Portions, Ordering & Pricing

Ordering your wedding or event cake from us is easy. Just use our Contact Page or call us on 07904536091. We’re happy to answer all your questions on portions, lead times and pricing and can recommend options for flavours and decorations. You can also email us at cocoaandwhey@gmail.com or use the form on our Contact Page.

Wedding Cakes – The Process

Portions

The cost of your cake will depend on the size, flavours and fillings that you choose, as well as the number of tiers and the intricacy of your design. Wedding cakes are very work intensive, often take many days to make and need careful construction. You can get an idea of portion sizes from the Portion Guide below. Please note that the portion numbers given are an ordering guide only as portions will vary depending on how your cake is cut. 

Wedding Cakes are usually bespoke and as the cost of your cake will vary greatly depending on your chosen design please contact us for an accurate quote. You can get an idea of prices from the guide below. Cake tiers are usually 5″ deep with 4 layers of sponge and 3 layers of filling to each tier. We offer a wedding portion size of 1″ x 1″ x 5″. If you want to serve your cake as a dessert you will need to double these portions. As well as bespoke designs you can choose a design from our Wedding Cake Gallery.  All our designs can be adjusted to suit your colour scheme and theme as well as your guest numbers.

Portion Guide

Cake Tiers – Round/Square Wedding Portions

(1” x 1” x 5”)

Dessert Portions

(2” x 1” x 5”)

4” 10/15 5/8
6” 20/25 12/17
8” 40/50 24/30
10” 60/80 38/48
12” 80/110 58/70

Flavours & Ingredients

It’s great to be able to offer your guests a choice of different cake flavours and we recommend that you choose at least two different flavours in your cake tiers.   You can even choose to mix sweet and savoury tiers if you are choosing a naked wedding cake! If you have particular dietary requirements then please let us know and we will do our best to help. If you want to cater for a large number of guests then feel free to ask about additional kitchen cutting cakes. 

Design Consultations & Tastings

At present consultations in person are suspended due to Covid but we hope that these will restart in the not too distant future. Choosing your wedding cake should be relaxed and fun! We offer private tasting appointments for you and your partner so you can try different cake flavours and discuss your ideas in detail. There is a charge of £25 for tastings and you can choose 4 flavours of your choice as well as having the chance to try additional flavours that we have available. The cost of your tasting is deducted from the final balance of your cake.

Your tasting’s a good time to bring along any colour samples and other things that you wish to incorporate into the design of your wedding cake. We usually offer appointments during the day as well as evenings and weekends. All appointments are strictly by prior arrangement so contact us to arrange your date and time.

Samples by Post

At the moment we’re offering a sample service by post and a free online design appointments. Sample boxes are currently on offer for £25 to cover the cost of the samples, postage and packaging and each box contains 6 different flavours. Our flavours change regularly but wherever possible we do our best to include flavours on request. Our delicious boxes of samples are delivered via First Class Royal Mail and are designed to fit through your letter box so they don’t require a signature on delivery. If you’d like to reserve a sample box then please email us.

Ordering & Reserving Your Date

After your consultation and tasting we will provide you with a written quote and a sketch of your chosen design. If you are happy with these and want to go ahead and book your date then we require a £50 non-refundable deposit. The balance for your cake will be payable a month before your wedding date. 

Pricing

The following wedding cake prices are given as a guide price:

2 Tier Wedding Cakes – start from £280/£305 (buttercream/iced) based on 5″ & 8″ tiers (55 wedding portions 1″ x 1″ x 5″)

3 Tier Wedding Cakes start from £345/£380 (buttercream/iced) based on 4″, 6″ & 8″ tiers (70 wedding portions)

4 Tier Wedding Cakes start from £615/£680 (buttercream/iced) based on 4″, 6, 8″ & 10″ tiers (130 finger/80 dessert)

Other sizes are available on request so please enquire for further details.

Naked Wedding Cakes – covered in fruit and flowers are also available and start from £250 based on 5″ & 8″ tiers (55 wedding portions)

Semi-Naked Wedding Cakes – decorated with fruit & flowers start from £280 based on 5″ & 8″ tiers (55 wedding portions)

Savoury Cakes and Savoury Shortbreads – prices for these are available on request.

Wedding Favours, Macarons, Cupcakes and Cookies – As well as making your wedding cake we can also make favours for your guests, including macaroons, cookies and cupcakes and these can be tied in to compliment and/or match the design of your main cake. Favours can be boxed or unboxed depending on your choice. We can even provide you with edible table place names for your guests at the reception.  Please feel free to discuss your ideas with us.

Cupcakes – start from £3.00 with a minimum order of 12.

Mini Cupcakes – start from £1.75 with a minimum order of 24.

Wedding Favour Cookies, Macarons & Cake Pops – start from £3.00 (large) including presentation bag and ribbon with a minimum order of 12 or £1.75 (small).

Delivery and Set Up

We will arrange to deliver and set up your cake at your chosen venue.  We liaise with your venue and can also liaise with your caterers and florist as required.  Setting up your cake is a vital part of the service that we provide. Wedding cakes are usually extremely fragile and require very careful transportation and handling. We will assemble your cake tiers at your venue and always ensure that the cake is beautifully displayed before your reception begins. This means that you can enjoy your wedding cake it in all its charm and beauty without having to feel any worry or stress. There is a £30 charge for set up of your wedding cake. Delivery of your cake is free within a 30 mile radius. For cakes at a more distant venue there may be an additional small delivery charge. For further details please contact us.

Timings

Our wedding cakes take many hours to complete and we can therefore only accept a limited number of orders in any week.  During the wedding season between April and September dates can fill up quickly and we would advise you to reserve your wedding date with us as soon as possible.  However, if you are in need of a cake at short notice then please call and we will do our best to help you or we can try and recommend someone else who can.

Celebration & Party Cakes

Celebration  & Party Cakes start from £70 for an 6” sponge cake with basic icing decoration and ribbon (enough for 20 party portions). Novelty cakes start from £75.