Photo Cake

Photo Cake

A square sponge photo cake, covered in white icing and decorated with your photograph or any picture, printed on icing with edible ink on the cake top, together with your personalised wording.

A great idea for a birthday, anniversary or any celebration, our photo cakes can be delivered the next day, or order now for a future delivery date. Buy online and send us your image for the cake top.

You could send an embarrassing old photo, a wedding picture, a school photo or even a child's drawing! Black and white looks just as good as colour.

Our cakes are of the highest quality and taste as good as they look! The light sponge is superb with a moist, soft texture that melts in your mouth.

They are available in two flavours - classic sponge with raspberry jam & buttercream filling, or chocolate sponge with chocolate buttercream.

Choose from two sizes:

  • Medium (8 inch) measures 8 x 8 inches (20 x 20 cm) and serves 20 to 30 portions. 
  • Large (10 inch) measures 10 x 10 inches (25 x 25 cm) and serves 30 to 50 portions.

Of course the number of portions depends on how you cut the cake! Our guide is based on a slice from 2 to 3 inches by one inch.

We use only the best quality ingredients including free range eggs. Because the sponge is completely enclosed in the icing they keep very well. We guarantee they will stay fresh for a minimum of 5 days, but usually they last even longer.They are square in shape, covered in white sugarpaste icing and sit on a thick cake board with piped royal icing shells around the base. For full details please click on the Ingredients & Product Info link above.

Our cakes are made and iced by hand. Whilst we try to make each one as square and as flat as possible, there may be slight variations.

If you are sending this as a gift you can include a personalised gift card after you add it to the basket. You will be asked for the delivery address when you check out.

Why buy from Caketoppers?

We are experts in edible printing with several years experience. We have developed our cakes, cupcakes, icing and edible printing technology to achieve the best possible results. Our custom packaging has been designed and rigorously tested to ensure your order will arrive in perfect condition. Our high standards mean that you can be assured of top quality products together with an efficient, professional service every time. If you have any questions please contact us and our experienced team can give advice on printing your image. Or you may wish to read our FAQ page.

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You can have up to four separate pictures on this item. Let us know if you would like them laid out in a particular order, or we will arrange them as we think best

You can upload your photo or logo when you add this item to the basket, or leave it until after your order is completed. In the basket you can upload any image file including JPG, BMP, GIF or PDF. If you want to send any other type of file, or if you want to send it later then please complete your order and make payment. On the order confirmation screen you will see a link to an upload page where you can then upload, email or post any kind of picture.

Here are a few pointers:

  • The better the quality of your original picture is, the better the finished result will be. The actual size of your picture is not important, we will enlarge or reduce it to fit.
  • If you send a very small picture then some quality may be lost if it needs to be enlarged. As a general rule, if it prints well on paper then it will print well on icing.
  • If you are scanning a photo, usually a resolution of 150dpi works best.
  • Black & White photos work just as well as colour.

Orders received by 2 pm Monday to Thursday can be delivered the next working day. Order by 12 noon on a Friday for Saturday delivery.

Delivery costs depend on the item, quantity and service. When you add this item to the basket you can see all the options and charges and choose your delivery date.

You can enter a different delivery address if you are sending an item as a gift, or if you would like it delivered to your workplace.

If nobody is available to accept delivery then the driver might try a neighbour. Otherwise, a card will be left with details of how to arrange redelivery or collection.

You can ask for your order to be left with a neighbour, or tell us about a safe place it can be left.

For delivery to the following locations we can only take orders over the phone. Please contact us for details as surcharges may apply:

  • Channel Islands
  • Scottish Highlands & Islands and certain Scottish postcodes classed as remote
  • Isle of Wight
  • Isle of Man
  • Isle of Scilly
  • Northern Ireland

Deliveries to other remote areas may take an extra day, please check with us first if you are unsure.

Any questions? Just give us a call or send an email. You can see the details at the top of this page.

You can also arrange to collect this item from our Farnham premises and you will see this option in the basket.

For full details please see the Delivery Page

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Just want to say my husband's 70th birthday cake was fantastic. Better than I imagined, lovely light sponge, and so easy to cut into portions. Thank you.


Just received the cake I ordered, absolute delighted with it, brilliant service, delivered exactly on time, couldn't be more pleased, will definitely recommend to everyone and will be placing future orders, Thank you



Just wanted to say Thank You for the wonderful cake that was delivered in perfect condition to The New Theatre in Cardiff for the cast of La Cage Aux Folles. There if a photo on twitter with the cast and cake. The cake looks amazing, shame I won't get any!!


Just wanted to say Thank You for the wonderful cake that was delivered in perfect condition to The New Theatre in Cardiff for the cast of La Cage Aux Folles. There is a photo on twitter with the cast and cake. The cake looks amazing, shame I won't get any!!


Hello As last year, the Caketopper’s cake made a big impression at Sunday’s BMW National Festival Thank-you again for a wonderful service and extremely tasty product!



