Covid 19 Update: Dear Customers, we are now open, with opening times Monday to Saturday 9am - 5pm!(Our Allerton Shop is also open Sundays 10am - 4pm!)
We are still making celebration cakes, and can make special cakes in small sizes during the COVID crisis so Birthdays & Anniversaries can still be special. It is sometimes possible to deliver cakes too if you are unable to get to our shops.

Birthday Cakes

View Our Range of Birthday Cakes

‘Ray’s can make a cake for any occasion, but birthdays are the reason the vast majority of our cakes are ordered. We pride ourselves on tailoring a cake to make it unique to the person it is for, whatever their age. Please read the following to give an idea of price, and take a look at our gallery of recent cakes we have made for inspiration…then get in touch to discuss or place your order. If you have seen a cake elsewhere that you like please send us a picture so we can quote. Delivery may be possible especially if the cake is very large or you are wanting to give it as a gift and do not live locally (we make cakes for some customers who live abroad & want to send a Rays cake to their family back home)

When placing an order for any cake it is important to consider the following points:

  • How many is it to serve?
  • What age is it for?
  • What flavour of cake do you (or they) prefer, and do they have any special dietary requirements? (we can make eggless sponge, gluten free, fat free or low sugar cakes – please enquire)
  • What is your intended budget? (we will always try to suggest something to keep within your limits, so don’t be afraid to ask,  but we do love making the ‘top of the range’ cakes too!)
  • Is it to serve at a party, maybe as a centrepiece on the buffet table?
  • Is it intended as a gift to the birthday boy or girl?
  • Is there a ‘theme’ you would like, maybe an interest they have?
  • What is their favourite colour, or the colour theme of the party?
  • What inscription (if any) would be appropriate?

Our cakes are mostly based on a range of sizes, made in sponge with jam & buttercream and covered in white sugar icing. They are priced to include a hand written inscription, ribbon, flowers (or stars, hearts, small printed shield, etc, instead of flowers) all in any colour. Glitter can also be added for no extra charge.

Small round (7 inch, to serve up to 8) £16.50 Medium round (8 inch, to serve 8 – 12) £23 Large round (10 inch, to serve 12-16) £32 Extra large round (12 inch, to serve 20 plus) £52 Oblong (7 x 10 inch to serve 12 – 16) £35 Square (11 inch, to serve 20 plus) £48 Large square (15 inch, to serve 40 plus) £65 Large oblong (15 x 22, to serve 60 plus) £90 Giant (24 x 24, to serve 80 plus) £120

To this basic cake we can add:

  • Coloured sugar icing  (£3 extra)
  • hand made flowers (from £5)
  • personal picture printed on to sugar in edible ink £8
  • ‘bought in’ models (from £2.50 each ,the range includes Disney characters, hobbies, animals – please enquire)
  • ‘hand made’ models (from £3, these are priced according to the subject & detail required – a model of a person is usually between £10 & £20)
  • ‘theming’ the cake, which can mean the whole cake is decorated to a particular subject, such as gardening, DIY, baking, sport, or a current trend such as ‘frozen’ or ‘minions’. This usually means an extra charge on the basic price of anywhere between £10 & £50. The price can be kept down if you bring in your own models & we just ‘set the scene’
  • ‘pearlised’ finish £3 extra
  • ‘tappits’ lettering, cut out of sugar paste, £3 - £10 extra depending on length of inscription
  • Diamante or sparkly numbers from £3 each
  • Special ribbon from £2 extra
  • Sprays of stars or hearts from £10
  • Heart, hexagonal or oval shaped cakes – add £5 to the basic cake.
  • 2 tiers, priced according to the sizes chosen, plus a minimum of £12.

We can make almost any flavour of cake, but a Victoria sponge (jam & buttercream) is the most popular (& included in the basic price), followed by chocolate, lemon, carrot, Red velvet, coffee or orange. For all these add £3 for a small or medium round cake, £5 for a large round or oblong, £8 for a square, or £15 for all other sizes. We can also make Belgian chocolate cakes, filled & covered with chocolate ganache, priced from £40. Please enquire for further details. Special dietary requirement cakes (eg gluten free) are £5 extra for all round cakes & £10 extra for square.

We make wonderful rich fruit cakes, and can also cover these with Royal icing rather than the usual sugar paste. You could also order a cake to be made in ‘Dundee’ (a lighter fruit cake) Prices start from £25 - Please enquire for further details.

We sometimes are asked for birthday cakes to be made just like our popular sandwich cakes and gateaux, with an inscribed plaque on the top, and these can be done in different sizes from 7 inch upwards, priced from £10. We have even made our famous pies in a larger size for a birthday cake!

We also make ‘shaped’ cakes, such as numbers (between £32 & £40 each), football shirts (£50), cars (from £60) house (from £50) – the list is endless so please enquire!

Cup cakes are also popular for Birthdays and these start from £1.30 each. They can be ordered on their own (usually minimum 12 of one flavour) or to go alongside a larger cake. they can also be displayed on a covered drum board or we can hire out a stand for them. We also make individual cup cakes for special occasions presented in a lovely box, and these are available from both our shops throughout the year priced from £3.50. We can finish cup cakes in almost any style so please enquire for more details.

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