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.

ONLINE DESIGN CONSULTATION & postal TASTING BOXES

We currently offer, postal tasting boxes with design process being carried out via emails. We have been offering this service too busy couples for some time now and for our couples that live further afield or abroad. You will receive the same amazing service as our face-to-face consultations.

Tasting boxes are charged at £20 plus £7.50 p&p our tasting boxes are delivered UK wide, signed, next day delivery before 1pm. If local boxes can be arranged to be collected from Fay's kitchen.

We offer cake sample boxes throughout the year on specific dates. *Not availablie during our busy months, May through to October*

Your box will contain 5 different flavours from our menu, chosen by Fay. 

Our next box will contain, vanilla & strawberry, chocolate, salted caramel and whisky, Zesty lemon, caramel sponge and Mango & passion fruit. *Box flavours may change without notice*

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    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 21/22/23 in particular, my diary fills up quickly between March and September, 2021 is fully booked,  2022 has very limited space most months, more dates may free up depending on the Goverment restrictions.

    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 one or two cakes each week depending on the complexity of the design, date and location of the venues.

    Sometimes I accommodate 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, you can also find a rough guide to pricing below. At this point, I will also email over a handy information brochure, this will also contain a copy of my terms & conditions. 

    At this stage you can secure your date with a £100 *save the date* booking fee, this means you are firmly booked in our diary and you can carry on with the rest of your wedding planning. You can also pre-order your cake tasting sample box at this stage. 

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    Step 2 Design consultation

    *WE ARE CURRENTLY NOT HOLDING FACE TO FACE CONSULTATIONS*

    Instead we currently offer, postal tasting boxes with design process being carried out via emails. 

    Once your date is secured I will invite you for a complimentary design consultation for two closer to your wedding date, It's a good idea to come along once you have picked your colours, flowers etc. I will email over a wedding cake design checklist, this will help me to visualise your style and tone for your wedding date and i will  gather all this informtion into a moodboard this will help when the time comes to sketch up designs.

    We offer cake consultations throughout the year on specific dates, normally these are held on Sunday, however, we can arrange a weekday or an evening appointment.
    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.

    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.

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

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      STEP 3 FINAL PAYMENT & DELIVERY

      Nine weeks before your wedding date I will be in touch to confirm all details are correct on your booking form with your balance due eight weeks before your wedding date.

      When you order your wedding cake from Fay's cakes, to ensure your experience is as stress-free as possible, our service includes liaising with your wedding suppliers, florists, planners, stylists etc. We will work with your wedding venue coordinator to schedule the delivery and set-up of your 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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      DESIGN CONSULTATION BEFORE SECURING YOUR DATE.

      *CURRENTLY NOT HOLDING FACE TO FACE CONSULTATIONS* 

      If you would prefer to meet with me before paying the £100 *save the date* booking fee. We can arrange to meet at one of my consultation days for a fee of £30. Payable at the time of booking your appointment. This will be deducted from your cake balance should you then go ahead and book Fay's cakes to make your wedding cake.

      We offer design consultations throughout the year on specific dates, usually on a Sunday, we can also arrange a weekday or an evening appointment.

      If you would like to taste our cakes please remember to order a tasting sample box £20 plus £7.50 p&p. Our tasting boxes are delivered UK wide, signed, next day delivery before 1pm. If local boxes can be arranged to be collected from Fay's kitchen.

      By appointment only

      *No date is secure until a £100 non-refundable & non-transferable *save the date booking fee* has received.

      Guide to pricing & flavours

      Every cake and order is different from the inside to the outside. Your cake will be designed to meet your unique requirements. As there is so much variation in custom-made cakes, from portions to flavours, 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's why all prices below are starting prices based on a design with a moderate level of decoration. The final quote may be more or less depending on your wishes. We are happy to design your wedding cake within your budget.

      1 tier cake, Feeds Approx, 15-20 from £150

      1 tier cake, Approx 30-40  portions from £200.

      2 tier cake, Approx. 60 portions from £290.

      3 tier cake, Approx. 95-120 portions from £380.

      4 tier cake, Approx. 165-200 portions from £470.

      Plain iced white/ivory 3 tier cake with Berisford ribbon (colour choice) Approx 95 portions £315.

      Portions can vary depending on the height of the tiers. Dummy tiers can also be incorporated into a design for extra height or when portions are not required.

      4" dummy tier from £25 depending on the cake design.

      Prices are based on our most popular flavours, vanilla, chocolate and lemon sponges.

      Naked/semi-naked 3 tier cake, approx. 95 portions from £305.

      All buttercream finish 3 tier cake, approx. 95 portions from £315

      Cakes that require fresh flowers supplied by your florist from £25 depending on the floral arrangements required.

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

      Wedding cupcakes, cakeisicles, cake pops from £3 (increments of 12)

      Wedding cookies from £3 (increments of 12)

      Candy lollies from £2.50 (increments of 12)

      Dessert tables price on request.

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

      delivery & setup

      *A fee will be applied for all deliveries, which will vary for each venue. This is dependent on the distance from Fay's cakes. We will advise at time of enquiry. 


      flavour Menu

      Our fabulous flavours, contemporary styling, and flawlessly clean finish ensure that not only do our cakes make a stunning centrepiece for your event, but they also taste just as amazing as they look!

      All our cakes are baked from scratch using free-range eggs, creamy butter, fresh zests and preserves. Our cakes are either coated in a layer of vanilla buttercream or white chocolate ganache. Our iced cakes are then covered in a layer of the finest Swiss sugar-paste.

      Below are some of our most popular flavour combinations, if you have a favourite that you can't see here, please ask, we will do our best to create it for you. There is also an option to pick a different flavour for each tier.

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

      VANILLA - Madagascan vanilla sponge layered with vanilla buttercream and strawberry or raspberry preserve.

      CHOCOLATE - Chocolate sponge layered with chocolate buttercream. * VARIATIONS - Orange, mint, salted caramel, hazelnut or whisky.

      ZESTY LEMON - Lemon sponge layered with vanilla buttercream and zesty lemon curd. *VARIATIONS - Orange, blueberry or elderflower.

      *CARAMEL - Caramel sponge layered with vanilla buttercream, caramel sauce and topped with caramel chunks. *VARIATIONS - Whisky buttercream.

      *RED VELVET - Red silky chocolate sponge with vanilla buttercream.

      *IRISH CREAM - Espresso sponge layered with Irish cream buttercream.

      *CARROT - Spicy carrot cake layered with vanilla buttercream or orange buttercream.

      *MANGO & PASSION FRUIT - light moist sponge layered with vanilla buttercream and a sweet mango & passion fruit coulis.

      *COOKIES & CREAM - Chocolate sponge layered with Oreo cookie buttercream.

      *WHITE CHOCOLATE & RASPBERRY - White chocolate sponge layered with raspberry ripple buttercream.

      *STICKY TOFFEE - Moist sponge layered with vanilla buttercream and caramel sauce.

      *COCONUT & LIME - Coconut & lime sponge layered vanilla buttercream and lime curd.

      *CHERRY BAKE - Almond sponge layered with almond buttercream and Morello conserve.

      *Rich Fruit Cake - Luxurious rich Fruit Cake made with butter, almonds, aromatic spices and a smooth vaniila brandy - available as a kitchen cutting cake only

      = *ADDITIONAL CHARGE

      Allergens

      All our cakes are made in a kitchen that handles other allergens such as gluten, nuts, fruits, alcohol, dairy, eggs and more. Please inform us at the time of ordering if you have any concerns. Unfortunately, we do not offer egg or dairy-free cakes.

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