The process to designing your dream wedding cake

Below you will find information on the design process, along with our flavour menu and a rough guide to our pricing.

Step 1 securing your wedding date

As soon as you have booked your venue, it is best to get in touch to check my availability, my diary is open for 2020/21/22 in particular, my diary fills up very quickly between March and September.

It is myself who designs, bakes and decorates all the cakes here at Fay's cakes, I offer a personal service to each of my couples, taking on a limited number of commissions each month.

Sometimes I can take on commissions at shorter notice, please don't hesitate to get in touch.

If your date is available we will discuss your cake style and details via email, this will enable me to give you an initial price guide. 

You can then secure your date with a £100 'save the date' deposit, this means you are firmly booked in our diary and you can carry on with the rest of your wedding planning.

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Step 2 Design & tasting consultation

Once your date is secured I will invite you for a complimentary design and tasting consultation for two closer to your wedding date, once you have picked your colours, flowers etc. 

Don't worry if you can't make it along for a consultation as the design process can all be done via emails as I often work with couples that live outside the UK.

Consultations are a great opportunity for us to meet and discuss your wedding plans in more detail, please feel free to bring along any photos, stationary or colour swatches which you would like to use as inspiration for your cake.

We will also have a selection of our most popular flavours from my menu for you to try.

After your consultation, I will prepare a final proposal detailing your quotation, drawings, cake flavours, delivery details, stand hire and any other requirements via email.

*PLEASE NOTE* I do not offer a design and tasting consultations for semi-naked or naked cakes. I do however offer a complimentary tasting box once your booking fee has been paid.

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    STEP 3 FINAL PAYMENT & DELIVERY

    Six weeks before your wedding date I will be in touch to confirm your chosen wedding cake design and flavours. 

    When you order your wedding cake from Fay's cakes, we will liaise directly with your wedding venue to arrange a suitable delivery and setup time of your wedding a cake on the morning of your wedding, all you need to do is sit back, relax and enjoy your wedding day.

     

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    IF YOU WOULD PREFER TO HAVE A design CONSULTATION & TASTE MY CAKES BEFORE SECURING YOUR DATE.

    We can arrange to meet at one of my consultations/tasting days for a fee of £20. (Payable at time of booking your appointment)

    Should you then decide to go ahead and book your wedding cake with me £20 will be deducted from your final cake balance.

    Alternatively, if you are unable to attend one of my consultation days, you can order a Wedding Cake Sample Box for £20 plus £4.95 p&p. Samples boxes can also be collected and the design process can be carried out via email.

    *Cake sample box flavours are chosen by Fay's cakes*

    *PLEASE NOTE* I do not offer a design and tasting consultations for semi-naked or naked cakes. I do however offer a complimentary tasting box once your booking fee has been paid.

    *No date is secure until a £100 non-refundable booking fee has been paid*

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      Our next consultation & cake tasting day

      The health and safety of our family and customers is our top priority, we are following the government's guidelines on Covid19 and not baking any cake orders until the government say it is safe to do so. I am keeping positive and busy working away behind the scenes. Follow us on social media to see what I am getting up to during lockdown.

      It’s very encouraging to see that couples are taking this time to continue to plan their weddings. If you would like to enquire about your wedding date or ask any questions then please do get in touch. 

      Face to face consultations will not be taking place for the foreseeable future, however, once the government lift lockdown there will be cake sample postal boxes available to order hopefully at the end of June with the design process being finalised via email or phone calls. 

      Our next wedding cake consultations are on the following dates.

      Date:

      Please note there is a £20 fee payable at the time of booking your appointment, should you then decide to go ahead and book your wedding cake with Fay's cakes the £20 fee will be deducted from your final cake balance. 

      If you would like to book an appointment for any of the above dates or order a sample cake box, please use the contact form.

      If you would like to come along on another date just let us know and we will try to accommodate you.

      Tip: In the months November to March there is more time for consultation/tastings because the wedding season is quiet.

      If you'd rather not come for a consultation you can always find me at various wedding fairs I attend each year. Pop by to see my work up close and taste some cake samples.

      Please see Events page

      Guide to pricing & flavours

      Every cake and order is different from the inside to the outside. Your cake will be unique to your requirements. Because there is so much variation in custom-made cakes, from portions to flavour, it is impossible to display a fixed price list. To give you an idea of costs, you will find an indication below. These prices can vary depending on the wishes and complexity of your design. That is why all below mentioned prices are starting prices. We are happy to design your wedding cake within your budget. 

      Prices are based on a design with a moderate level of decoration. The more elaborate the design, the more you can expect to pay. We are happy to design your wedding cake within your budget.

      Prices are based on our most popular flavours, Vanilla, Light chocolate & lemon sponges.

      1 tier from £170, Feeds Approx. 40

      2 tiers from £265, 60  

      3 tiers from £360, 100 - 120

      4 tiers from £455, 180 - 200

      5 tiers from £550, 215

      Plain iced white/ivory 3 tier cake with berisford ribbon colour choice to feed Approx 100 is £305

      3 tier naked/semi cake starts from £295, 100

      *PLEASE NOTE* I do not offer a design and tasting consultations for semi-naked or naked cakes. I do however offer a complimentary tasting box once your booking fee has been paid.

      Kitchen cutting cakes from £85 to make up portions (Only available with an order)

      Sugar flowers from £10 - £££ (only available with an order)

      Wedding cupcakes from £3 (increments of 12)

      Wedding Cookies from £3 (increments of 12) 

      Dessert tables price on request

      delivery & setup

      *A fee will be applied for all deliveries, this will vary for each venue and is dependent on the distance from Fay's cakes. We always advise at time of booking the cost of delivery. 

      flavour Menu

      All our cakes are baked from scratch and freshly made to order. All cakes are made in a kitchen that handles other allergens such as gluten, nuts, fruits, alcohol, dairy, eggs and more.

      Couples tend to chose to have a different flavour for each tier.

      Consultation & cake sample box flavours are chosen by Fay's cakes

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      Vanilla sponge filled with strawberry or raspberry jam & vanilla buttercream.

      *Vanilla sponge filled with mango & passion fruit buttercream.

      Lemon sponge filled with lemon curd & lemon buttercream.

      Light chocolate cake filled with chocolate buttercream.

      other fillings for the light chocolate cake *salted caramel & buttercream, *Chocolate hazelnut & buttercream.

      *Caramel sponge filled with a layer of caramel & vanilla buttercream.

      Orange zest sponge filled with orange buttercream.

      *Chocolate orange filled with orange buttercream.

      *Chocolate orange filled with orange buttercream.

      *Rich chocolate cake filled with chocolate buttercream

      *Red velvet filled with buttercream

      *Coconut & lime filled with creamy coconut & lime buttercream

      *Carrot cake filled with vanilla buttercream

      *Sticky toffee filled with caramel sauce and caramel buttercream

      *Fruit cake covered in Apricot Jam and covered in almond marzipan

      *Fruit cake only available as a kitchen cutting cake or as a single tier design or a design where fruit cake is the same flavour for all tiers*

      We hold a certificate in Level 2 Food & Safety Hygiene and hold comprehensive public liability insurance. We are also registered with the local Environmental Health Authority.

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