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Frequently asked questions

Below are answers to some of the more frequently asked questions. Please contact us if you have any other questions.

Q. How do I order a cake?
For celebration cakes please send us an email. For wedding cakes we recommend a full consultation to ensure we capture all your ideas and requirements.

Q. How far in advance do I need to order?
The further ahead you order the better. For celebration cakes and large cupcake orders please allow 4 weeks and for wedding cakes, around 12 weeks. If you are unable to order this far in advance though we will do our best to fit in your order.

Q. What flavour cakes do you make?

We specialise in light and fluffy Victoria sponge cakes. Our standard flavours are vanilla and chocolate but we are always happy to discuss other flavours if you have a personal preference. Vanilla buttercream is used as standard on all our large cakes, but we are also happy to create buttercream toppings in other flavours.

Q. Do you make vegan cakes?

Yes. I can offer a plant-based decorated bake.

Q. I have a food allergy - can I still have cake?

At Little Love Cakes, we also know that not everyone can eat a sponge baked using traditional ingredients. We can substitute alternative ingredients to avoid some common allergens* including:
• gluten free
• dairy free
• sugar free (using sugar alternatives)
* There are traditional ingredients in the Little Love Cakes kitchen so although we are as careful as possible, we cannot guarantee that the cakes are 100% allergen free.

Q: What are your standard cake sizes?
At Little Love Cakes we bake 7” and 9” round cakes as standard. Each regular cake consists of three sponges in a single layer.

- 7" feeds approximately 16-20

- 9" feeds approximately 26-30

Portion size for sculptured cakes will differ slightly depending on the style of cake you require but we are happy to guide you in this. We are also very happy to discuss wedding cake sizes, such as number of layers and portions you require.

Q. How do I pay for my order?
A 50deposit is required to secure your order. The balance of payment can be made online via bank transfer or in cash, prior to or upon collection of your cake. Please note that deposits are non-refundable.

Q. How do I get my cake?
We will contact you when your cake is ready for collection on or just before your required date.

Q. How much will I expect to pay for a cake?
As each of our cakes is made to order and to meet individual requirements we cannot give set prices. To receive a quote, please send us an email with your enquiry. However, as a general guide, simple cakes start from £60 and more detailed cakes start from about £90.

Q. How do I care for my cake?
Your cake will be handed to you in a lidded cake box. You should store it in a cool, dry place and out of direct sunlight. Once cut, we recommend you wrap the remaining cake in greaseproof paper and silver foil to preserve the moistness of your cake. If you would like to keep any decorations such as sugar flowers or figurines, remove them from the cake and store in a cardboard container preferably with some anti-moisture crystals.

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