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  • How much notice do you need to make a cake?
    Although a minimum of 3 months' notice is generally required for wedding cakes it really depends on our availability as some dates get booked up to 2 years in advance and dates do fill really quickly, especially the popular summer months. We can sometimes accommodate orders at shorter notice though so it is always worth getting in touch so we can check availability for you.
  • Can you make a cake to my own ideas?
    Of course and the design possibilities are virtually endless. Just let us know what it is that you want and we will let you know if this is something that we can achieve for you.
  • Do you make cupcakes / cakepops?
    No, I am really sorry, I don't make cupcakes or cake pops. My skill and passion lie in baking and decorating larger more elaborate celebration cakes and bespoke wedding cakes.
  • Can you copy a cake I have seen on the internet ~ in a book/magazine ~ at a cake show ~ in a shop?...
    I am happy to use other designers work as inspiration but cannot replicate a specific cake design unless permission has been granted by the designer of that cake. However, I can 'borrow' elements from one or more cakes and use these to inspire a cake created especially for you
  • Can you make me a Disney / Peppa Pig / other children's TV character cake?
    Unfortunately not. I cannot make any copyrighted characters as I don't hold an official license and to do so would be breaking the law ... even though it is cake and it will be eaten. However, if you wish to provide small toys / licensed characters I can borrow elements from a theme, and the characters can be added to this. The child then gets to play with the toys long after the cake has been eaten.
  • What is your payment policy? Do you need a deposit? ...
    2023 Booking Terms for Celebration Cakes £25 date reservation fee is required for orders up to the value of £150. £50 date reservation fee is required for orders over £150. This is a non-refundable payment that is deducted from the final cost. Full payment is required 10 days before collection or delivery. ​Orders placed within 1 month of the event date require full payment at the time of booking. The date remains open to other clients until the booking fee is paid. Full terms and conditions are available to view on my website. 2023 Booking Fee for Wedding Cakes A £50 booking fee is required to secure a Wedding Cake order. This is a non-refundable date reservation payment which will be deducted from the final cost of the wedding cake. 50% of the remaining balance is due 3 months prior to the wedding date The full balance plus any hire or delivery and set up costs are due 1 calendar month prior to the wedding date. The date remains open to other clients until the booking fee is paid. Full terms & conditions are available on the website.
  • What are your business hours? ... Do you have a shop?
    Dream Cake Designs is a home-based business but we do like to keep to set 'opening times'. Of course, outside of these times, you can still contact us by email, phone, or Facebook ... just leave us a message and we will get back to you within 48 hours or the next working day. Our opening times are ... Monday to Friday ~ 9.30 to 4.30 Saturday ~ closed Sunday ~ closed Bank Holidays ~ closed​ As we operate a home-based business for security reasons any personal visits are by prior arrangement only. No orders will be taken at the door.
  • Do you deliver?
    Yes of course and delivery is highly recommended for wedding cakes and is included in the price of cakes delivered to local venues within a 10 mile radius. Delivery further afield will be charged at £1.50 per mile (one way) with the cost added to the final payment. ​ Celebration cakes are generally for collection only but delivery can be arranged for tiered /larger cakes, or cakes being displayed at a venue ~ however this is subject to availability as all of our deliveries are in person. A minimum delivery fee of £10 applies to all Celebration cakes within a 10 mile radius plus £1.50 per mile (one way) for delivery further than 10 miles. For insurance purposes and peace of mind all cake deliveries and cake collections will require a signature.
  • Can I come and see you to order my cake ~ can I have a consultation? ... Do you offer cake tastings?
    Searching for your ideal wedding cake is really exciting, but if you've never even booked a bespoke cake before then it could feel a bit overwhelming! Scrolling through hundreds of beautiful and inspirational Pinterest cake photos while trying to figure out where on earth to start is enough to send anyone into a meltdown! Don't worry I can help! From design concept to cake creation I can guide and advise on every aspect of choosing your perfect cake! How do I get in touch? Click Here to Book YOUR Wedding 'Cake Chat' Let's start the wonderful journey of creating the perfect cake for your perfect day! Can I meet you in person and see your cakes? Yes absolutely! I show my cakes at a number of wedding fayres throughout the year and always take lots of lovely cake taster samples for prospective wedding couples to try ... details and dates are posted on social media. Cake Tasting? Samples are available for £30 inc. postage for couples who can't make it to a wedding fayre and would like to taste our cakes before making a decision, (or who just like cake!). Consultation? A consultation fee of £50 (including cake samples) will apply if you would like to have a face-to-face consultation but haven't yet booked your cake or are still 'shopping around' for ideas. Informal consultations can be arranged via telephone/email for celebration cakes or for wedding couples who wish to discuss details further before reserving a date.
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