Wedding Cake Information, Consultations and Booking
We love wedding cakes! Being part of your special day is amazing and we do everything we can to ensure we create the cake that you want and make the planning and booking process as easy and stress-free as possible.
We are a family run business based in Fazeley Staffordshire. We work very hard to ensure your cake is perfect, we pride ourselves on our attention to detail, quality is in our name and work ethic.
Read on to find out about WEDDING CAKE INFORMATION, CONSULTATIONS AND BOOKING.
Wedding Cake Information
- Wedding Cake Guide
- Cake Samples
- Wedding Cake Jargon
- Wedding Cake Testimonials
- Locations Covered
Each cake is unique in terms of design, size, decoration and flavour, which is why we don’t have set prices for our wedding cakes. You are most welcome to get in touch to let us know what you want, then we are happy to provide a no-obligation quote.
Wedding Cake Guide
If you’re not sure what sort of cake you want, our wedding cake guide is a great place to start. In summary we explain sizes, styles, terminology, we cover decorations, colours, flowers as well as give you some ideas and inspiration.
Wedding Cake Consultations
We offer you and your partner the opportunity to meet us for a one to one appointment, to sample our cakes and meet Izzy, our cake designer.
As you can appreciate, due to the pandemic, we are not currently able to offer face to face consultation appointments. However, from May 17th 2021 we will be able to see you again. Not long to go! We will update this page when we are able to invite you in again – we continue to follow government guidelines until then.
Nevertheless, we will not let this get in the way, we want to make planning your cake as fun and stress free as possible, which is why we are here to help! So in the meantime please drop us an email, a text, a message or give us a call and we can talk all things wedding!
Wedding Cake Samples
During a wedding cake consultation, we give you both a sample of our cakes. After all, what’s inside is just as important as the outside.
Even though we cannot meet face to face, we are still able to offer cake samples. We have created sample takeaways. These are boxes of 6 different cake flavours, which can be collected from the shop for you to enjoy at home.
Our sample take away boxes are £10, but this is deducted from the cost of your cake if you choose to book with us. Please get in touch to request a sample box.
We have created lots of blogs, full of ideas, hints, tips and inspiration, especially as there is lots of jargon and questions when it comes to cakes. What is a tier? What is quilting? Which flowers should I have? Browse through our blogs to learn more or scroll down to learn more:
Wedding Cake Jargon
We imagine it must be overwhelming when trying to decide on cakes, especially if you’re not sure what everything means. We’ve listed a few terms you’ll often come across, which hopefully, will help when it comes to booking your cake:
These are the number of cakes stacked on top of each other. The majority of weddings cakes are two or three tiers. This is necessary to get enough portions to serve to your guests.
These are layers of sponge inside each cake. (Often confused with tiers). Although standard cakes have two layers of sponge, with a filling in the middle (e.g. jam and buttercream) most wedding cakes contain three layers of sponge. Generally this gives a slightly larger portion and makes the cake taller. The more layers of sponge you add, the taller the cake becomes.
Wedding cakes are a great opportunity to add some style and creativity to your cake to turn it into a piece of edible art. We can create textures using icing and other edible items such as cake lace, and isomalt. You can go for the clean modern look and keep it plain and elegant, or you can add some texture in the form of ruffles or quilting to the fondant to create patterns and illusions. See our blog for more details
Buttercream is the soft icing made from butter, sugar and other flavourings (such as vanilla, lemon or chocolate) that goes in between layers of sponge to hold them together. It is also the swirly bit at the top of cupcakes. In order to create a smooth finished cake it is also applied to the outside edge of the cake, underneath fondant. It can be used a as full cake covering, on semi-naked or ribbed buttercream cakes.
This is a soft white or coloured icing that is used to cover cakes. Sugarpaste can be super smooth or used to create textures as listed above. It is sometimes referred to as fondant, or simply icing. It has a very gentle vanilla flavour.
Dragees are little balls made of sugar (like a boiled sweet) they are often coloured or given a metallic texture. Sometimes called sugar pearls. These are used to add a touch of sparkle to cakes and cupcakes.
This is the traditional icing used to cover cakes, it was used on the Queen’s wedding cake. Royal icing is made of whisked egg whites and icing sugar. It dries very hard and is very sweet, we use it to “glue” things onto cakes as it acts as a great bonding agent, and it is used to pipe words or decorations, read more about Royal icing here. Since the invention of Sugarpaste however, it is now rarely used. It is difficult to work with, it is not as smooth and takes a lot longer to do. In summary, we do not use royal icing to cover our cakes, we use sugarpaste.
Don’t just take our word for it, here is what others have said about their wedding cakes.
The girls created an awesome wedding cake for us that exceeded our expectations! It was a highlight of our special day. The girls listened to our requests for the cake and went above and beyond. The cake was enhanced by the excellent cupcakes that we gave our guests as party favours.
Garry and Katy (Cambridge)
Thank you all for our beautiful wedding cake! It looked amazing! Just what we wanted ❤️ it also tasted perfect and it went down a treat! Brilliant service and the balloons were lovely too!
Mr and Mrs B (Atherstone)
From the moment I enquired about a cake the service was great, everyone was friendly and knew what I wanted. The cake itself was perfect and it exceeded all expectations. It looked the part and the bride and groom were overwhelmed with it. The cake tasted amazing and most guests did not realise it was gluten-free. The sponge was moist and the icing was tasty. Everyone complimented the cake.
My and I husband can’t thank you guys enough you brought our vision to life and made our day complete with the most amazing wedding cake ever…. thank you sooo much such wonderful service from start to finish.
Thank you for a lovely experience, all the flavours we tasted were spot on and Izzy made it a stress free experience. She was so helpful, friendly and just made the whole thing enjoyable!
Quality Cake Company baked my wedding cake. It was just what I wanted and went down a treat with all the guests.
Would definitely recommend and use again.
Wedding Cake Booking
Once you know the cake you want and have decided we are the right cake makers for you, we ask for a £50 deposit in order to secure the date. The rest of the balance is then split into two payments, one 6 months before the big day, and the final payment 6 weeks before. Click here to see our full terms and conditions. For more information about booking your cake, please see our “how to book your cake” page.
Quality Cake Company deliver wedding cakes all over the West Midlands, including Tamworth, Birmingham, Sutton Coldfield, Lichfield, Atherstone, Coventry, Cannock, Nuneaton & Solihull. We can deliver further, please see our delivery page for more information or request a quote to your wedding venue.
Where possible, we deliver it all the way to the cake stand and not left in the hands of anyone else. We want to ensure your cake it is in the correct place/room, it is unpacked, stacked where necessary and all decorations added correctly.
If you want any additional information regarding wedding cakes, get in touch, we’re here to help and answer any questions.
You can also have a look at our Wedding Cake Gallery where you will see some of our previous designs for inspiration.
Everyone’s wedding is unique and your cake should be no exception! if you can dream it, we can create it!