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 2-3 years in advance. I am now fully booked for 2021 and for most dates in 2022, my diary is open for 2023/24. We work on a first come first served basis and dates cannot be held without a £100 save the date booking fee.

Sometimes I can 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 can discuss your details via email, this will enable me to give you an initial price, at this point, based on your numbers. I will email over a copy of my brochure *Your wedding cake guide* where you will find some useful information along with 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, this will help with the design process when the time comes.

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

Step 2 BESPOKE Design consultation

Once you have secured your date, if required, I will invite you for a *design consultation.* 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 prior to 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.

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

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 a design appointment, please don't worry as the design process can be carried out online and over the phone. 

FACE TO FACE CONSULTATIONS WILL RESUME EARLY 2022

*Terms & conditions apply*

STEP 3 FINAL PAYMENT & DELIVERY

Your balance is 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

Cake taster BOXES

Once 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.

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

Your box will consist of 5 portions of cake, 0ur most popular flavours, vanilla & Strawberry, Chocolate & salted caramel and Zesty Lemon the other two flavours will change based on what the most popular choices are at the time of ordering. Boxes are charged at £20 plus £7.50 for next day delivery available UK wide or collection from Fay's cakes. Boxes are available 3-4 times a year. 

I appreciate that you may wish to taste my cakes before securing your date. You can do so by pre-ordering one of my cake sample boxes. *We work on a first come first served basis and dates cannot be held without a £100 save the date booking fee.*

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 bespoke made cakes, from portions to flavours and design, it is impossible to display a fixed price list.

    To give you an idea of costs, you will find an indication below based on numbers. These prices will vary depending on the wishes and complexity of your design. Our couples on average spend between £445 - £750 for a fully decorated 3 tier wedding cake, portions to feed approx. 95 guests. Should you have a budget please let us know and we will be mindful of this as we design your cake.

    Micro/elopement, 1 tier, Approx. 20 portions from £150.

     Approx. 30-40 portions from £200.

    Approx. 45- 60 portion from £290. 

    Approx. 95-120 portions from £380. 

    Approx. 165-200 portions from £505.

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

    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.

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

    wedding favours, cupcakes & cookies from £3.00. (Only available with an order)

    *Please note we no longer take orders for naked/semi naked tiered wedding cakes.*

    The final price of your cakes will be influenced by 3 main factors.

    1 SIZE, the number of cake portions & tiers. 2 COST, ingredients & materials. 3 TIME, required to create your chosen design.

    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 a layer of Belgium 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.

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

    CHOCOLATE - Milk 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 or Belgium white chocolate sponge layered with white chocolate buttercream & raspberry preserve.  *VARIATIONS - Belgium white chocolate ganache. 

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

    = *SURCHARGE CHARGE APPLIES*

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

    *COOKIES & CREAM - Milk 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 - Belgium white chocolate ganache.

    = *SURCHARGE CHARGE APPLIES*

    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.