we got in touch you have been so warm, friendly and great to us. You have taken time to provide us with some delicious tasters, regularly kept in touch to finalise all the details, and to just check-in with wedding planning! Our cake on the day was just perfect. We loved the frosting and flower decoration which was just how we had asked and imagined. The cake tasted absolutely delicious, we had so many compliments from family and friends too.
Jack & Jade
An absolute show stopper of a cake at our wedding. I really appreciated the amount of autonomy Vaani was happy to have - she coordinated with the florist to decorate the cake with fresh flowers and arranging all the set up was perfect. She really made it so wonderfully easy for me, as the bride, to know that all was taken care of. I knew our cake was in safe hands after our video call to discuss all the details early on. Thank you Vaani for a wonderful cake.
Rebecca & Xander
The wedding cake Vaani created for us was absolutely show-stopping. Everybody commented on how beautiful it looked and on top of that, it was absolutely delicious! We had a certain colour theme in mind and Vaani managed to pick out the colours from my outfit as well as tying in some beautiful fresh and dried flowers in complementary colours perfectly - she knew exactly the look we had in mind! It was such a pleasure to work with Vaani, she is extremely professional and made the whole process seamless and stress-free. I couldn't recommend Vaani more, her cakes are like art and taste absolutely incredible. We feel extremely lucky to have had Vaani create a cake for our wedding so thank you so much!!
Natalie & Michael
We cannot say enough good things about working with Vaani. Planning a wedding during covid (from abroad!) could have been stressful, but Vaani was so kind, responsive, and always willing to chat about our ideas for our wedding cake. We had a fairly specific story we wanted to tell through our cake, and she took that idea and made it even more beautiful than we imagined. The cake was not only gorgeous and whimsical, but absolutely delicious and so light! Thanks again Vaani for making your part in our wedding day so seamless.
Chantal & Conrad
We wanted to say a huge thank you for our cake, it could not have been more beautiful and we absolutely loved it! It was exactly what I wanted but even more stunning than I ever could have expected and so delicious! James and I both had so many of our friends and family saying how delicious the cake was! The lemon was perfect for such a hot day and we couldn’t have loved the cake more
Chrissie & James
Just a quick message to say thank you so much for making our cake. It was gorgeous and tasted amazing,(I keep eating it for breakfast, whoops!!). It was beautifully decorated, I just can't express how much I loved it.
Natasha & Patrick
We were blown away by the cake that Vaani made for our wedding. Not only were the flavours delicious, but working with our florist, she took a classic style and turned it into something spectacular and perfectly in keeping with the theme of the day. The textures of the cake were unlike anything we have seen before and visually it belonged on a plinth in a gallery. Vaani's engagement with us following the day has also been so great and shows how much she enjoyed being part of the day, which is so lovely.
Holly & Demetri
Frequently Asked Questions
How do we book you?
Get in touch via this listing or my website enquiry form and share lots of details so that I can get an idea of what you're looking for in your wedding cake. I'll email you back as quickly as I can to give you an idea of price based on the information that you've provided. I would recommend ordering one of my cake tasting boxes so that you can sample my cake. And then once you've tried my cakes - if you wish to proceed with the booking, you can secure my services with a deposit.
What kind of ingredients do you use in your baking?
My cakes are all about the flavour and I achieve this by using the highest quality ingredients, sourcing organic, British and ethically produced where possible. The flavour really matters to me because as beautiful as a cake looks, it's got to taste even better. I’m passionate about creating delicious, indulgent cakes because I want your wedding cake to be one that you always remember, not just for its beauty but also for how it tastes. A cake that you and your guests enjoy eating each and ever morsel.
Do you only make buttercream cakes?
I believe in making cakes that I love to eat and that I feel passionate about making so I only make buttercream cakes as I don't enjoy eating fondant! I adore the flavour of buttercream and my kind of buttercream is made with creamy organic butter and whipped with just the right amount of sugar to a lovely, fluffy consistency. Not too sweet and most definitely melts in the mouth. The buttercream fills and covers a sponge cake (flavour(s) of your choosing) that's moist in every mouthful.
Do you cater for special dietary requirements?
I'm really passionate about making cake that's accessible to everyone and that includes people who have special dietary requirements. I have a child who is allergic to nuts, and my day-to-day food preparation for my family caters for their needs, so my kitchen and baking processes are all set up for baking cakes for people with allergies such as nut, gluten, dairy, etc. I have honed delicious free-from recipes for gluten-free cakes, for vegan, for dairy-free. So if you or some of your guests have particular needs that require catering for, I would be happy to talk this through with you more.
Do you deliver your cakes to the wedding venue?
I see it as an essential part of my service to deliver your wedding cake to your venue and set it up to look as beautiful as it can be. I transport the tiers separately to the venue to assemble everything on site. Often, I finish the cake design with fresh flowers and I make these final artistic flourishes with thought and consideration on the day of the wedding. As part of your quote, I will include a charge for delivery and set up. I have a reliable specialist cake delivery service to cater for small / micro weddings.
Do you run an ethical and sustainable business?
I'm very conscious of the impact my business has on the environment so I endeavour to minimise waste and bake only what is needed. I recycle packaging and re-use packaging where possible, but always maintaining food and safety hygiene of course. I purchase items in bulk to minimise deliveries and opt for recyclable packaging. I minimise the use of plastic in my cake sample boxes and mail order biscuits. And by using organic ingredients, I support organic farming which is considered to be more sustainable and has less damage on the environment. I also source ingredients from ethical providers.