Currently, I don't deliver. The only exception is for wedding cakes which require setting up at the venue. I charge a flat rate of £25 (depending on distance) to deliver and set up your wedding cake.
do you post your cupcakes?
Watch this space! I am currently doing some research into postal cupcakes (which is having about a 50% success rate at the moment). Obviously, I wouldn't want to charge you for goods which I can't guarantee will reach you in the same pristine condition which they left me, so after I have completed some more trials and worked out the best way to transport cupcakes across the UK, I will update my website to incorporate this as soon as possible.
Why do your wedding cakes cost more than celebration cakes?
There is a very good answer to this! It costs me more to make, so I have to charge more! There are cake makers who charge the same for both and say "it's all cake, I will charge you the same", I disagree.
For example, with a celebration cake, I can guarantee you a beautifully moist freshly baked Victoria sponge cake, I have calculated how much I need to charge to cover my costs and make a profit. With a wedding cake, it's a beautifully moist Madeira sponge which will keep better and is much more stable for stacking and carving, but can take up to 6 hours or more in the oven, is made with many more ingredients, will include consultations and sample tasting with the client, will have been researched and sourced, and will often be much more time consuming to decorate, therefore I need to charge more in order to still make a profit. The same applies to fruit cake, there are more ingredients in my standard fruit cake than in my standard sponge cake, and yet more ingredients in a luxury, 3-month matured and alcohol-fed wedding fruit cake, so therefore, I have to reflect this in the cost.
I am currently in the process of changing my pricing structure from price-per-tier to price-per-portion, which will reflect the amount of input each item requires. I hope this explains clearly why my wedding cake costs more than my celebration cake. If you have any other queries, please don't hesitate to ask :)
I have a food allergy, can you accommodate my needs?
I can make gluten-free, nut-free and dairy-free alternatives for you, you just need to discuss your requirements with me at point of order.
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