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Buttercream Cakes Tunbridge Wells | East Sussex Kent

Lovingly hand made from scratch with only the best ingredients, some beautiful and delicious buttercream cakes for Spring. From vintage piped buttercream birthday cakes to an adorable Easter cake sharing board, we make all of our beautiful bespoke hand crafted cakes with lots of love and attention to detail.



Perfect for the Easter lunch table, this vintage buttercream cake features cute decorated Easter bunnies and carrot butter biscuits, spring sugar flowers and little chocolate drip eggs. The design featured our mini buttercream cake perfect for just the family and was available in our popular madagascan vanilla & strawberry or chocolate truffle & chocolate ganache inside.


Beautiful palette knife hand painted buttercream floral cake design dressed with fresh roses in a large 10″ cake design for a stylish gathering. Here in an earthy colour way, you can create a whole different look with different colour choices too. 


Popular vintage piped buttercream cake with a Bridgerton vibe in pretty pinks, swags and hand piped roses and rose buds detail.


A soft colour palette for this new buttercream cake design with edible flowers detail. Why not treat them with flowers they can eat!




Vintage Buttercream Heart Cakes | Valentine’s Edition

Our vintage buttercream heart cakes! Lovingly created from our east sussex studio just outside Tunbridge Wells, vintage piped buttercream cakes have a special Valentine’s make over! This gorgeous piped buttercream heart cake in a red and pink colour way, dressed with little vintage pink bows comes with either a special ‘Be Mine’ message or love hearts detail. Inside is a delicious chocolate chip layer cake with a raspberry buttercream and raspberry compote filling. Created to celebrate this special day with loved ones, partner, family or friends – Valentines is for everyone wanting to share some love.

Our really chocolatey all butter ‘LOVE’ heart cookies individually wrapped with a vintage striped ribbon bow makes the perfect gift. Cookies are on the large size of over 4″ across and the Valentine’s vintage heart cake is in our 6″ version.

Love Heart Iced Cookies

Love Hearts Vintage Buttercream Cake 




Bespoke Wedding Cakes East Sussex & Kent

Hand crafted, beautiful bespoke wedding cakes using a decade of professional industry and cake design experience is what we create at Little Boutique Bakery. Whether you are looking for an elegant, fondant iced wedding cake with intricate details and hand crafted sugar flowers or a more relaxed buttercream wedding cake dressed with fresh blooms, we can cater to your requirements.

We can provide full delivery and set up services for your wedding cake to many venues in east sussex and kent, giving you full peace of mind that everything is taken care of. We create everything by hand from scratch using quality ingredients including real butter, free range eggs, fine grade flour and organic preserves and no preservatives. We also create delicious gluten free cakes if required.

Jennie has over the years created many, many cakes for all types of clients, briefs and venues. We have been lucky enough to appear in national and international press and publications in print and online with our creations too, including Tatler, Elle, Condé Nast Brides, You & Your Wedding,The Knot, Wedding and Sweet magazine, Love My Dress, Wedding Sparrow, Rock My Wedding, Ruffled, Nu Bride, Bridal Musings and 100 Layer Cake.

Our bespoke cakes and sugar craft featuring in a high jewellery shoot for Tatler 


“We just wanted to say the hugest thank you to you for designing and producing the most amazing, beautiful & tastiest wedding cake myself, Michael and most possibly all of our guests, have ever seen. The smell whilst we stood beside it to cut was something else. I didn’t want it to be cut but I wasn’t to be disappointed as all flavours were exceptional. Thank you so much Jennie!!!” Charlotte & Michael, Ashdown Park Hotel East Sussex.


Rose Abundance Wedding Cake

A beautiful buttercream three tiered wedding cake dressed with gorgeous pink and ivory fresh roses, olive foliage and some edible gold leaf detail. We can liaise with your florist regarding your wedding flowers and dress your wedding cake at the venue for you or provide our own flowers for you and your cake design.

Rose Abundance Wedding Cake

Roses & Ferns Wedding Cake

An elegant four tiered wedding cake iced in an ivory fondant with hand crafted white sugar roses and sugar ferns details around the cake tipped with edible silver leaf. 

