Below are the most frequently asked questions. If you have any other questions please contact us.
We do not do consultations unless it is a very large wedding and some extra advice would be needed. You are welcome to come in at any time to try flavours. If you are looking for advice there is a senior person in store Monday to Saturday to help you.
The number of servings required and advice on flavours and when to serve the cake will be covered at a consultation. This should be an early part of your planning around the cake.
When you email us for information regarding a Wedding cake, please supply us with the following information so that we can correctly reply to you:
Date of the Wedding,
Location of the Wedding,
Number of Guests.
We offer a variety of flavours for Wedding cakes. When selecting the flavours it is worth considering when the cake will be served and how far in advance you are collecting the cake. After those matters personals preferences will be the consideration. We offer on Standard cakes - Classic Chocolate, White chocolate, Lemon Syrup and Passion fruit. Our Designer Cakes come in these flavours and additionally in Gin and Lemon Madeira and Traditional Fruit. Due to its weight fruit cake must be on the bottom tier. Both Gin and Lemon and Fruit cake attract a surcharge.
You can call at our Mt Eden store at any time for a tasting.
We ice our cakes in fondant or butter cream. Fondant is a sweet neutral pliable icing that can be moulded or coloured. It is not marzipan or almond icing which is the layer you will find under fondant on most fruit cakes. Fondant will not alter the taste of a cake and is soft and creamy. When we use fondant under it we use either white chocolate butter cream or chocolate ganache. Any of our flavours can go under fondant and the taste is in the cake not the icing. Butter cream icing is also available and it can be flavoured with white chocolate, passion fruit or lemon or vanilla. Butter cream is limited in the type of decoration as it is a wet surface. It is not suitable for outside weddings or to travel too far.
These can be decorated in many ways and we offer chocolate or vanilla flavours. If you want this option but still want a cake to cut, we hire stands where the top cake will sit above the cupcakes. This is generally a well priced option for up to 60 guests and after that a standard cake becomes more economical. See our section under cup cakes for ideas and stands.
Fresh flowers on your cake will need to be provided by your florist. We can place the flowers on the cake in an informal way or your florist can a more formal arrangement at the Venue. We can recommend some good Auckland Florists that will assist you with this.
Wedding Toppers and stands.
We do not provide or hire toppers but can give you some advice on obtaining these.
We hire ornate silver stands, pedestal stands in nickel, and very high plates in black, white or glass. We only hire stands when the cake is purchased from us.
The summer period November to April is considered the Wedding Season.For this period it is advisable to book 3 months in advance to be sure to secure a date. Outside of this period one months notice is sufficient.To secure the booking for your cake you will need to place a deposit on the order. This deposit is half with the balance payable the week prior to collection or the wedding date. After booking your cake you will be emailed a typed confirmation stating all the details, as we understand the order to be. Please check this very carefully for colours, serves, flavours etc. Terms and conditions plus transportation instructions (if appropriate) will also be in this email. Changes to your order, including style, colour or flavours can be made up to one month prior to the Wedding date.
We advise you to collect your cake and take it straight to the Wedding Venue. It is a delicate item and should not be moved any more than necessary. It is packed in a hard box and is easily transportable. If you should require a delivery options we can quote on this. Deliveries are Monday to Saturday 10am to 4pm outside of these times a surcharge will apply. If you require any assistance, or wish to discuss these options further please contact us.
All of the cakes on the website have prices against them. Cakes that are labelled 'this size only' cannot be larger. Some cakes have limitations in flavours. If you want a larger size of the other cakes not marked this way, please email us with numbers for a quotation. Cup cakes packages are by quotation and will depend of numbers and style.
We are primarily cake bakers so our cakes taste wonderful. We have 16 years of experience with Weddings and our reputation for quality and finish is unsurpassed. We have a team of dedicated Pastry Chefs and Decorators.