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********I am on maternity leave from March 2017 to December 2017. I will check emails during this time, and respond to enquiries for 2018. I will still be holding tastings for 2018 weddings in 2017, so please do get in touch.*******

Considering that this is one of the most important and special cakes of a lifetime, there's a lot to consider! Please click on the links below to get more information on designing, making and eating your perfect wedding cake.
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


The yummiest part of choosing your wedding cake! As fabulous as your cake must look, it is equally important what people will be eating. 
I offer sponges, and fruit cakes for weddings. Fruit cake is available with or without alcohol.
 
 

 
Flavours include chocolate chip, vanilla, lemon, rose, ginger, mint choc chip, chocolate orange, carrot cake, lemon and blueberry and red velvet. Please contact me for a full list of current flavours.
 
As well as choosing the cake, there is the added joy of choosing the fillings! I like to make my cakes in 3 layers, so you get two layers of filling, although sometimes couples request cakes with no filling, or a design might demand more layers. Fillings can be the same as the cake (chocolate filling in a chocolate cake) or complimentary combinations, like ginger cake with a lemon/lime/orange filling, vanilla with a raspberry filling, or chocolate with a mint or raspberry filling.
 
My standard filling choices are:
Buttercream in a variety of flavours
Ganache (white, milk or dark chocolate)
Jam in a choice of flavours
 
 
In a tiered cake, you have the added bonus of choosing a different flavour for each tier, helpful if you can't choose between them!
 

 
 
 This is where it all begins! Designs can sometimes take several weeks to confirm all the little details that make a wedding cake extra special, but most people know straight after tasting something which flavours they will go for. I offer my tasting service with no obligation to go on to order a cake, but if you do decide to place an order, the cost of the tasting will be deducted from your final cake price (for orders over £300). Tastings can either take place at my premises, or I can come to you with a selection of yummies at a convenient time, including evening and weekends.
 
Tastings begin at £25 per couple, with a choice of up to five flavours and fillings to taste. Tastings must be booked in advance and confirmation is subject to my availability around other orders. A deposit will be necessary to confirm your tasting.

 
 
 
 
A customer once told me that the first taste of your cake is with your eyes, and this is more true of your wedding cake than any other! I offer a completely bespoke service, so you get a cake as traditional or contemporary as you like - your cake can be flowered and tiered, quirky and character-filled, subtle or extravagant.
 
 
 
Because this service is so customised, it is difficult to quote exact prices until the design and size is finalised. However, as a guide, one or two tier wedding cakes start at £170, three tiered cakes at £200 and four or more tiers will be quoted on tier size. If your wedding party is quite small, please contact me for a customised price.
 
 
I am happy to meet with you and pour over a pile of wedding cake magazines (which I provide), choosing the elements you like and drawing up your design. I am also able to help you design your cake via emails and photos.
Please note that a finalised design is not necessary to confirm your order. Please see the Availability and Booking section for details on how to book a date. We can then spend days or months discussing and drawing up your design!
 
Once  a design is confirmed, I will let you know roughly when I will start working on the elements for your cake (flowers, toppers etc will be prepared several weeks in advance) and will send you photos as I work. This gives everyone a chance to input to the creations as they happen, and gives me time to make any changes that will help make the final product absolutely perfect!
 
 
 
 
 
If you choose to have toppers, they can be one of the most special elements of your wedding cake as they can be kept for many years as a reminder of the special day. I offer standard wedding cake toppers for £50 for a pair, but much more exciting is a fully personalised topper. These can be as simple or elaborate as you like; anything from the couple standing side by side (with outfits and hairstyles customised), to little scenes that incorporate accessories, pets, children, or actions (like the couple doing something together that they enjoy). Personalised wedding cake toppers start from £55 for a pair, and whatever the level of detail you choose to go for, I will put the most careful detail into making them superbly special.
 
My bride and groom toppers are all attached to a thin board which can be removed from the cake before cutting, allowing you to keep them safe and intact as a memento. If required, I can also supply a box in which to store them, so you can keep them through your marriage.
 
I offer my full range of topper options to couples who are not ordering a wedding cake.

 
 
 
 
 
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The size of your wedding party doesn't necessarily have to dictate the size of your cake. If you are planning a small reception, but have always dreamt of a spectacular four tiered wedding cake, I can work together a combination of real cake tiers and decorated cake dummies, so that you get the look you're after without lots of wasted cake.
 
 
The opposite also applies for large wedding parties - if you're after a 3 tiered cake but need to feed more people, I can provide serving cakes. This means that you can display and cut your decorated cake in front of your guests, but know that there is extra cake in the kitchen for staff to cut up and serve when serving the main cake. Serving cakes are decorated in plain white icing, and the cake and filling flavour will be your choice.
 
 
For a general guide to portion sizes, please see the FAQ.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
My wedding cake service includes delivery and on-site setup of your special cake. I am based in Epsom, but will deliver and set up your cake within a 25 mile radius, straight to your wedding venue for no extra charge, for orders over £300. For venues further afield, please contact me for a quote.
 

 
 
 
 
Great as favours, but increasingly popular as a wedding cake replacement, I can offer a full cupcake service that includes not only the little delights themselves, but also display stands and cutting cakes. This gives you the choice of being able to arrange your wedding cupcakes in the style of a tiered cake, and the top of the stand can be decorated with a bride and groom topper, or a jewellery display. A cutting cake on top means that you don't have to miss out on those special cake cutting photos either!
 
As with a full sized cake, we can go through designs for cupcakes together, and you can go for a set design for all the cupcakes, or a theme around which they are decorated, so they are similar but each one is uniquely decorated. No holds are barred with wedding cupcakes, from ribbons and bows to glitter, individual printed wrappers and wired spray decorations. The choice is yours! From buttercream swirls to dainty sugarpaste decorations, cupcakes offer a wealth of design options and certainly have the ability to wow your guests.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Why not send your guests home with a sweet memento of your day? Little cakes can be dressed up with a range of boxes and ribbons to make elegant and scrummy favours.
 
 
 
Another great way to use little cakes is for memorable invitations or save-the-dates.
 
If you love the idea of sharing some of your wedding cake on your first anniversary, or saving it for a future baby's christening,
 just let me know and we can chat about the best way to go about keeping it fresh and tasty!
 

 
 
A tasting can be booked without any commitment to going through with a full order. If, after a tasting, you do place an order, the price of the tasting will be deducted from the final order price (for orders over £300).
 
The initial design consultation is free, with no obligation. It gives you a chance to have a look at my work, and for me to get a feel for your tastes and come up with ideas that might suit you. Once we've decided on the overall look of the cake, a deposit will be necessary to confirm the order, and we can nitpick the fine and intricate design details that make up your cake. My design and ideas services are still free, but the deposit confirms your booking for the date, and will be deducted from the final cake price. The full balance of your order will be due a month before the wedding date.
 
 I sometimes also post availability notes on Facebook.
 
You can contact me to ask about making a booking by calling 07890 476 572, emailing info@butterbugcakes.co.uk, or using the online contact form.