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Your Dream Wedding Cake Design    Booking your dream wedding cake is seen as one of the most essential items on the wedding day prep list!  Not only do you get to look at lots of beautiful wedding cake designs, but you also get to taste and sample different wedding cake flavours too!  It can be quite a daunting process for many, not knowing where to begin when starting this process so I’ve put together as much information here as possible to guide you through from start to finish.  I highly recommend popping over to the FAQ page too as it has a lot more useful advice too!   Ready to begin?  Jump straight to the required section below or scroll through to learn more!             ABOUT ME   There is only me that works in my business! Each wedding cake is lovingly prepared, baked, decorated, delivered and setup by me.   I will be the one answering the phone and emails, the one you meet at wedding fayres, cake consultations and exhibitions! Barbie Bakes Cakes is one person!!  Becuase of this I limit my wedding cake orders per week.  I am not (unfortunately!) Wonder Woman - as much as I’d like to be!!  Wedding cakes by nature are large and time consuming to create!  These cakes come in all different sizes, shapes, styles and locations!!!  This means I can only be in one place at the one time.  I  factor in all of these conditions before I confirm that I can take on your order!  To get the process started there is some very basic information that I require, all of which are discussed below!       GENERAL WEDDING CAKE INFO   Before you begin the process of booking your wedding cake you must have your wedding date booked and confirmed with your venue. I cannot progress with any order unless I know your date.   It is never too early to book your cake, regardless of how far in the future your wedding day is, but it can be too late!  Most wedding cake orders are taken 1-2 years in advance and every order is taken according to my availability.  Summer dates are the most popular dates (especially the last weekend of the month) and bank holiday weekends.  Christmas and NYE are also extremely popular for weddings and you may find a limited supply of designers you can book around these times too!  Knowing what flavours you want or how your cake is to be decorated is not at all necessary when securing your order.  These can all be finalised closer to your wedding date. The most important thing to do right at the beginning is just secure your date with me.  Bear in mind any supplier you need to be available at your venue or home on your wedding day are the ones to book first - think florist, dj, band, minister or celebrant, church, cake designer, car hire, hair and makeup, entertainment, room stylists etc.  All other suppliers (stationery, suits, wedding dresses etc) are sorted out and completed BEFORE your wedding day so they are not specifically “date dependent” - although they will have their own time limits set too!  To get from start to finish with your wedding cake we need to enter into the consultation process.  At the consultation we will work out your required design, taste some cake to decide on flavours and finalise the cost of your cake.  All consultations are currently taking place online via email or video call.  I do not currently have a time frame of when face to face consultations will take place again.    Face-to-face consultations: These are limited to 2 people pre appointment. The cost is £20 per couple and include a wedding cake taster box of 6 flavours and consultation of up to 1 hour.  The consultations are by appointment only and occur once per month. You must have your wedding date booked before booking a consultation.  To proceed with any wedding cake order and secure your date it is a £50 advance fee. The balance of the wedding cake is then due 1 month before your wedding. Full payment details and balance due date will be on your order form and in your Terms and Conditions of Sale.  Paying your advance fee will be acknowledgement that you have read and agree to the Terms and Conditions of Sale.  PLEASE NOTE: I do not make 'naked' or 'semi-naked' wedding cakes.       PRICING OF WEDDING CAKES  This is obviously the question I get asked the most and unfortunately, it’s not a straightforward answer. Wedding cakes are designer products, custom made for your wedding!  No two weddings are the same - different guest numbers, venues and designs.  Some require more work than others, some have extra features like hand crafted sugar flowers, figures, edible metallics, special design features like glitter or lace.  Some weddings take place in hotels 2 hours away, some 5 minutes up the road!  Some 3-tier wedding cakes serve 46 guests, other 3-tier cakes serve 170 guests!  Even cakes you think may look the same could in fact mean the difference between hours or days of extra work! For this reason I price each and every cake by the tier so you get the BEST PRICE for YOUR wedding.  It would be unfair on you, for me to price every wedding cake the same!    To get the most accurate price for your wedding cake, it’s important to send me at least the very basic information about your wedding day. It’s only until your full wedding cake details are finalised however, that I can give you an exact figure! Maybe you already know what cake you want but ALL of the information below will affect the final price of your cake. Feel free to send on as many designs as you like to me so I can price them accordingly for your cake!                           