Roses & Ferns Wedding Cake

Peony & Wild Gold Wedding Cake

A lovely design featuring a large sugar peony and wired sugar gold lustred foliage with edible gold leaf details on the cake tiers with delicate piped pearls. Created for a recent wedding at Wadhurst Castle.

“The cake was so stunning and delicious. Thank you so much for your creation!” Lainey & Brandon

Pink Rose & Hydrangea Wedding Cake

This gorgeous design seen here in a large four tiered wedding cake has hand crafted blush pink sugar roses and hydrangea blossoms on a blush pink iced wedding cake with our signature sugar pearl studs detail and a hand painted monogram plaque. Seen here set up at the lovely George in Rye Hotel in East Sussex.

Hydrangea & Pearls Wedding Cake

This design has become something of a classic. Jennie first designed this wedding cake a few years ago and its beautiful and elegant design and craftsmanship stands the test of time. Usually crafted in a bridal white with hand cut hydrangea petals and hundreds of hand piped royal icing pearls. You can choose to add your personal sugar monogram plaque or just as lovely without. Set up here at the beautiful Wadhurst Castle this year. This design also works well in our demi design with two tiers for a more intimate celebration. 

Naked Berries Buttercream Wedding Cake

A naked buttercream wedding cake for a relaxed celebration. Delicious layered wedding cake dressed with fresh flowers and fresh fruit. Set up at The Bell in Ticehurst just down the road from our studio.

Naked Berries Wedding Cake

We can also create other sweet items to create a dessert table display like matching cupcakes, iced biscuits, cakesicles, brownies or tiers of cupcakes. We also make beautiful iced biscuit wedding favours to match your cake or in another bespoke design.

Floral Cupcakes & Biscuit Favours


We will be holding an open tasting soon so you can preorder and collect some of our delicious cake samples from the studio if you wish. Do let us know if you would like more information.

If you would like to chat about your wedding and cake requirements and have your wedding venue booked, please do fill out the contact form and we will be in touch shortly and can’t wait to hear from you!






The Best Designer Cakes East Sussex Kent | Tunbridge Wells Cake Designer

The best birthday and celebration cakes by widely published Tunbridge Wells cake artist Jennie, bought to you from our studio bakery near the Kent and East Sussex border in Ticehurst, Wadhurst. Every cake and confection we make is made from scratch with the best ingredients and a decade of cake design experience. Be it a birthday, baby shower, anniversary, wedding, christening or corporate event, our custom cakes and confections are guaranteed to make your event special.

Take a look at some lovely new designs created by Jennie at our boutique bakery.

Ballerina Birthday Cake

A beautiful two tiered custom birthday party cake in a pale ballet pink icing with hand crafted ballerina sugar slippers, pink sugar ruffles and gold lustred bows with a personal name plaque. Matching ballet tutu iced biscuit favours created for the guests.

Groovy Birthday Cake

A popular party theme the Groovy chick birthday. Peace sign, daisies, party balloons and a groovy VW customised van. With matching daisy flower iced biscuit favours for guests.

Daisy Flower Favours

Christmas Nutcracker Cake

Sugar handpainted nutcrackers feature on this seasonal themed nutcracker cake with candy canes, sugar presents and Christmas trees.

Peter Rabbit Birthday Cake

The always loveable Peter Rabbit theme with a decorative floral handcrafted sugar number topper, little picket fence, foxgloves, carrots and Peter Rabbit.

Carousel Funfair Cake

This striking showstopper cake created for a corporate event in Tunbridge Wells celebrating 30 years in business includes a handcrafted carousel with sugar horses and funfair details with ice cream and pop corn, funfair ride and hot air balloons.

Golf Birthday Cake

This fun custom two tiered birthday cake features golf course details and a giant golf ball topper with birthday flag for the serious golf lover.

Magical Mermaid Cake

From our buttercream range of cakes, this magical mermaid birthday cake is just that – rather magical. With an ombre buttercream and sugar starfish, urchins, shells, seahorse and mermaid tails in lovely pastels hues with our signature birthday topper and lots of sprinkles and edible sparkle.

Pokemon Party Cake

From our character buttercream drip cakes, a fun cake with a chocolate drip and sugar Pokemon character topper and party balloons, birthday age topper, sprinkles and chocolate popsicles.

