FAQ

Do You Have Cake Samples Of Your Cakes?

I have some small cakes samples on hand some times, but not all flavours at appointment, but you can order the cake sample of your choice before your appointment. Please let me know this prior to your appointment.
There will be a small charge to cover cake ingredients. This is getting more asked for these days by modern couples.

What Areas Do You Deliver To?

Margaret delivers within the Otago region. There is a separate charge for delivery and setting up your cake. Current prices can be found on the website under About Me – Cake Delivery Charges.

This is a personal service which is done in Margaret’s own time to ensure that your cake(s) arrive at your wedding venue in perfect condition.

Alternatively you may arrange for a relative or friend to collect your cake(s) for you. Cakes for all Occasions will take no responsibility for the cake once it leaves the premises.

Do You Charge a Consultation fee?

Yes I do. You must pay $50.00 to be paid at time of your appointment. This covers my time whether you book your Cake or Cakes with us or not. If you do book your cake this is taken off the price of the cake.
This is now company policy, plus a trade agreement to be signed by both parties also now company policy at the time of your appointment. This covers us both.

How Do I Order My Wedding Cake?

Contact Margaret at Cakes For All Occasions to make an appointment. Evening appointments (Not Monday evenings)
During the week are very popular with clients and Saturday morning only– where all aspects of your cake are
Discussed at this appointment.

All cakes are by appointment only.

How Close To My Wedding Should I Book My Wedding Cake?

Margaret recommends you book at least 4-6 months before your wedding date to allow Quality for your cake.
A good idea is to make an initial contact by phone to see if your date is available first, with Cakes For All Occasions,
when you book your wedding venue etc.

How Long Have You Been Creating Wedding Cakes?

For now over 37 years, Margaret has specialized in Wedding Cakes, but does any special occasion cakes as well.
e.g. Birthdays, (Children and Adult), plus students, 21st, Anniversary. Christening / Dedication
Margaret has designed some of her own wedding cakes which have appeared on the website, bridal magazines, and the local newspapers.

What Sizes Of The Tiers Of Wedding Cakes Do You Offer?

This will depend on the number of guests at your wedding and the type of cake or cakes you choose.

What Flavours Do You Offer As Wedding Cakes?

Margaret has TWENTY-FIVE cake flavours to choose from: her own secret Chocolate Mud cake recipe which is proving popular with modern brides, our Fruit wedding cake which is a family recipe – a lovely cake soaked in ginger ale and brandy, plus Carrot, Banana, Banana/Chocolate, Banana/Coffee, Humming Bird, Lemon Madeira, Moist Chocolate, Vanilla, Coffee, Lemon or Orange Poppy Seed Light Sultana and Red Velvet.
Each cake is individually mixed.

To see the whole list of cake flavours go here.

Can I Have Different Flavours For Each Tier?

Yes, you can have each tier a different flavour. As most modern brides do not like Fruit cake, most Brides have now having their cake as dessert, (This also cuts down your cost at your reception ) or some Brides have the traditional fruit cake, either as a top tier to keep for their anniversary or christening cake.
The fruit cake can last several years stored well into and air tight container freezer.
Your choices are endless. Soft cakes do not keep for long storage up to 3 months only.
Also we do Cupcakes in 10 flavours which to be fresh cannot be made until the day before. –Chocolate, Carrot, Chocolate Mud, Banana Red Velvet, Vanilla, Lemon Poppy seed.

What Colours May I Have As My Top Covering On My Cake?

Today there are a number of choices you can have. From Pettinice which is the still popular with brides, From white, Ivory (cream) or Chocolate, as well now you can have many bright colours on your cake or cakes this has just landed in New Zealand in most colours, yellow, green. purple, orange, pink, black, red and more With bright colours such as red, black etc be very careful, it would be advisable to have this as a dummy cake. Also which is proving popular with modern Brides is chocolate truffle, available in White (cream) or chocolate.
Today your choices are endless..

I Have My Mother or A Relative Wishing To Make A Fruit Cake or Cakes For Our Wedding, Can You Ice And Decorate It For Us?

Yes, Margaret is happy to ice it and decorate it to your requirements, but will take no responsibility of the condition of the cake or cakes given.

Can I Have Fresh Flowers On My Wedding Cake?

Yes, you can have fresh flowers on your cake but please be careful in choosing your flowers for your cake, talk with your florist, as fresh flowers can cause problems with your icing due to the chemical sprays etc. Mostly the flowers are too large and not appropriate size for the cake of cakes. Some flowers are not suitable for cakes. Margaret cannot take responsibility for flowers added to by other parties, as most flowers shown on my website are all Handmade flowers made from icing. Check out my article on Toxic Flowers on the website.

What Areas Do You Deliver To?

Margaret delivers within the Mosgiel / Dunedin Area only. There is a separate charge for delivery and setting up your cake. This is a personal service which is done in Margaret’s own time to ensure that your cake or cakes reaches your wedding venue in perfect condition. Other areas will deliver if asked or a relative or friend may do this for you.

Do You Hire Cake Tins?

Yes, Margaret does. Margaret has many cake tins designs for you to choose from. Round and square are the popular shape at present, but if you wish to be a little different look up the website-under cake tin hire.

Do You Hire Cake Stands?

We can offer for your wedding a large selection of cake stands. There is a bond on each stand to cover any Damage and a charge are made for each stand. You are responsible for the care of it while it is in your possession as it was given in good condition. New to our collection is a 3 tier stainless steel cake cup stand. To be returned within two days after your wedding date.

What other items do your offer to hire?

Also for hire the following:
3 piece White Wrought Iron Bridal Archway suitable to fit a car –Suitable for your outdoor wedding or at your reception. A bond and charge is made and must paid before hiring. To be returned by two days after your wedding or event.

Silver Rodd Cake Knife:

To finish off your wedding cake at your reception, Cakes For All Occasions can offer you this service of providing you their family Knife, if your wedding venue do not have one. Knife must be returned two days after your wedding. It is your responsibility to return within the date signed for on return-if not an extra fee will now be charged.

Cake Fountain -3 parts with stand, fountain, plus adaptor:

For that something different to display your cake or cakes this may be your answer.
Must be distilled water only.

Do I Need To Pay A Deposit?

Yes a deposit of 50% to cover cake ingredients is required at time of confirmation of your cake order. Balance of your order is to be paid at least one week before wedding. If you cancel your order just before your wedding date, and your cake has been made and icing has started no refund will now been given. This is now our policy.
Balance of cake to be paid one week before wedding
PAYMENT BY DIRECT CREDIT— CHEQUE—OR CASH

 

 
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Testimonials

Just a very quick note to say thank you very much for helping us out with the decorations for our wedding cake.

Alison Edgar

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Phone: +64 3 489-5944

Mobile Phone: 027 245 8633

Email: info@icedcakes.co.nz