How many Servings? - Estimate how many guests you will be feeding. You will then have an idea of how large a cake you will need.
If you are on a tight budget, you can simply have a display cake that looks great for photos. This display cake will look good but will only have one real layer on top to cut into. Make sure you have someone assigned to the cutting and serving of the cake. Done right, no one will question it and you would've saved a lot of money.
Some cakes look lovely, but taste terrible. Make sure your cake maker will allow you to taste your choices! Cake makers will offer different fillings and different frostings, make sure you taste them all and chose your favourite.
Beware of amateur cake makers. Make sure you can visit, chat and taste the cake, get references and a written contract.
The one thing I will say is that you ought to assign someone to ensure that your portion of the cake is kept aside otherwise it WILL get eaten. I am a living witness!!
Susan R, London
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I have always had great passion for cooking, baking and catering since I was a very young girl.. I was always called to design celebration cakes by family members and friends whenever there was an occasion. Having had great/ positive feedback and testimonies from them, I decided to take it up professionally.
About 3yrs ago. We have designed about 12 wedding cakes so far.
We are able to make custom made wedding cakes. All of our wedding cakes are individually designed. ‘You can either design something different or you can choose a design from our portfolio. If you so desire, we can change the colour, flowers and decorations to compliment any theme that you may be having at your celebration.
We do cater for various budgets. I advise client on very low budget to go for cakes with less intricate designs and also to opt for basic flavour such as the sponge as opposed to choosing fruit cake which is the most expensive of all.
Yes we do provide cake accessories such as cake toppers, brooches, gems, flowers; the cost of these is included in the price of the wedding cake. We do not supply cake stands at the moment. However, we can assist the client in hiring from the local cake craft shop. A deposit will be required. If client fails to return items within stipulated time, a charge will be incurred. If the item is damaged or lost, the deposit will be forfeited.
If your cake design requires fresh flowers, your florist will supply these. We will liaise directly with your florist for specific floral requirements and we will decorate the cake with the flowers on site. Please note some flowers are not suitable for use as a cake decoration. Ask your florist for details regarding toxicity. We cannot be liable for any contamination to our food product that may arise from their misuse.
Each recipe is perfected with care and utmost attention. We use the finest, purest and highest quality ingredient. For icing , we use sugar paste, petal paste, butter cream , modelling paste and marzipan.
Yes we do offer options to people with special dietary requirement. We are able to make gluten free, wheat free, nut free and diary free cakes. Our fruitcake and the coffee and Walnut are the only cakes that contain nuts as an ingredient. All of our other flavours do not contain nuts as an ingredient; however, we cannot guarantee that the ingredients that we use are not contaminated at source. Please contact us if you have any dietary requirement.
This really depends on the time of year that your wedding is taking place. The summer months are really very busy. We usually ask for 3 months notice when ordering wedding and civil ceremony cakes and 1 month for other celebration cakes, however depending on our schedule, we may be able to accept orders at shorter notice.
Yes we do offer cake tasting sessions to clients. Cake tasting is usually offered during consultation which is mainly by appointment. However if you are unable to attend consultation, we can post the samples to you. Please note we highly recommend having a consultation.