WEDDING CAKE TASTER BOXES  Tasting the different flavours on offer is probably the best part about choosing your wedding cake.  I recommend choosing your taster box and flavours about 3-6 months before your wedding day this way the flavours are fresh in your mind and make it easier to decide.  If you book your wedding cake with me, you qualify for a complimentary wedding cake taster box.  The boxes contain 6 flavours of your choosing from my flavour list.  Boxes can be picked up from my studio or you can opt of have it delivered to you at home (extra charge applies).  If you want any extra boxes, either to sample or as a treat, these can be ordered from my online store!  All boxes are prepared once per month so remember to get your order in, in plenty of time before the cut off date!  Boxes cost £20 each, postage to UK and ROI is extra (please see my store for details).  ORDER YOUR BOX HERE                        WEDDING CAKE FLAVOURS  There is more to choosing your wedding cake flavours than you think!  It’s worth nothing that you can choose as many different flavours as you do have tiers on your cake and flavours do not affect the cost of the cake!  You can of course choose whatever ones you want but it’s always best to give a variety of choice to your guests!  As shocking as it is, not everyone likes chocolate - so presenting your guests with 3 different types of chocolate cake is not really the way to go!  When choosing your flavours you could either choose the more popular traditional flavours to keep your guests happy (e.g. Vanilla, Chocolate, Lemon) or choose some non-traditional flavours that reflect you and your style (e.g. Red Velvet, Biscoff, Ferrero Rocher, Guinness & Baileys) or mix it up between the two!  Also think about which tier you want each flavour!  Probably the most guest friendly flavour on the bottom tier as there will be more servings with maybe a personal favourite of the couple as the top! Sometimes couples opt for their top tier, to keep as a “Couples Cake”, which would be kept for the couple alone to share once all of the festivites have finished for the evening!  If this is something you would like, let it be known to me so I can inform your venue not to slice it!  Your flavours need to be decided a month before your wedding.  All cakes are baked and prepared fresh a few days before your wedding.  Nothing is ever bought in or frozen in advance.  All tiers are a minimum of 5” in height and are covered in a thin layer of ganache before being covered in fondant.  This is to ensure a clean crisp sharp edge look on your cake.  Full storage details for any leftover cake can be sent to you too if need be! Babs-Whelan-Cake-Artist Single Tier Wedding Cake
NUMBER OF GUESTS This   will   determine   the   size   of   cake   that   you require.          Your   cake   should   feed   about   90%   of your   guests.   There   is   a   big   difference   between pricing   a   wedding   cake   for   50   guests   to   200 guests! A rough estmate is ok!
DECORATION DETAILS In   simple   terms   the   more   a   cake   is   decorated, the   more   it   will   cost.   So   it’s   always   good   to have   an   idea   of   what   your   likes   and   dislikes are.   Pinterest   is   great   for   design   ideas!   Flavours and   colours   DO   NOT   affect   the   cost   of   the   cake - it’s the decoration that does!
YOUR VENUE I   always   include   delivery   in   the   cost   of   your wedding    cake    so    I    need    to    work    out    the mileage   from   my   studio   to   your   venue.   Your venue   could   be   a   5   hour   round   trip   away,   or   it could be 10 mins away!
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Chocolate Biscuit Cake Chocolate Fudge Cake Chocolate Orange Chocolate Salted Caramel  Peanut Butter Cup Oreo Cookie
Ferrero Rocher Madagascan Vanilla & Chocolate Chip Guinness & Baileys Classic Victoria Sponge   Raspberry & White Chocolate Coffee Cake
Carrot Cake Lemon Drizzle Bicoff   Coconut & Lime Jameson’s Traditional Fruit Cake Red Velvet
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Your Dream Wedding Cake ooking   your   dream   wedding   cake   is   seen as   one   of   the   most   essential   items   on   the wedding   day   prep   list!      Not   only   do   you get   to   look   at   lots   of   beautiful   wedding cake   designs,   but   you   also   get   to   taste and     sample     different     wedding     cake flavours   too!      It   can   be   quite   a   daunting process   for   many,   not   knowing   where   to begin   when   starting   this   process   so   I’ve put   together   as   much   information   here   as possible   to   guide   you   through   from   start to    finish.    I    highly    recommend    popping over   to   the   FAQ   page   too   as   it   has   a   lot more useful advice too! Ready   to   begin?      Jump   straight   to   the required   section   below   or   scroll   through to learn more! ABOUT ME There   is   only   me   that works         in         my business!            Each wedding       cake       is lovingly        prepared, baked,        decorated, delivered    and    setup by   me.         I   will   be   the one     answering     the phone     and     emails, the   one   you   meet   at wedding    fayres,    cake    consultations    and exhibitions!    Barbie    Bakes    Cakes    is    one person!!        Becuase    of    this    I    limit    my wedding   cake   orders   per   week.      I   am   not (unfortunately!)    