I would like to thank you for supplying the most wonderful cake. It arrived on the day I requested and the reproduction of my photo was superb. It went to a dog show on 20 March & everyone was very impressed with the quality & taste of the cake. A friend has asked me for your details as she wants to order one too. Thank you for helping to make Cody's celebration special.


Hi Natalie, Just wanted to say thanks ever so much – the cake was beautiful and tasted really lovely! Best wishes


Good afternoon Another beautiful cake delivered, as ordered, thank you It was a total surprise for my sister on her 50th birthday, and she was actually moved to tears - so In that regard, mission accomplished I shall certainly order again for the next special occasion, when the time comes.


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Hello all at Caketoppers, I just wanted to say a big thank you for the wonderful cake you produced for my uncle's 60th at the end of May - it was perfectly printed, delicious and exactly what we wanted. And he was really pleased with it! Big thank you from my Mum as well, whose idea it was to get a custom printed cake :) Will be in touch next time we need a cake! With love and unicorns,


Hi, Just wanted to thank you for my beautiful cake. It is absolutely perfect. I will definitely be ordering from you again. Well packaged too and arrived very fast and safe as promised. Thanks again. Kind regards,


Hi I received the cake this morning and have to say I am really impressed. The quality of the cake and image was excellent and your delivery tracking was great too. Thanks again!


Hi, just wanted to drop you a note to say huge thanks for the birthday cake. You made my son’s 10th birthday a very special day. The cake looked amazing! He loved the fact you were able to use the image which was his favourite characters on the cake, and the cake was delicious! Huge thanks and have been recommending you to all my friends!


Hi, My deepest thanks for providing not only a beautifully decorated cake, but one of the best cakes I`ve tasted. I only ordered a cake because I had a very busy week prior to a party and didn't feel I had the time to make my own as I usually do for myself and friends. Having never used Cake Toppers before, I was worried about the standard of decoration, and the quality of cake. But I was really impressed with everything and will happily use you again. Thanks for making a special day for us so memorable. It tasted so much better than shop bought ones and was so personal.


Hi Cake toppers I just wanted to send a message to thank you for your prompt service and the quality of the presentation of the cake I ordered and it really is delicious too. I ordered my cake to support a work related presentation I was delivering yesterday. My cake arrived just after 8am, really did look amazing and was well received in the afternoon by the panel who confirmed I had achieved something unique from other candidates! Job done thank you so much for your help and skills in making this happen as I am an ideas person and rarely manage toast without the smoke alarm going off so bringing a personalised cake to reality was well beyond my personal skills! Thanks and I will recommend you to friends and relatives.


Hi I just wanted to thank you for the wonderful cake. Not only did it look fantastic but it was delicious too. Best regards.

Jackie Tinkler

Hi, just a little note to say a BIG thank you (from a very happy customer), for the excellent service and wonderful cake which I ordered for a 40th which took place on Friday. The birthday boy and guests were bowled over and delighted with the cake, it was such a successful idea and outcome! Very impressed to say the least! Thank you again,


Dear Cake Toppers. I am emailing you with my thanks for a superb cake. The quality of your product and service is excellent. The cake was for a party to celebrate my son-in-law gaining his British citizenship and he was thrilled and surprised when he saw his photo on the cake. It also tasted as good as it looked, although it was a shame to cut it! Once again my thanks.

Sue Stewart

Hello - I would just like to say a big thank you for the wonderful cake I received for my 50th birthday from my sister - Jennifer Graham. My name is Julie and you created a lovely cake with various photos of me over the years on the top of it. Not only did it look great, it really tasted wonderful. So many thanks PS: I'll be using you for my husband's 50th birthday!

Julie Britten

I just wanted to say thank you for the really lovely cake you made for me! It was perfect, so beautiful and tasted good too! Well packaged and a prompt service. I will definitely be recommending you to friends.

Sarah Carroll

Just wanted to say thank you for the cake, it's absolutely fantastic. I will definately be using you guys again.

Mrs Bradley - Testimonial by phone

Thank you so very much, it has arrived half an hour ago and I am absolutely over the moon with it!! My 15 year old "crazy One Direction fan" daughter (not to mention her friends) will no doubt be screaming when they see it on Saturday when she has her party!! ... Thank you once again for your fantastic service! I am sure there'll be many more orders to come your way in the future from both myself and others who I will be telling!! :) Kind regards,

Wendy Winstanley


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I recently ordered a cake for my parent’s diamond (60th) wedding anniversary.  I just wanted to say thank you so much for a lovely cake.  It was hugely appreciated both in taste & presentation by all, including & especially the recipients! Thank you,

Rebecca :)


Hi, just wanted to say that I received my cake today the periodic table happy birthday. Thanks so much, its just great looks amazing. Lets hope it tastes just as good as it looks, cant wait to try it. Many thanks


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