How do you book your stunning bespoke wedding cake?
Let me guide you...
Planning a wedding can be overwhelming, by the time you have booked a few suppliers it can all blend into one! Let me take the stress out of the wedding cake for you...
First we will meet for a consultation where we can sit down comfortably to chat all the details of your big day. I will take down all the details I need, from your venue (a fairly essential bit of info!), to your florist and photographer. Then we will get onto the fun stuff - the cake! Together we will create a cake that is perfect for you both.
After the consultation I will draw up some quotes for you based upon the design we came up with and then we ask for a booking fee to secure your date. You can then book onto one of our complimentary indulgent sample days where we will arrange to deliver a box of our most popular flavours to you to enjoy in the comfort of your home - to share or to keep to yourselves! Once you are in the diary you can then relax, you have ticked the cake box and you don't need to worry about it again, you can enjoy planning the rest of the details.
6 weeks before the wedding we will have a catch up. At this point we can make any changes to the design, because sometimes things change and we don't believe in being rigid, and I will double check all the key information again. Then roll on the wedding!
On the day, again you don't need to worry about a thing. I am an absolute perfectionist, so whilst you are sipping champagne and calming your nerves, I will be at your venue, setting up your beautiful cake, ensuring it is displayed to show it off to all your guests and making it a true showpiece in the room. Because did I mention that stand hire is our gift to you?! From a simple elegant glass stand, to a full on cake swing, I have it all, and I want you to use it!
But the service doesn't just stop there! After the wedding, I will coordinate with your venue to collect any cake stands you have used so that you don't need to worry. And then, as a final flourish, I will send to you the beautiful hand drawn sketch of your cake in a stunning frame, a perfect memento to a perfect cake on your perfect day xxx
How much will it be?
As the saying goes...how long is a piece of string?
Every cake is truly bespoke and designed for you, both in terms of the design itself but also budget. I always ask clients to be honest about budget, because I don't want to design a cake beyond your wildest dreams...but also beyond your wildest budget, but also equally, if you can afford something that bit 'more', then let me give you more!
Below is a guide of our starting prices for wedding cakes based upon size -
1 tier from £100
2 tier from £225
3 tier from £350
4 tier from £500
5 tier from £675
But to give you an idea of what some things may cost, I have used some of our display cakes to give you pricing, because did I mention that I never recreate a wedding cake and never ever release details of price for your cake to anyone? No? Well it's true! Every cake is individual, never to be recreated, and completely confidential too!
The white 3 tier with the beaut dried pampas wreath is stunning and would come in at £350 for a 4/6/8 inch to feed 60.
The black 3 tier has a gorgeous oversized statement sugar flower and rose gold glitter. This would be mid range at £450 for a 4/6/8 inch to feed 60
The stunning rose gold 4 tier with the marble, copper leaf and statement flowers would be just £545 for a 4/6/8/10 inch to feed 100.
The pink and gold 4 tier would be a luxury cake at £795 for a 5/6/8/10 inch to feed 110.
This gorgeous richly coloured bohemian macramé cake would be £750 as a 4/6/8/10/12 inch feeding a generous 150.
This all white beauty has shimmer, shine and ruffles galore, coming in at £975 for a 4/6/8/10/13 inch feeding 165.
The *really* big one...
For an 8 tier such as this with tonnes of real edible gold leaf, ornate mouldings, and hundreds of edible wafer petals, it would be £2500 and would feed over 600 if all cake. Tiers can be made using polystyrene 'dummy' cakes to give the look but without all the cake.
Our fantastic sample days for 2020 have been released and the dates are below!
Our gorgeous sample boxes are filled with all our most popular flavours in one of our beautifully packaged luxe gift boxes.
These are complimentary to our couples who have settled their deposit. For prospective couples wishing to try before you buy, or if you simply fancy a treat then you can book one for a small fee of £20. This is then deductible from the final balance of your cake when you book.
Sample boxes can be posted UK wide, hand delivered to Isle of Man addresses or available for collection from us.
All sample boxes must be booked by 14 days in advance.
Dates for 2020
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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.