What information do you need when enquiring about ordering a cake?
The most important piece of information I need is what date the cake is required for so that I can check my availabilty. An idea of how many portions you are likely to need is also very useful and if you have a theme, colour or design in mind. Please also let me know if the occasion is on a certain date but you require the cake to be collected or delivered on a different earlier date.
How much notice do you need?
As much as you can possibly give me. Some dates get booked up quite far in advance and some dates are so popular I could book them many times over. There is only one of me and only so may cakes I can make in a week so there is a limit to how many orders I can take on. There is no such thing as too much notice. If you know that you are going to want me to make a cake for a special occasion then let me know as soon as you do and for £10 you can reserve the date. We can make decisions about the design etc, nearer the time.
Do you deliver?
Yes I deliver locally free of charge but there may be an additional fee for delivery depending on distance. This will be discussed at the time of booking.
Do you have cakes available for immediate purchase?
I'm afraid not. I provide a bespoke service making cakes to order. I may be able to fit in a last minute cake order if I have availability but will need a minimum of 3 days notice.
Are you able to work to a budget?
Yes,to a certain degree. My cake prices are determined by the cake size, complexity of the design and decorations used so please let me know when placing the order if you have a budget in mind. Typically my smallest 6" round cakes which are approximately 12 portions start at £80. I generally try to offer 2 or 3 designs within different price ranges to hopefully suit your budget.
I've seen a cake I like on Google/Facebook/instagram. Can you make it for me?
If you've seen any designs you like then please send me the images so I can get an ide of the kind of thing you are after. I don't like to copy a design exactly and would much prefer to come up with a design that is unique but I can take elements from other cakes or make something similar.
Can you make vegan, gluten free, dairy free and/or nut free cakes?
I don't make vegan cakes at present as I haven't found a reliable recipe that I trust yet. I can make other dietary cakes but only where there is slight intolerance not for a severe allergy. I can make gluten/dairy/nut free cakes using the appropriate free-from products but the cakes will be made in a kitchen where gluten, dairy and nuts are used. A disclaimer will need to be signed if you decide to go ahead.