Below you will find a list of the most commonly asked questions regarding cakes. If there is anything that you still need to know, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
Choices include the following:
- Moist Vanilla Madeira filled with Madagascan vanilla bean buttercream and jam
- Luscious Lemon filled with lemon curd & lemon zest buttercream and infused with a lemon zest and lemon syrup that is soaked between the layers
- Luscious Orange filled with orange curd, marmalade & orange zest buttercream and an orange syrup that is soaked between the layers
- Belgian Chocolate rich and moist and filled with Belgian chocolate buttercream
- Chocolate Mint, delicately flavoured and filled with mint green peppermint flavoured buttercream
- Almond Amaretto filled with raspberry jam & almond Amaretto buttercream and layered with an almond syrup that is soaked between the layers
- Rich Coffee filled with rich coffee buttercream and layered with a coffee syrup that is soaked between the layers
- Traditional Fruit made well in advance, rich with fruit and peel and infused with brandy before being covered with a layer of marzipan followed by fondant
Please note that all of the above flavours can be made with or without the addition of a cheeky soaking of alcohol! Other Buttercream flavours are available, please ask (eg raspberry ripple, salted caramel etc)
Please note too that gluten free and dairy free cakes are also available so please enquire should you have an specific dietary requirements.
Generally speaking, the more notice the better! Ideally, at least a month to avoid disappointment but there is sometimes room for a last minute order, so it is always worth ringing in case! Availability is dependent on the number of orders being processed at that time and occasionally there may not be resources to meet demand.
All cakes keep up to 5 days after delivery as long as wrapped and stored properly. It is recommended that once the cake is cut any left overs be wrapped securely in foil to keep the cake fresh. Serviettes and tissue absorb moisture from a cake and can cause it to dry out so are not recommended. If handing out cake slices after a party, always wrap in foil.
Cakes are collected personally on a date specified in advance. They come boxed, complete with candles, ready for collection. Cakes are at their happiest travelling in the boot of a car as this provides a flat surface. The passenger seat in your car is not a good place as it slopes...and if you hit the breaks suddenly, the cake will fly off! If collection is not possible, a courier service is available. Please enquire at time of order.
Round and square cakes are made according to approximate serving quantities as seen below, and the same guide can be used for calculating servings for tiered cakes. For 3D cakes exact dimensions are not offered as each cake is individually hand crafted in freehand, however cakes look big and carry a great impact. These can vary in size depending on design and some may be offered in different sizes - please always enquire.
Note that fruit cake will provide approximately double the number of servings as the figures listed below
As a general guide:
5" Round/ Square 8/ 12
6" Round/ Square 12/ 17
7" Round/ Square 17/ 24
8" Round/ Square 24/ 28
9" Round/ Square 28/35
10" Round/ Square 35/47
11" Round/ Square 47/57
12" Round/ Square 57/68
13" Round/ Square 68/ 75
14" Round/ Square 75/ 85
All cakes should be stored in a cool place on a flat surface. They should never be refrigerated and should be left in their box until required.
Anything at all! There are no limits to your imagination and the aim is always to produce the cake of your dreams! The galleries are here to inspire you but please do not hesitate to get in touch to discuss anything that you may not see here or any ideas that you have in mind. I love to create new bespoke cakes tailored to your individual needs! Alternatively, if you see something in a book or magazine that you love, I would be happy to base a cake on that.
No problem at all. I can base a design on any of the existing range and then alter it to your specific desires. In particular, all cookies and fairy cakes can be tailored to suit your colour and decoration preference. The photographs are for inspiration, but please feel free to be as creative as possible!
All Cakes come boxed. Fairy cakes can be individually wrapped, or put in special cupcake boxes that ensure safe travel and freshness. Please ask us and packaging will be tailored to suit your needs.
The range also includes fantastic brownies and gifts, all of which can be presented in bags and cellophane wrapped or put in baskets or beautiful fabric reusable hampers. Ideal for gifts! I am also pretty versatile at making undecorated cakes, given that I love baking, so please always enquire!