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. I take bookings up to two years in advance. My diary is open for 2022/23. I am fully booked for 2021, 2022 has very limited space during April-October. Sometimes I accommodate commissions at shorter notice, please don't hesitate to get in touch.

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. 

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. 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. Once you are booked in you will receive a copy of my design checklist to fill in at your leisure.

If you are not at the design stage just yet, don't worry you can save your date now with the design being finalised once you have chosen your elements for your wedding day. 

*Should you wish to taste our cakes you can do so by pre-ordering one of our sample boxes. *We do not offer cake samples at your design consultation appointment*

Step 2 BESPOKE Design consultation

Once you have secured your date, I will invite you for a *design consultation* if required, I would recommend coming for your appointment once you have chosen your elements for your wedding day. It would be helpful to fill in my design checklist and email it back before attending your appointment, this will help me to visualise your style and tone for your wedding day, this will also be helpful when the time comes to sketch up any design ideas. Your appointment will last Approx. 1 hour. *Should you wish to taste our cakes you can do so by pre-ordering one of our sample boxes. *We do not offer cake samples at your design consultation appointment*

We offer design consultations appointments throughout the year on specific dates. Consultations are a great opportunity for us to meet and discuss your wedding plans in more detail, please feel free to bring along any additional photos, stationary or colour swatches which you would like to also 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.

If you can't make it along to an appointment, don't worry as the design process can be carried out online or over the phone. 

We offer bespoke design consultations throughout the year on specific dates. Not available during peak wedding season, currently April-October 2021-2022

FACE TO FACE CONSULTATIONS WILL RESUME EARLY NEXT YEAR.

*Terms & conditions apply*

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    STEP 3 FINAL PAYMENT & DELIVERY

    Nine weeks before your wedding date we will 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 bespoke design service, 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.

    Order your wedding cake

    postal TASTING BOXES

    If you have secured your date with Fay's cakes and would like to taste our cakes you can do so by pre-ordering one of our sample boxes. 

    We have been offering this service to our busy couples for some time now and for our couples that live further afield. 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.

    Our cake tasting sample box will consist of 5 portions of randomly selected cake flavours.

    I appreciate that you may also wish to taste my cakes before securing your date. You can do so by pre-ordering one of my cake sample boxes. *No dates are put in my dairy until your £100 save the date booking fee is received*

    We offer cake sample boxes throughout the year on specific dates. Not available during peak wedding season. 

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      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, 20-40 from £150

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

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

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

      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 £35 depending on the cake design.

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

      Kitchen cutting cakes from £105 to make up portions (Only available with an order)

      Naked/semi-naked 3 tier cake, approx. 95 portions from £350.

      All buttercream finish 3 tier cake, approx. 95 portions from £350.

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

      Sugar flowers from £15 - ££££ (only available with an order)

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

      Wedding cookies from £3 (increments of 12)

      Candy lollies & Geo Hearts from £3.50 (increments of 12)

      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 the 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, dark or milk chocolate ganache.

      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. *VARIATIONS - Whisky buttercream.

      *RASPBERRY & WHITE CHOCOLATE - Raspberry sponge layered with white chocolate buttercream & raspberry preseve.  *VARIATIONS - white chocolate ganache. 

      *IRISH CREAM - Espresso sponge layered with Irish cream 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.

      *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.

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

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

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      Allergens

       We do not cater for allergies as all our cakes are made in a kitchen that handles other allergens such as gluten, nuts, fruits, alcohol, dairy, eggs and more. 

      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.