Awards & Press
Aimee is a trailblazer, never shying away from a challenge and has achieved multiple awards including Gold and Silver at Cake International, Gold and Best in Class at Salon Culinaire International, Best in Class at NI Sugar Expo. She has also been recognised as regional finalist at The Wedding Industry Awards, Highly Commended in both the Cake Business and Large Wedding Cake categories at The Cake Professionals Awards, finalist in the Innovation and Independent Thinking category at the Isle of Man Awards for Excellence, Best Wedding Cake Designer at the My Manx Wedding Awards and also Best Wedding Cake Bakery Isle of Man at the Luxe Wedding Awards.
Aimee and the Butterfingers brand have been part of the Isle of Man Best Business Guide annually for a number of years now and have also been featured in Hello! magazine, Cake Masters magazine, American Cake Decorating magazine, Cake Decoration & Sugarcraft magazine, British Sugarcraft Guild magazine, Gallery Magazine, Isle of Man Newspapers and on blogs such as Rock My Wedding.
Aimee also is a regularly published cake journalist, creating tutorials and designs for other cake makers and designers to recreate and take inspiration from.
Isle of Man Awards for Excellence
Award for Innovation & Independent Thinking
Butterfingers was a finalist for this prestigious award recognising Aimee's continued strive for excellence by looking outside of the boundaries of the Isle of Man.
Northern Ireland Sugar Expo 2019
Taking the Northern Irish Show by storm.
A trip to Northern Ireland provided Aimee with yet more awards taking home not only a Silver award for this amazing nature inspired cake, but also a Best in Class again!
Salon Culinaire International 2019
Gold award and Best In Class!
Following on from the success at Cake International 2018, Aimee made her way to the world's biggest professional chef competition, Salon Culinaire International and achieved a Gold award again and also Best In Class!
Cake International 2018 Success!
Incredible results at the world's biggest and most prestigious cake competition!
In only the first year of entering, Aimee gained incredible international success with a Gold and a Silver in the Wedding Cake category.
The Wedding Industry Awards
Taking the Isle of Man to a national awards, Butterfingers were thrilled to be announced as a regional finalist for The Wedding Industry Awards! To be a finalist is a huge accolade!
Best Business Guide
Isle of Man Best Business Guide 2018 & 2019
Voted for entirely by the public, to gain the recognition of being part of the Best Business Guide is quite the achievement - and now to be recommended for a second year is incredible!
Voted Top Cake Designer
My Manx Wedding, the Isle of Man’s Biggest Wedding Community, recently announced its 2016 winners of the My Manx Wedding Awards, a guide from married couples to engaged couples of the top wedding suppliers on the Isle of Man.
Traditional English & Nigerian Fusion Wedding
"I loved the cake, it was beautiful! I did send her a lot of images of cakes I liked and those I wasn’t such a fan of, so she knew what style to design. Neither Emmanuel or I like fruit cake, so we decided to have 3 flavours; lemon, victoria sponge and chocolate. It tasted bloody delicious!"
Dishing Out Acts of Kindness!
Founder of Butterfingers Cakes, Aimee Ford, is on a mission to get people passing on a little 'act of kindness'.
Butterfingers Bride 2018
"Thanks for everything the cake was outstanding and everything I had asked for. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending you to everyone that’s for sure"
"Hi Aimee, what can I say - WOW! Thank you for the most amazing cake, it was absolutely incredible! I wish you’d heard all the comments the guests made about it, everyone commented on it! Even Sarah from The Forge said it was easily the nicest cake she’d ever seen! I can’t thank you enough xxx"
“Our wedding cake was simply extraordinary. I’m a calligrapher and wanted my writing to be incorporated in the design. The plan Aimee came up with, from the initial design to the new techniques used and flawless execution were beyond what we could have possibly imagined. Aimee is an artist and the only person I would trust with any of my future show-stopping cake needs and it tasted just as good as it looked!”
"Ok, so today I ate a piece of every tier of the cake - no more wedding diet! and it was so delicious!! It looked and tasted amazing, it was everything we wanted and more, thank you thank you!! Xx"
“Thank you for the cake Aimee! Tasted delicious, luckily got a whole chunk of the Nutella layer left which is getting devoured after the honeymoon xx”
"Hi Aimee, it was the best day thank you! Everyone said how amazing your cake looked and it tasted fab!"
