What should I ask at a wedding cake consultation?
9th April 2014
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So, you’ve booked the venue and have your eye on the perfect dress, now what about the cake?  Ordering your wedding cake has got to be one of the most fun parts of your wedding planning (who doesn’t like cake?), but your options are almost endless – will it be a traditional tiered cake, something more contemporary, or perhaps cupcakes or a dessert table? 

Booking a wedding cake consultation will help ensure your cake compliments all the other details of your big day.  Read on - Helen at The Buttercup Kitchen, a cake design company in Woking, can help ensure you get the most out of your consultation.

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How much will my cake cost? It is a good idea to come to your wedding cake consultation with an idea of your maximum budget for your cake.  Make sure you then ask how we can maximise your budget – this could mean having a cutting cake to give you extra portions, or a less intricate design to give you more cake for your money.

What size cake should I have? This is determined by the number of guests you are expecting.  This will obviously be finalised nearer the wedding date, but by bringing an estimation of the number of portions you will require will help us decide what size cake you will need.  Our website has a handy portion guide for fruit and sponge cakes.

What flavours can I have? Ask to see a menu of cake flavours and fillings.  If you are having a tiered cake you can have different flavours on different tiers, so Nan can have her fruit cake, your fiancé (who will ONLY eat vanilla sponge) is kept happy, and you get your favourite - chocolate fudge cake (of course) too!

Can I try some samples?  Always make sure you taste cake before you place an order.  A cake may look pretty but it’s equally important that it tastes amazing!  The Buttercup Kitchen offers complimentary tasting of our most popular flavours at each wedding cake consultation.


Can I bring someone with me to the consultation?  It is a good idea to bring someone you trust with you, as there a lot of decisions to make and having someone who knows you well will only help.  We’ll always provide cake samples for two people.

I have guests with intolerances, can you cater for them?  Ensure your cake designer can accommodate any guests with special diets.  The Buttercup Kitchen can provide cake made without gluten or dairy (or both). 

Do you supply a cake stand?  Check with your venue as some include cake stand hire with their package.  The Buttercup Kitchen offers cake and cupcake stands for hire at very reasonable rates which make it much more affordable than buying your own (that means money for your dress!)


Do you provide cupcakes as well as wedding cakes?  Cupcakes are becoming more popular as an alternative to a traditional tiered cake (often with a single tier for the ‘cutting of the cake’) or in addition to a main cake for the evening guests.  The Buttercup Kitchen can provide cupcakes in lots of delicious flavours, and can be decorated simply to keep costs low, or more elaborately if desired – check out our gallery for examples.

Do you provide wedding favours?  Iced biscuits make lovely wedding favours.  The Buttercup Kitchen provide these wrapped to ensure they will keep well – your guests can then take them home as a memento (if they can resist eating them on the day).  Iced biscuits can be decorated to compliment the colour scheme and theme of your day.


Are you registered and insured?  It is really important that your wedding cake designer is properly registered and has adequate insurance cover.  The Buttercup Kitchen is fully registered and insured with food hygiene certification and a FSA rating of 5 stars.

To discuss your wedding cake ideas, check our availability or book a wedding cake consultation with The Buttercup Kitchen, e-mail info@thebuttercupkitchen.co.uk or call 07956 574371. 

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Helen A

Member since: 2nd April 2014

Helen A owns and runs The Buttercup Kitchen, a cake design company in Woking, Surrey. We love creating delcious bespoke cakes for wedding, birthdays and other celebrations. Find us at www.thebuttercupkitchen.co.uk...

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