Wedding Cake Order Process
You have chosen your wedding date, probably secured your venue and are starting to explore all those finer details that go into planning a wedding.
I focus more on quality rather than quantity which is why I only take on 1 to 2 wedding cakes each week. I recommend booking your cake as early as possible to ensure your date isn't taken by another couple - 6 months at the very latest should secure you a date in my diary, although many couples will book up to 18 months in advance.
Due to Covid-19, my 2021 diary is now fully booked and my 2022 dates are filling up fast so I urge you to secure your date if you don't want to miss out!
Life can be hectic (even before a global pandemic struck) and that is why I have moved the entire process of discussing, designing and ordering your wedding cake online.
BakeBella is a one-woman business and to fulfil my diary of orders and meet the needs of all of my customers I have found it most efficient to consult with you via email to discuss all aspects of your wedding cake.
We will start off by discussing the basics - guest numbers, colour palettes, themes and the style of cake you think you would like (i.e. naked, semi-naked, sugarpaste etc...). I will also ask you for your venue location and to take a look online to find some cake inspo. I do encourage and prefer not to copy other cake decorators' designs but we can most definitely use any examples to influence the overall design of your cake!
Once I have a good idea of the style and size I will calculate a no-obligation base quote. If this initial quote suits your budget we will book you in to receive your Cake Tasting Box.
Cake tasting is THE most exciting part of designing your wedding cake - let's be honest, who isn't going to enjoy having an excuse to tuck into several slices of freshly baked cake all in one sitting?
Cake Tasting Boxes now include 6 different flavours of your choice from my delicious cake menu and are sent out to you via Royal Mail tracked 24 postage so you should receive your box the very next day. Each box is letterbox-friendly too so you needn't worry about waiting around at home to receive it.
Cake Tasting Boxes are charged at £34 per box but if you enjoy your samples and decide to choose me as your wedding cake supplier I will deduct 50% of your box cost from your Final Balance as a little thank you!
Save The Date Deposit:
Unlike several other cake suppliers who charge a non-refundable deposit of 50% of your total cake order, I simply require a £100 Save The Date Deposit to secure your date in my diary.
This deposit is non-refundable, non-transferable and once paid initiates a formal contract between us meaning your wedding date is no longer available to other couples.
8 weeks before your wedding your Final Balance will be due - the exact date will be stated on your order form.
I ask for the outstanding payment to be paid 8 weeks prior to allow sufficient time to order the required ingredients and supplies. Quite often in the cake decorating world, supplies like cake boards, favourite brands of sugarpaste and even cake boxes will experience shortages and can therefore be difficult to get hold of and mean a change to your design. It is, for this reason, I require the balance early.
The preferred method for all payments is via online bank transfer - this is the quickest option and incurs no additional fees.
I can accept online credit/debit card payments but to cover transaction fees I do charge a flat rate 1.5% fee - e.g. £30 = 44p transaction fee
These are just some of the basic details when ordering a wedding cake with BakeBella. For further information on ordering your wedding cake simply fill in the online enquiry form via the link below and I shall email you a copy of my comprehensive 12 page Wedding Cake Guide.
From the bespoke design process through to the flawless finish of your chosen design, your wedding cake receives my full attention. Prices reflect the personal service, level of decoration and time required to create your cake.
6 + 8 inch (serves approx 60)
simple from £180 / detailed from £210
8 + 10 inch (serves approx 100)
simple from £240 / detailed from £270
4 + 6 + 8 inch (serves approx 70)
simple from £340 / detailed from £395
6 + 8 + 10 inch (serves approx 120)
simple from £375 / detailed from £435
8 + 10 + 12 inch (serves approx 180)
simple from £450 / detailed from £495
4 + 6 + 8 + 10 inch (serves approx 130)
simple from £525 / detailed from £595
6 + 8 + 10 + 12 inch (serves approx 200)
simple from £625 / detailed from £675
4 + 6 + 8 + 10 + 12 inch (serves approx 210)
simple from £650 / detailed from £700
6 + 8 inch (serves approx 90)
simple from £195 / detailed from £225
8 + 10 inch (serves approx 155)
simple from £255 / detailed from £300
4 + 6 + 8 inch (serves approx 105)
simple from £460 / detailed from £495
6 + 8 + 10 inch (serves approx 185)
simple from £540 / detailed from £595
8 + 10 + 12 inch (serves approx 295)
simple from £650 / detailed from £695
4 + 6 + 8 + 10 inch (serves approx 200)
simple from £700 / detailed from £750
6 + 8 + 10 + 12 inch (serves approx 325)
simple from £795 / detailed from £850
4 + 6 + 8 + 10 + 12 inch (serves approx 340)
simple from £850 / detailed from £895
BakeBella wedding tiers are tall & elegant standing at around 5 inches as standard.
All servings are based on a typical wedding serving of 1x1x5 inches. If you plan on serving your wedding cake as dessert simply halve the above servings.
Please note: there are several other arrangements available including half-depth tiers. Simply get in touch for advice and size recommendations.