We offer a range of cake flavours and types, as well as fillings and toppings.
Traditional fruit cake; rich, fruity and dark. Contains raisins, currants, sultanas, cherries.
Light fruit cake; rich, fruity but lighter in colour. Contains golden raisins, sultanas, apricots.
Tropical fruit cake; rich luxurious fruity cake. Contains melon, golden raisins, sultanas, apricots, papaya, peach, pineapple. This cake is a premium cake and the ingredients are slightly more expensive, between £10-20 additional cost per tier.
If you would like to add any other specific ingredients please discuss this at your free consultation. Wedding cakes can be made using a different cake mix for each tier if required, the choice is yours!
Alcohol (Brandy, Sherry or Rum) is added to the fruit cakes, fruit is soaked in alcohol before being added to the cake mix and once baked and cooled the cake is periodically ‘fed’ with small amounts of alcohol. This enhances the rich fruity flavour, and more importantly acts as a natural preservative.
Please state if you prefer not to have alcohol added.
All our cakes are made without nuts however we cannot guarantee that our cakes are wholly nut-free, as other ingredients may contain traces of nut.
If you prefer to have a cake with nuts included in the mix, we are happy to use them and offer a choice of; coconut, almonds, hazelnuts or walnuts.
Fruit cakes are finished as standard with a covering of marzipan and fondant icing. Alternatively a double covering of fondant can be used for those who do not like marzipan, however the finish is not always as smooth as that of the marzipan cake.
Celebration cakes are made with a Madeira cake recipe this has a fine close texture ideal for sculpting and supporting fondant icing with elaborate decoration.
Madeira sponge cakes can be filled with;
Madeira sponge cakes are finished with a thin coating of buttercream and a thin covering of fondant icing (coloured to your choice of design or chocolate fondant icing). Further decoration or sculptural work is handmade from marzipan or fondant icing.
Sponge cupcakes can be flavoured with;
We also produce dramatic ‘Rainbow cakes’ – multi coloured cupcake sponge (using approved food colours)
Cupcakes are finished with swirl/piped frosting and decorated to your design with handmade fondant/marzipan decorations or chocolates, mini-cookies, sweets… the choice is yours.
Alternatively cupcakes can be covered with smooth fondant icing and decorated to your design. This is the preferred covering for the more elaborate decorations.
Traditional fruit cake; rich, fruity and dark (Raisins, currants, sultanas, cherries)
Light fruit cake; rich, fruity but lighter in colour (Golden raisins, sultanas, apricots)
Tropical fruit cake; rich luxurious fruity cake (Melon, golden raisins, sultanas, apricots, papaya, peach, pineapple). This cake mix is a premium cake mix and the ingredients are slightly more expensive.
Finishing of fruit cupcakes is usually a thin layer of marzipan, thin layer of fondant or both and decorated to your design.