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The Local Bakehouse

The Local Bakehouse

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The Local Bakehouse

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  • Gluten-free cakes in a coeliac kitchen
  • Dairy-free & vegan options
  • Expert cake-baker and decorator
  • Conveniently based in South Bristol
  • Reliable, personable, local business
  • Tasting, delivery and set-up included

At her aromatic Brislington kitchen in South Bristol, expert baker Ali Walsh creates a wide range of beautiful gluten-free wedding cakes, including dairy-free and vegan! Ali’s stunning cakes don't compromise on taste or texture and won The Best Cake in Somerset award when competing with ‘normal’ professional cake makers.

With Ali's wedding cakes created in a strictly gluten-free kitchen, there is absolutely no cross-contamination. Ali also produces a lovely range of cupcakes in different styles, available with gorgeous flavours and toppings.


Formerly trading as The Bristol Bakehouse, Ali Walsh has been making and baking across the South West for many years now.

Ali has become a gluten-free baking guru, frequently appearing on BBC radio and in Gluten-Free Heaven magazine. She also offers gluten-free and vegan cake-making courses – just use the links above to find more details.

Ali herself has been diagnosed with coeliac disease, which means The Local Bakehouse kitchen is a completely gluten-free zone.

The Cakes

The Local Bakehouse can produce a whole range of wedding cakes and cupcakes. From simple designs to colourful and complicated themes, spectacular chandelier cakes, sugarcraft embellishments and other details, there's plenty on offer here.


The sponge cakes can come in a variety of flavours, including vanilla, chocolate bad boy, lemon zest, orange zest, red velvet, bitter chocolate, coffee, ginger, vanilla chai tea, coconut & lime or carrot cake. Ever-popular wedding favourites, traditional fruit cakes are available too.


Ali has mastered cupcakes! Available in most flavours above, they can also be adapted to suit your free-from requirements.

Free From

Of course, Ali is a free-from specialist. But what does this term mean? In a nutshell, Ali can provide all of the above flavours and cake types in gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan variations - at no extra cost. She is one of only a very few bakers in the entire Bristol area who can offer such a comprehensive range!

The Service

The Local Bakehouse provides a complimentary tasting session and free delivery within 10 miles for wedding venues within the Bristol area. Get in contact for a bespoke delivery quote if your celebration is further afield.


Each and every wedding is different - as each couple will have individual needs, so each price will vary. Here is a rough guide to help you with your budget. Get in touch for a bespoke quote..

Three-Tiered Cakes
  • 6", 8" and 10" sponge from £295 (70 guests)
  • 8", 10" and 12" sponge from £400 (120 guests)
Four-Tiered Cakes
  • 4, 6, 8 & 10” sponge from £350
  • 6, 8, 10 & 12” sponge from £450
Chandelier Cakes
  • 8, 10 & 12” sponge from £750
  • Simple decoration from £2.50 per cupcake
  • Elaborate decoration from £5 per cupcake

Get in touch with Ali via her contact details listed below.


  • Helen Styles - 27 September 2016

    Had the local bakehouse make my wedding cake. It was absolutely amazing, looked stunning and was better than I ever imagined it could be. On top of this, can't believe it was gluten free. It tasted better than any gluten free cakes I have ever had and the guests loved it. Would 100% recommend. Looking forward to my birthday and first anniversary so I have an excuse to order another one!

  • Gemma Roseanne Thomas - 22 February 2018

    Ali made my beautiful semi naked wedding cake. From start to finish, her customer service was impeccable. It was great to have such a lovely cake, which I and other guests with dietary needs were able to eat. Thank you so much.

  • Natalie Walker - 25 February

    Ali at the Local Bakehouse is incredible! We chose The Local Bakehouse to make our wedding cake as a number of our guests including us cannot eat gluten. She arranged a cake tasting which was brilliant, although I've never eaten so much cake before or since! It was so hard to choose out of the huge range of flavours but we eventually plumped for Red Velvet, Lemon and Zebra for our three tier teddy bear cake. The design was so unusual and adorable and it fitted our wedding theme perfectly. The cake was delicious, better than any other gluten free cake we've had and all of our guests commented on how wonderful it looked and tasted. Ali even made a separate vegan cupcake for one of our guests. I can't recommend The Local Bakehouse highly enough and Ali is an absolute delight to work with. Thank you so much for creating our fabulous wedding cake!

  • Katie Walker

    Thank you so much much for our amazing wedding cake! Not only did it look stunning it takes amazing, we had so many comments!
    I thought I'd never have an amazing cake being coeliac but this not only tasted awesome to me but all our non-coeliac guests agreed.
    It was moist and delicious even a week later we were still enjoying it and it was just a moist. We even took a selection on minimoon.

  • Dave and Jenny Waters

    The Local Bakehouse made our wedding cake when we got married in November 2016 and we enjoyed the experience from start to finish.
    Communication was excellent, clear, and Ali herself was professional and genuinely invested in giving us the cake we wanted to match our wedding theme. The cake tasting session was a lovely experience and we were made to feel very welcome.
    We wanted a simple, three tier cake in three different flavours and and it was executed with great care and attention to finish. Needless to say it tasted amazing. We know the guests enjoyed the cake because it vanished so quickly and several guests were very surprised to find it was gluten and dairy free.
    We wouldn't hesitate to recommend The Local Bakehouse and know exactly where to come when we need a wonderful cake in the future.

  • Danielle Francis

    I would recommend Ali because she made the most beautiful wedding cake for our wedding blessing. Ali was lovely, attentive and coordinated the flowers on the cake with our colour scheme as well. I have never seen such a unique style chandelier cake and it tasted amazing!! If you want a wow cake the chandelier cake is the one for you! So many people commented on how lovely the cake was. I cant thank Ali enough for making a perfect cake for a perfect day! Thank you so much!

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