The design of your cake is part of the fun of planning your event! Whether we get together over tea and cake, or do all the planning by email, it's important that your cake looks and tastes just how you want.
Tasting meetings take place in my kitchen, and are free of charge. Alternatively I can post you a box of 4 generous slices of cake in your choice of flavours to try at home. A tasting box costs just £10 which covers the cost of postage and packaging, and which will be deducted from your order total.
Sometimes you might know exactly what you want down to the last detail, but more often you'll just have a feel for the style of it, and this is the fun part. We can collect some things that inspire you-colour swatches, pictures of things you like, a design detail- and try out lots of combinations of ideas. Once your cake begins to take shape I'll generate as many concept sketches as you need to settle on the perfect design. My final sketch pulls it all together, and is what I'll use to prepare your quote and schedule.
What happens next...
If you're happy with the quote I've given you, you can reserve your place in my diary with a 30% deposit. I'll then send you an email confirming your order and setting out the cake milestones up to your event. They are:
- about a month before I'll email you setting out all the details as in your order for you to check again, and include your final invoice. If you are borrowing a stand, the deposit is due at the same time as the final payment.
- 3 weeks before: the balance should have been paid together with any deposits for stands
- 1 week before: I'll email you again with any last minute details and attach some information for your caterer setting out any allergen information, detailing what decorations need to be removed and so on. I'll also give you some information about storing any left over cake-if there is any!
As everything is made freshly for you, I can often accommodate late changes to your order, but be aware that decorations may be made several weeks in advance, and I may need to source specialist equipment and materials.
Payment in full will be required where the event is within a month of the booking.
Gorgeous Cakes is based in Market Drayton, Shropshire. I can deliver and set up throughout Shropshire, Cheshire and Staffordshire, the Midlands, North West and North Wales. Delivery charges scale depending on distance starting at £25.00, and are waived when your venue is within 10 miles of my kitchen. If your event is further away, I can still help - ask me about delivering further afield, or alternatively you are welcome to collect your cake yourself.
If you need to hire a stand for your cake, I can usually provide one for a small fee and damage deposit.