Some useful Information
The Procedure for ordering a wedding cake
When first contacting us about a wedding cake, we will initially need to check your wedding date for availability. We also need to know your venue so we can check that we are able to deliver.
Let us have some information about the type of cake you would like and how many guests (including evening guests) you will be expecting. From this, we can work out what size cake you need, and we'll try to give you a guide price. If you're happy with the guide price given, we'll proceed to a more in depth chat about your cake design, and once your date has been secured with a booking fee (see 'Payment' at the bottom of this page) we can provide sketches if necessary. Please note that we do not offer a sketch for every cake as it's often not needed, but you can purchase one for a small fee if you would particularly like one.
Changes due to Covid 19
If you are thinking about booking your wedding for next year but are concerned that there may still be postponments. You may be interested to know, that we have worked with all of our customers this year to re-book their dates in some cases more than once. We have delayed final payments when dates have been uncertain, and given them priority booking. Many have been forced to re-book next year which means that spaces in next year are filling up fast.
If you would like to secure us to make your wedding cake, and your date needs to be changed at any point, your deposit will simply be rolled over to the new date as long as we have it available. However, please note that the booking fee is non-refundable and it can only be redeemed against a future cake.
About our cakes
All of our cakes are made by us on site, and as you would expect they are made with fresh quality ingredients, including free range eggs sourced from local supplier 'The Broken Egg' in Harleston. We use the finest Belgian chocolate, Bonne Maman and Wilkin & Sons Ltd conserves, and Scarlet and Mustard curds.
We're very proud of our melt in the mouth sponge cake recipe. We know that what's inside is equally as important as the decoration, so we've worked very hard on our recipe and have been rewarded for it with recommendations from many venues and caterers as well as excellent reviews from our customers. To see some of these, follow the links to our Facebook and Instagram pages.
Our cakes are usually baked around 4 days in advance of the date you have given us for collection or delivery. This is necessary to allow us time to decorate it. If you are intending to eat your cake after this date, please contact us for advice as they do not contain the artificial preservatives of a shop bought cake. Usually our cakes are at their best quality for the arranged date, and good to eat for up to 3 days afterwards if stored correctly. We cannot be held responsible for any deterioration in quality after this. Our recommendation is to freeze left over slices placed in freezer bags so you can continue to enjoy your special cake for months to come.
Special Dietary Requirements
If you have any special dietary requirements please let us know as soon as possible. If you or a guest has an allergy or food intolerance we can discuss the options available to you at your consultation.
We have developed excellent gluten free, dairy free and vegan cake recipes and have received superb feedback from our customers.
If you have a nut allergy we cannot guarantee to be entirely nut free but we can limit the possibility of contamination.
ALL OUR CAKES ARE PRODUCED IN A KITCHEN WHERE NUTS, GLUTEN, DAIRY AND LACTOSE ARE PRESENT.
vanilla cake with vanilla buttercream and raspberry preserve
Flavoured with lemon rind, and complimented with lemon buttercream and lemon curd
Lemon & Elderflower
Lemon cake flavoured subtly with lemon rind & elderflower essence, paired with cream cheese frosting
Orange & Passionfruit
Orange cake flavoured with natural orange rind, with a fresh hit of passionfruit curd & cream cheese frosting.
Velvety cake flavoured with almond essence, and a scattering of cherries, paired with red cherry jam and almond buttercream
Raspberry & White Chocolate
Naturally flavoured pretty pink raspberry sponge, with white chocolate ganache
Pistachio, Raspberry & Rose (optional)
A beautifully textured cake made with fresh pistachio's, put together with a raspberry buttercream and a delicate hint of rose. This is also a wonderful colour combination with layers of pistachio green and raspberry pink.
Grown up Chocolate Cake
Rich dark chocolate cake, with layers of cool, creamy chocolate ganache.
Our 'grown up chocolate cake' with the added flavour of orange essence, filled with ganache and orange curd.
Chocolate & Raspberry
Chocolate cake with raspberry buttercream (another great colour combination)
Black Forest Chocolate.
Chocolate cake with layers of vanilla buttercream and black cherry preserve pre-soaked in kirsch.
Not quite a chocolate cake, red velvet has a character of it's own. Layered with cream cheese frosting, this cake is often a winner for those without too much of a sweet tooth.
A family favourite, with or without walnuts, complimented with cream cheese buttercream.
Flavoured naturally with brown sugar, and filled with caramel buttercream with crushed sea salt flakes.
Coffee & Kahlua
Flavoured with expresso, and drizzled with kailua liquer before being filled with coffee buttercream.
Traditional Rich Dark Fruit Cake soaked in brandy (optional) & covered with marzipan before icing.
(not available as vegan or 'free from')
We have a small number of cake stands that can be hired from us if required. To qualify for full refund of the deposit, they should be returned to us within the following week of your wedding, unless otherwise agreed.
Generally, most of our wedding cakes can only be delivered and set up by ourselves and we feel this is an important part of our service. We like to make sure that your wedding cake is in our control for as long as possible. To make your day that little bit easier we will contact your venue directly to organise the delivery and set up.
Delivery charges do apply at a rate of 55p per mile each way to your venue. There are occasional exceptions to this however, if you are having a smaller wedding cake it may be possible for you to collect your cake the day before your wedding if you prefer. We will box the cake securely and advise you on transportation and set up
Celebration cakes are supplied on a collection only basis. When you collect your cake, it will be supplied in a sturdy box suitable for transport, and advice will be given. We recommend transporting cakes in the boot of your car if possible, so please be sure that you have space before you arrive: the box will be larger than the cake itself
We reserve the right to make final decoration decisions on your cake.
Should any damage occur in transit we will endeavour to repair on site (we always carry an extensive repair kit with us). If however we are not able to do this or if we are unable to provide your cake for any reason, wherever possible we will provide a suitable dummy cake from our show collection.
If we are responsible for failure to supply, a full refund will also be issued.
To book your wedding cake with us we will require a booking fee of £150 for cakes under £600.
those over £600 a booking fee of 30% of the total value will be required.
Full payment of all wedding cakes must be made no later than eight weeks before the date of your wedding.
Once paid, booking fee is non-refundable as we will have lost alternative business for your booked date.
The booking fee will be deducted from your final balance payment.
Should you need to cancel your cake after you have paid the final balance, a refund will be considered at our discretion, taking into account any work that we may have already completed, or stock that may have been ordered on your behalf.
To book your celebration cake we will require a booking fee of 30% of the cakes total value, or £30 depending on which is highest. The balance must be paid on or before collection.
Payment can be made via Bank Transfer or cash on collection.