The Next Steps
If you like what you see, then please contact me for further information and to check whether we have availability for your function date. I recommend that you call or email me with as much information as possible about your requests. In order to provide you with an estimated cost, I’ll need to know:
- the date and location of your function,
- how many people your cake will need to serve
- and an idea of the type of design you would like for your cake.
- What sort of budget have you set for your cake (please refer to our price guide for an idea of the prices you can expect to pay)
Save the Date
If I’m available and you are happy with the guide price, I’d recommend that you ‘Save the date’ for your cake for which I ask for a £50 non-returnable booking fee. The booking fee is deducted from the final cake price and ensures that your function date is held for you. I work on a first-come-first-served basis and as a one-woman business, the number of cakes that can be produced for any date is limited.
After you have saved the date, approximately six months before the wedding, you should contact me to book a consultation which is held at the home of Keen For Cakes. Here you will be able to talk through your initial ideas, see examples of my work and browse the portfolios. Bring anything with you that may inspire your cake design; such as colour samples, fabric swatches or stationary. You will also be able to sample 3 to 4 cake flavours to help with your final decisions.
Private Sampling Consultations – Before Saving the Date.
If you would like to come and sample my cakes, but you haven’t yet ‘saved the date’ for your we do ask that you make a non-refundable ‘save the date until we meet’ payment of £25.00 which is deductible from the cost of your cake if you decide to proceed with an order. After we’ve met the date will be saved for you for a further 7 days after I’ve sent you a quotation. If we do not hear from you within the seven days you may lose the date. If you decide to proceed with an order with Keen for Cakes I will require you to pay a booking fee of £50.00 (if your wedding is more than 6 months away) or 50% deposit (if the wedding date is 6 months or less) less the £25.00 ‘sampling’ payment. Your sampling/booking fee will be deducted from your final cake total.
Sampling consultations are for two people. If more people wish to attend (max 4) please discuss with us this prior to booking your appointment. We always have our Victoria sponge and Rich Chocolate cake available to sample, and you can choose a further 3 flavours chosen from our ‘flavours list’. During your appointment we will discus your design requirement’s as detailed in ‘Save The Date’. Sampling is available at wedding fairs several times a year without obligation. Private tastings are not available during peak wedding season (June – August)
Order Without Consultation
Naked Cakes, do not usually require a consultation or If you know exactly what you want to order, ie, you have seen the exact cake that you would like on my website, without any changes to the design, a consultation is not necessary. In this case, you can simply contact me and ask to book your cake. I’ll then issue you with confirmation of your order and a payment schedule.