Wonder    Woman    -    as much   as   I’d   like   to   be!!      Wedding   cakes by   nature   are   large   and   time   consuming to    create!        These    cakes    come    in    all different      sizes,      shapes,      styles      and locations!!!      This   means   I   can   only   be   in one   place   at   the   one   time.      I      factor   in   all of   these   conditions   before   I   confirm   that   I can    take    on    your    order!        To    get    the process   started   there   is   some   very   basic information   that   I   require,   all   of   which   are discussed below! GENERAL WEDDING CAKE INFO Before   you   begin   the   process   of   booking your   wedding   cake   you   must   have   your wedding   date   booked   and   confirmed with    your    venue.     I    cannot    progress with   any   order   unless   I   know   your   date.        It   is   never   too   early   to   book   your   cake, regardless   of   how   far   in   the   future   your wedding   day   is,   but   it   can   be   too   late!     Most   wedding   cake   orders   are   taken   1-2 years   in   advance   and   every   order   is   taken according    to    my    availability.        Summer dates     are     the     most     popular     dates (especially     the     last     weekend     of     the month)     and     bank     holiday     weekends.       Christmas    and    NYE    are    also    extremely popular   for   weddings   and   you   may   find   a limited   supply   of   designers   you   can   book around these times too! Knowing   what   flavours   you   want   or   how your   cake   is   to   be   decorated   is   not   at   all necessary     when     securing     your     order.       These   can   all   be   finalised   closer   to   your wedding   date.   The   most   important   thing to   do   right   at   the   beginning   is   just   secure your   date   with   me.      Bear   in   mind   any supplier   you   need   to   be   available   at   your venue   or   home   on   your   wedding   day   are the   ones   to   book   first    -   think   florist,   dj, band,   minister   or   celebrant,   church,   cake designer,    car    hire,    hair    and    makeup, entertainment,   room   stylists   etc.      All   other suppliers      (stationery,      suits,      wedding dresses      etc)      are      sorted      out      and completed   BEFORE   your   wedding   day   so they   are   not   specifically   “date   dependent” -   although   they   will   have   their   own   time limits set too! To    get    from    start    to    finish    with    your wedding   cake   we   need   to   enter   into   the consultation   process.      At   the   consultation we   will   work   out   your   required   design, taste   some   cake   to   decide   on   flavours   and finalise    the    cost    of    your    cake.        All consultations    are    currently    taking    place online   via   email   or   video   call.      I   do   not currently   have   a   time   frame   of   when   face to face consultations will take place again.  Face-to-face     consultations:     These     are limited   to   2   people   pre   appointment.   The cost    is    £20    per    couple    and    include    a wedding   cake   taster   box   of   6   flavours   and consultation    of    up    to    1    hour.        The consultations    are    by    appointment    only and    occur    once    per    month.    You    must have   your   wedding   date   booked   before booking a consultation. To   proceed   with   any   wedding   cake   order and   secure   your   date   it   is   a   £50   advance fee.   The   balance   of   the   wedding   cake   is then   due   1   month   before   your   wedding. Full    payment    details    and    balance    due date   will   be   on   your   order   form   and   in your     Terms     and     Conditions     of     Sale.       Paying      your      advance      fee      will      be acknowledgement   that   you   have   read   and agree    to    the    Terms    and    Conditions    of Sale. PLEASE NOTE: I do not make 'naked' or 'semi-naked' wedding cakes. PRICING OF WEDDING CAKES This   is   obviously   the   question   I   get   asked the    most    and    unfortunately,    it’s    not    a straightforward    answer.    Wedding    cakes are   designer   products,   custom   made    for your   wedding!      No   two   weddings   are   the same   -   different   guest   numbers,   venues and   designs.      Some   require   more   work than   others,   some   have   extra   features   like hand   crafted   sugar   flowers,   figures,   edible metallics,    special    design    features    like glitter   or   lace.      Some   weddings   take   place in   hotels   2   hours   away,   some   5   minutes up   the   road!      Some   3-tier   wedding   cakes serve   46   guests,   other   3-tier   cakes   serve 170   guests!      Even   cakes   you   think   may look    the    same    could    in    fact    mean    the difference   between   hours   or   days   of   extra work!   For   this   reason   I   price   each   and every   cake   by   the   tier   so   you   get   the BEST   PRICE   for   YOUR   wedding.      It   would be   unfair   on   you,   for   me   to   price   every wedding cake the same!  To   get   the   most   accurate   price   for   your wedding   cake,   it’s   important   to   send   me at   least   the   very   basic   information   about your   wedding   day.   