Frequently Asked Questions

General FAQs

How much will my cake cost?

This depends on the size and type of cake, as well as the complexity of the design. Some decorations are more time consuming to produce. This is reflected in the price. We will discuss your design preferences and budget at your consultation

How much cake should I order to feed all my guests?

This depends on the number of guests and the type of cake. We can discuss this at your consultation but for wedding cakes as a general rule for fruit cake we allow 1"square and for sponge cake variations we allow 2" x 1". For celebration cakes you may want larger portions depending on what other food will be served..

How much notice do you need?

As much as you an give us! We can sometimes fit last minute orders into our schedule but it's best to give lots of notice to avoid disappointment.

Can you deliver?

I am based in Nottinghamshire and most of my work is around there. You are welcome to come arrange your consultation at my home. I am happy to travel to deliver your cake. 75p per mile will be charged for delivery subject to availability so please let me know at the time of booking if you will require delivery.

Can you do Free From?

We can bake variations of many of our cakes to include options for:

 

  • Egg free

  • Nut free

  • Gluten free

  • Alcohol free (fruit cake)

 

Contact us with your specific requirements.

Wedding FAQs

How much cake will I need to feed all my wedding guests?

Traditionally tiered wedding cakes aren't cut into large portions. The cake tends to be served after the wedding breakfast, during the evening reception and is not usually intended to be a dessert.

 

Sponge cake is typically divided into 2" x 1" portions. Fruit cake is much more rich and is typically divided into 1" x 1" portions. You don't need to worry about calculating how large your cake needs to be to ensure everyone gets a piece; just let us know how many guests you're catering for and we'll work it all out for you.

 

If you intend to serve your cake as a dessert then a tower of cupcakes works very well. It can include a top tier for the purposes of 'cutting the cake', and a large cupcake for each guest. If you would like to serve your tiered cake as a dessert just let us know and we'll scale up the size accordingly.

How much notice do you need for a wedding cake order?

To avoid disappointment the more notice you can give the better. Some couples order their cake well in advance (12 months+) in order to secure a popular date. We advise booking 3-12 months in advance unless you're getting married on a very popular date (Summer bank holiday weekends for example).

 

Left it to the last minute? Don't panic! Get in touch and we'll do our very best to help.

Birthdays and Celebrations

How much birthday or celebration cake will I need?

This depends on several factors including:

 

  • Whether you're serving your cake on its own or along side other goodies.

  • Whether you're serving the cake to adults or children.

  • What kind of effect you're looking for - you may end up with much more cake than you need in order to have the four tier, themed character cake for your little one's third birthday that you've got your heart set on! But they're only three once...

 

We'll discuss all this and more to ensure we have your priorities in order, so we can get the balance just right for your celebration.

 

How much notice do you need?

In order to avoid disappointment then the more notice you can give the better.

 

If you do find yoursef with a last minute requirement please get in touch to see what we can do. If time is tight or our order book is full then we may still be able to help with a simpler design.

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