FREQUENTLY asked QUESTIONS
HOW MUCH WILL MY CAKE COST?
There are many factors that go into the pricing of a cake, but the most important are size and decoration. I have some information including starting prices and average spend on my pricing page, but the best way to get an idea of cost is to get in touch for a quote. I have a minimum spend of £400 for wedding cakes.
DO I NEED TO PAY TO SECURE MY WEDDING DATE?
Yes, in order to secure your date you will need to pay a non-refundable booking fee of £100. This fee covers all of the early consultation, research and design work for your wedding cake and is deducted from your final quote.
DO YOU OFFER DELIVERY?
I deliver and set up all of my wedding cakes. The fee for this is calculated based on distance and the complexity of the set up. I will be able to give you a rough estimate at the time of enquiry and will confirm this with you after your consultation. Wedding cakes are not available for collection.
WHEN SHOULD I ORDER MY WEDDING CAKE?
As with all things wedding related, it is a good idea not to leave it to the last minute to book your wedding cake. Some of my couples like to get organised early on and book around a year in advance, which is a particularly
good idea for some of the most popular summer Saturdays. Around 4-6 months is usually safe for the less busy weeks of the year or weekday weddings. However it is always worth getting in touch no matter how last minute the request as you may be lucky and catch me on a quiet week!
HOW BIG SHOULD MY CAKE BE?
This depends on the number and size of servings you needs. Let me know these two bits of information and I can advise on the right size cake. I have also written a detailed guide to wedding cake sizes on my blog. If you'd like a big showstopper but only have a small number of guests, speak to me about the possibility of using 'dummy' tiers to reduce waste.
I HAVE SEEN A CAKE I LIKE ON INSTAGRAM/PINTERST. CAN YOU COPY THE DESIGN FOR ME?
I'm afraid not. While both my customers and I may use other designers' cakes as inspiration, I never copy another cake design and all my cakes are bespoke for my couples.
CAN I HAVE FRESH FLOWERS ON MY CAKE?
I am passionate about sugar flowers. They are my speciality and are one of the main reasons my customers choose me as their cake maker. For this reason, and a few others, I do not use fresh flowers in my cake designs.
DO YOU MAKE SEMI-NAKED/NAKED CAKES?
Fondant and full buttercream cakes suit my style the best, and for this reason I do not offer naked and semi naked cakes.
CAN YOU CATER TO DIFFERENT DIETARY REQUIREMENTS/MAKE VEGAN CAKES?
I work in a kitchen that regularly uses gluten, eggs, milk and nuts and because it is impossible to avoid all contamination I do not offer allergen free or vegan cakes.