"We had cake for breakfast this morning... Thanks again it was lovely”
Butterfingers Bride 2017
"Seriously your cake was amazing and how on earth did you get that in the tent!!!! Thanks for all your help. It was a seriously amazing cake - thank you for all your work, you do go above and beyond xxxxx”
"Cake was gorgeous thank you so much! My daughters loved it Xx”
“THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!! That was the grandest and most beautiful cake we have ever seen and the tastiest we have ever eaten. You are so bloody clever!! Xxx”
“We were both so happy with our cake it was stunning thank you 😊x”
Butterfingers Bride 2016
“Cake was amazing. Everyone loved it. It tasted great. Everyone on the day commented on the cake. It was a real focus point.”
“I just wanted to say a massive thank you for our wedding cake it was fantastic we loved it!”
“My absolutely stunning wedding cake! Made by Aimée Ford of Butterfingers. I can't recommend Aimee enough, I would never ever use anyone else. Not only was this such a beautiful cake but it tasted absolutely amazing too!! Thank you so much! Honestly guys get your cakes booked in I promise you will not be disappointed 💖💖 xxx”
“Aimee thank you so much for our beautiful cakes! I honestly can't thank you enough. It was an amazing cake xx”
Butterfingers Bride 2015
“Butterfingers created the most elegant 4 tier wedding cake for my big day. I asked for a traditional top tier which was a traditional brandy infused fruit cake. The other 3 tiers were vanilla and chocolate sponge with lovely buttercream fillings. The quilted icing and hand piped royal icing was really in-keeping with the the design spec I gave. The topper was from the East of India range and enabled my cake to stand out from others that had been created before. The flowers were added to match my theme and set the cake off fantastically. Butterfingers created my vision exactly how imagined it. I would recommend their services to many other brides to be as the unique creativity at butterfingers is amazing”
"Aimee created my wedding cake vision better than I envisioned it! Not only did it look divine, it tasted delicious. Aimee is such a superstar and ever the professional - highly recommend to everyone and anyone!"
Butterfingers Bride 2014
“We loved our cake from butterfingers it was a real show stopper - but then again there aren’t many of Aimee’s cakes that aren’t. Aimee really went above and beyond, she took the time to understand my vision for our day not just the cake -colour schemes, suggesting potential designs that would suit our tastes and venue. On the day she went one step further in getting our cake set up in the right place, and liaising with our venue directly in order to ensure that many of the details we had discussed in our conversations were fully in place before we arrived. A perfectionist in more ways than one, it was one of the parts of my day I really didn’t worry about, but was equally so excited to see the finished article!”
Standard Terms and Conditions of Trading
These terms form the basis of the contract between our customer and Butterfingers Ltd. These Terms, your Order and your Order confirmation are considered by us to set out the whole agreement between you and us for the sale of cakes. It is your responsibility to check all details in the order confirmation are complete and accurate as this is the document we work to when completing your order.
Basis of Sale
Any samples, drawings, or descriptions we issue and any descriptions or illustrations contained on our website are issued solely to provide you with an approximate idea of the cakes they describe and remain the property of Butterfingers Ltd.
Quotations are valid for a period of 30 calendar days from the day of issue.
No contract is made with you until we have received your booking fee. Once your booking fee has been received you are in a legally binding contract with Butterfingers Ltd.
We warrant that on delivery or collection the Cakes shall conform to their description as set out in the Order Confirmation, be of satisfactory quality and comply with all food safety, statutory and regulatory requirements in the Isle of Man. We will not be held responsible for customer disappointment of the design or the interpretation of the cake as long as it is made in line with the customer’s pre-agreed requirements set out in the order confirmation and will face no consequent liability. It is the customer’s responsibility to ensure all details within the order confirmation and/or sketch are correct and meet their exact requirements.
The warranty does not apply to any defect in the Cakes arising from willful damage, accident, negligence by you or any third party if you use the cake in a way we do not recommend, your failure to follow our instructions or any alterations you carry out.
