Information

Below you'll find information on everything from flavours to delivery. If you need to know something that’s not there then please feel free to get in touch.

Flavours

My cakes are made using delicious recipes developed, refined and perfected over several years using only the finest ingredients, including free range eggs, Madagascan vanilla and Belgian chocolate. Sponge cakes are coated with a thin layer of white or dark chocolate ganache prior to covering with a thin layer of fondant icing to ensure that the cakes have a clean, sharp finish.

Cake flavours

    Vanilla

    Classic madeira sponge layered with Madagascan vanilla buttercream and raspberry jam.

      Lemon

      A light lemon sponge drizzled with Limoncello, layered with a sweet buttercream and zesty lemon curd.

        Chocolate Fudge

        Sumptuous chocolate fudge cake filled with a delicious Belgian chocolate fudge filling.

          Carrot Cake

          A lightly spiced carrot cake made with grated carrots and an orange liqueur buttercream.

            Salted Caramel

            A light caramel sponge layered with a decadent salted caramel buttercream.

              Irish Bailey’s

              Indulgent Bailey’s chocolate cake layered with a smooth Irish Bailey’s buttercream.

                Traditional Fruit Cake

                A classic rich fruit cake aged over 8 weeks, packed with the finest dried fruits, soaked in malt whisky and covered in marzipan.

                  Coffee Expresso

                  A moist expresso coffee cake layered with a light coffee buttercream.
                    N.B. Please note that sculpted cakes must be sponge due to ease of carving.

                  Cookie flavours

                  • Vanilla shortbread, Lemon shortbread, Gingerbread

                  Cupcake flavours

                  • Vanilla, Lemon, Ginger and lemon, Expresso, Carrot and cream cheese, Chocolate fudge, Chocolate mint, Salted caramel.

Prices

For a guide to what your cake might cost please browse my portfolio to see some completed cakes. Or for a quote please contact me directly.

Celebration cake prices

Celebration cakes start at £50 for a plain iced 7 inch round sponge cake (£60 for rich fruit cake). Prices reflect cake size and number and complexity of decorations. Sculpted cakes will usually cost considerably more due to factors like cake wastage, cost of internal supports and time spent carving.

Wedding cake prices

Two tier cakes from: £160
Three tier cakes from: £240
Four tier cakes from: £375
Five tier cakes from: £500
Personalised bride and groom toppers from: £50

Cookie prices (minimum order 12)

Cookies range from £2—£3.50 each, depending on complexity of design. Each cookie comes individually wrapped in a clear cellophane bag and tied with a pretty satin ribbon.

Cupcake prices (minimum order 12)

Basic cupcakes start at £1.50 each and then additional costs for decorations.

Discounts

Discounts can be negotiated on large orders (i.e. 50+) for both cookies and cupcakes.

Ordering information

Design service

All of my creations are bespoke and made to order. You can either choose a cake from my portfolio on my website or I can design something entirely unique for you.

Lead times

I prefer maximum time to plan and design a cake and usually ask for at least three months notice for wedding cakes and 1 month notice for all other cakes. I am sometimes able to make cakes at short notice depending on how busy I am. Please ask.

Payment

I require a non-refundable 50% payment at the time of ordering. The balance is then due at collection or, for wedding cakes, up to a week in advance. I accept cash, cheque or bank transfer.

Delivery

For wedding cakes I can offer a delivery and installation service at your venue, although this will incur a charge for the time to set up the cake as well as a travel charge (50p a mile). I am based in the Nottingham area so travel radius is negotiable. I can ship cookies by post to anywhere in the world. For celebration cakes and cupcakes these must be collected from my home.

Portion guide

It’s important that everyone gets a slice of the action. So I’ve provided the handy guide below to help make sure no one is left out.

Cake size Number of servings
Round dessert Square dessert Round coffee Square coffee
4" 6 8 8 10
5" 10 13 13 16
6" 14 18 18 24
7" 19 25 25 32
8" 25 32 33 42
9" 31 40 42 54
10" 39 50 52 66
11" 47 60 63 80
12" 56 72 75 96
14" 77 98 102 130

Dessert portions: Based on a 2" x 1" x 4" serving
Coffee portions: Based on a 1" x 1" x 4" serving

FAQ

Do you cater for food allergies?

I can make cakes that are free of nuts, although I can’t guarantee a complete nut absence since all of my cakes are made in a kitchen where nuts are stored. I can also make cakes that are dairy and gluten free.

Are all of the decorations you make edible?

Most of the decorations I make are from edible materials such as fondant or modeling chocolate. However, sometimes these require non-edible supports such as cocktail sticks or in the case of sugar flowers floristry wire and stamens. Cakes may also contain internal supports such as plastic dowels and cake boards. In such instances I will inform clients exactly what parts can be eaten and which parts need to be removed when cutting the cake.

Can I mix the flavours of my wedding cake?

Absolutely. Each tier of your wedding cake can be a different flavour.

How do I decide on how many tiers I need?

On my website there is a portion guide to help you determine what size cake you will need depending on your number of guests.

I have seen a design of a wedding cake in a magazine that I like. Can you create a similar one for me?

Of course. Please send me any photos of cakes or inspiration from any source and I will work with you to design the cake of your dreams.

Do you provide cake stands and knives available to hire?

No, but wedding venues should. I have also provided a list of where to buy/hire them at cake decorating stores:

thecakedecoratingcompany.co.uk
cakecraftshop.co.uk
cake-stuff.com