FAY'S PROCESS TO DESIGNING YOUR DREAM WEDDING CAKE

Fay will be with you every step of the way throughout your entire cake planning journey, starting from your initial enquiry all the way through to the delivery and set up of your wedding cake.

When to book your wedding cake

The process

Booking Process: When you initially enquire about my services, please provide your wedding date, venue, and approximate guest numbers. Based on this information, I'll offer an estimated price or refer you to my pricing guide. You will also receive a delivery quote at this time.

Securing Your Wedding Date: If I am available for your date, you can reserve it in advance by paying a £100 "Save the Date" fee. This fee will be deducted from your final cake balance and ensures your date is reserved in my calendar. This way, you can continue planning your wedding without worrying about losing your preferred cake designer. Cake design details aren't required at this stage.

Planning Your Cake Design: Once you've secured your date, start gathering your inspiration. To ensure your cake aligns with your evolving ideas and vision, I recommend starting the design process once you have confirmed elements such as your colour palette and flower choices. Typically, around six months is an ideal time frame, as you should have confirmed key elements by then. I'll provide you with a useful questionnaire/design checklist. Once completed and returned via email, we can commence the design process via email, video, or an in-person appointment.

Finalising Your Design Before Securing Your Date: I'll send over a copy of my useful questionnaire/Design checklist to gather your wedding details. Using this information, I'll create a personalised design proposal. If required a video call or an in-person appointment can be arranged at this stage to discuss your preference's. There is a fee of £35 for a bespoke design appointment, should you then decide to book your cake with Fay’s cakes the £35 fee will be deducted from your final cake balance.


Wedding cake design consultations
" Luxury is in each detail" Hubert de Givenchy

Designing YOUR dream WEDDING CAKE

The cake planning process primarily occurs through email correspondence accommodating couples from across the UK and those coming to Scotland to get married. 

Virtual and in-person bespoke design appointments generally last around 40-60 minutes, focusing on aesthetic preferences. To make the process as smooth as possible, please complete my design checklist along with images and links before our scheduled meeting. This will help me understand your style and ensure that I can design the perfect cake for you.

Platforms like Pinterest and Instagram can be helpful for gathering inspiration, and providing colour samples can aid in colour matching your chosen scheme.

Design appointments provide an excellent opportunity to delve into your wedding plans in greater detail. Please feel free to share additional photos, stationery samples, or colour swatches that you'd like to use as inspiration for your cake.

Following our consultation, I will prepare a comprehensive proposal that outlines your quote, hand-drawn sketch of your design, cake flavours, delivery specifics, stand hire details, and any other necessary requirements. This proposal will be sent to you via email.

PLEASE NOTE: I only offer bespoke in-person design consultations appointments out with the busy wedding season. Alternatively, video or discovery phone calls appointments are available year-round.


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Delivery & setup

Around 10 weeks before your wedding, we’ll revisit your design and flavour choices to ensure you are happy. Once these details are confirmed, your balance payment is due at 8 weeks, allowing you to forget all about your cake until the wedding day.

When you order your wedding cake from Fay's Cakes, to ensure your experience is as stress-free as possible, our service includes coordinating with your wedding suppliers, florists, planners, and stylists. The week of your wedding, I will also send a copy of my allergens statement and my business insurance to your venue. (Please provide an email address and contact details for your venue.)

We will work with your wedding venue coordinator to schedule the delivery and set-up of your cake on the morning of your wedding. Due to the delicate nature of wedding cakes and sugar flowers, I will personally deliver and set up your cake at your venue.

With everything in place, all that's left for you to do is relax and enjoy your wedding day!


Cake taster boxes
In the event that you choose not to order a taster box, I want to assure you that you'll still be delighted with the flavours you decide upon for your cake. Over the years, I've perfected my recipes, ensuring that all the flavours are delicious. For example, if lemon isn't typically your preferred flavour, I'm confident that my lemon cake will pleasantly surprise you. Feel free to explore Fay's MENU for more insights

Wedding cake taster boxes

Should you wish to experience the taste of my cakes, you can do so by placing an order for one of my tasting boxes. These tasting boxes are available on specific dates, which occur 2-3 times a year.

I understand that you might wish to taste my cakes before securing your wedding date. To do so, you can simply pre-order one of my cake taster boxes. 

The cost of the taster box is £30, with an additional £8.95 for postage and packaging. These boxes are delivered across the UK through a signed, next-day delivery service before 1 pm. If you prefer, arrangements can also be made for you to collect the box directly from Fay's Cakes.

Each box contains 6 portions of my most popular cake flavours, thoughtfully selected by me. Before sending out the boxes, you will receive an email containing the menu for your tasting box, as well as relevant details.

You will also find me at various wedding fairs throughout the year, where you'll have the opportunity to taste some of my cakes. Please see 'Dates for your diary' for more information.

Please note

  • We do not supply plain iced cakes.
  • We do not dress any of my designs with fresh/faux flowers.
  • I do not offer tiered Naked/Semi naked cakes.
  • Buttercream tiered designs are only available for local delivery during the cooler months.
  • Regrettably, I am no longer able to offer eggless, vegan, or dairy-free cakes.

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