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Frequently asked questions

What is a tiered wedding cake?

Tiers refer to the levels you see on a traditional wedding cake. Each level is a tier; the most common style is a three tiered wedding cake. 

Can I design my own cake?

Yes, usually most cake makers will be very happy for you to submit your own designs. They may want to add a degree of their personal creative style and flair in, but you can always discuss this with them. 

I have no idea what to choose! Can my cake maker help me with some inspiration?

Of course, these are trained professionals that are very experienced in the art of cake making. Just have a conversation with them beforehand, so that you can talk through some ideas. 

A great thing to do is look out for cake ideas that you’ve seen in magazines or online and bring these to your meeting. 

How far in advance should I book my wedding cake into be made?

Depending on when you need it for (peak season is May to September), you’ll want to have your booking finalised between four and six months before the big day.

If you are ordering a fruitcake is especially important as fruitcakes take time to mature and need feeding with brandy. Sponge cakes are usually baked much closer to the time.

I don’t want a traditional fruitcake, is this possible?

Yes, things have moved on a lot since the only choice was fruitcake and bakers can now make near enough any flavour you’d like. If you have an idea for a flavour they don’t offer you can always discuss it with them, and many will be able to accommodate.

What size cake should I buy?

This is a hard question to answer as there are so many variables for instance;

  • How many guests are you having? 
  • How old are the guests? 
  • Do you want to serve thick or thin slices?
  • Do you want there to be enough for a second portion?

Typically though we would recommend that a three tier cake of 6, 8 & 10’’ will serve approximately 70 guests and a cake of 6, 10 & 16’’ will serve approximately 150 guests.

Your wedding cake maker will be able to advise you on this.

Make sure you are aware of any dietary requirements your guests might have and make them clear to the professional. Often nut allergies can be difficult to cater for as nuts are often used in the same environment - there are cake makers who can cater to nut allergies though.

Always sample your cake before hand, so you know exactly what it will taste like on the big day. Most wedding cake makers will organise a sample tasting as one of the first steps.