The Design Process
It is advisable to provide colour swatches, dress designs and flower choice as a starting point for wedding cakes. Designs can be finalised either over the telephone, via e-mail or through a consultation. Please visit the “Gallery” pages for inspiration and ideas.
Consultation visits can be arranged by appointment only. My Beautiful Cake will only produce original designs from Tracy’s gallery or original designs she creates for you. Tracy will not re-produce a cake designed by another company or designer. Free consultations and design work can be arranged by appointment to create your own design.
Dummy cakes can be incorporated into the design if a large amount of real cake is not needed. This will still provide a spectacular display but with less cake. Please call for a revised price but please remember, the dummy cakes will still require decoration time!
Conversely, extra cake can be provided if more portions are needed. This is called a kitchen cake created at the same time as your wedding cake, in the same colour scheme but has no decoration or embellishments. It is kept behind the scenes and served at the same time as the main cake.
All cakes are priced according to type, size and the number of hours required to complete the design. These prices are current.
The Order Process
The first thing to do is secure your date. As Tracy works alone, she only concentrates on a limited number of cakes per week, to ensure each cake is perfectly handmade. A 25% non refundable deposit is required for all wedding cakes at the time of reserving the date.
Once the order is placed the design process will begin. You will receive a full breakdown of the design, order details, date, venue etc. It also includes a date schedule for payment and collection or delivery details.
All Wedding cakes and some larger celebration cakes will be subject to a 25%, non – refundable deposit as mentioned above. The final balance is payable either on collection of the celebration cake or for Wedding cakes, one full month before the Wedding Date.
Tracy is pleased to offer a flexible payment system, at no extra cost, for those of you wishing to pay in instalments. Please arrange this via e-mail or telephone.
A cupcake stand can be hired to accompany your cupcake order for a deposit of 50.00 which is returned on safe receipt of the stand no longer than 3 days after the event.
Alternatively, a stand can be created to match your colour scheme using cake boards and dividers covered in sugarpaste and matching ribbon. These carry a 15.00 deposit which is returned when the stand is returned within 3 days. This is ideal when a huge number of cupcakes need to be displayed to maximum effect.
You can make your own arrangements to bring along your own stand to My Beautiful Cake HQ before the event if delivery and set up is required (See delivery below). Or simply collect the cupcakes and display them at the venue yourself! The choice is yours!
Delivery or Collection
All Wedding cakes can be collected, alternatively, delivery to the venue can be arranged for a small fee.
Celebration cakes can be delivered for a small fee, directly to the celebration venue.
All cakes can be collected from My Beautiful Cake HQ if preferred by appointment only.
Collected, wedding cakes will be provided with full set up instructions (please note that some stacked cakes really need to be set up by Tracy where they will be stacked and perfectly finished at the venue) The design chosen at outset should consider this if collection is preferred.