DESIGN & CONSULTATION
Once you have booked your wedding date, then it is time to arrange a consultation to discuss your wedding cake. It is never too early to enquire about your cake, however as a small company dates are limited.
Consultations are held at my home in Pilning, South Gloucestershire at a time and date to suit you including evening and weekend appointments; for a maximum of four people.
If you are unable to come to me, cake tasting boxes can be posted to you to try at home.
Consultations last about an hour, during which you will have the opportunity to try a selection of three homemade cakes and fillings of your choice with tea or coffee.
Do bring any items you have as inspiration for your wedding cake, colour swatches, pictures or details of dresses or flowers or even the invitations etc.
Following your consultation, a quote will be emailed to you for your consideration.
SIZING & PRICE GUIDE
All of the cakes I bake are bespoke and designed to suit your individual requirements. The price of a cake is dependent on the complexity of the design, the size required to serve your guests and which flavours you chose.
The following is intended as an indication of the starting prices.
Simple iced cake prices start from:
2 tiers from £150
3 tiers from £190
4 tiers from £250
5 tiers or more, prices on application
Naked Cakes from £100 for two tiers.
Celebration cakes from £50
Mini cakes from £5 each with a minimum order of 4
Cupcakes from £2.50 with a minimum order of 6
Iced biscuits from £2 each
A 25% non-refundable deposit will secure your booking, and for wedding cakes a second deposit is required 6 weeks before the wedding. The balance for all cakes is due one week prior to delivery or collection.
CAKE PORTION GUIDE
The standard portion sizes designed to be enjoyed with coffee at a wedding are 1” x 1” for fruit cake or 1” x 2” for sponge cake.
If you would like your cake as a dessert larger slices are recommended, I can discuss these options with you.
Star, flower, heart, hexagonal and topsy-turvy cakes are available in addition to bespoke carved shapes.
Have any questions?
DELIVERY & SET UP
l offer a personal cake delivery and set up service to ensure that your cake arrives and is displayed perfectly. Delivery is charged at a reasonable rate, and will depend on the time and distance for the round trip. The delivery will be discussed during your consultation and detailed on your quote form.
It is possible to collect your cake – but please note no liability will be accepted for any damage to the cake once it has left my kitchen. It is not advisable to collect cakes over two tiers tall. Smaller cakes can be collected at a pre-arranged time from Rachel’s Cake House. Cakes will come boxed, and include details of storage and handling. Transportation of your cake is recommended in the boot of your car, or in the footwell, it is not advised to hold a cake box on your lap or on a seat during transport.
CAKE STAND HIRE:
I have a range of cake stands available to hire for celebration cakes, cupcakes and wedding cakes. You are welcome to come and see the collection, or details and pictures of what is available can be provided.
Stand hire is £10 per stand, and a £35 minimum security deposit will be taken at the time of hire, and returned to you upon the safe receipt of the stand which must be within 5 days of the event. Packaging will be left at the time of delivery for the safe return of the stand, please ensure this is used.