It’s   only   until   your   full wedding      cake      details      are      finalised however,   that   I   can   give   you   an   exact figure!    Maybe    you    already    know    what cake   you   want   but   ALL   of   the   information below   will   affect   the   final   price   of   your cake.    Feel    free    to    send    on    as    many designs   as   you   like   to   me   so   I   can   price them accordingly for your cake! WEDDING CAKE TASTER BOXES Tasting   the   different   flavours   on   offer   is probably    the    best    part    about    choosing your     wedding     cake.          I     recommend choosing    your    taster    box    and    flavours about   3-6   months   before   your   wedding day   this   way   the   flavours   are   fresh   in   your mind   and   make   it   easier   to   decide.      If   you book   your   wedding   cake   with   me,   you qualify   for   a   complimentary   wedding   cake taster   box.      The   boxes   contain   6   flavours of    your    choosing    from    my    flavour    list.      Boxes   can   be   picked   up   from   my   studio   or you   can   opt   of   have   it   delivered   to   you   at home   (extra   charge   applies).      If   you   want any   extra   boxes,   either   to   sample   or   as   a treat,    these    can    be    ordered    from    my online   store!      All   boxes   are   prepared   once per   month   so   remember   to   get   your   order in,   in   plenty   of   time   before   the   cut   off date!      Boxes   cost   £20   each,   postage   to UK   and   ROI   is   extra   (please   see   my   store for details).  ORDER YOUR BOX HERE WEDDING CAKE FLAVOURS There   is   more   to   choosing   your   wedding cake   flavours   than   you   think!      It’s   worth nothing    that    you    can    choose    as    many different   flavours   as   you   do   have   tiers   on your   cake   and   flavours   do   not   affect   the cost    of    the    cake!        You    can    of    course choose   whatever   ones   you   want   but   it’s always   best   to   give   a   variety   of   choice   to your   guests!      As   shocking   as   it   is,   not everyone   likes   chocolate   -   so   presenting your    guests    with    3    different    types    of chocolate   cake   is   not   really   the   way   to   go!     When   choosing   your   flavours   you   could either   choose   the   more   popular   traditional flavours   to   keep   your   guests   happy   (e.g. Vanilla,    Chocolate,    Lemon)    or    choose some   non-traditional   flavours   that   reflect you    and    your    style    (e.g.    Red    Velvet, Biscoff,     Ferrero     Rocher,     Guinness     & Baileys) or mix it up between the two! Also   think   about   which   tier   you   want   each flavour!      Probably   the   most   guest   friendly flavour   on   the   bottom   tier   as   there   will   be more    servings    with    maybe    a    personal favourite    of    the    couple    as    the    top! Sometimes   couples   opt   for   their   top   tier, to   keep   as   a   “Couples   Cake”,   which   would be    kept    for    the    couple    alone    to    share once   all   of   the   festivites   have   finished   for the   evening!      If   this   is   something   you would   like,   let   it   be   known   to   me   so   I   can inform your venue not to slice it! Your   flavours   need   to   be   decided   a   month before   your   wedding.      All   cakes   are   baked and    prepared    fresh    a    few    days    before your   wedding.      Nothing   is   ever   bought   in or    frozen    in    advance.        All    tiers    are    a minimum   of   5”   in   height   and   are   covered in   a   thin   layer   of   ganache   before   being covered   in   fondant.      This   is   to   ensure   a clean   crisp   sharp   edge   look   on   your   cake.     Full   storage   details   for   any   leftover   cake can be sent to you too if need be!
Babs-Whelan-Cake-Artis Single Tier Wedding Cake
NUMBER OF GUESTS This   will   determine   the   size   of   cake   that   you require.          Your   cake   should   feed   about   90% of   your   guests.   There   is   a   big   difference between    pricing    a    wedding    cake    for    50 guests   to   200   guests!   A   rough   estmate   is ok!
DECORATION DETAILS In   simple   terms   the   more   a   cake   is   decorated, the   more   it   will   cost.   So   it’s   always   good   to have   an   idea   of   what   your   likes   and   dislikes are.     Pinterest     is     great     for     design     ideas! Flavours   and   colours   DO   NOT   affect   the   cost   of the cake - it’s the decoration that does!
YOUR VENUE I   always   include   delivery   in   the   cost   of   your wedding   cake   so   I   need   to   work   out   the mileage   from   my   studio   to   your   venue.   Your venue   could   be   a   5   hour   round   trip   away,   or it could be 10 mins away!
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Chocolate Biscuit Cake Chocolate Fudge Cake Chocolate Orange Chocolate Salted Caramel  Peanut Butter Cup Oreo Cookie Ferrero Rocher Classic Victoria Sponge Vanilla & Chocolate Chip Raspberry & White Chocolate Lemon Drizzle Coconut & Lime Coffee Cake Carrot Cake Red Velvet Bicoff Guinness & Baileys    Jameson’s Fruit Cake
FULL FLAVOUR LIST
What’s your wedding cake style?
back to top Wedding Cake Taster Boxes Pricing of Wedding Cakes FAQ Contact Me General Wedding Cake Info About Me Flavours Portfolio
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