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Welcome to the Cupcake Cotty wedding page, dedicated to you and your special day.

If you are here it means one thing, you are engaged to be married, congratulations! It's a very special time.

By now, you will most likely have your venue booked, chosen your dress, your photographer, the flowers and your stylist for hair and makeup etc. However, if you are still having difficulties choosing who would be right for your big day, (there are so many to choose from!) I can point you in the right direction to some of my favourite venues, as well as local businesses and services that could be perfect for your big day!

So, what's the next step? - 'The Wedding Cake' and this is where I come in.

I spend a lot of time talking with my customers about their dream wedding cake, so to help them make their decision I've created a simple step-by-step guide. There are many ways to add a personal touch to your cake, such as putting your own thoughts and ideas into the design and colour, making a statement with the height of the cake, have a dessert table, or stick to a theme. Between us we can make your wedding cake a talking point for years to come.

Cupcake Cotty's top tips...

1. Research

Before getting in touch with me, it's a good idea to do a bit of research. Take a look around online and browse through some bridal magazines, there is a wealth of knowledge out there and this will help you to form an idea of how you would like your own cake to look. Almost anything is possible in terms of design and colour. Take in to consideration the overall style you'd like, whether that's a traditional appearance, perhaps modern or maybe even vintage? Size and shape must be a considered too; how many tiers would you like? What shape? Round, square, hexagon, or a mixture of them all?

2. Budget

Be realistic when budgeting for your cake, what is the maximum amount you'd like to spend? Having a budget in mind makes the process a lot easier, and allows us to avoid any possible awkwardness with pricing, and of course then we both know what your expectations are from the start. There are many designs, techniques and materials I use to create certain looks, and my prices will reflect that where possible. All you have to do is ask.

3. Get in touch

Now you have an idea of shape, design, and budget, it is time to contact me. When you email me, please introduce yourself, and let me know the date of your wedding and the venue. Feel free to include some pictures of other cakes you may have found whilst doing your research, or you could write a detailed description or even send me a drawing that you have done yourself. This helps me to get an idea of the cake you'd like me to create for you. Let me know the number of guests you are expecting so we can scale the cake accordingly. Will you need to hire a cake stand from me? Or will the venue supply one? And of course you will need the all important cake-knife. I know these may seem like minor details, but it is better to cover them early on, so there are no oversights on the day.

4. Yummy

Have you thought about flavours? There are so many different flavours available through Cupcake Cotty, and you will find them all here on my website. Without having tried them for yourself, it can be difficult to decide upon the final flavour for your cake, so I am of course able to offer a taster session. Take a look through the available flavours and pick five that you would like to try. The tasters include complimentary cupcakes. There are no rules to flavours, you can mix and match whichever you'd like, you can even have different individual tiers, which then helps to please everyone!  

5. Meet and greet

I always love to meet my customers, as it gives me an opportunity to hear the story behind your upcoming wedding, how you met, how long you've been together and of course how the proposal happened. This helps me with the personalisation of your cake and the creative flow, and it's great to get a vibe of how your wedding will be. During the meet and greet I bring the tasters with me for you to try so you can make your decision on which flavours you'd like, and then we can go over all the details.

6. Finalise

So, this is it! Time to book your wedding cake! How exciting!

Once you are happy with your choices I will need a deposit of 20% to secure your date. Full payment will then have to be made no later than 8 weeks before the big day, but of course you can pay in full at any point beforehand if you wish. Delivery costs and stand hire etc will be added into the cost if needed. Payments can be made by cheque, bank transfer or cash. These details can be discussed when we meet.

7. Cutting the cake

The day has arrived, you have your cake! So a quick tip for all the brides and grooms out there... Traditionally the cake is cut after the speeches and is then served later with coffee etc. However some people choose to have the cake as their main dessert at their wedding meal. If so, bear in mind you would have to cut your cake before the wedding meal, which can be a great money saver, as you are not doubling up on desserts and cake!

Something else you might like to consider. Where will your cake be positioned on the big day? It is highly likely that all of your guests will want a great vantage point for taking photos of you both when you are cutting the cake, so it may be worth considering the positioning of both your cake and yourselves so guests can take photos of the big moment, whilst avoiding a crush. Also, your official photographer may have left before you get round to cutting the cake, if this is the case you may want to make sure you ask them to take photos earlier in the day, even if you have to use your best acting skills to make a fake cut. If not, you can always ask a trusted friend or family member to capture the moment, as it will be one of the key moments you will get to look back on after the big day.

I hope that with this information and our future meetings, you will be able to choose your perfect cake, and I look forward to working with you soon.