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All of the wedding cakes I make are bespoke, so prices will vary depending on the size of the cake and the complexity of the design.

With so many variables affecting the price I think starting prices can therefore be a bit misleading, so the pricing guide below shows you the average prices you would expect to pay for one of my cakes.

The more elaborate the design, the more you can expect to pay.

Having a mixture of dummy and real tiers will reduce the price slightly.

pricing

Four Tier

Cakes

Average 

£600 - £1000

Single Tier

Cakes

Average 

£175 - £325

Two Tier

Cakes

Average 

£250 - £550

Three Tier

Cakes

Average 

£500 - £750

Five Tier

Cakes

Average 

£800 - £1200

How far in advance do I have to order my cake?


I suggest you book at least a year in advanceI, but take enquiries from 3 months to 3 years in advance, so to avoid disappointment please get in touch as soon as you book your venue. Dates are only secured once the deposit is paid.




How do I order a cake?


To order a cake please complete the correct online form. I will get back to you within 24 hours.




Do you offer cake consultaions?


Yes! Once I have sent you your quote you will get a link to book a free consultation with me to talk about your quote, get to know you and I can also answer any questions you may have. You can find out more here.




How long is my quote valid for?


The price stated on your quotation is valid for 10 days. If you choose to proceed with your booking after this period the prices are subject to change as I am subject to price increases from suppliers.




How do I secure my booking?


All cakes under £100 are to be paid in full. All cakes over £100 require a 50% deposit to secure your date. No booking isn't confirmed until a booking fee has been received. This booking fee is non refundable and non transferable should you cancel your order for any reason. Short notice orders that are placed within six weeks for wedding cakes and two weeks for celebration cakes are an exception to this and must be paid in full upon ordering.




When is the final balance due?


For wedding cakes, the final balance must be cleared 6 weeks before delivery of your wedding cake. For celebration cakes, the final balance must be cleared 2 weeks before collection or delivery of your cake. All late payments will incur a £25 charge. If full payment is not received two/six weeks before the delivery/collection date, it is assumed that the cake has been cancelled. The cancellation policy therefore applies in all cases. If after the two/six week period you try to make payment, I reserve the right to refuse your order in all cases with complete loss of any monies previously paid.




Do you offer a delivery and set up service?


Yes! All wedding cakes are delivered and set up to ensure peace of mind this can be arranged. A delivery charge of 45p per mile and a charge of £15 per hour of travel Please note that, if no one is available to receive the cake at the agreed delivery time, your order will be returned to my business and I will contact you to arrange an alternative delivery time; for which a charge will be payable. For cakes which need to be constructed and set up at your venue on the day of your event, a minimum set-up fee of £30 will apply to all orders.




What happens if I have to cancel my order?


In the event of a cancellation by yourselves, any payments previously made are non refundable and the following charges apply: Cancellation of your event will result in a partial to no refund. Cancellation before 3 months of your event: A cancellation fee in the amount of your initial deposit will be retained by Hartt Cakes. Cancellation between 3 and 6 weeks of your event: A cancellation fee in the amount of your initial deposit will be retained by Hartt Cakes. Cancellation within the 6 weeks window before the event will not be granted a refund except in cases of death in the immediate family or deployment. If, for any reason you need to re-arrange your occasion date, I will try my best to accommodate these changes but cannot guarantee to be able to do so. Subject to availability I will carry the monies paid forward to the new occasion date. Please be aware that I will only do this on one occasion. Any further postponements will be classed as a cancellation. In the event of postponement, the payment due dates remain the same as a cancellation. I highly suggest that you take out wedding insurance to cover all eventualities.




Can I have a buttercream filled cake?


Unfortunately, we have a hate-hate relationship with buttercream and as such we do not use it in our cakes. We use ganache which will either be white or dark chocolate and can be flavoured with essences.




Do you cater for special diets and allergies?


Yes! At the moment we offer VEGAN optional.




How do I store and handle my cake after it is cut?


Cakes should be stored at room temperature, but away from direct sunlight, radiators or other sources of heat. All of our cakes we give a free CAKE CARE GUIDE to help you store your cake correctly.




Can I make changes to my order?


Yes changes can be made depending on what is required and timeframe given, but it is untimately down to our bakers discretion. Note: this could increase prices.




Can I collect my order?


Yes, but only for occasion cakes which are 2 tiers or below. My cakes are always carefully boxed and can be collected from my home in Hampshire. I would always recommend collecting your cake in a vehicle as tiered cakes can be very heavy. A signature is needed for cake collections, confirming that you have received your order in good condition and as specified. Please be aware that once the cake has left my premises, I cannot be held responsible for any damage which may occur to the cake whilst in your care. Cakes which are three tiers or more will need to be constructed by myself at your venue on the day of your event.




What style of cake do you specialise in?


At Hartt Cakes we value unique, one-of-a-kind designs tailored to you and your event. We specialise in full coverage ganache and/or fondant icing. We dont accept semi-naked/naked or drip cake designs.




Do you hire out cake stands?


I currently have a small selection of cake stands which can be hired out. A £20 hire fee plus a minimum £50 security deposit is required in advance per cake stand. It is the customers responsibility to return the cake stand/s to my address within 4 working days. If the cake stand is returned to me after 4 working days, a late return fee of £10 per day per cake stand will be applied. The security deposit will not be refunded in the event the stand/s is/are damaged.




Can I have flowers on my cake?


Absolutley! I can supply fresh flowers for your cake. I will contact your florist to put in an order for the cake, that way they match your event perfectly.




What is the difference between dessert and coffee sized servings?


Coffee sized serving is 1”x 1" square slice Dessert sized serving is 1”x 2” rectangle slice




Do you use fake tiers in your cakes?


We can add foam tiers and glass tiers for larger statement cakes.




Can you provide wedding favours?


Sure! Our cookies make the perfect treat! They can be bagged or boxed with or without ribbon. Please email me becky@harttcakes.com




Can the decorations on my cake be eaten?


I will provide a list of non edible items on your cake at time of delivery/collection. All non-edible items must be removed before serving and I accept no responsibility for any harm these items may cause.




What is your returns policy?


Due to cakes being bespoke, they are non refundable. However, if damage does occur at the irrefutable fault of my business, a partial or full refund may be given. This will be determined on an individual basis. Proof must be provided within 24 hours either in person or by way of pictorial evidence. Once the cake has been cut and served, this will signify your acceptance that the cake was fit for purpose and no compensation will be given.




Why are wedding and celebration cakes so expensive?


It’s easy to think that a cake is just flour, eggs, sugar and butter, and therefore should be cheaper, but when you buy a bespoke handcrafted cake you are paying for much more than just the ingredients. Custom made cakes are works of art and can take days, or even weeks to complete. Even the simplest of cakes take 10 to 15 hours to create, with much more elaborate designs taking 35+ hours. If you have a budget in mind then please let me know as this skips a lot of the “Wow, that’s expensive” or the “I can’t afford that”. I can then work with you to design a cake to fit your particular budget.




I have a question that was not answered here. What is the best was to contact you?


No problem! You can email me becky@harttcakes.com I will get back to you within 5 working days.





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