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.
How do I pay for my order?
Payment is by BACS, cash or cheque or you can pay by debit or credit card using the paypal link on the order page. 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 East Finchley (N2), Finchley Central (N3), Islington (N1) Highgate (N6), Muswell Hill (N10) and Hampstead (NW3). The price depends on postcode. Alternatively you can collect your cake from us in East Finchley by arrangement.
Do you supply favour boxes and packaging?
We can order in boxes, bags and labels for cupcakes and biscuits. There is an additional charge for these. Please ask for more details and we will be happy to source the perfect box, bag, ribbon or design.
How should I store my cake?
We recommend that frosted and decorated cakes are kept in their box in the fridge until several 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 if properly covered and stored. If they need to be transported this is best done when they are cold. Cupcakes are at their best if eaten within 24 hours of delivery/collection but may be kept for up to three days after delivery/collection.
Biscuits will last for a month in an airtight container – but they are rarely around for that long!
Nuts, allergies and additional notes on ingredients.
If a cake is ordered specifically without a certain ingredient such as nuts, butter or wheat, we will make every effort to accommodate this request with care. 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. We use non toxic glitter in small quantities on parts of the cake that can be removed before serving. If you would prefer not to have glitter used on your order please let us know.