CONSULTATIONS AND CAKE TASTING BOXES
I hold face to face consultations at my home in Catford, South East London for sugarpaste iced and fully covered buttercream wedding cakes of three tiers and over. I don't generally offer consultations for Semi-Naked or Naked cakes simply because the design discussion tends to be relatively straightforward and so a tasting box works perfectly for this style of cake. However, if you are very keen for a face to face meeting then I will always try to make an exception to this when cake orders allow.
Consultations last roughly an hour, take place at the weekend and include a tasting of up to four of my flavours of your choosing as well as an in depth discussion about what your dream wedding cake would look like. From there I will put together a detailed quotation along with a sketch of your cake. Consultations are complimentary if you have already put down a deposit to hold your date or £30 which is redeemable against your wedding cake order should you chose to go ahead.
It is useful to bring with you any swatches, mood boards or inspiration images that you may have. I don't like to copy other people's designs but am always happy to look at photos of cakes that you are drawn to as a starting point. It is also useful to make me aware if you have a budget limit in mind in advance so that I make sure that I bear it in mind when suggesting design options. It is always disappointing if, for example, you set your heart on lashings of gold leaf at the consultation, only to realise that it adds a lot to the price of the cake!
If you are looking for a semi-naked or naked cake, something a little smaller, or coming to me is not convenient for any reason then I also offer tasting boxes by post. Again these are complimentary if you have already put down a deposit to hold your date or £25 which is redeemable against orders for wedding cakes of two or more tiers should you chose to go ahead.
Tasting boxes are sent by overnight post every 2-3 months. Inside your tasting box you will find samples of four flavours of your choosing for you to enjoy with your partner at home. We can then discuss the design of your cake via Skype, telephone or email.