Congratulations, you're getting HITCHED! You'll get around to the vows, outfits and witnesses soon enough, but first...cake. Can't agree on flavours? That's why these cakes have TIERS, my friend. Prefer to have cake AND meringues AND brownies and all that good stuff? Let's sort you out with some cake canapés, then. You want to go double height with a tower of cake? Let's do it.
We can create something delightful for most guest list sizes - single tier wedding cakes start at just £150, as do cake canapé packages. Get started with some basic information for an initial quote. Buy a postal taster box, decide on flavours and we'll get on with working up a wedding bake perfectly tailored to your style and tastebuds. And of course, let me know if you're after some edible wedding favours - macarons make such pretty and delicious little giveaways, don't they?
or just email email@example.com to get the conversation started.
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WHAT PEOPLE SAY
"Your cake was out of this world glorious!!!!!! And my goodness how good did it taste, everyone absolutely loved scoffing!!"
— Jazz + Greg
Q: How long before our wedding do we need to book our cake?
A: Booking in early gives you the best chance of securing Den Bake Shop for your chosen date(s), but I would say that 8 months' lead time is ideal.
Q: Our wedding isn't in London. Can we still book in with you?
A: I hope so! I deliver my wares personally, and cover about a 60 mile radius from Harlesden, NW10, by car. That takes in a good deal of Essex, Kent, Hertfordshire, Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Hampshire, Surrey, Sussex. Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire and Suffolk. Deliveries are costed for the drive to and from your venue at £1 /mile for petrol, and £11.95/hour for my time (the London Living Wage as of Oct 2022).
Q: What happens after we complete our enquiry form?
A: If I have availability for your chosen date(s), you'll receive a request via email to set up a 30 minute Zoom/WhatsApp call within 72 hours.
Q: How do you work out the quotes you provide?
A: Each quote is based on the number of people you'd like to cater for and what's required to produce the final masterpiece. You can read more of a deep dive on what makes up those production costs in this blog post. If you've given me a realistic, specific budget, I'll always do my best to give you an option for that price. For cakes, elements to factor into the quote include the size, flavours and architecture of your cake, and the complexity of the design. For cake canapés, the range and number of items you'd like to provide for each guest - 5, 8 or 10 items per person - also matter.
Q: What's the process for designing each cake?
A: During your half hour Zoom/WhatsApp consultation, I'll ask you a bunch of questions. Don't worry if you're just getting started on your wedding planning and haven't got a clue about cake yet - I'm really looking to get a rough idea of who you both are, what makes you tick, any definite taste no nos and the general vibes you're thinking about for your wedding day. It's preferable if you can both be on the call, if possible - a surprisingly high percentage of people who've previously said they didn't mind letting their beloved take charge of the cake have turned out to be the partner with the strongest opinions!
I also take inspiration from any theme, colour scheme and ideas you share with me, and you'll find those reflected in each cake design. I create two illustrated cake designs and quotes based on all the information I've gathered, then share both with you via email as soon as they're ready.
Q: Can we sample some flavours before we decide?
A: Of course! Isn't half the point of the wedding planning getting to eat cake?! If I didn't get to ply you with goodies at a wedding show, I make Flavours Boxes available to purchase several times each year, packing in five Den Bake Shop flavours to be delivered to you by post. I don't offer bespoke flavours - each flavour combination has been painstakingly developed and tested to ensure they're at the top of their game, which isn't a process I believe in rushing for a wedding.
Q: Ok, we're in - we want to book with Den Bake Shop! Now what?
A: Excellent news! We settle on your final design and flavours, and I take a 50% deposit to confirm the booking in my diary. We iron out any remaining details you need to share with me, then - unless you say differently - I'll coordinate everything else with your wedding planner or directly with your chosen venue. You settle up your remaining balance up to 14 days before THE day, and I'll drop you a line when your cakes are going in the oven. Easy.
Q: If we want flowers, can we use our own florist?
A: Absolutely, and I'd heartily recommend it. If you want either fresh or dried florals on your cake, most wedding florists will be happy to sort out some additional blooms as part of your order. They are also more likely to get you a better deal on your flowers than I can, hopefully sourcing them at wholesale prices.
Q: Can we hire a cake stand from you?
A: Yes, you can. I have several styles to choose from and charge £50 for cake stand rental, plus a £100 returnable deposit which is fully refunded once the stand is returned to me in good order by courier.
If your question isn't answered above, don't worry - just ask me when we speak.