Arctic Winter Wonderland Cake

From our designer cookie cake range, this custom christening cake is an Arctic winter wonderland featuring cute hand crafted penguins and polar bear characters in a snowy scene with snow capped trees, snowflakes and igloo.

Safari Birthday Cake

Our Safari themed design from our cookie cake range with adorable hand painted giraffe and elephant for a special first birthday.



We are based in TN5 7HE in Ticehurst. You can collect your bespoke order from us packaged in our lovely cake boxes. We have parking right outside the studio. We can also offer delivery within 15 miles of our location dependant on availability. 

We are very excited for what is happening in 2023 as we are also back with your lovely weddings and finally we will be bringing you our online shop too with lots of lovely new products. Keep an eye on our social media for updates.

To book your bespoke cakes and confections just fill out our contact form for availability or call us direct on 07702841686 for a chat about your event and order. 






Wedding Cake Maker East Sussex | Winter Wedding Cakes

Little Boutique Bakery based in East Sussex just south east of Tunbridge Wells, offer full delivery and set up of your wedding cake within 20 miles of our studio in Ticehurst. There are many different styles of winter wedding cakes to suit you and your venue, from a relaxed cosy pub venue to a more formal, grand affair. Winter wedding cakes often have the addition of deep berry tones, earthy greens or touches of gold and silver metallics. Equally fitting is an all white wedding cake playing on texture details which can be very striking for a winter wedding. Covered in smooth buttercream or more traditional sugar paste, artfully dressed with foliage and fruit or hand crafted sugar work, there are lots of options.

Berry & Gold Buttercream Cake

This lovely delicious looking cake is covered in a smooth madagascan vanilla buttercream and touches of edible gold leaf. Incorporating the deep berry tones of autumn, winter and the holiday season, dressed with jewel toned fresh roses and fruit. If you could smell this cake! The top tier was our popular Madagascan Vanilla layer cake with strawberry preserve & vanilla bean buttercream. The bottom tier was our Chocolate Truffle layer cake with chocolate ganache & salted caramel buttercream.

Winter Wedding Cake

A classic winter wedding cake. Winter white fondant icing dressed with seasonal cranberries, pinecones, pine and a natural burlap trim finishes this seasonal cake design. Set up at Hotel du Vin in Tunbridge Wells.

Elegant Ivory Rose Wedding Cake

A traditional elegant wedding cake in bridal ivory fondant icing and delicate appliqué sugar details, hand piped pearls and topped with sugar roses. Finished with satin ribbon and bow. All ivory or all white wedding cakes are always fitting for a winter wedding. Choose either hand crafted sugar roses or dressed with fresh roses.

Christmas Winter Wedding Cake

A luxury show stopper wedding cake for the holiday season. Four tiers of smooth bridal ivory fondant with gold lustred details, delicate handcrafted ivory sugar roses, berries and gold leaves.  A bespoke hand painted monogram plaque with hand piped pearls and gold lustred sugar bows details with piped pearl swags. Created for a wedding at Benenden School in Cranbrook.

Hydrangea & Pearls Wedding Cake

A striking luxury wedding cake in all white in a bridal white smooth fondant icing covered in hand crafted tumbling sugar hydrangea blossoms all hand cut, rolled, piped and in this design were then edged in edible silver leaf details. Hand piping of royal icing pearls cover the exposed icing to add more texture. Set up here at Claridges, London.


If you would like to chat about your wedding cake requirements, design and flavours etc. do fill out our contact form with your details, date and venue and Jennie will be happy to chat through ideas with you.







Beautiful Delicious Bespoke Cakes | East Sussex and Kent Birthday Cakes

Our beautiful and delicious bespoke cakes are perfect for any occasion. Have a look at some of our buttercream cake designs which are perfect for birthdays and other celebrations. Baked to order from scratch with real butter and quality ingredients, lots of love and experienced hands for a professional and elegant finish.

We are based from our little bakery and studio in the pretty village of Ticehurst near the Kent and East Sussex border just outside Tunbridge Wells. You are always welcome to collect your finished creations from our appointment only studio in a lovely packaged cake box. We can also offer delivery depending on availability.


