Isaacs Weddings

The sweetest way to say ‘I do’

If you’re planning on holding your wedding at Isaacs’ Grade I and Grade II* listed building you’ve got a stunning waterfront backdrop to perfectly showcase those finer details - like a show-stopping wedding cake.

When it comes to weddings, cakes have been part of the tradition for centuries, a symbol of joy, celebration and of course love. Yet despite the age-old tradition and the beautifully historic setting that Isaacs offers, your cake can be thoroughly modern – or suitably traditional and anything in between.

Today, wedding cakes come in a dizzying array of shapes, sizes and colours and it’s common for them to be personalised to seamlessly match not only the surroundings, but also reflect the couple’s style and personality.

We caught up with Angela Dean from Cakes and Bakes, a trusted supplier of Isaacs Weddings to talk all things wedding cake.

Angela has been baking for over a decade. She was originally inspired to get creative in the kitchen for her nieces, who are gluten- and dairy-intolerant. With a love of baking firmly in place she moved into making wedding cakes around six years ago.

Angela has been working with couples who marry at Isaacs ever since and offers a bespoke service, tailored to individual requirements. Whether you’re after a towering creation with multiple tiers to be the centrepiece of our timber-beamed reception rooms, or a simple single tier to enjoy with close friends and family in the secret garden, Angela will work with you to bring your vision to life.

You’ve got good taste

Of course, Angela is the first to say that you don’t have to go for a traditional cake. She also makes wedding cupcakes that can be presented on a tiered stand or even formed into cupcake bouquets which can double up as table centrepieces and sweet treats for guests. In fact, the latter is a great example of how Angela will work with every couple to achieve the cake of their dreams on their budget.

Once a couple has settled on a design, Angela will price it up for them. Of course, the raw ingredients and the intricate nature of the bake impact on the price but Angela has some clever ideas ready to deploy. One suggestion she offers couples is small tweaks that minimally impact on the overall design but can bring the price down – such as replacing delicate sugar-crafted flowers with artificial flowers for decoration. Another oft-used suggestion is to replace the bottom tier with a dummy tier – guests are wowed by the grandness of a cake and are none the wiser to this little trick.

Having done more than her fair share of wedding cakes for our Isaacs guests Angela is able to say with all certainty that ‘semi-naked’ cakes are the current flavour of the month. Isaacs just happens to be the perfect foil to this rustic style bake thanks to its timber beans, atmospheric lighting, vaulted ceilings and heaps of historical features throughout.

Choosing the right cake

Selecting your cake can be overwhelming but fortunately, Angela is on hand to take couples through the process. At the initial consultation, Angela will find out how many servings are required to determine the size sponges that are needed. She’ll also take input from the couple as to their ideas on design and style as well as dietary requirements and favourite flavours.


Angela knows how important it is for all guests to feel part of the big day so should any guests have intolerances or allergies she will prepare matching cupcakes to meet requirements that are individually boxed for couples to offer these guests.

If you’re struggling to know whether to opt for strawberries and cream filling, a traditional fruitcake or a gooey chocolate fudge cake take advice from Angela the expert: “I always say, don’t worry about what the guests like. Always order your favourite flavours. Because if there is lots left you are the ones who are left eating it!”

But rest assured, no matter what flavour you choose, with Angela part of your wedding team the wedding cake will be an important and memorable part of your special day at the unique setting Isaacs offers. With the right cake to enjoy as you gaze out at those waterfront views, your day will be complete and you and your guests will have a delicious treat to enjoy.

If you want to have your cake and eat it in beautiful surroundings give Isaacs a call to see how we can help plan the wedding of your dreams.

Photo credit: Angela Dean

Bentleys Restaurants Limited t/a Isaacs on the Quay in England and Wales No: 05103255 at Isaac Lord Merchant Quarter, 7 Wherry Quay, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP4 1AS
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