FAQ

Wedding cake

Consultations design and deposits:

Each wedding cake is individual and personal, it is made to order to fit your theme and the process starts with contacting me to find out about availability and then we will meet for a cake consultation, a chance to exchange ideas and plans and to talk about the design possibilities of your cake but most importantly to taste the cake. I make a small charge for this service which is deducted from your deposit if you choose to book. The charge covers the tasting cakes and consultation time. please get in touch to find out how to book.

Wedding cake design possibilities are endless and whether it’s a modern, classic, traditional or vintage affair then I will research and design your wedding cake working closely with you every step of the way to fulfill expectations. Cake love is contagious and I aim to indoctrinate you!

If you choose to proceed and book your wedding cake with me, then your date is secured with a non refundable deposit which is deducted from your balance. I add at this point that I work alone and strictly limit the number of wedding cakes that I take on every week, dates fill fast and very far in advance. So it is never to early to think about the all important cake and start by contacting me.

Delivery:

I prefer to deliver and set up your wedding cake on the day and reserving your delivery slot is as important as reserving your date. Delivery and set up cannot be rushed and is never overbooked. Careful transportation and the delicate set up at your venue is always undertaken and overseen by me personally. It will be timed to suit your arrangements and I will liaise in great detail to ensure everything is exactly as you want it.

I will happily deliver within Dorset and Hampshire and am familiar with most of the hotels in Bournemouth, Poole and the New Forest and further afield and am the recommended wedding cake supplier for several of them.

I make a nominal charge for this service according to distance and time. I will give you an exact indication of cost once the quote is completed.

You are very welcome to collect your cake and it will be packaged safely for transportation, it is perfectly possible but it worries a lot of clients and some admit it is not for the fainthearted!

Wedding cake Prices and cake stand hire:

All my wedding cakes are different; no two are ever the same. They serve different amounts of guests and have varying requirements. The decoration is bespoke and because of this it is virtually impossible to give an accurate price guide until at least the very basic details of the design have been discussed.

As a guide though:

Three tiered wedding cake from £350
Four tiered wedding cake from £400
Handmade, personalized bride and groom toppers from £85

I have a beautiful collection of metal, molded, cut glass or Perspex cake stands to hire.

Flavours and Ingredients:

A lot of demands are put upon your wedding cake on the day and the first and most important one in my opinion is that it must taste as delicious as it looks. The cakes attraction will run more than skin deep and it must taste sublime. Without that element, the cake is just a shell. I pride myself on my professional training and this makes me consider the cake from the inside out, everything is baked to your exact requirements. The ingredients that I use for the cake are vital, the wedding cake is a sum of its parts and I use the very best ingredients for baking and fill the cakes with fresh coulis and jams to finish. There are endless sponge cake flavor combinations for each tier and I can offer you advice on all the different cake choices when we meet. My dark, rich, brandy laden fruit cake is aged to perfection and will satisfy the most traditional of your guests while others enjoy the various delicious sponge cake choices on offer.

Wedding cake