I don’t offer free samples of any of my cakes unless you meet me at a wedding fair (I often bring samples to these!). However, there are three ways that you can try my cakes before ordering.
Firstly, I have wedding cake samples by post that you can buy online. I try and rotate the flavours, but also capture base sponge and buttercream flavours (e.g. vanilla, chocolate, lemon) so that you get to sample your exact wedding flavour, or as close to it as possible. I usually offer these once a month. The dates and flavours will be posted on the page above, and stock released in the week before postage date. It’s a completely normal online order process – add to basket, add shipping details, pay online and receive cake by post! You don’t need to have enquired with me in advance, these wedding cake samples boxes are open to anyone to purchase, wedding couples, families celebrating other events, and people wanting to celebrate at home. The cake samples in the box would be the same ones you receive whether you order a wedding or celebration cake. I make everything the same way, and have all flavours on offer for all occasions.
Secondly, you could order a smaller cake for another birthday, or even choose some cupcakes and treats to order. That way, when it comes to your big celebration, you know that you’ll love everything you order! This would just be a normal celebration enquiry, so you can choose the flavours and design that you’d like, and you’d receive a cake specification like you would receive for any celebration or wedding.
Finally, if you live locally, I also do face-to-face consultations. There’s more detail on this page about the wedding cake ordering process. For this, you can choose up to 4 flavours that you’d like to try. Alternatively, if a face-to-face consultation doesn’t work, I can also drop wedding cake samples off to you. This option would include a box of 12 mini cupcakes, in 3 flavours of your choice, plus a vanilla with jam flavour. Great if you really want to taste the exact flavours, but don’t need to taste them as ‘wedding cake slices’. These would be different to the wedding cake sample box, which contains 4 slices of cake, completely identical to the slices you would receive for a wedding cake (same height, same number of layers, fillings in the right ratios).