Once we have met and you have shared your ideas and your inspirations the next step is the design process. Initial bespoke designs can take up to two weeks, and longer in peak wedding season. You will receive a maximum of 3 designs and quotes, once you have received your design any ideas from the first three designs can be tweaked to form one final design and quote.
Please note that according to the Ts&Cs a design needs to be finalised no less than three months before the date of your wedding, and that any changes made to the design within this period that require a new quote can not be reduced by more than 10% of the cost of the original quote.
Marquees and Tipis can get very hot in the warmer months so they are not always the best place for wedding cakes to be displayed, for this reason I advise against semi-naked cakes being kept in a Marquee/Tipi. If your venue has a building attached to a Marquee or a building onsite it may be more advisable to display your wedding cake there.
Ideally I require as much notice as you can give. I regularly take bookings up to a year in advance, and in particular my diary fills up very quickly in April and between June and September. The Confetti Cakery is closed over the Christmas and New Year period.
I will only make a maximum of three wedding cakes a week, in order to maintain high standards of work, and I hate to disappoint so get in touch as soon as you can.
LAST MINUTE WEDDING CAKES
A last minute wedding cake booking is anything less than four months away, if your date is free we can organise a wedding cake quickly - no sweat, I've done it before! Just get in touch asap if your wedding is in less than four months, I'll check my diary and let you know availablility as soon as possible.
Working together to organise a wedding cake with little time to spare just means that you’ll need to be decisive on flavours and the design, when time is limited in situations like this it is usually better to work by phone and email rather than wait to try and fit an in-person consultation in.
I regularly deliver to Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire,Cambridgeshire, Rutland and Leicestershire. I regularly deliver to local wedding venues time after time, but please don’t be put off if I haven’t delivered to your venue before.
I will also deliver wedding cakes to locations outside this area including Norfolk, Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Staffordshire, where certain Ts&Cs apply (for example Aynhoe Park, Mythe Barn):
Please note that I do not make semi-naked cakes that require a long-distance delivery, they are delicate and the buttercream softens in the heat of a car especially in the summer months.
Delivery to a venue requiring car travel of over one hour and a half or over 50 miles each way, requires a minimum spend of £600. This £600 total can include a Wedding Cake, Sweet Table and Wedding Favours.
Mileage to and from the venue is charged in addition to this amount, and an hourly rate of £15 for travel time. If you are unsure of whether your location would fall in to this category please do get in touch.
Venues within the hour and a half or 50 mile limit include:
Doddington Hall, Floral Hall Events, Hazel Gap Barn, Healing Manor, Stapleford Park, Swancar Farm, The Pheasantry Brewery, The Pumping House, The West Mill.
Local venues with no mileage charge include:
Allington Manor, Aswarby Rectory, Harlaxton Manor, Irnham Hall, Stubton Hall, The Chequers Inn.
When you order your wedding cake with me, you can relax in the knowledge that I will always deliver and set it up, I am well practiced at driving slowly with precious cakes on board!
Delivery within a 15 mile radius of Grantham is free, thereafter mileage is charged at £0.45 per mile to and from your wedding venue. I will work out this mileage charge for you, when you first enquire.
I have been asked in the past if cakes could be collected, and in all honesty, it can be very stressful transporting a stacked wedding cake (even as an experienced professional!) so unfortunately collection is not possible.
I hold a certificate in Level 2 Food & Safety Hygiene, and hold comprehensive public liability insurance (although I always advise getting wedding insurance in addition to cover any unforeseen events). I am also registered with the local Environmental Health Authority at the SKDC.
FREE FROM CAKES
Currently I do not offer egg free, dairy free or vegan wedding cakes. However, I offer some lovely gluten free cakes (please note allergen advice below).
I regularly use nuts, dairy, gluten, wheat and soya in the kitchen, so cannot cater for serious allergies.
I ensure that products containing nuts and gluten are stored safely in airtight boxes, and kept away from other ingredients. However, as careful as I am in the kitchen; I cannot guarantee that the products that are used in baking have not been contaminated by allergens during the manufacturing process prior to purchase.
When you get in touch with it is very important that you inform me of any food intolerances or allergies, and those of your guests as well.
If you have a small number of guests with special dietary requirements, I can offer a batch of 6 vegan or gluten-free cupcakes so that they can enjoy some cake as well. I always supply allergen information to a venue when delivering a wedding cake, so that they can display the information once the cake has been cut and served.
Please note that we are not vegan cake specialists, there are many items used in cakes that may contain animal derivatives (such as icing sugar) and items that contain palm oil or its derivatives (sugar paste).
There are certain Terms & Conditions that apply when you place an order with The Confetti cakery, when you receive your invoice for the date retainer, we also send a copy of the Ts&Cs.
CAKE STAND HIRE
I offer cake stands for hire at £15, which are to be returned to my home in Grantham within 48 hours of the event. Any damage or breakages must be paid for in full at a cost of £80.
If you order a sweet table, I will provide the display stands and plates at no extra charge, but these also need to be returned to me in Lincolnshire. Any items used for a sweet table that are returned with damage or lost must also be paid for.
All of my cakes and sweet treats are made fresh to order, I always bake from scratch (no box mixes here!) and I never, ever freeze wedding cakes or sweet treats.
I always use high quality ingredients from reputable sellers. I only ever use free range eggs, the chocolate is produced by companies supporting local farmer co-operatives and always use Fairtrade where I cannot use British products.
Please note that cake samples for consultations may have been frozen for convenience, and are best eaten on the day of your consultation.
THE CONFETTI CAKERY'S ETHOS...
I'm constantly striving to make sure that The Confetti Cakery is as friendly as it can be to the environment, and reducing its footprint. This includes reducing waste, using environmentally friendly cleaning products, and using as many local and British products as I can. I think it's fair to say that I'm a bit obsessed with recycling (I know- maybe I should get out more!), and I have a preference towards using good products that are manufactured with recyclable materials where possible..