On-trend tiers: the Glasgow cakemaker that loves to break the mold



“Wedding cakes don’t have to boring,” says Mike Skene, who set up Baked to brighten up Scotland’s wedding cake market. We first met Mike at a wedding fair, where his eye-catching creations certainly captured our attention and demanded a closer inspection.

With more than a nod to the major wedding trends like geometric shapes, metallic details and laid-back rustic, it was one gorgeous floral cake that really stood out (see above left). Splattered, illustrated and finished with amazing sugar flowers that looked like paper roses, its contemporary style would be perfect for hip couples looking to impress.

“When designing a cake I like to meet the couple and get a feel for their personalities and style, and from this we work on what they want their cake to look like and most importantly of all, taste like,” shares Mike. “Although I love designing cakes for each specific occasion, lots of couples like to take inspiration from cakes I’ve already made.”

“Design aspects of these cakes can also be ‘pick and mixed’ to give your cake a similar feel. It’s great when couples come to me with design ideas, colours or patterns to use as a starting point for their dream cake. The only limit is your imagination!”

From simple-yet-delicious one-tier naked cakes, to towering creations iced to look like a decorated chalkboard, if you’re looking for a cake that’s (almost!) too beautiful to cut then look no further.