Our cakes are made in an environment where nuts, egg, milk, gluten and other allergens are present. We cannot guarantee that any cake is entirely nut-free although we make every effort to ensure that allergies are accommodated.
We do not copy any cake that is not one of our own designs and please do not ask us to do so. Where inspiration pictures are provided, we will use these as a reference point when creating our own design. Providing an inspiration image should not be deemed a request to copy said image, and our provision of a quote for something based upon an image should not be deemed as an acceptance to copy said image, only that we will endeavour to produce something of equal or higher quality and along the same theme. Where colour swatches are provided we will do our best to match as close as we deem possible. Exact colour matches are not guaranteed.
Fresh flowers are not included in the price of the design. If a cake is to be dressed with fresh flowers these are to be provided by your florist. Butterfingers Ltd do not source or provide fresh flowers for cake decoration and take no responsibility if fresh flowers are used on a cake.
From time to time certain materials for our cakes may become obsolete. This is totally out of our control; however, we will do our best to select replacement products to reflect the original design as closely as possible. We reserve the right to replace items with component parts of equal or better quality without consultation.
If your cake contains figures made from sugar paste, whilst edible, we do not advise that they are eaten, due to the possible presence of dowels for reinforcement. All of our figures are handmade, and therefore, whilst we try to capture the characteristics of a particular person if requested (such as with eye colour, hair colour, hair length, glasses etc), we cannot guarantee a true likeness. It is your responsibility to provide images for our reference. If images are not provided standard figures shall be used.
The cake is a fresh product containing no additives or preservatives and it is our right to assume consumption on the day requested. Cakes should be stored in a dry place, at room temperature, away from direct sunlight and sources of heat in the box provided. They should NOT be refrigerated.
Butterfingers Ltd and the customer expressly agree that the cakes and all goods purchased from Butterfingers Ltd remain the property of Butterfingers Ltd until paid for in full.
Delivery and Collection
All orders may be collected free of charge from Butterfingers Ltd by prior arrangement. We accept no responsibility for any damage sustained to the cake once it has left the premises.
If delivery has been requested we will deliver the cake on the day set out in the order confirmation to the address provided. We do not offer specific delivery times but do endeavour to provide approximate times where possible. Butterfingers Ltd will always do the best it can to ensure delivery dates agreed are achieved for the provision of the goods or services however the Company cannot accept liability for delays and time shall not be of the essence.
When delivering to a wedding venue, we will contact the venue in advance to arrange a mutually convenient time for delivery. If we set up the wedding cake we shall take a photograph of the cake before leaving and, where possible, obtain a signature from the venue confirming the cake has been received in good condition. Should the venue need to set up the cake themselves we shall explain how the cake is to be displayed and where possible obtain a signature to verify we have done so. Once the cake has been delivered we are unable to accept any liability for any damage sustained to the cake thereafter nor any failure to follow the instructions provided.
Price and Payment
The price of your cake will be as set out in your order confirmation. No Vat is payable on the cakes. A £100 booking fee is required for wedding cake orders and a 50% booking fee for all other cakes. For Wedding Cakes, a detailed order confirmation will be issued detailing the final balance and payment details. One further payment reminder will be sent prior to the final payment being due one calendar month before the wedding, and it is the responsibility of the client to ensure payment is on time.
The balance must be paid in cleared monies no later than the date set out in the order confirmation by bank transfer to the account specified, cash or cheque. If paying by cheque please allow 5 working days for payment to clear. Late payments will incur a £25 charge.
If payment is not received by the date specified this shall be constituted as a breach of contract by the client. We reserve the right to hold the order until payment is made in full. When payment is late we accept no responsibility should we be unable to purchase the required stock or equipment to make the cake as laid out in the order confirmation. In these circumstances, the cake will be made as close to the order confirmation as possible with no redress or liability on Butterfingers Ltd.
Cancellation, postponement and alterations
In the event of a cancellation by yourselves, charges are as follows;
More than ninety days prior to the date = booking fee only.
Ninety days to one calendar month prior to the date = booking fee plus half the remaining cost.
Less than one calendar month prior to the date = full amount
Any payments previously made are not refundable.
