Once receiving your booking deposit I schedule you on to one of my consultation days, which usually take place two – three times a year, depending on demand. Once finalising a date I will contact you 7 days before with a reminder to ensure that you can still attend.
Consultations take place in my country home where you can feel relaxed for up to 2 hours per couple, tasting and discussing your cake over a cup of tea or fresh coffee. I provide a large tasting portion of each cake from my menu and you may request a “couples choice” flavour prior to your appointment or adapt any of my cakes to suit your tastebuds.
During this time we will confirm the size and rough design of your cake and hopefully after tasting all of my delicious recipes, decide the flavour combinations for each tier too. I recommend that prior to your consultation you think about the style of cake you are hoping for and bring along as much inspiration that you have collected, wether it’s a Pinterest board, google images, photos, colour swatches or other form of ideas. This helps me to understand exactly what style and design you are hoping for.
If you are unsure of what style you would like then please don’t worry. I have a variety of questions that I can ask to include your type of venue, number of guests attending, your wedding colours and your style of flowers to give me some inspiration to help design your cake with you.
Further areas of discussion include the presentation of your cake/cakes. If you are going for simple and elegant then it may just include the planning of a table and possibly a tablecloth or jar of flowers. If you have plans for a more extravagant cake table then we may want to discuss multiple cake stands, backdrops, adding 'Wedding Extras' to your order, flower arrangements and anything else that you desire. I have a range of cake stands for hire and can even provide engraved wooden logs or personalised cake toppers.
Once we have all of the above information then I work out a price and draw up a basic contract. Further issues to discuss include my terms and conditions, delivery & set up details and the process leading up to the wedding day.
Consultations are only available FREE of charge for Wedding Cake bookings. Consultations may be accommodated for Celebration Cake bookings but only if the dates suit current consultations and will be charged at £15pp.
Each consultion is catered for two people but should you wish to bring along a special guest or two, maybe the mother of the bride, your maid of honour or even invite all of your bridesmaids for an extra special event, then please get in touch to book them in too.
Extra guests are charged at £15pp and group consultations can include a bottle of bubbly if ordered in advance. Extra fee applies.