Pastel Rainbow Meringue Cake

A popular cake with pretty pastel rainbow buttercream and a hand made perfect sugar rainbow topper, dressed with a cascade of handmade pastel meringues and marshmallows.

Deluxe Loaded Chocolate Cake

For the real chocolate lover, our deluxe loaded chocolate cake with a layered chocolate truffle sponge with a real chocolate ganache filling covered in a smooth vanilla buttercream, topped with a dark chocolate ganache drip and loaded with various chocolate decorations, sprinkles and touches of gold. Add our handcrafted bespoke sugar plaque topper.

Sweetie Birthday Cake

Like a kid in a candy shop! Our loaded sweetie birthday cake is just that – a delicious cake covered in buttercream, chocolate ganache drip and spilling over with candy. Available in bright primary colours version or a pastel coloured version.

Rainbow Meringue Unicorn Cake

Our pastel rainbow meringue design with pastel rainbow buttercream but this time with the sweetest handmade sugar Unicorn topper.

Gruffalo Storybook Cake

Do they have a favourite book or character? This cake design features the Gruffalo and characters all made in edible carefully handcut sugar pieces, bringing a book to life on a delicious, special birthday cake. 

Number Birthday Cake

Our bespoke number cakes can be dressed with themed decorated biscuits, meringues, chocolates, fresh flowers – endless possibilities!

Pink Marble Rose Cake

Marbled pink tones of buttercream with a blush white chocolate drip dressed with a scatter of edible pearls, beautiful pink roses and a handmade blush pearlised topper.

Roses, Pearls and Gold Cake

A beautiful cake with a soft blush and rose marbled buttercream, studded with edible pearls and flakes of gold leaf. Dressed with fresh roses and a bespoke sugar name and age topper in gold lustre. Perfect for someone special.

Two Tone Roses Cake

Throwing a party and need a beautiful centre piece cake to serve a crowd or for your wedding? These tiered buttercream beauties artfully dressed with fresh roses are perfect . Chat to us about your colour scheme and servings required.

A stunning cake in a marbled two tone effect buttercream dressed with beautiful pink roses.


Cake flavours to choose from are all made fresh and from scratch

. Madagascan Vanilla Layer Cake (smooth bourbon vanilla) layered with either a strawberry or seedless raspberry preserve & a vanilla bean buttercream.

. Zesty Lemon Layer Cake (moist with natural citrus zest) layered with an organic lemon curd & a vanilla bean buttercream.

. Zesty Lemon Layer Cake (moist with natural citrus zest) layered with a seedless raspberry preserve & a lemon zest buttercream. 

. Orange Layer Cake layered will a valencian orange zest buttercream and a tangerine preserve.

. Chocolate Truffle Layer Cake layered with a chocolate ganache buttercream. 

. Chocolate Truffle Layer Cake layered with a dark chocolate ganache and morello cherry preserve.


Our buttercream cake designs are usually priced around £80 for a decorated 6″ cake and £120 for an 8″ cake*. Our cakes are generous with four layers of your chosen sponge and three layers of filling inside. 

Do fill in our contact form with your details to arrange your booking or have a chat on 07702841686.  


*please note these prices do not apply for fondant covered bespoke cakes in our themed cookie cakes range or with modelled sugar figures, sugar flowers etc.




Best Celebration Cakes and Birthday Cakes East Sussex | Tunbridge Wells

Welcome to Little Boutique Bakery where we make the best, most beautiful and delicious celebration cakes, birthday cakes, baby shower cakes, anniversary cakes, first birthday cakes and christening cakes for your special occasion. We are based near the Kent and East Sussex border just outside Royal Tunbridge Wells in our little bakery in the village of Ticehurst. We take great care and attention to create your special cakes from scratch with real butter and fresh quality ingredients along with over a decade of experienced professional cake making. From a wow factor centre piece for a special event to a delicious buttercream beauty for the family weekend, you can count on us. Have a look at some highlights of recent creations below and peruse our gallery.

We also make matching decorated beautifully wrapped biscuits to complement your cake creation along with decorated delicious cupcakes, perfect if you wish to create a sweet table, or favours for guests.