In the event of a postponement, the payment due remains the same as a cancellation. Subject to availability we will carry the monies paid forward to the new wedding date. Please be aware that we will only do this on one occasion. Any further postponements will be classed as a cancellation.
You may, prior to 8 weeks before the wedding day, or 7 days for celebration cakes, amend or cancel your order by providing us with written notice. In the case of alterations, a new order confirmation will be issued detailing the changes and the new cost. Alterations are not confirmed until a new order confirmation has been issued. Should you make any changes after that time there will not be a reduction in the price you pay, even if your new design is cheaper than the original booking.
In the unlikely event that we need to cancel your order, any monies paid will be refunded. Butterfingers Ltd reserves the right to cancel, vary or suspend the operation of this contract if events occur which are in the nature of force majeure including (without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing): fire, floods, storm, plant breakdown, strike, lockouts, riot, hostilities, non-availability of materials or supplies or any other event outside the control of Butterfingers Ltd, and Butterfingers Ltd shall not be liable for any breach of contract resulting from such an event.
Butterfingers Ltd’s liability (both in contract and tort) in respect of defects in goods or services shall be limited to the issue of a credit note in respect thereof or granting a refund or other such compensatory measures as Butterfingers Ltd, at its discretion, considers appropriate in the circumstances and shall be limited to the to the value of the goods or services giving rise to the claim.
Butterfingers Ltd shall not under any circumstances be liable for the customer respect of indirect consequential loss or damage or loss of profits, provided always that these conditions do not exclude or restrict Butterfingers Ltd’s statutory liability for death or personal injury arising from any negligence on Butterfingers Ltd’s part or liability imposed by statutory implied terms in Consumer Contracts.
Complaints are very rare and due to the amount of work put into each individual cake, we take them very seriously.
Both Parties agree to not post any negative information about the other arising out of this Contract or Event on any online forum or website without providing advance written notice of the intended content thereof and providing the other party with a prior opportunity to resolve any issues between the parties amicably.
Complaints regarding the decoration of celebration cake can be easily repaired so errors of this nature must be pointed out upon delivery/collection so as to give us the opportunity to correct them. Once payment has been handed over this confirms that decoration is as requested and no further claims can be made. Wedding cake clients will be sent a detailed sketch or quotation outlining the details of their wedding cake prior to the wedding. It is the client's responsibility to check that this meets with their requirements and raise any issues with us if there are any discrepancies.
Where the complaint is in regards to the quality of the cake, then the cake, or remainder of the cake/tier, must be returned to us as soon as possible after cutting and within 48 hours of collection/delivery to ensure that we are able to fairly assess the nature of the complaint.
Please note we can only deal with the client who placed the original order.
All designs and intellectual property rights remain the property of Butterfingers Ltd.
We reserve the right to use images of your cake for any form of advertising including web-based promotions, brochures, galleries and competitions. It is advisable that you make a copy of all documentation received from Butterfingers Ltd for your own benefit.
This Agreement together with Order Confirmation documents provided constitutes the entire agreement and understanding between the parties relating to the order. Except as may be expressly stated in this Agreement, it supersedes and cancels all prior agreements, statements, representations, understandings, negotiations and discussions, whether oral or written, between the parties. Each of the parties acknowledges and agrees that in entering into this Agreement it does not rely on any statement, representation, warranty or understanding made prior to this Agreement save to the extent that such statement, representation, warranty or understanding is incorporated into this Agreement. Each of the parties acknowledges and agrees that in entering into this Agreement it has not relied on (or has been induced to enter into this Agreement by) any statement, representation, warranty or understanding made prior to this Agreement. Nothing in this paragraph excludes any liability for fraudulent misrepresentation.
In the event that any one or more such provisions of this Agreement should be deemed to be invalid or unenforceable, such invalidity or unenforceability shall not affect the validity and enforceability of the remaining valid and enforceable provisions thereof which shall be construed as if such invalid or unenforceable provisions had not been inserted.
The parties agree to submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.
Any headings utilised in this Agreement have been inserted for the convenience of reference only and should in no way restrict or otherwise affect the construction of the terms and conditions hereof.