How much notice is needed?
Ideally as much notice as possible should be given to avoid disappointment. We can book in the order and the details can always be finalised closer to the date of your event. 48 hours is the minimum usually required for birthday and celebration cakes. Wedding cakes require at least 2-3 months notice. Decorated biscuits and more complicated designs on cakes may require three to four days to complete. We have been known to create cakes at short notice and will always try to help where possible.
What size cake do I need?
All portion quantities can be found on the price list. They are approximate and allow for a reasonably generous slice of cake. At a large party, cakes can quite often be made to stretch further by cutting small party portions. Square cakes are particularly good for such times as they are easy to cut up. Our sponge cakes are all a generous 8 - 10cm high and can be made extra high with a third layer of sponge for an additional charge.
I want to order a wedding cake...
Try to give as much notice as possible as we can only take a certain number of orders for each date. We recommend at least 3 months notice for fruitcakes so the cake has time to mature and 2 months for sponge cakes. We will always try to help where possible though and do make cakes at short notice whenever we can.
We can decorate with fresh flowers and will happily work with your wedding planner or florist to create your cake. Consultations and complimentary tastings are by appointment only.
If you are getting married outside of London, we can discuss the best way to deliver your cake to your venue.
A 50% deposit is required when an order is confirmed, with the balance payable two weeks before the date of your wedding.
Do you hire stands?
We hire out stands for cupcakes and wedding cakes for a charge of £50. A deposit of £100 must be paid to The Lavender Bakery and will be given back to you upon the return of the complete, undamaged cake stand at the agreed time.
How do I pay for my order?
Payment is by cash or cheque and you can pay by debit or credit card using the paypal link on the order page.
A 50% deposit is required when an order over £100 is made. All cakes must be paid for in full on collection or before delivery.
Do you deliver?
We can arrange delivery all over London with our green couriers, including to Islington, North London, Central london, East Finchley, Finchley Central,Highgate, Muswell Hill, Golders Green, Hampstead, N1, N2, N3, N4, N5, N6, N7,N8, N19, NW1, NW2, NW3, NW4, NW5, NW8, NW11, W1, W2, W4, W8, W9, W11, W12, SE1, SE8, SE14, EC1, EC2, EC3, EC4, WC1, WC2, E1, E3, E8, E9, E14, SW1, SW3, SW5, SW6, SW7, SW8, SW9, SW11 and all other London postcodes.
I need a wholesale order
We supply whole cakes, cupcakes and biscuits to cafés and businesses around London. If you would be interested in our wholesale products, please call or email for further information on prices and delivery. We are able to provide a bespoke service, so we can design products to order.
Do you supply favour boxes and packaging?
We supply boxes, bags and labels for the packaging of slices of cake, cupcakes and biscuits. There is an additional charge for these. Please ask for more details and we will be happy to supply the perfect box, bag, ribbon or design.
How should I store my cake?
We recommend that iced and decorated cakes are kept covered in the fridge until 1-3 hours before they are to be eaten, depending on the time of year and weather. They taste much better at room temperature! They will keep for at least a week after collection/delivery. Some cakes such as fruit cake or the chocolate orange cake do not need to be stored in the fridge, please ask for more information.
Cupcakes are nicer if eaten within 24 hours of delivery/collection but may be kept for up to three days in an airtight container.
Biscuits will last for a month in an airtight container – but they are rarely around for that long!
Nuts and other allergies
If someone requests a cake to be made without a certain product such as nuts, dairy or gluten, we make every effort to ensure that this is done. We do, however, use nuts in the kitchen and this should be taken into consideration when placing an order.
The traditional royal icing used for the decoration is made with raw, organic egg white.
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