ORDERING PROCESS FOR WEDDING CAKES
Whether you are planning an elegant, intimate wedding celebrating with your nearest and dearest in the glow of candlelight or a party to end all parties, you will have many choices to make, plates to spin and lots of things to arrange. I promise each of my couples an imaginative, friendly and fuss-free experience, so that finding the 'perfect wedding cake’ is one of the easiest things you can tick off your list.
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, due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, it is not possible and we are happy to make alternative arrangements that are a better fit for you during this time.
As a small business means certain dates get booked up quite far in advance. Therefore, to avoid disappointment, we recommend contacting us as soon as possible 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 number of cakes we can create in any given week is limited. For example; the dates between April and September for weddings fill up extremely quickly, sometimes in excess of 12 months in advance.
A £100.00 non-refundable/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 around 3-4 months prior to your wedding day. 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 design fee in full. You may additionally cancel your appointment up to 72 hours before the appointment and receive a refund less £5.00 administration charge.
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 delicious taste to your final cake.
Why not order a tasting box which will be delivered by Next Day 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 has been signed and booking fee has been received. Please refer to our Terms and Conditions for full details.
WHEN WILL YOUR DECORATIONS AND CAKE BE MADE?
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.
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. Fruit cake will have been made several months before your wedding day and will be covered with a marzipan undercoat and fondant icing.