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High Class Cakes

Meet the Sugar Fairy herself

Lindsey spills the secrets behind High Class Cakes

How did you become involved in setting up a wedding cake business?

My grandmother used to make wedding cakes when I was younger and she was my inspiration – I made cakes for family and friends and I even made my own wedding cake!  It’s important to me that couples are a part of the design and creation of their cake so that their personality is evident, and the cake is unique to them.

Is there anything you think you’ve learnt so far from being on the job?

I never stop learning! I always strive to learn new techniques and designs and travel to courses to be taught by those who have more experience than myself. I work on new designs weekly and research constantly, to ensure I can provide high quality and knowledgeable service.

Does the cost vary depending on the design and flavours I choose?

The cost of your cake does depend on the design you choose.  We offer a range of cakes, from simple designs to more elaborate designs which obviously takes more time to create. We do not charge extra for flavours, so why not go for a mixture?!

When it comes to flavours, what’s your best seller?

Chocolate is definitely the favourite, but lemon is high on the list too. We do offer combinations of flavours for our tier cakes, so the options are endless! Couples also love the red velvet and the combination of strawberry & Prosecco and if you want a classic favourite, lemon & elderflower is always an option too…

How about the design? Can you make a cake just like the one in my favourite picture? Or to match my colour scheme?

Of course we can. If you have a strong design in mind, we can recreate the cake – it will not be a complete match as we like to keep the cake unique to you, however, we strive to ensure your cake is perfect for you and that you are happy with the designs we show you. We always match your colour scheme as this is such an important element to making your day special.

How big should the cake be? Will you help with choosing the right size for the number of guests?

The size of the cake really depends on how many guests you have coming to your wedding. We have dummy cakes available so you can see the size of the cake that matches the size of your wedding. We also give you information on how to make a smaller cake look stunning which means that for smaller weddings you have a showstopping cake as well as for the larger weddings.

Do you offer anything else apart from wedding cakes?

If you’re looking for something unique for your big day we are able to offer a design service to make a bespoke cake as unique as you.  Not sure of what flavour to go with?  We have taster boxes which we bring along to your free cake consultation – we can do this at your venue or in your home, your choice.

We also make all of our sugar flowers by hand which are used for decoration and personalised toppers for the cake.  We will also deliver your cake to your venue and set it up to ensure that everything is perfect on the day.

What would be your best tip to give to future couples when picking their wedding cake?

Take your time, there’s no rush. Break down the cake into stages; start with how many guests you are catering for and if you have any designs in mind.  Discuss these ideas with your cake designer, but don’t decide on the spot. We pride ourselves on supporting you through the process and we will break the decisions down into stages, as we understand how stressful wedding planning can be and we want you to enjoy the experience, not be frightened of it.

How far in advance should I order my cake?

The moment you decide on your venue and your numbers is ideal. However, this is to ensure the date is saved for you and you alone. The design and decision on the cake ideally should be at least 3 months before the wedding, to ensure consultations and tasting can take place but again we can support you every step of the way, as we want the cake to be perfect for you.

How much should I set aside? Do you normally advise on a budget or do you work with the bride and groom’s budget?

Both. I think it is very important that couples do set a budget but this needs to be realistic. Wedding cakes are a centre price for you special day and therefore will cost money. All of our cakes, large and small, receive the same care and attention and we work with couples on this, so they know exactly how much the cake will cost and what they are getting for their money.

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