Frequently asked questions

How much notice is needed?

The question I'm most often asked! It simply depends what is already booked in the diary. As a very general rule, a fortnight is usually enough and a week is usually not, but some weeks book up quite far in advance. It's never to early to pencil in a date!

 

What flavours do you do?

CAKES

Choose a sponge, a filling and a buttercream covering (fondant cakes still have a layer of buttercream underneath). The way it tastes is just as important as how it looks! If in doubt, you can't go wrong with a vanilla sponge, rasberry jam filling and vanilla buttercream covering for a traditional 'birthday cake' crowd-pleaser.

 

CUPCAKES

As for cakes, but often made without a filling because there's enough happening on the top!

 

CAKE POPS

Vanilla, chocolate and coffee work best with the chocolate/candy melt coatings.

 

If you can't see the flavour you'd like, just ask - I might be able to help.

 

1. Choose your sponge:

Vanilla 

Coffee

Milk chocolate 

Dark chocolate

Chocolate & Guinness

Red velvet

Caramel

Lemon

Lemon drizzle

Orange

Orange drizzle

Carrot (not suitable for fondant cakes)

 

2. Choose your filling:

Seedless raspberry jam

Strawberry jam

Lemon curd

Caramel sauce

Salted caramel sauce

Buttercream (any flavour from the list below)

 

3. Choose your buttercream covering:

Fondant cakes still have a layer of buttercream underneath the fondant to smooth out the crumbs and to help keep the cake moist.

Vanilla

Milk chocolate

Dark chocolate

Coffee

Caramel

Lemon

Orange

Mint

Raspberry

 

How is my cake made?

I bake regularly - this means that your cake will be fresh for a good few days after you collect it. I always use free range eggs in my cakes and real butter in my buttercream! Sometimes I also need a bit of help from a top local bakery, either for particularly large orders or to squeeze an extra one in to a busy week - their cakes are used by top decorators all over the country so being able to call on them gives me added flexibility without compromising on quality results. If you have a preference, though, just let me know when you're ordering - I won't be offended either way! The buttercream is always my homemade version, though ;) 

 

How long will my cake last?

Fondant cakes: at their best for about the first three days after collection and still enjoyable for up to a week. 

 

Buttercream cakes: at their best for the first couple of days after collection and still enjoyable after four. 

 

Cupcakes: best eaten within 24 hours but still enjoyable for another day or two. 

 

Cake pops: perfectly enjoyable for up to about 5 days after collection.

 

How do I store my cake?

Keep it in its box at room temperature, away from sunny windows or radiators. It's happy in a cool garage but not in the fridge.

 

What about allergies?

Lots of designs can be made to suit particular dietary requirements. I am unable to cater for severe allergies because a home kitchen cannot provide a sterile environment, but I am happy to work to 'free from' recipes separately to other orders. A full list of ingredients is available on request.

 

How do I pay?

Once we have settled on a design and you are happy to confirm your order, I will ask for a 50% deposit. This can be paid either by bank transfer, Paypal or cash in an envelope. The balance is payable prior to collection by any of the same means. I will of course always send you a picture of your finished cake first! 

 

The deposit is non-refundable in most circumstances, because I will be purchasing materials specific to your order and turning down others if the diary is full. However, I understand that plans can change, and I will always try to accommodate a change of date or change of cake style if time allows. Please get in touch as soon as possible if you think there might be a problem. 

 

When do I collect?

We will arrange a suitable time for you to collect your cake from my house in Gamston (NG2). I don't offer a delivery service as such, but I can sometimes help if you're stuck! Just ask.

Email:

bakedwestbridgford@gmail.com

 

Call, text or WhatsApp:

07877901466

 

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