Wedding FAQ

We have 2 locations, our Northampton store (Gardners Bakery) and our Market Harborough store (Gardners Cakery).
We ask for as much notice as possible - April to October is peak season and deliveries get booked up quickly. We recommend you order as soon as is convenient for yourself. We take bookings up to 2 years in advance, 3-6 months is recommended, however we always try our best to accommodate last minute requests.
We always try our best to accommodate last minute requests, we've made Wedding cakes with as little as 2 hours notice! Although designs may be limited, give us a call to see how we can help.
We offer different size ranges to suit every wedding size. Price will depend on the level of work and time involved in your finished design. We price all of our designs in our Wedding Cake Gallery to make it easy for you, but if you would like to design your own cake, get in touch for a quote.
Let us know the number of planned guests and we can work together to discuss which of our size ranges suits you best. If you are serving the cake for dessert, we recommend slightly larger portion sizes.
A 50% non-refundable deposit is required to confirm your booking, and the remaining balance is due the week before the wedding.
Almost all of our cakes can be made to suit your colour scheme, simply let us know when ordering or bring us a swatch to work from.
The only difference between our Budget range and our Classic range is the amount of portions. The quality of the sponge & decorations is exactly the same. However with our budget range, the designs available are limited, flavours incur additional fees and delivery is not available.
We do! Both stores have exclusive Wedding Cake Galleries above the store, they are by appointment only. We offer free, no-obligation 30 minute consultations where you can try some cake flavours, view sizes and discuss designs.
We do offer local delivery & set up for most sizes, this may incur an additional charge. We do not offer delivery our budget wedding cake range, they are for collection only.
All of our cakes are priced as sponge cake, we have lots of options to choose from. Vanilla, Chocolate, Lemon or Red velvet, mix and match your tiers to give your guests a choice of flavours to pick from. We can also offer traditional fruit cake, either the bottom tier of your cake or a separate cutting cake. Different flavours may incur additional fees depending on cake size.
Yes you can! Each tier is iced individually with boards separating each flavour of cake.
Most Wedding cakes these days do not have any fruit cake. If you did want to include a layer of traditional fruit cake you can either have the bottom tier (if stacked), or a small separate fruit cutting cake.
We offer individual cupcakes for guests with the following dietary requirements: Vegan, Egg free, Nut free, Soya free or Gluten free. Please note: they are free-from recipes only, we cannot guarantee they will not contain traces of certain ingredients. Gardners Bakery Ltd accepts no liability for customers suffering allergic reactions from eating our cakes, it is the customers responsibility to make sure we are aware of any special dietary requirements.
Keep your cake at room temperature, out of direct sunlight. Please remind venues not to leave anywhere damp, too hot/cold or in the fridge. Make sure the cake is kept flat at all times. If you have any cake left, keep wrapped up in an airtight container for up to 5 days.
Our cakes come on cake boards which can go straight on your table. We also have a wide range of cake stands including cupcake stands, round hoops & metal tiered stands available to hire for an additional fee. We ask for a returnable security deposit, which is returned to you after you return the cake stand in it’s original condition to us within 3 working days of your wedding. Get in touch for more information.
We are always happy to help and will try our best to amend your order for you, but changes may not always be possible. Please get in touch with the store you've ordered from, either by email or by phone.
Yes! We offer a viewing service to check you're happy with your cake before delivery on your wedding day. This will either be in person, or via a photo to the email you provide us with.
Sorry, this is not something we offer.
Get in touch with the store you'd like to order from, we recommend emailing either our Northampton store (Gardners Bakery) or our Market Harborough store (Gardners Cakery).