Lion Safari Birthday Cake

A really popular children’s party theme – the safari party or jungle party. This 6″ layer cake features the sweetest handmade sugar lion topper. For a larger event, see our two tiered Safari cake featuring hand made sugar animals of lion, giraffe and elephant!

Safari Birthday cake

Princess Castle Cake

A real wow factor centre piece for a real princess is this large 2 tiered castle cake complete with turrets, golden flags, brickwork, roses around the door and topiary trees all handmade from sugar and of course delicious layer cakes inside in your chosen flavours.


Painted Car Cake

Have a car enthusiast at home? How about a hand painted plaque of their favourite vehicle on a stylish square birthday cake perfect for easy party cutting!

Garden Rose Christening cake

This palest peach pretty square cake design features a delicate hand made garden rose sugar flower and name plaque with matching decorated biscuit favours for guests.  

Elephant Starry Night Baby Shower Cake

Perfect theme for a baby shower with this sweet sugar elephant topper and golden moon and stars and sugar clouds in this 8″ cake design. Also available in a smaller 6″ cake.

Number Birthday Cakes

Any number and lots of themes, our number cakes come in one or two digits of freshly baked sponge and piped buttercream decorated with themed iced biscuits, sprinkles, meringues or even fresh flowers. Lots of possibilities!

Little Ducks Cookie Cake

Our original cookie cake designs come in lots of lovely themes and are carefully designed to feature our hand decorated biscuits among other details. How sweet are these little swimming ducks on the pond.

Dinosaur Cookie Cake

A  popular design of ours with hand painted dinosaurs and little dinosaur eggs.

Loaded Chocolate Drip Art Cake

Delicious four layered chocolate truffle sponge with chocolate ganache buttercream filling for the chocolate lover. Topped with chocolate ganache drip and loaded with various chocolates. Make it personal with a sugar name or age plaque or even a bespoke hand painted art topper of their favourite thing or hobby. (this is a character from Doctor Who!) Our loaded chocolate drip cakes are available in 6″ 8″ and even 10″ sizes.

Rainbow Unicorn Birthday Cake

Rainbows and Unicorns are here to stay it seems and this pretty pastel design of ours with hand crafted sugar rainbow and chocolate covered balloon shapes is really popular with little ones.

Pastel Floral Drip Cake

A delicious four layered buttery sponge filled with your chosen fillings covered in a smooth vanilla pastel buttercream and topped with a blush coloured white chocolate drip and dressed with pastel sprinkles and roses and an optional hand made sugar plaque.


Most of our cake designs can be adapted in size if required and if you would like a completely new bespoke design please do contact us for availability. Have a look through our galleries or find us on Instagram @littleboutiquebakery. Please use the website contact form to make a booking or call us on 07702841686




First Birthday Cakes | Bespoke Cake Makers East Sussex and Kent

We have been making luxury bespoke cakes for your events in east sussex and kent for many years. We are now based near the border just south east of Tunbridge Wells in our specialist boutique bakery and studio.

Celebration cake flavours below are made fresh from scratch with only pure butter and fine grade flour and form the delicious base for your cake. Team your cake with matching cupcakes and decorated biscuits which make lovely favours for guests.

. Madagascan Vanilla Layer Cake (smooth bourbon vanilla) layered with either a strawberry or seedless raspberry preserve & vanilla bean buttercream.

. Madagascan Vanilla Layer Cake (smooth bourbon vanilla) layered with a chocolate ganache buttercream.

. Zesty Lemon Layer Cake (moist with natural citrus zest) layered with an organic lemon curd & vanilla bean buttercream.

. Zesty Lemon Layer Cake (moist with natural citrus zest) layered with a seedless raspberry preserve & lemon zest buttercream. 

. Orange Layer Cake layered will a valencian orange zest buttercream and a tangerine preserve.

. Chocolate Truffle Layer Cake layered with a chocolate ganache buttercream. 

. Chocolate Truffle Layer Cake layered with a dark chocolate ganache and morello cherry preserve.


