Frequently Asked Questions
1. How much does a cake cost ?
The cost of our cakes depends on the design, the expected number of guests the cake should feed and the flavours.
Celebration cakes cost from Le600,000 for an 8inch cake that would feed approximately 20 guests.
Wedding cake prices start from Le6,800,000 for a three tiered cake that would feed approximately 200/250 guests.
2. What does the wedding cake consultation involve?
If you’re unfamiliar with the taste of our cakes, we recommend a cake tasting so you can have peace of mind that your cake will taste as good as it looks on your big day.
A wedding cake consultation not only involves an in depth discussion on the design of your cake, but also provides an opportunity to ask questions regarding flavours and fillings, price of the cake, provision of accessories, delivery details etc.
Consultation appointments normally last about an hour, during which you’ll try at least three flavours and fillings from our available range. This costs le50,000 per head, the total of which will be deducted from the cost of your wedding cake when you’re placing the order.
Appointments are available between Wednesday and Friday 2-6pm and on limited saturdays subject to availability.
Please kindly note that we recommend booking as far in advance as possible as we do book up quickly.
3. When or how do we order our cakes?
We need a minimum of 36 hours notice for cupcakes, a week’s notice for celebration cakes.
Novelty cakes are very time consuming to create plus theres a possibility we might need to order some extra items required to complete the cake if your design is particularly complex, so please give us at least three weeks notice.
We generally need a minimum of three months notice for sponge flavoured wedding cakes as we get booked up pretty quickly for wedding season.
If you require a fruit cake we would require a minimum of 6 months notice as the fruit needs to be pre soaked in rum, months before the big day.
4. Portions and Pricing
The final price depends on the size and design and cakes with more elaborate decorations will fall at the higher end of the price range.
Single tier fondant cake prices start from Le600,000 for a 8ins cake that feeds approximately 20-30 portions depending on the size of the cut.
A 10ins cake size feeds approximately 40-50 and is priced from Le850,000
A 12 ins size feeds approximately 100 portions and is priced from Le1.2 mill.
5. Delivery and Collections
Cakes are fragile so we are more than happy to deliver within a 4-5 hour window or you can elect to pickup from the shop.
Celebration cake deliveries range from Le150,000 upwards depending on the distance to delivery destination.
Wedding cakes delivery and set up starts from Le750,000 within the Freetown municipality, depending on the venue destination. This wedding cake setup price includes us providing the cake stand, knife and server and in some cases a non personalised topper.
Delivery and setup outside of Freetown would incur more charges based on the length of travel time.
Please note that if you elect to pickup your cake from the shop it has to be on the days we’re open (closed on Sundays, but delivery can be arranged) and within the opening hours of the shop (9-5.30 Mon-Fri and 1-4.30pm on Saturdays.
Please note that if you elect to pickup your cake from the shop, we will not be responsible for any damages once it leaves our premises.
6. Payment Terms
We require a 40% non refundable deposit to confirm your order. The remaining 60% is due a month before the event date for weddings and a week before for celebration cakes. Wedding cake orders placed less than a month in advance of the event date must be paid in full.
Orders are only confirmed once we have received a deposit or full payment.
We accept cash payment instore. Alternatively, Orange money or bank transfers ( UK and USA accounts available for direct deposits).
7. How long do your cakes keep? How best can I store them?
In the rare occurrence that your cake isnt gobbled up right away, you can keep cupcakes in their box for a couple more days or uncut big cakes for at least three more days at room temperature. Wrap cut cakes in cling film and keep in an airtight container to keep them soft.
Please DO NOT store your cakes in a refrigerator as it sucks out the moisture from the cake and dries it out. Left over cakes are best enjoyed at room temperature up to three days after which all uneaten cake must be kept in the freezer for up to three months.
8. Do you have cake stands and accessories for hire?
The cost of your wedding cake comes with a cake stand, cake knife and server and a non personalised cake topper. This deal is only applicable if we are delivering and setting up the cake. If you elect to pickup your wedding cake, it is your responsibility to sort out accessories at an extra cost.
We have a range of cupcake and base stands plus knives and servers available for rent at reasonable prices. A refundable deposit is required before the items can leave our shop.
9. Minimum Order Requirements
As everything is baked fresh, we’re unable to produce small orders of just a few cupcakes or a 6ins cake as this is not economically viable.
Our minimum order for cupcakes is 12 (1 dozen)
Mini cupcakes is 60 (5 dozen)
Cake loaf – minimum quantity 6
All of our products are made in a kitchen that handles nuts, and all of our cakes contains eggs and dairy. Please be aware of this if you have a sensitive allergy.
For any specific allergen enquiries, please feel free to contact us.