Wedding Cake Questions
How far in advance do I need to order my wedding cake?
We usually recommend up to 1 year if your wedding is during our busy months of April to October or during holiday periods, however as a result of Covid-19 there is higher demand for 2023-2024. We create a limited number of cakes per week so please check availability with us.
Do you cater for allergies?
Regretfully not. We operate from one commercial kitchen and regularly use ingredients which may cause an allergic reaction, i.e. gluten, eggs, milk and nuts. We can omit such ingredients however would require you to sign an indemnity disclaimer if you or a guest have allergies.
If you order a cake from us you will be supplied with a full list of ingredients and allergens for your chosen cake flavours.
We do not offer Vegan cakes however can highly recommend a local company who do.
Do you deliver?
Yes we deliver throughout the North East from Berwick to Darlington. We are based near Morpeth, just off the A1 and are ideally located for deliveries North & South of the A1, A19, Otterburn and Longhorsely as well as the North East coastline.
Are you a registered Business?
Yes The Cake Garden is our full time business and operates from dedicated commercial business premises. We have a Food Hygiene Rating of 5, Food Safety Level 2 training and Public Liability Insurance.
Can you make any style of cake?
We recognize that every couple is different and we pride ourselves in our versatility and have produced many different styles of wedding cakes over the 16 years we have been in business. Skilled in Sugar Flower work, Chocolate, Iced, Buttercream and Semi Naked designs.
Our galleries are constantly updated and we have an extensive range of decorating equipment including stencils, molds and cake lace mats to utilise when designing your cake.
Regret we do not make novelty style wedding cakes.
Do you make celebration cakes?
Yes but regretfully we do not offer novelty style celebration cakes. Our birthday cakes start at £95.
Can we have different flavours of cake in our tiers?
Absolutely! The more the merrier. Each of our tiers are made up of 4 layers of sponge cake and 3 layers of fillings. They are then coated in a generous layer of Belgium white chocolate ganache and a final thin layer of premium sugar paste. Each standing just over 6-7" deep as a standard, taller tiers and dummies are by request.
Do you supply Dessert Tables and Wedding Favours?
Yes, either full dessert tables styled to suit your wedding theme or dessert extra's to add to your evening buffet. Our Wedding favours which include cakepops, popsicles, macaron, fudge, iced biscuits and
chocolate discs, all beautifully presented - starting at £2.00 each.
Do you offer initial cake tastings and appointments?
Regretfully no. Although we love nothing better than sitting down for a chat over coffee and cake our full schedule makes is difficult to find extra time. Therefore we ask that initial contact be made either over email or telephone, at which time we can ascertain all your requirements and offer advice, prices and general information.
The taste of our cakes are equally as important as the design and finish therefore we encourage you to try our Try Me boxes which are available each month (2 flavours) this gives couples the opportunity to sample before committing to securing their date. Our full menu is available to order twice yearly, giving couples the chance to choose specific flavours.
We also advise couples to read our reviews and learn what previous couples have said about our work.
How do we arrange to book?
Email us your date and venue to check availability. If we are free we will need both parties names, address, mobile number and time of ceremony in order to prepare a booking form for you. Deposits are £50 and balances payable 4 weeks before your event.
Do I need to know exactly what design I want when I book?
No, specifics are not important at the booking date however it is important to know the style, i.e. iced with sugar flowers, semi skimmed with fresh flowers, as we make more than one cake each week, we need to be able to schedule in work and not over commit.
Final designs are usually completed in the early months of your wedding year or earlier if your ready. We can arrange an appointment for you to visit if we are designing from scratch or can discuss over telephone or email if that's more suitable for you.
Note Semi skimmed and some simpler designs do not require a person to person appointment.