Some recent special first birthday cake designs


Flamingo and Roses Cake

Flamingo Rose Birthday Cake

Dinosaur Cookie Cake

Dinosaur Cookie Birthday Cake

Bunny Rainbow Cake

Bunny Rainbow Birthday Cake

Teddy Bear Birthday Cake

Teddy Cookie Birthday Cake

Rainbow Bear Cake

Teddy Rainbow Birthday Cake and Biscuits

Safari Birthday Cake

Safari Cookie Birthday Cake

Butterfly Rainbow Birthday Cake

Butterfly Rainbow Birthday Cake


All of our unique designs can be adapted to any colour scheme and age. Take a look through the gallery or chat to us about our completely bespoke design service for your event.





Bespoke Cake Maker East Sussex and Kent | Birthday Celebration Cakes

Our luxury bespoke birthday and celebration cakes are made to order in our specialist boutique bakery and studio based in the East Sussex village of Ticehurst. Available for collection or delivery to surrounding East Sussex and Kent towns and villages within 15 miles, they are designed with unique style and made with delicious flavours and fillings. From the perfect centre piece for the ultimate celebration with a tiered fully bespoke creation with beautiful sugar craft (and add your matching cupcakes or cookies!) to a more simple buttercream delicious drip cake for a special treat.


Our fun and stylish Llama Birthday Cake from our popular cookie cake range

Delicious Chocolate Orange Drip Cake with layers of chocolate sponge, chocolate orange ganache buttercream filling, topped with a dark chocolate ganache drip, orange buttercream and Terrys chocolate orange segments and edible gold leaf.



Unicorn Rainbow Cake with bespoke age topper, sugar unicorn, rainbow buttercream and pastel meringues



Roses Vintage Celebration Cake in a pale duck egg blue icing and hand made pink sugar craft roses, blossoms and sugar scroll message for a very special birthday



Pink Rose Drip Cake made with swirls of marbled toned pink buttercream, blush chocolate drip, edible pearls and beautiful fresh roses with a personal sugar plaque. Here as a 6″ (also available in 8″ and 10″ cakes)



Balloons Cupcake Birthday Set. Cupcake sets can come in many designs, this one with hot air balloons as a set of 12 and presented in a ribbon tied box, great alternative to a birthday cake or add to your bespoke cake!

Our Ultimate Chocolate Drip Cake decorated with a generous chocolate ganache drip and loaded with chocolate bars, oreos, sprinkles and a hand made chocolate heart oreo popsicle. Finished with a personalised sugar plaque.



Donut Candy Birthday Cake with cute Kawaii donut topper and pastel candy stripes

Chocolate Drip Cone Cake fun buttercream cake in choice of colours for your chocolate lover with layers of chocolate cake and ganache filling, a giant chocolate cake pop ice-cream cone, chocolate ganache drip and assorted chocolate bar toppings with personal plaque 




Bespoke Birthday Cakes and Celebration Cakes East Sussex

Time to celebrate! with the best birthday cakes and celebration cakes made to order in our boutique bakery in east sussex just south east of Tunbridge Wells in Ticehurst. We can deliver within 15 miles of TN5 7HE within east sussex and kent towns and villages or we welcome you to collect from us when your cake is ready by appointment. All of our cakes are designed and made from scratch with only the best ingredients, creating beautiful, unique and delicious cakes and confections for your perfect centrepiece.

We make birthday cakes and all types of celebrations cakes as well as decorated iced biscuits and cupcakes to coordinate for a dessert table or perfect for favours. Whether you are having a small get together or planning for a long awaited event, we would love to create for you.

Dinosaur Birthday Cookie Cake

Hello Kitty Birthday Cake

Blossom Butterfly Birthday Cake

Blossom Butterfly Birthday Cake


Balloons Birthday Cake

Butterfly Rainbow Birthday Cake

Butterfly Rainbow Birthday Cake

Unicorn Biscuit Favour

Unicorn Cookie


Teddy Balloons Birthday Cake

Teddy Bear Birthday Cake

Teddy Birthday Cake

Breakfast at Tiffanys Birthday Cake

Breakfast at Tiffanys Cake

Rainbow Birthday Cake

Bunny Biscuit Pop

Hydrangea and Pearls Wedding Cake

Hydrangea Pearls Cake

Flowers Biscuit Pops

Flower Cookie Pops