wedding cakes in Sussex
Wedding cakes Inspired by nature with a flawless finish
Can’t see the wood for the trees? I help to narrow down the millions of options of cake ideas by designing wedding cakes which are perfect for your wedding, with your vision in mind.
I understand that starting a design process off from scratch can be daunting, so I will offer you clear, simple and honest design and ordering processes to make ordering your wedding cake as stress free as possible.
Wedding cakes should be a centrepiece, and a reflection of you as a couple. A literal taste of your future together to come. All wedding cakes are personally delivered by me on the day, and I will work with the venue and any stylists or florists to ensure your cake is perfectly displayed in a way that will be remembered for years to come.
How to order your wedding cake…
Let’s start our journey together
Are we a good match? If you are looking for a perfect finish, realistic hand crafted sugar flowers, and incredible attention to detail, coupled with delicious flavours made with the finest ingredients, by someone who cares about the natural world as much as you do, then look no further! Let’s talk about how we can bring your dream wedding cake to life, with all the care and attention it deserves.
Before we start…
Am I available? Summer wedding dates in particular book up quickly, so I do recommend booking your wedding cake date in as soon as you are able. You do not need to know what design you’d like in order to book in. Many couples secure their date before starting their design. Please send me a message via the contact us page to check my availability for your chosen date.
Step 1: Book into my diary and discuss initial ideas
Once my availability has been confirmed we can discuss your initial ideas, and have a look at what is most important about your cake for you. We will discuss your vision, and talk about the size and finish that is best for you. At this point I may be able to give you an estimated price, or if your wedding vision is still quite loose, we can discuss my pricing structure to make sure this works for your wedding budget.
Most wedding cakes require a £100 booking fee to secure your date. This is non refundable and non transferable payment which locks your wedding date into my diary. Dates are offered on a first come first served basis, and dates cannot be held without a deposit.
If you already have a good idea of the style of cake you’d like, and a solid vision for the day, we can book in a call either via telephone or via Zoom to discuss your requirements and ideas in more detail. I can take inspiration from your vision board, venue, floristry, wedding invitation and more. From these we will create a starter plan for the design of your dream wedding cake.
Want to see where it all happens?
Consultations can also be taken at my home based studio by appointment only, where I will have a selection of display cakes to help visualise the size of your cake. Space is limited so I do ask we limit this option to just two people at the consultation. If you have already booked in and we are finalising the design, you are welcome to have your tasting here at the same time.
Step 2: design your wedding cake
Once I have a good idea of the direction to take your cake, I will go and create a couple of initial design sketches, incorporating the elements that mean most to you. Final tweaks can be made at this point, which I will send to you to approve, along with an approximate quote.
I recommend starting this process 6 months before your wedding to allow for any final changes in your colour scheme or other details to have taken place. Ideally also when final arrangements are being made with your florist, venue, and stylist to make sure that we are working with your final vision for the day.
Step 3: confirm design and choose your flavours
Once we have a plan for how many tiers you’d like so you know how many flavour options are available to you, I’ll send out a taster box with some of my more popular choices, and a couple of the less usual ones. These are sent out via next day delivery, usually once a month over the off peak season for you to enjoy at home, or share with family and friends, to make your final flavour choices. Based on your choices I will send out the final quote to you.
A few weeks before your wedding I will get in touch to confirm the design, flavour and make final arrangements. I will liaise with your venue, planner, stylist, florist, or anyone else needed to make sure the plans for your wedding cake display is perfect and set up arrangements runs smoothly on the day. The final balance is due no later than the week before delivery.
Ready to start your wedding cake journey?
“The cake Carrie made for us was absolutely amazing, and far exceeded our expectations, which were already high.
Nobody could believe it was real, it looked that perfect, and it also tasted fantastic! It received so many compliments and people continue to tell us how incredible it was!
When Carrie said she would add our monogram we never believed it would look THAT good.
Thank you so much!”
Jess & Max
Have you got questions?
It’s understandable that you might have questions before embarking on your wedding cake journey.
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