Wedding Cakes FAQs
How do I order a wedding cake?
Please get in touch in the first instance to enquire whether your wedding date is available. Once this has been confirmed you can book a complimentary Design Consultation online. Wedding Cake Consultations provide the perfect opportunity for us to discuss the perfect design for your cake, and discuss details such as flavours and your wedding day.
Do you offer consultations and cake tastings?
I offer online Wedding Cake Design Consultations every Wednesday evening which can be booked online here. A consultation is a great opportunity for us to discuss your design style, flavours and set up in detail to create your perfect wedding cake. Please share any photos, stationary or colour swatches which you would like to use as inspiration before this meeting.
Luxury postal cake boxes are available throughout the year. These boxes comprise of our wedding cake flavour selection delivered to your chosen address for you to sample at your leisure. You can see more about our next postal cake service here.
How much does a wedding cake cost in Sussex?
All wedding cakes are made bespoke making no two cakes are the same or the same price. Wedding cake prices start from £6* per portion and then are priced depending on flavour choice and design elements and intricacies.
I welcome couples to discuss their budget range for their cake at the consultation stage so we can design the perfect cake to fit within your expectations.
*2022 pricing - non vegan/gluten or diary free Prices for 2023 booking swill start at £6.50 per portion.
Do you make gluten free and vegan wedding cakes?
I can cater for gluten free and offer a range of vegan cake flavours. Should you wish to cater for a small number of guests with these requirements I would encourage you to select one tier of your cake to be selected for this purpose - typically the top tier.
What size wedding cake should I have?
You can either serve your wedding cake as a finger portion sample or as dessert. Finger portions are typically sized at 1”x 1” x 3.5” and I would recommend you cater for around 90-100% of your guests. Dessert portions are sized at 2” x 1” x 3.5” and I would recommend you cater for 100% of your guests. Any cake leftovers can be cut, wrapped and frozen to be enjoyed at a later date.
Should you wish to have a tall cake with multiple tiers over and above the number you need to serve you can also opt for dummy tiers in your cake. This can also be discussed in detail at your design consultation.
Do you or does my florist supply flowers for the wedding cake?
Should you opt for beautiful fresh florals on your cake I recommend you order flowers for the cake from your florist keeping consistency across the wedding florals and cake florals. Cake flowers are typically left at the venue on the morning by the florist for me to then finish on the cake. As part of the wedding cake service I liaise with your florist about these arrangements.
Do you have a delivery service for wedding cakes?
I offer a delivery and set-up service for wedding cakes which is free for venues within a 10 mile radius of Balcombe, West Sussex. Please enquiry about additional prices for delivery to your venue. Collection is also available from my premises for smaller cakes.
Do you have cake stands for hire?
I believe your cake should be presented beautifully on your cake table. As such an elegant cake stand can elevate your cake. Should your venue or suppliers not have a suitable cake stand for your use I have a selection of stunning cake stand for you to choose from.
Cake stands are available for you to hire for the day for a £30 fee. Please contact me to receive a list of my cake stands. I am happy to advise which stand will compliment your cake.
A deposit of £90 is requested per stand and will be returned to you in full once the cake stand has been returned and is in the same condition as you received it. I request these are returned within five days of your wedding day as may be required for other clients.
I also have beautiful copper cake arch display for hire for £40 for the day. Please contact me to see images of this and the cake stands.
How do I secure my date and pay for my wedding cake?
You can secure your date for a non-refundable or transferable booking fee of £120.
The final balance for your cake is due 6 weeks before your wedding which you will receive a reminder about via email. All wedding cakes are invoiced and payment is made through BACs bank transfer.
Quotations for cakes are valid for 12 months from the date of issue then subject to change in line with pricing and inflation.
What is your cancellation policy for wedding cakes?
Cancellations must be made in writing by post or email. As your cake booking and date is reserved for you all booking fees of £120 are non-refundable and non-transferable to an alternative date. Should you wish to cancel your order the following terms apply: For wedding cake orders cancelled more than 6 weeks in advance of your date only the booking fee is forfeited. For orders cancelled within 6 weeks, the full balance paid is forfeited. In the event that we are unable to supply your order on the agreed date due to unforeseen circumstances such as illness, accident, injury, bereavement etc., we reserve the right to seek substitute companies to fulfil the order. In the event that a substitute cake designer cannot be arranged we reserve the right to cancel the order and issue a full refund.
What is your Covid-19 policy?
In light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, we are monitoring Government Guidelines and currently our business is operating as usual.
In the event that your booking is deferred because the Government orders all cancellations/postponement of gatherings above a specific number, then we will endeavour to find a later date that we can agree on, subject to availability.
A £50 administration fee will apply for these changes - plus surcharges may apply to subsequent changes made to the cake design, cake size, venue location and dates.
If you choose to cancel your booking but the venue is still operating as usual and guidance says it can go ahead then, unfortunately, we are unable to refund your deposit and our standard cancellation policy applies.
Wedding insurance is fully recommended to couples to cover any loses due to the pandemic.