Dawn McCabe Wedding Cakes

I create beautiful bespoke Wedding Cakes which are elegantly adorned with hand crafted sugar flowers. Each cake is unique and custom designed to your specification.
Pricing & Costs

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General Services

Tiered Cakes
Bespoke Design
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Full Description
Wedding Cakes by Design is run solely by me, Dawn McCabe and I create beautiful bespoke Wedding Cakes which are elegantly adorned with hand crafted sugar flowers. Each cake is unique, custom designed to your specification and baked fresh to order using the best ingredients available to ensure that the cakes not only look amazing, but taste delicious too. Working from my home based business near Strangford, Co Down, in Northern Ireland, I offer a personal and friendly service and take great pride in my work, from design to delivery. So if your looking for an amazing Wedding Cake for your special day please do get in touch. I hope you enjoy and get some inspiration from looking through my cake designs.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Dawn McCabe
Hi, I'm Dawn , and would love to design the Wedding Cake of your dreams.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Clare and Gordon
Married in June 2016
June 2016
our absolutely stunning wedding cake
Thanks for all your hard work on our absolutely stunning Wedding Cake, everyone admired your beautiful creation and we thank you so much for helping make our wedding day so special.
Namrata and Trevor
Married in March 2016
June 2016
The detail and sugar flowers were unbelievable.
Anna and Roger
Married in September 2015
June 2016
Sugar flowers were amazing and truly realistic.
Tracey and Jason
Married in August 2015
June 2016
The most delicious cake ever.
Jonny and Ashley
Married in July 2015
June 2016
Your attention to detail is second to none.
Craig and Sarah
Married in June 2015
June 2016
The most perfect wedding cake ever !
Location & Contact Details


15 Myra Road, Downpatrick, County Down, BT30 7JX, Northern Ireland

Travel Notes

From Downpatrick, follow the signs for the Strangford Ferry, we live four miles along the country road.

Nearest Town

Downpatrick, Co, Down, Northern Ireland.

Nearest Motorway & Junction

Nearest Train Station

Nearest Airport

Belfast City.

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Press & Awards


Wedding Cakes Magazine, by Squires Kitchen and their Wedding Cake Showroom.

Industry Awards (2)

Recently, The Northern Ireland Wedding Awards, Cake Designer Of The Year 2016
Salon Culinaire Philanthropique, New York, gold and silver medals and trophies,

What is your most memorable wedding?

A romantic, intimate wedding in a fairy tale castle on a little island in Enniskillen, where the cake had a gorgeous botanical feel with handmade sugar roses trailing around the tiers, made to match those in the Bride's bouquet. The period setting was just perfect and the staff were so helpful and friendly.

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Elegant, stylish, floral, bespoke and handmade.

What about your business are you most proud of?

That has definitely got to be my handmade sugar flowers, they do take many days to make, but they set the cake off, make it really special and everyone thinks they are real.

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Just enjoy the whole experience, we are here to advise you and make your special day a truly memorable one.

What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?

It would be the little personal touches where the couples pets are included, like the ring bearer who was a much loved spaniel, or a small figure of a favourite black cat, Jess, hidden at the back of the wedding cake where only the Bride and Groom could see.

Describe your typical process with a couple.

I meet with the couple for an initial complimentary Tasting and Consultation where they can choose their favourite flavours, discuss their ideas and current trends and see examples of my work. If they like what they see and taste then a deposit will secure their date. About six month before their wedding they will then return, complete with dress images, colour swatches, flower details etc.... and then we have fun finalising a bespoke cake design. It is all in the very relaxed setting of my home offering a personal service from initial consultation to the final delivery and set-up.