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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 night on the 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.

 

Availability Update

I have general availability from January onwards and selected dates still available in November and December.

Its safe to say 2020 is not like how any of us had planned. However, there is no reason why we can't lift our spirits and focus on the good things still to come in the last months of this year and in the years after.

Please use the form below to 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 style ideas you have in mind. Let me quote that for you.


I look forward to hearing from you.

Gina x

 
 

Weddings & Anniversaries

Now doing weddings and taking bookings for 2021 & 2022.

 
 
 

Customer feedback and reviews

Beverley Bardill

Beverley Bardill

Rebecca Gray

Rebecca Gray

Jatinda Sahota

Jatinda Sahota

Lyndon Kowalski

Lyndon Kowalski

Lu Newton

Lu Newton

James Shephard

James Shephard

Natalie B

Natalie B

Dave Angel

Dave Angel

Rebecca Hill

Rebecca Hill

Susannah Leask

Susannah Leask

Kat Simpkin

Kat Simpkin

Victoria Krogh

Victoria Krogh

Michael Sanderson

Michael Sanderson

Karen Pope

Karen Pope

Richard Mellors

Richard Mellors

Elizabeth Petch

Elizabeth Petch

Lisa Rutter

Lisa Rutter

Collective Tattoo

Collective Tattoo

Rathy Kirke

Rathy Kirke

Judith Hancock

Judith Hancock

Active Bodies

Active Bodies

 

Other Information

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...

  • I am increasingly asked about vegan cakes. To be transparent: I do currently bake with dairy as standard but have been predominantly plant-based myself for over a year now and would love to take my cakes in that direction too in line with my own journey. 

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

Allergy awareness

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 quote 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

FAQs

  • "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 deposit is received to secure the date. Deposits 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, please 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. (I am on Whatsapp if that is easier for you).


You can also follow me and message me via:

Facebook @cakemakesmesmile

Instagram @cake.makes.me.smile


I look forward to hearing from you. 

Gina x

5 Heathfield Avenue, Etwall, Derby DE65 6RQ, UK

07473 176798

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