WEDDING CAKE GUIDE
SPONGE OR FRUIT CAKE?
Traditionally wedding cakes would be fruit cake, however, nowadays sponge cake is the norm and some people opt for different flavoured sponges for each tier or the same flavour for all tiers, the choice is yourse.
TOP TIER - TO SAVE OR NOT TO SAVE
Traditionally this was generally a fruit cake and couples saved it to eat at the christening of their first child. Nowadays the top tier can be saved for the bride and groom to enjoy by themselves, as the wedding day can be very busy meeting, greeting and celebrating to get chance to eat a piece of their own wedding cake.
WEDDING CAKE KEEPSAKE
Sugar flowers or models can be removed from your cake before cutting and will keep forever if stored away from moisture and sunlight. They can be displayed under clear glass or perspex box/frame.
To give height and grandeur to a design false/dummy tiers can be used. They look like real cake and can reduce the weight of cake if real cake is not required. False/dummy tiers does not impact on the price very much as the cost of a professionally made cake is dependent on the time taken to prepare, cover and decorate the dummy and the cost of ingredients is minimal in the overall price of the cake.
DON'T PUT CAKE IN THE CORNER
If you are paying for a designer cake you need to think about the location at the venue, you don't want it placed in a gloomy corner next to the cleaners cupboard. Discuss your requirements with the your wedding coordinator as they will generally have a designated place for the cake table. You can always request it is moved if you feel it would be suited better somewhere else in the room. Also check if they have a cake stand and if they do, ask if you can see it to check that it will fit with your cake display/design. We can also advise if you are not sure. We have a small selection of cake stands available to hire that may be suitable for your cake.
WEDDING VENUE LIAISON
We prefer to deliver and set up the cake for you and will liaise directly with your wedding coordinator to ensure it is set up in good time on the day. We will take our own photographs and ask a responsible member of the wedding team, if the coordinator is not available, to check the set up and sign a delivery form confirming everYthing is as it should be. We will also leave a cake information booklet, which will give details of the cake, allergens, cutting guide and inedible elements for consideration. The venue or caterer should have a cutting knife (make sure it's a nice one). We also have a knife to hire if required.
Cupcakes are of a generous muffin size, simple swirl topped cupcakes start at £2.75 each, fondant iced designs start at £4.50 each.
Decorations are priced according to design and intricacy, it is often underestimated how long a cake can take to produce, and especially bespoke design, so please take this into consideration when ordering.
All cakes will be clearly quoted for.
You can choose from intricate sugar flowers and mouldings, piped details, ribbons and rice paper flowers to create a wow factor cake. Should you want to include fresh flowers or a topper that you have purchased then that is not a problem and can be discussed at the time of your consultation.
* Prices are subject to change without notice