Cake Makes Me Smile
Honestly, cake really does make me smile. Whether its the special touches of a wedding, the fun of a party or just a random Tuesday night on my sofa with a cuppa and a slice of something tasty.
Let me help make your occasion special with a bespoke cake.
Based in Etwall and able to deliver within a local radius. I am insured and hygiene rated 5 by South Derbyshire District Council.
Thank you to everyone who has supported me this year and especially during the recent crazy months. As a result of COVID-19, I have seen some larger orders for August postponed until 2021 giving me some free time now in August. I am going to use this time to enjoy my kids before the youngest starts school and to also get some long awaited home improvements done.
If you would like a cake from mid-September onwards, please get in touch for a quote.
Please make sure you tell me what date you need a cake for, how many people it needs to serve, whether there are any allergies I should be aware of and any theme ideas for your cake.
Customer feedback and reviews
Cake flavours and fillings
Sponge options: Vanilla, Chocolate, Red Velvet, Lemon cake, Carrot cake (optional nuts), Coffee (and optional walnut), Fruit cake (optional nuts/marzipan)
Buttercream: Vanilla, Chocolate, Lemon, Raspberry, Strawberry, Biscoff, Peanut butter, Champagne, Brandy, Mint, Orange, Coffee, Cookies & cream
Additional fillings: Jam, Chocolate chunks, Lemon curd, Toffee or fudge pieces, Salted caramel
If you have a special dietary requirement, or if there is something you fancy that isn't listed above, don't be afraid to ask...
To help me quote for you, please supply the following details with your enquiry:
What date is your cake needed for?
How many people should it cater for?
Are there any allergies or special dietary needs to be aware of?
Any preferred flavour(s) / filling(s)?
What is the occasion or theme? - If possible supply images to help show what you have in mind
Any key details that you would like to have incorporated into the design
Most of my cakes do not contain nuts but are prepared in a kitchen where nuts are used and stored. Every care will be taken to ensure there is no cross-contamination, but please inform me of any nut allergies. Likewise, any other allergies too. I am able to provide dairy and gluten free cakes upon request. Please check your order form to ensure that all details are correct. On handover, each cake is labelled with an allergen checklist for your peace of mind.
Certificates and awards
Awarded 5 rating by South Derbyshire District Council
Level 1 Food Safety and Hygiene
Level 2 Food Safety and Hygiene for Catering
Food Allergy Awareness Training
"What size cake do I need?" - If you tell me how many guests need to be catered for, I will quote options to suit that amount and show you how to get the maximum portions so you don't end up with more than you need.
"I'm not sure about my design" - I can help you with that. Just tell me any key features you'd like to incorporate and I will work on some designs for you.
"I really like this cake I've seen but its not in my budget" - lets work together, with your vision and my cake experience, to find something that suits your needs.
"Do you deliver?" - I am happy to deliver within a local radius. If there is anything further afield, this can be discussed and factored into your quote should you need it.
"Is everything edible?" - With some designs, it is necessary to use non-edible decorative elements and/or structural or safety elements to ensure your cake is sturdy and food safe. Each cake is labelled with the relevant details.
Deposits / payment / cancellations / refunds -
No booking is confirmed until a retainer is received. Retainers are non-refundable and payable by cash or bank transfer.
Celebration cakes (2 tiers or less) - The balance is due on or by handover.
Larger cakes of 3 tiers or more require full payment 4 weeks before handover. The terms applicable to you will be outlined in your quote. In the event of a cancellation, should that be less than 2 weeks before the handover date, only a 50% refund will be given. If cancellation is less than 72 hours before, no refund will be given.
Loss or Damage
All cakes should be stored in a cool dark place on a flat sturdy surface in the box provided. If you collect by car, I recommend that you place the box in the front foot well where the surface is flat (or in the boot and secured to prevent it sliding). Do not place on someone's knee or at an angle on the seat. Please drive carefully especially when braking, cornering or going over speed bumps. I accept no responsibility for loss or damage to the cake once the cake has been handed over or for non-delivery under unavoidable and exceptional circumstances.
Get in Touch
If you would like to discuss a cake or have any other enquiries, you can reach me on any of the details here. If it helps you to send supporting images as ideas for your cake, please do. You can also message me via Facebook @cakemakesmesmile or Whatsapp if that is easier for you. I look forward to hearing from you, Gina x
5 Heathfield Ave, Etwall, Derby DE65 6RQ, UK