Oh For Goodness Cake!
Frequently Asked Questions
How much notice do you need?
For wedding cakes, I ask for at least 2 weeks notice, but more is advisable. Subject to time availability, I will try and accommodate whatever the notice given.
Do you ask for a deposit?
Yes, at the time of booking, a 25% non-returnable deposit is taken. Then, with four weeks until delivery, the balance is payable. Unfortunately your delivery date cannot be held until the deposit is paid.
Do you deliver?
I can deliver wedding cakes only, and this service is free for anything up to 60 miles, round trip. Further, and a price can be quoted.
I love the idea of a large wedding cake, but it is for fewer people, can you help?
Yes, you can have as many tiers as you like, and some of these can be 'dummy' layers. This gives you the extravagance of the 3 or 4 tier cake without all of the cost. Alternatively, a 'cutting' cake can be baked and delivered for your guests to devour and your wedding cake centrepiece can be left untouched.
What flavour combinations do you offer?
Click on my 'Flavours' page for a list of the available choices. If you have a favourite flavour, please ask and I will do my best to accommodate.
How long can the leftover cake be stored?
Traditionally a wedding cake was made of 3 tiers of boozy fruit cake with the top tier being saved for the christening of the first child. Although this tradition has waned, if fruit is the cake of choice, you can store this well wrapped for around 6 months, any longer than this and freezing is recommended. It is not advisable to freeze sponge cake as the buttercream filling will condense and ruin the texture of the sponge. A well wrapped sponge will keep for a few days only. However, this is not usually an issue as it's eaten long before that!
How big does the cake to need to be for the amount of guests I have?
Depending on appetites, the table below should be helpful in calculating the size of cake needed.