Prices and Information

We hope that the following information will answer many of your questions, but if you have further enquiries, please contact us.

Cake Flavours

We regularly make cakes in the following flavours:

Almond –almond cake filled with raspberry preserve and almond buttercream

Banana –rich,moist cake with cream cheese

Carrot –deliciously moist cake with cream cheese frosting

Chocolate –a rich,indulgent cake filled with delicious chocolate ganache

Chocolate orange –with orange liquer and chocolate ganache

Chocolate and hazelnut –with more-ish hazelnut and buttercream

Coconut –a cake for coconut lovers with mango peserve and coconut butter cream

Coffee –for strong coffee lovers with espresso buttercream

Coffee and walnut –a traditional combnation with vanilla buttercream

Fudge –with hazelnut ganache and fudge buttercream

Irish cream –rich and decadent cake with white chocolate ganache and Irish cream filling

Lemon –a zesty cake with lushious home-made lemon curd and lemon buttercream

Light fruit

Lime and coconut –a tangy cake with lime preserve and buttercream

Maple syrup and peacan –a favourite with maple syrup frosting

Orange –with orange peserve and orange buttercream

Peppermint –with mint buttercream

Raspberry –with seedless raspberry peserve and vanilla buttercream

Red velvet –striking red cake made with Southern US recipe with cream cheese frosting

Rich fruit –an old family recipe of rich mixture of fruits infused with brandy and matured for 3 months (alcohol and/or nut free available on request)

Strawberry –contaning real strawberries with strawberry and champagne preserve and vanilla buttercream

Madeira –(a favourite) a moist cake with vanilla bean buttercream and strawberry champagne peserve

If you wish each tier can be of a different flavour.

Cake Flowers

If we supply your wedding flowers we can also supply the fresh flowers for your cake. Otherwise, your local florist will be happy to help, but please check that your choice of cake flowers is not toxic.


All non edible decorations should be removed from the cake before serving. We can make a selection of sugar flowers, animals, characters etc as well as artificial decorations and fresh flowers.

Order Times

We ask for as much notice as possible for fruit cakes, preferably 2 months. However,we keep a few fruit cakes in stock for short notice orders and will always help if we can. Please telephone to discuss. We usually require one months notice for other cake flavours.

Alterations to Orders

You will be advised if these should result in additional charges.


The following is only an indication of price as the final cost depends on the type of decoration.

Children’s Birthday and other Special Occasion Cakes

Simple or extravagant,budget or deluxe,cakes made to your specifications,examples of which are shown in our gallery. Available in a number of flavours with prices starting at £40

Wedding Cakes

Single tier cake from £100

Two tier cake from £250

Three tier cake from £325

Four tier cake from £425

Mini Cakes £6 each

Cup Cakes £2 each (minimum 24 cakes)

Prices exclude delivery

Portion Guide


NB The above assumes cutting a 2”x1” piece of fruit cake or 2”x2” piece of other flavours.

Alcohol and Allergies

Our fruit cakes are matured with Brandy although alcohol free cakes are available on request.

For those with a nut allergy, nut free cakes are available, but be aware that our cakes are baked in a kitchen which uses nuts. Please enquire regarding other special diets.


If you wish to collect your cake from our premises,you will naturally be responsible for its safe transportation.

If you wish us to deliver, an extra charge is payable for the round trip, although delivery is free within 40 miles of our base in Great Dunmow, Essex. For longer distances,the minimum delivery charge is £20.00. Please discuss with us the options available.

Budget Cakes

If you are working to a budget, we can supply a three tier, sugarpaste, plainly iced cake for you to decorate yourself, at a cost of £275. Or alternatively, we can supply a dummy cake simply iced and decorated with a square cutting cake for the kitchen. Your guests need never know!

Prices on request. The above can be ordered over the telephone, (no consultation) and must be paid in full at the time of ordering. Collection only.

Home Baked Cake

We would be happy to decorate a cake that you have made yourself. Please contact us to discuss your requirements and costs.


A non-returnable deposit of £100 is required at the time of order. We accept cash,  cheques or BACS and a receipt will be provided. Settlement of the balance to be received by us 15 days prior to the delivery/collection date. Acceptance of the deposit constitues a contract between the customer and Primrose Cottage Cakes and Flowers.

Wedding Flowers

Primrose Cottage would also be happy to discuss your wedding flowers and invite you to view a sample of designs in the gallery. For terms please see General Information – Flowers.


To discuss your requirements, please contact Sylvia on 07940 148160 or email or complete and forward the contact form to arrange a consultation.