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I understand that your wedding cake is likely to be the biggest, most complex and most expensive dessert-based purchase you have ever made. It’s exciting, but it can be nerve-wracking, too. Here are answers to some of the questions you might have. If you’ve got a query that isn’t covered here, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

INFORMATION

The earlier the better. I am often booked up to twelve months in advance, and I really hate having to turn lovely couples away. So, once you’ve set your date and have started to think about the style of your wedding, get in touch and let’s book you in for a consultation to discuss ideas.

When should we book our wedding cake?

Each cake I make is unique, designed based on your requirements, your style and your ideas. As such, it’s impossible to have a set price list – there are just too many delicious variables involved. In putting together your design, I will of course be mindful of your
budget, and we can discuss this at your consultation. Please note that my minimum fee for wedding cakes is £450 and for macarons it’s £300.

DO YOU HAVE A PRICE LIST?

My studio is in Shedfield – a gorgeous village in the Hampshire countryside, but I work with couples throughout Hampshire, Wiltshire, Berkshire and Surrey and am happy to travel further afield. Travel costs will be calculated based on your distance from Shedfield, and will be included in your quote.

WHERE ARE YOU BASED?

Yes. I offer a ‘cake taxi service’ to make sure your wedding cake arrives at your venue safe, sound and stunning! I’ll set up and style it on site with some final flourishes and finishing touches, so you can enjoy the wow-factor of seeing it complete for the first time. Delivery and set up is charged at £50 for venues within a 25-mile radius of my Shedfield kitchen. For anywhere further afield, an extra mileage charge of £1 per mile will be applied. All fees will be included in your initial quote. Alternatively, you are welcome to collect your cake in person from my kitchen for your caterers to set up and style at your venue. We can discuss these options at your consultation and work out what’s best for you.

Will you deliver our cake to the venue?

Don’t worry! If you’re looking for height and impact but don’t want hundreds upon hundreds of portions, I can include what are called ‘dummy tiers’. These are made of polystyrene, but iced and decorated so they’re completely indistinguishable from the real cake. However, my sponge recipes make my cakes excellent for freezing at home, so you may decide to go for more than you need on the day, and to keep it for a treat in the weeks after your honeymoon. It’s a delicious way to relive your wedding-day memories.

We’re planning an intimate wedding but we’d like a dramatic cake. How do we avoid wastage?

I always recommend my couples choose at least two flavours for their cake. The combination of flavours is partly where the magic happens, and can make it a much more exciting eating experience for you and your guests. You’re welcome to choose a different flavour for each tier of your cake, and I’ll help you to select combinations that will best complement each other.

How many different flavours can we choose for our cake?