Everything you need to know about ordering your cake...
Save the Date
The first thing to do is to make sure your big day is in our diary! We recommend booking your wedding cake at least 9-12 months prior to your wedding date, as the personal service we offer means that we can only take on a limited number of commissions each month. If your wedding is sooner, please do still get in touch as we are sometimes able to take orders at shorter notice. After an initial chat about your guest numbers and design details, we can provide you with a price guide and if you would like to proceed, we request a £100 deposit to secure your booking.
If you would prefer to taste some cake and have an initial chat prior to securing your date, we can either have a consultation and tasting in person at the studio or we can provide you with cake samples via post. The charge for the consultation or the samples is £25, which is refundable against a future wedding cake booking.
Tasting and Design
As your wedding date draws closer, we will arrange a consultation date to discuss and decide upon cake flavours and design. Consultations are held in the Boutique Bakery studio in Chester and details of forthcoming dates can be found here. The session will allow you to taste a selection of cake flavours and also focus on your exact requirements for the design of your cake. It is really helpful if you bring along material relevant to your wedding - colour swatches, invitations, thoughts on flowers, a picture of the dress…anything!
After the consultation, we will provide you with a final quote for your cake, including the detail of the design, cake flavours, a sketch and any information on stand hire or delivery and set up.
Once we have agreed your design and flavours, we ask for full payment 4 weeks ahead of your wedding date. Other than that, there is nothing more to do, other than look forward to your big day!
We recommend that we deliver and set up your cake on the morning of your wedding at a time that suits you, as multi-tiered cakes can be fragile passengers! Charges for delivery and set up vary depending on distance from our Chester-based studio.
Cake Stand Hire
We have a number of cake stands available to hire for customers who order a cake. We charge a small fee for stand hire, plus a security deposit that is returned once the stand has been safely returned.