Cakes by Ann - Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What are the sizes of the tiers on your wedding cakes
A. All of our wedding cakes are a standard size, just
the same as you would find in any other High Street wedding cake
our size guide.
Two tiers - 8 & 10 inch cakes - approx 80-90 portions
Three tiers - 6, 8 & 10 inch cakes - approx 100-120 portions
Four tiers - 6, 8,10 & 12 inch cakes - approx 180-200 portions
Larger sizes available on request, contact us for details.
Q. What areas do you deliver to?
A.We deliver wedding cakes all over Central Scotland, we have a personal delivery service to ensure your wedding cake reaches you or your venue in perfect condition. We will also set up your wedding cake to display it to it's full potential at no extra charge.
Q. Do you supply cake bases or stands?
A. We can supply cake bases and stands free, subject to a £50 refundable deposit for bases and £75 for stands, this will be returned to you when the base or stand is returned to us undamaged. On the rare occasion that the stand you require is not available we will provide a suitable alternative.
Q. Can I have any tiers of my wedding cake made in sponge?
A. Your wedding cake can be all fruit, all sponge
or a combination of both. Any sponge tiers can be plain, lemon,
chocolate sponge or carrot cake.
recommend that any sponge tiers be used on the day and not kept,
we don't add any preservatives or additives to our freshly baked
Q. Do you create wedding figures?
A. Yes we do, we create personalised figures, but must be added to your wedding cake. Our figures are
created from from sugar paste so that we can add them to your wedding cake.
Q. How long have you been creating wedding cakes?
A. For over twenty years, The first sixteen were for another employer
where we also created celebration cakes and a lot of our designs
can still be seen in Asda, Sainsbury's, M&S etc.
Q. Do you use a cake mix for either your wedding fruit cake or sponge?
A. No we never use any prepared mixes, we mix each cake individually
, whether fruit or sponge and use separate ingredients. Our wedding
fruit cake is actually our own secret recipe.
Q. I don't like certain ingredients in wedding cake, can some of these
be left out?
A. Yes as our wedding fruit cakes are mixed individually and are not
prepared mixes we can add or omit anything you do or do not like.
Q. How far in advance do I need to order a wedding cake?
A. We prefer at least three months notice for ordering a wedding cake
which contains any fruit tiers, one months notice for all sponge
tiers. We understand that sometimes people get let down by their
cake decorator so we keep a supply for short notice orders also.
Q. Do I have to order one of the wedding cake designs from your web
A. Not at all, we pride ourselves on designing unique wedding
cakes and can create the wedding cake of your dreams incorporating
your colour scheme, ideas and wishes, just call to discuss details
with no obligation, one of our highly trained staff will be delighted
to discuss your wedding cake with you.
Q. I like a wedding cake on your web site but would like it a different
shape, Is this possible?
A. Yes your wedding cake can be any shape you wish, round, square,
diamond, heart, oval or even a combination if you wish.
Q. How long can I keep my wedding cake, I would like to hold onto the
A. Any fruit tiers can be kept for twelve weeks, we don't recommend
keeping it any longer than this but it's totally up to you, we have
re-covered fruit cake over seven years old
cakes created in sponge should be consumed on the day, there are
no preservatives added to any of our cakes to prolong shelf life.
Q. Can you make bride and groom figures that look like me and my future
A. Our figures are not sculptures but can
be made to look similar in, build, hair/eye colour and clothes etc.
Q. What are your personalised figures made from.
A. We can create your personalised figures from sugar paste, sugar paste personalised figures are attached to your cake
and are edible.
Q. Do you send cakes by courier?
A. No, we never send any of our cake by courier, we want you to have a cake in perfect condition and prefer to deliver our cakes personally, wedding cakes are delivered by a fully qualified wedding cake designer.
you have a question you would like to ask, you can phone or email
me, we will be able to turn your ideas into reality and create your
dream wedding cake. Why not have a look at our wedding cakes and
see if there is a design you like at http://www.cakesbyann.co.uk
'You Deserve the Wedding Cake of your Dreams'
Cakes by Ann - Fullwood Industrial Estate, Burnbank Road, Hamilton, Lanarkshire, ML3 9AZ