How do I order a cake?
For Wedding cakes I recommend a full tasting and consultation to discuss your requirements. Please contact me once you have secured your venue to arrange this. For celebration, corporate and event cakes please contact me either by telephone or email/social media or by filling out the ‘get in touch’ section and I will provide an initial quote in reply.
How do I arrange a tasting?
Tasting and design consultation sessions are arranged by appointment only and are free no obligation. I welcome you to my home, look forward to meeting you and starting the creative process that leads to your dream wedding cake on your special day. A selection of your preferred flavours will be available for tasting.
How do we choose the design of our cake?
Please see ‘The cakes’ gallery for some ideas of the styles and themes I have been commissioned to make. I hope these serve as an inspirational guide. When designing your cake we’ll consider the style and theme of the occasion, and the personality and passions of the individual(s) for whom the cake is being made. Photographs, magazine clippings, stationary, etc. can all help when it comes to designing the cake. With regards to wedding cakes, its certainly a good idea to bring along any of the above to your consultation together with colour swatches and pictures of flowers and accessories so we can incorporate one or more of these elements into your wedding cake.
How much will I expect to pay for a cake?
All my wedding cakes and celebration cakes are designed to suit your personal style and requirements. Each cake is bespoke and made exclusively by me, for you. Prices will therefore vary according to the amount of detail involved and portions you would like to serve of the cake. As a rough guide you should expect to pay no less then £350 for a Wedding cake and no less then £50 for a celebration cake. The size of the cake will depend on the number of guests you need to cater for. If your cake is being served as a desert, the size is going to be twice as big.
What about payment and deposit?
After the consultation I will prepare a tailored design and quote for you. If you are happy with this, I will require a non refundable deposit of 50% to secure your date. Deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable due to the loss of business from turning other bookings away. Invariably I am unable to satisfy all the requests that I receive during the season and I limit the number of commissions I take in order to guarantee the best possible bespoke service. Full payment must be made 4 weeks in advance of the delivery date. I cannot refund the cost of any orders that are cancelled with less than 2 weeks notice. Orders placed placed with less than 4 weeks before the due date shall be paid in full.
Can you deliver and set up our wedding cake?
Yes. This is something I offer personally for any wedding cake. Delivery and set up (if required) within a 25 mile radius will be charged at a minimum of £40. Further afield will be quoted individually. You are welcome to collect yourself, and packaging will be provided for you to do so.