PRICES & FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

PRICES

Below is a guide for basic prices on celebration cakes. All cakes are priced individually according to the level and detail of decoration required. Extra decorations such as models or sugar flowers are an additional cost to the basic price of the cake. We also offer a wide range of colours on our designs and can discuss your design ideas if you have something specific in mind.

We recommend contacting us on the phone or through our celebration enquiry form to discuss designs and pricing in more detail as the prices below are for guidance only.

These are Basic Prices for a plain white sugarpasted cake with ribbon and inscription.

  6 inch 7 inch 8 inch 9 inch 10 inch 11 inch 12 inch
  Round / Square RD / SQ RD / SQ RD / SQ RD / SQ RD / SQ RD / SQ
Vanilla £35.00 £40.00 £45.00 £50.00 £60.00 £70.00 £80.00
Chocolate £38.50 £42.50 £48.00 £55.00 £67.50 £77.50 £90.00
Fruit £55.00 £60.00 £70.00 £80.00 £90.00 £105.00 £120.00
 
Portion Guide - portion sizes are based on a 2" x 1" slice of sponge and a 1" square finger of fruit cake
Vanilla 14/18 20/24 25/32 33/40 39/50 49/60 56/72
Chocolate 14/18 20/24 25/32 33/40 39/50 49/60 56/72
Fruit 25/32 35/45 47/60 62/77 72/95 90/112 107/135
               
Additional decoration in the form of flowers, toppers, figures, characters, modeling, pictures, coloured icing or royal icing covering (royal icing only available with fruit cake)is charged in addition to the prices above.

Other flavours and larger sizes are available - please telephone for more details and a personalised quote.

Numeral Cakes
Prices based on a plain white iced standard size(30 portions sponge / 50 portions fruit) numeral with ribbon trim and inscription (prices are per numeral).

Vanilla - £46.00
Chocolate - £50.00
Fruit - £70.00


Novelty cakes / Carved / 3D cakes
All novelty cakes are priced on an individual basis and depend on the size, complexity and level of decoration. We are unable to quote all prices on the website - prices start from £65. Please contact us by phone or through the celebration enquiry form and we can discuss your design requirements and prices.

Two and more tiered designs
Prices are based on the level of decoration required and the size and flavour of the cakes so please contact us for more details on design and pricing.

Cup cakes
Prices based on a plain white/ivory flat top cupcake with simple decoration or a piped swirl. Various flavours available. From £2.00 each - minimum order 12 cakes.

Deluxe chocolate cakes
These are made to the same specification as our deluxe chocolate wedding cakes and there are various sponge and filling flavours available. Prices start from £55.00 for a 6 inch cake. Please telephone or use our celebration cake contact form for a quote.

COLLECTION / DELIVERY

You are welcome to collect your cake from either of our addresses - we will discuss and agree collection arrangements when you place your order.

If you prefer, we can arrange delivery of your cake. All deliveries are door to door services by our delivery drivers; we do not post cakes or send them by general courier services as they do not guarantee to transport them without damage.

Delivery is free of charge for all orders over £150.00 to addresses within 10 miles of our Caversham, Reading address. Otherwise delivery is charged at 60p per mile round trip (minimum charge £15.00). Surcharges apply for celebration cake deliveries to addresses with London postal codes and certain venues with restricted access and/or when delivery after 5pm (Mon-Sat) or after 12noon (Sun) is required.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Are all the cakes shown on your website your own work?
We are proud to say that all the cakes shown on our website are the work of our talented team of decorators. We do not use stock photos or seek to enhance our portfolio by showing photos of the work of other cake decorators even for ‘ideas’ or ‘inspiration’.

How much are your cakes?
We have no set designs, we tailor make everything to your specific requirements and all cakes can be made in a variety of sizes and flavours and with personalised decoration. Therefore, there are too many variables which affect the price to be able to publish full price details.

There is a guide to starting prices on the Prices and Delivery page which will give you an idea of where we start for a basic cake. Obviously, the larger the cake and/or the more complex the design, the higher the price will be. Please either call on 0118 946 1112 or 01491 873332 or email with as much detail of your requirements as possible and we'll be able to give you a price for what you are looking for.

How do I order a cake?
If you are interested in ordering a wedding cake please either telephone us or complete the enquiry form with your requirements and we will contact you to either discuss things over the phone or make an appointment for a face to face consultation.

What are your business hours?
We are available on 0118 946 1112 between 9am and 6pm Monday – Friday and 9am and 4pm Saturday. Our design studio in Moulsford is open from 8.30am – 4.30pm Monday to Friday and the number there is 01491 873 332. Staff on either number will be able to help you. All consultations are by appointment. We have an answer machine on both numbers so if we are not around or cannot get to the phone please leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Can I visit your shop?
We do not have a shop. We have a design studio where we make our cakes. For your convenience collection of celebration cakes can be at either our design studio in Moulsford or our home address in Caversham.

Can I come and see you to order my cake?
Unfortunately we do not offer consultations for celebration cakes. We have a team of friendly and helpful staff who will be able to discuss your design requirements over the phone or via email.

Can I come and see your cakes?
As everything is made to order we do not have any cakes available for viewing. However, every cake we make is photographed and we, therefore, have a huge portfolio of high quality photographs which can easily be emailed to you should you wish to see other examples of the work that we do.

Can I arrange a tasting session? Do you provide samples?
In order to keep our prices competitive we are unable to provide samples for celebration cakes. However, we make hundreds of cakes a year and always have positive feedback on the taste of our cakes.

I want a cake with a particular theme – can you help?
Our website shows only a small selection of cakes that we have made recently. It is intended only to give an indication of the work that we do and should not be treated as a full catalogue. Obviously, it includes those cakes which we feel might have a wide appeal to potential customers.

