To avoid disappointment my advice is always to contact me as soon as possible once you have booked your venue. I take a limited number of cake commissions a year. This allows me to give my utmost commitment to you allowing for a stress free and enjoyable experience.
Design and tasting consultation
Your wedding consultation is our opportunity to get to know one another and for me to understand your dreams for your cake.
Inspiration for your cake can come from anywhere so don’t discount anything. I see cake design everywhere, your wedding gown, your stationary and your flower choices. Your venue can provide so many ideas; architecture can be so inspiring for hand piped royal icing detail. Your hobbies and interests outside your wedding can inspire an amazing cake. I made a beautiful wedding cake inspired by Swan Lake the ballet. Share anything that makes you happy, I love to get to know your style. So bring anything to your consultation such as a swatch of fabric, pictures of your wedding gown, a piece of your stationary, photographs of your venue, a mood board or a Pinterest board.
During your consultation I provide a luxury box of 6 delicious wedding cake samples. You can try these whilst I sketch a cake design with you, or take them home to try later. Your initial design can be refined as your wedding plans develop. The joy of a bespoke cake is that you are in control of your cake supported by expertise and passion from me.
Your one hour consultation is included in the cost of your wedding cake.
Your consultation can also be via zoom with a box of luxury cake samples posted out to you prior to your consultation.
Please note I do not create buttercream or semi naked wedding cakes.
Your personalised quote
After your consultation I will provide you with a written quote detailing everything we discussed and designed. Should you wish to go ahead and book your cake I will require a £100 non-refundable booking fee to secure your booking. This booking fee is deducted from the balance of your cake. The balance becomes due 8 weeks before your wedding date. Please note I have a minimum order value of £600.
On booking I will provide a hand drawn sketch of your cake for you to refer to. I encourage you to keep in touch as much as you would like. I love to receive pictures of your wedding plans as they develop. I am happy to answer any questions that you may have. I like to keep in touch especially in the week before your wedding to let you know that all is going to plan.
I personally deliver your cake and complete any final delicate decorations. I liaise with your venue and wedding planner to ensure that your cake is in the right place at the right time. You can relax on your wedding day knowing that your cake will be beautifully presented in perfect condition. Delivery is charged at fifty pence per mile round trip and an hourly rate.
You will have put a lot of effort in to ensuring that your cake is exactly as you dreamed it would be so how your cake is presented at your venue is very important. I can advise on suitable cake stands and positioning of your cake at your venue. I will liaise with your wedding planner, events stylist, florist and venue to make sure that your vision is fulfilled.
You can collect a one or some styles of two tier cake from The Cake Pavilion. Cakes with intricate decoration, more than two tiers or hand crafted sugar flowers are generally not suitable for collection.
Each wedding cake is an individual work of art created just for you. For this reason, each cake is priced individually. The starting price is for a fully iced cake with simple elegant hand piped royal icing borders. The final price of your wedding cake will depend on the size, shape and the amount of highly skilled work and specialised techniques such hand piped royal icing and handmade sugar flowers.
Three tier average investment: £600 to £800
Four tier average investment £850 to £1200
Five tier average investment £1150 to £1900
As a guide: our couples budget £600 to £1900 and above for their wedding cake