Ordering Guide

Congratulations on your upcoming celebration! Once you have chosen your date, please contact us to check for availability. We would be delighted to create your beautiful centrepiece.

SAMPLE BOXES
Sample boxes are posted on set dates to our wedding couples. This is an opportunity for you to choose and taste five different flavours from my menu. Once you’d had chance to taste your samples in the comfort of your own home or alongside family and friends I will then schedule in a time to give you a call. This is where the design process starts and I can get a real feel for your wedding style. Following this call I will design your cake, and for iced cakes only I will also sketch out your design. Once you’re happy with everything I leave you alone to enjoy the rest of your planning process until much nearer to your special day. My door is, of course, always open should you have any questions for me. Sample boxes cost £30 including postage which is then refunded against the cost of your order if you subsequently book with The Bake Pod. The boxes are included once a full £100 deposit has been made to secure your date with me.

LEAD TIMES
We only take a small number of wedding commissions per week and so encourage you to book early to avoid disappointment. We generally ask for a 12 month lead time with wedding orders during the busy season between May and September. We will of course accept orders with shorter lead times if our diary allows and so it’s always worth getting in touch!

PAYMENT
To secure your booking a £100 non-refundable deposit is required for wedding cake orders. The balance of your order is due 28 days prior to your wedding. Payment is accepted via cash or bank transfer.

DELIVERY
Due to the fragile nature of stacked wedding cakes we recommend and offer a delivery and set up service. We will work directly with your chosen venue and can provide a quote which will be reflective of the distance and time to your venue. We deliver within a 50 mile radius of The Bake Pod covering Staffordshire, West Midlands, Shropshire, Derbyshire, Warwickshire, Cheshire and Worcestshire.  However you are welcome to collect your cake should your venue be further afield, we will of course provide storage and transportation advice.

STAND HIRE
The presentation of your wedding cake is important and we will chat through ideas with you during the consultation process. For instance, The Bake Pod have a number of beautiful cake stands which can be offered for hire. We can provide a hire cost as part of your quotation if required. A security deposit is also payable which is reflective of the cost of the stand and will be returned to you in the absence of any damage. Cake stands are to be returned within three days of your wedding date.