Bespoke Wedding Cake Design
Every wedding cake design is bespoke and designed individually for every client, so no two wedding cakes are the same, therefore pricing will vary depending on the number of tiers, the size of each tier, the flavours and the complexity of the design.
Handmade sugar flowers, lace and embellishments are priced according to their design and intricacy. They are often underestimated as to how long they take to produce, especially with bespoke designs so please take this into consideration when ordering.
Fake tiers can also be incorporated into cake designs where you wish to create the impact of a tall wedding cake but only need to serve a small number of guests. To assist with tier sizes and number of portions, please refer to the cake portion serving guide.
Fresh organic flowers can also be incorporated into cake designs and I'm more than happy to work in partnership with your chosen florist to create the perfect wedding cake.
Please note, that a cupcake tiered wedding cake would usually cost more than a tiered wedding cake. This is due to the fact that each individual cupcake will require decorating, which is quite labour intensive and the portion size of a cupcake is larger than an individual slice of a tiered cake. Tiered cakes are usually sliced and served as 1"x 1" portions.
Consultations & Cake Tasting
Consultations are held at the Tilly Scrumptious kitchen in Higher Kinnerton, Chester.
Consultations are the perfect opportunity for us to meet face to face and discuss your thoughts and ideas for your special day. The more information we have the better, so please feel free to bring along any images that may have caught your eye, ribbon/fabric samples, invitations, venue information etc. It all helps to get the creative magic flowing to enable me to create the perfect wedding cake just for you.
This is also a perfect opportunity for you to view the workmanship of some of my beautiful display cakes, they are iced with a flawless finish and are adorned with gorgeous handmade sugar flowers, lace and embellishments.
Consultations are by appointment only and you can expect them to last about an hour. There is no charge for design consultations, however, you may wish to sample some of the divine cake flavours during your design consultation, which does carry a charge of £25.00 for up to four people.
The cake tasting consultation fee is non-refundable and is deducted from the price of your wedding cake up on placing an order. Consultations must be paid for in advance. Please do drop me a line to arrange your consultation.
Consultations can sometimes take place months in advance of a wedding therefore it is not necessary to confirm your final cake design upon booking. However, final decisions and details must be signed off at least eight weeks prior to the event. Any alterations after this period may incur additional fees.
Deposits & Balances
To secure your wedding cake order a £100.00 deposit is required. The balance of your order will be due six weeks prior to the wedding date. Please note that all deposits are non-refundable. Payments can be accepted in cash, by cheque or bank transfer.
Delivery & Set Up
I would strongly recommend that Tilly Scrumptious delivers and sets up your wedding cake at your chosen venue. Tiered cakes can be extremely fragile and it is imperative that they are transported and handled correctly. I will deliver your cake on the morning of your wedding to ensure that it is displayed correctly and most importantly, in one piece!
Delivery costs will depend on the distance of your venue from the Tilly Scrumptious kitchen in Higher Kinnerton, Chester.
Within 20 miles of Higher Kinnerton, free delivery
Within 20 - 30 miles, a £10.00 charge is applied
For distances in excess of 30 miles, please do ask for a quotation.
You may also choose to collect your cake from the Tilly Scrumptious kitchen. On those occasions cakes will be packaged well and advice will be offered on how to transport them safely but Tilly Scrumptious will NOT accept any responsibility once the cake has left the kitchen.
Cake Stand Hire
Wedding venues usually offer a cake stand to display your wedding cake, however should you prefer something a little different, I do have a selection of pretty cake stands that are available for hire.
The cost of hiring a stand is £20.00 with an £80.00 refundable breakages deposit. I ask, where possible, that cake stands are returned within a few days of the wedding but flexibility is applied where necessary.
Cake stands are on display in the Tilly Scrumptious kitchen should you choose to view during your consultation.
We only hire stands to our customers who order a cake.