Ely Cambridgeshire to learn more about Cake allergens, flavours, price point

Allergies you need to know about when selecting a cake from our store in Ely Cambridge.

There is a great awareness these days of food allergens not just within wedding cakes but much more. more adults and children as well know how to manage their allergies as they grow up in an environment where allergens are commonly present. All our staff have had basic training for food allergies but always air with caution when selling cakes and take them on a cake by cake order.




At Yellow Butterfly Cakes and Sugarcraft, we cannot claim that we are totally nut-free but when advised we ensure that your ingredients are free from nuts or other allergens we are advised of. All of our cakes are hand made to order so can be made to suit many Dietary requirements that would include gluten-free, diabetes.

Flavours and fillings for cakes

We have many flavours and fillings for our cakes for you to choose from a choice of fillings including vanilla buttercream, chocolate butter-cream, chocolate ganache, chocolate cherry ganache, caramel/butterscotch filling, traditional fruit, white chocolate buttercream, and others.

Sponge cake flavours for cakes

Carrot, vanilla, victoria sponge, strawberry, rich chocolate, chocolate, coconut, rainbow, red velvet and more.

Wedding Fruit cake

Fruit cake made with raisins, sultanas, currants, mixed peel, and cherries, alcohol is an option, then mixed with almonds, nutmeg, cinnamon, dark brown sugar, and baked to make a very moist and fruity cake.

Wedding cake price guide

The price point of wedding and birthday celebration cakes will vary depending on the design of the cake and the level of work each creation requires, including sugar flowers, models, etc.


You can have any shape wedding cake you choose, individual tiers might vary depending on how many guests you wish to serve. For larger numbers of guests, it may be useful to have an extra cutting cake, which is separate from your chosen design.


It is difficult for me to give you an exact price for your wedding cake until a design is chosen. Once you have decided on a style of cake we will be able to provide an exact price and where possible work within your budget; just ask.


Depending on the design of your wedding cake you have in mind this may not provide much scope for designing your perfect cake. This is where dummy tiers can be used to amazing effects.


They are polystyrene tiers that are decorated the same way as edible tiers and then discarded when the cake is served.

Many of the pictures in the wedding cake gallery show cakes that incorporate dummies and you cannot tell where they are. By using dummies it is possible to create a visually stunning cake without wastage.


We do offer a range of other services associated with your cake; cake stand hire, delivery and set up cake knives.

Cutting your cake

Many people don’t realise this, but there is a special way to cut the cake. There is nothing worse than looking at a wedding cake that has been cut completely wrong.


The happy couple Makes the First Cuts to their Wedding cake. 


It's traditional at weddings that the cutting of the wedding cake begins with the married couple making the first two cuts


Caterers cut

If you are going to have someone in charge of cutting your wedding cake, you will need to make sure they know how to cut the cake in advance. You will begin cutting the cake on the bottom tier.


Do not cut far under the second tier or this will cause the cake to tumble later because it will be too top-heavy. You will cut about two inches in from the outside of the cake and cut all the way around the layer.


After the bottom layer has been cut all the way around, you will begin working on the second layer. When the second layer has been cut all the way around, you will remove the top tier for the bride and groom to save for later. The cutting continues in a circular manner until all of the cake has been cut and served.


The Caterers cutting the cake

If you are having your reception at a reception hall with a caterer, you will not usually have to worry about whether or not your cake is being cut properly.


You will need to let them know if you plan on keeping the top tier of the wedding cake, otherwise, they may serve it to your guests. If you don’t want to save the top tier, let them know and they will serve it.


A nice gesture for the happy couple is for the bride to serve wedding cake slices to each other's parents. Do this before your caterer takes the cake away for serving. Tradition is that the bride serves the groom's parents and the groom serves the bride's parents.


Serving Sets

Always make a nice touch at a wedding and can be purchased at most wedding stores. Many couples will have a set with their names engraved on the wedding knife and cake server. After the wedding, you can save the settings for your children or for use at anniversary parties, birthdays, Etc.


Wedding cake serving sets can be made from a variety of materials including crystal, glass, silver or pewter.


Most blades on knives are made from stainless steel. There are several options to choose from when you are shopping for your wedding set.

Nonpoisonous flowers for cakes


Thinking of using fresh flowers on your wedding cake or celebration of using fresh flowers for your decoration, Carnations, daisy, chamomile, peony. cornflower, freesia, marigold, Gerber,

hibiscus, primrose, sunflower, lisianthus, violas, roses, violets, lavender, chrysanthemums, pansies, lavender, to name some of the most popular flowers used as cake decoration.








6 inch

15-20 portions

20-30 portions

8 inch

40-50      "

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10 inch

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12 inch

80-100    "

110-130   "

Wedding Sponge Cakes


6 inch


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10-12 portions

8 inch

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10 inch

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