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... the attention to detail was extraordinary.  The final result was amazing – a work of art." Lady Holmes

 "... thank you so much for the most beautiful wedding cake that I have ever seen ." Liz & Peter

" ... everyone at the wedding commented on the cake, not just the classy design but the taste, so fresh and simply gorgeous ." Mandy & Alex

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Background

My approach to cake decorating is underpinned by a quest for the highest quality of finish and attention to detail. I come from a background in Art & design, having studied Fine Art at Oxford University.  I have been very lucky to learn from the very best, including internationally acclaimed Royal Icing expert, Eddie Spence MBE, maker of many royal cakes including one for Charles & Diana and the Queen's Golden Wedding Anniversary Cake.  I have many years of cake making experience, and have also spent considerable time perfecting recipies to produce cakes of the best eating quality and fllavour that will work as decorated celebration cakes. 

Process

I will always take time, however long is needed, to discuss your personal requirements for your wedding cake.  My aim is simple: to provide you with the perfect cake to compliment everything else about your wedding day.  In my terms your cake has to fulfill three very important criteria:

  • It has to be designed to work perfectly with your wedding theme and in your chosen venue
  • It has to be  totally professionally finished:  from covering to flower work to piping detail, every skill must deliver the very best in terms of quality
  • it has to taste so wonderful that it comments from your guests are almost guaranteed ... 

Please note: Because of the structuring of stacked wedding cakes, some dummy tiers may be substituted in larger cakes in order to reduce weight and maintain cake stability. This may also be necessary if cakes are made for special dietary requirements, as they may not be strong enough to be part of the main wedding cake. In this situation, the required cake will be provided as fully iced cutting cakes.

Scattercake Wedding Cakes are baked in top of the range WOLF ovens in a professional 'cake kitchen' set up.  There is no 'mass production', and no 'bought in' cakes or cake mixes. Flavourings and essences are all entirely natural and many are made here.  Ingredients are chosen for taste and quality - and wherever possible, sourced locally.

From the outset,  I will discuss your requirements via email or telephone, in order to help you decide on the basic size and structure of cake for your wedding.  After discussing some decorative ideas, I will be able to give you an idea of cost and you can then decide if you would like to reserve your wedding cake day with a booking. 

A one-to-one consultation is usually arranged after booking your wedding cake and will usually last about an hour. It will give you an opportunity to try some cake samples and discuss your ideas in detail, after which I will work up ideas and designs to suit your special day.  Once you are settled on the design, this will be confirmed via email.

Booking

A non-refundable* deposit of £100 is required to book your Wedding cake. This will enable me to reserve the date and turn down further booking requests. At this stage I will offer you an initial consultation and begin working on design ideas for your cake.

*except at our absolute discretion.

After your initial deposit, the final balance will be calculated once your cake design has been finalised. You do not have to be 100% sure of your design in order to book your cake, and you may book at any time, but design ideas and pricing will only be discussed up to a year in advance as both may be subject to change.  Your final cake design may be changed until two months before the wedding* but it will not be possible to reduce the accepted quote.

*except for commissioned jewellery pieces made in advance.

You will be asked to pay 50% of the balance for your cake two months prior to the wedding, with the final balance due on or before delivery.

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