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 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 guide, you will also find a rough guide to pricing below. 

At this stage you can 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. 

Order your wedding cake

Step 2 Design & tasting consultation

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

We offer cake consultations throughout the year on specific dates, normally these are held on Sunday, however, we can arrange weekdays and evenings.
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. I do offer postal tasting boxes UK wide, signed, next day delivery before 1pm for a fee of £7.50 which covers P&P. If you are local boxes can be collected from Fay's cakes.

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    STEP 3 FINAL PAYMENT & DELIVERY

    Seven weeks before your wedding date I will be in touch to confirm your chosen wedding cake design and flavours, with your balance due six 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 eg. 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

    DESIGN CONSULTATION & TASTING BEFORE SECURING YOUR DATE.

    If you would prefer to meet with me before paying the £100 *save the date* deposit. We can arrange to meet at one of my consultation days for a fee of £20. Payable at the time of booking your appointment.

    We offer cake consultations throughout the year on specific dates, these are usually on a Sunday, but we can arrange for a weekday or an evening.

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

    *By appointment only*

    ONLINE DESIGN CONSULTATION & postal TASTING BOXES

    We have been offering this service to 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.

    £20 plus £7.50 p&p Our tasting boxes will be delivered UK wide, signed, next day delivery before 1pm. Tasting boxes for two are complimentary if you have already paid your *£100 save the date deposit* P&P will be added on to your cake balance. If you are local boxes can be collected from Fay's cakes.

    Tasting sample boxes come with a full design service which can be completed online.

    We offer cake sample boxes throughout the year on specific dates. Your box will contain 5 different flavours from our menu, chosen by Fay.

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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 is why all prices below are starting prices. We are happy to design your wedding cake within your budget.

      Prices below are based on a design with a moderate level of decoration. The price will vary depending on the complexity of your design. We are happy to design your wedding cake within your budget. Prices are based on our most popular flavours, vanilla, chocolate and lemon sponges.

      1 tier cake, Approx. 40 portions from £170

      2 tier cake, Approx. 60 portions from £265

      3 tier cake, Approx. 100-120 portions from £360

      4 tier cake, Approx. 165-200 portions from £45

      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.

      Plain iced white/ivory 3 tier cake with Berisford ribbon (colour choice) Approx 100 portions from £305

      Naked/semi-naked 3 tier cake, Approx. 100 portions are from £295. Dressed with fresh flowers supplied by your florist from £25 depending on the floral arrangements required

      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, which will vary for each venue. This is dependent on the distance from Fay's cakes. We will advise at time of booking.

      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

      = *ADDITIONAL CHARGE

      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.

      *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 - Passion fruit 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.

      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.

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