Ordering Process for Wedding Cakes
(to ensure your cake will be made)
The centrepiece of your wedding reception (apart from you two) is your wedding cake and it is one of the most important things to organise for your special day. Let us help you create the cake of your dreams and make sure your wedding is what you dreamed it would be.
We would love to see you at our home cake studio in Bower Hinton, near Martock, Somerset, to discuss your ideas and inspiration, to show you some of our work and let you taste some delicious cake samples, however, we understand this is sometimes not pratical and we are happy to make alternative arrangements that are a better fit for you if needs be.
As a small business, certain dates get booked up quite far in advance. Therefore, to avoid disappointment, we recommend contacting us as soon as pssible to check availability as soon as you have booked your venue - even if you are not sure of what you want yet.
Our cakes are intricately detailed and hand made which takes an incredible amount of time so the numbre of cakes we can create in any given week is limited. For eample; the dates between April and Septmber for weddings fill up extremely quickly, sometimes in excess of 12 months in advance.
A £100.00 non-refunable/non-transferable booking fee is required on all wedding orders which secures your date, this will be deducted from the final balance if you decide to place an order.
Prior to booking, we will need to have discussed the approximate style, costs involved and to get a good feel for your wedding. These can be conducted by telephone and email.
If you want us to make your wedding cake we will invite you to a design consultation. You can sample our cake and discuss your ideas and design inspirations. Usually the design of a wedding cake will include elements from the wedding like; any lace detail that is on the dress, type and style of flowers, colour themes and features from your wedding stationery. Even a style of venue can dictate the sort of cake you opt for, for example a small two tiered cake may get lost in a grand hallway or a buttercream iced cake may wilt in the heat of a summer marquee. We charge a design fee of £15.00, which is deducted from the final balance of the cake if you place an order.
You may cancel your design consultation appointment at any time within 14 days of payment of the £15.00 fee. You will have no obligation and we will return your money. If you request an appointment within the cancellation period then your right to cancel and receive a refund would no longer apply once the design consultation has been completed. You may additionally cancel your appointment up to 72 hours before your appointment and receive a refund less £5.00 administration charge.
If you have any questions please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tasting of cake samples
During the consultation we will offer you a selection of different flavours of our cake to try. In a wedding cake with lots of tiers you could choose to have a single flavour or a combination of different flavours. All our sponge wedding cakes are coated in a delicious Belgian chocolate ganache, which gives a crisp finish and taste to your final cake.
Why not order a tasting box which will be delivered by Special Delivery right to your door? The tasting box will consist of four generous portions of different flavours of sponge for £25.00 (inc p&p), which is deducted from the final balance for the cake if you place an order.
Design of your dream cake
At the design consultation your ideas and inspiration will be morphed into your own bespoke design. There is no obligation at this stage as we are happy for you to go away and think about whether you would like us to make your cake or not.
After the tasting and consultation
We will provide you with a quote by email for your design, which is based on the number of servings you need, the size of the cake and the complexity of the design.
A sketch of your ideas will be made available to you once the Booking Fee has been received.
The final balance is due in one full month before your wedding day. All payments, once made, are non-refundable. Please note that your date is not secure or pencilled in until agreed and a booking form and fee has been received. Please refer to our Terms and Conditions for full details.
When will your cake and decorations be made?
The sponge cake(s) will be made during the week before your wedding, but any sugar decoration will commence a few weeks before the wedding day. The cake(s) will then be filled with buttercream and any conserve, then undercoated with delicious Belgian chocolate ganache before being iced with vanilla fondant icing. Fruitcake will have been made several months before your wedding day and wll be covered with marzipan and fondant icing.
The wedding cake will be decorated and stacked where possible and final decoration details added prior to delivery. However, some cakes will need to be stacked and finished off during the set up at the venue to avoid damage during transit.
Details for delivery
You can choose to have your wedding cake personally delivered and set-up. Subject to availability we can deliver nationwide. We contact the event team at your venue to ensure the cake is in the right place at the right time together with any special instructions. You can rest assured that your cake will arrive safely and will be perfectly set-up at your wedding venue.
If you have any questions please e-mail or click on the enquire button below.