If you are looking for something particular as a theme, colour scheme, style or size please contact us with your thoughts and we’ll be pleased to give you some ideas as to how we can incorporate your requirements. We are always full of inspiration and haven’t been beaten by any strange or unique request yet – suffice to say our portfolio contains photographs of cakes representing lots of weird and wonderful themes!

I have seen a particular cake I like – will you copy it?
All cake makers are proud of their own designs and cake decorating is a bit like handwriting in that each individual has their own style. However, we are happy to take a look at the design that inspire you and create our version of your favourite or come up with a unique design incorporating different aspects of several different cakes.

As all cakes and decorations are handmade we cannot guarantee that even copies of our own designs will be exactly the same as the original.

Can we incorporate non–edible decorations such as jewels, diamantes and glitter in our design?
We are constantly updating our knowledge and training in the latest food safety and hygiene regulations. Our premises are inspected by local Environmental Health officers and our staff are regularly trained in basic food safety and handling. We will discuss with you any restrictions regarding the use of decorations such as fresh flowers, non–edible decorations such as jewels, diamantes etc and glitter and advise you on how we can incorporate these into the design of your cake so that you achieve the look you are hoping for without compromising the safety of your guests who will be eating it!

Do you deliver?
Most customers choose to collect their cakes from us – this can be arranged from either of our addresses. We can arrange delivery if you prefer. This would be a personal door to door delivery, we do not use postal or standard courier services as we cannot guarantee your cake will arrive undamaged. The charge for delivery is based on mileage – please contact us or include the postcode of the delivery address in your enquiry if you would like a quote for delivery.

We have our own delivery drivers and delivery charges are based on mileage (see Prices and Delivery page). Delivery charges are calculated from our base in Caversham (Reading), Berkshire and obviously the further you are away from us the more expensive delivery will be. We deliver regularly throughout Berkshire, Middlesex, west Surrey, north Hampshire, south Oxfordshire and parts of Buckinghamshire and into Central London. We do charge a surcharge for deliveries to addresses with London postal codes to cover the unpredictability of the traffic and additional time required.

Approximate delivery charges for other areas are: Bristol £85, Southampton £55, Central London £65 – £80, Birmingham £80 – £100.

How much lead time / notice do you require?
This does depend on the size and level of decoration you require and the date the cake is required. We would recommend giving us as much notice as possible especially during the Summer months as we get booked up in advance with wedding cakes – at least a month is ideal. However, please give us a call even if your booking is at short notice – we may still be able to help!

Early booking is recommended to avoid disappointment, however please give us a call even if your booking is at short notice – we may still be able to help!

How long does it take make a cake?
Our availability depends on the type of cake required and other bookings already in the diary for the date required rather than how long it actually takes to make the cake.

Do you require a deposit? / What is your payment policy?
For celebration cakes, if you are booking more than 2 weeks in advance we will require a deposit of £25 or 50% (whichever is the greatest) to confirm the booking and the balance can be paid on collection. If your cake is being delivered, we will require the balance to be paid before delivery - our delivery drivers do not collect payments. If booking within 2 weeks we will require full payment with the order.

How do I pay?
We accept major credit and debit cards, BACS transfer, cash and Paypal. Please note we no longer accept payments by cheque. All payments must be cleared before collection/delivery.

What happens if I have to cancel my order?
For celebration cake bookings, if a cancellation is received more than 2 weeks before the collection/delivery date a refund will be made less an admin charge and the cost of any work already undertaken. If the order is cancelled within 2 weeks of the collection/delivery date all payments made are non-refundable.

I have a special dietary requirement – can you help?
Yes we are pleased to be able to offer cakes which are vegan, egg free, dairy free, or wheat free and sometimes a combination of these! However, we do require more notice for this type of cake so please give as much notice as possible.

Sugar free cakes are not really an option!

Although, our sponge cakes do not contain nuts or nut products and we do all possible to avoid any cross-contamination, we are unable to offer a 100% guarantee that they are free from all traces of nuts as we only have one work area where nuts are used and also our suppliers do not guarantee all ingredients are free from traces of nuts.

My mother/friend/nan/auntie/uncle/cousin wants to make the cake – can you decorate it for me?
Yes, so long as it's a fruit cake that has been kept / baked we are happy to cover and decorate a fruit cake base that you provide.

Pricing is based on the price of the cake if we were to make the whole thing, less the cost of the fruit cake(s) you provide so will depend on the size and decoration required. Please telephone us for advice and a price quote. You will be asked to sign a disclaimer confirming the fruit cake base was not made by us.

If I buy a cake from the supermarket will you decorate it for me?
Sorry, we do not decorate ready made cakes.

Can you give tell me how to make my own celebration cake? / Can you give me details of how you made one of your designs?
Sorry, we are frequently asked for details on how to make our cakes and for advice on baking at home; unfortunately, we are simply too busy responding to booking enquiries and making cakes to be able to do this.





2 Montpelier Drive, Caversham, Reading, Berkshire RG4 6PS

Tel: 0118 946 1112

Telephone enquiries:
Mon-Fri 9am-6pm
Saturday 9am-4pm

Cake collections by arrangement
Unit 1, The Byre,
Greenlands Farm,
Cow Lane,
Moulsford,
Oxfordshire OX10 9JT


Tel : 01491 873 332

Mon-Fri 9am-5pm

Consultations by appointment only - please telephone to arrange.

We are based in Caversham, Reading in Berkshire, close to Wokingham, Bracknell and Newbury, and in the beautiful South Oxfordshire countryside at Greenlands Farm, Moulsford, between Wallingford and Streatley and not far from Didcot, Abingdon, Maidenhead, Wantage and Henley-on-Thames.

Credit and Debit Cards Accepted