Terms & Conditions
THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS DO NOT IN ANY WAY AFFECT YOUR STATUTORY RIGHTS AS A CONSUMER. The content of the pages of this website is for your general information and use only and is subject to change.
DEPOSIT & PAYMENT POLICY
When placing an order for wedding cakes we require a £50 ‘Save the Date’ booking fee, this is a non-refundable and none-transferable fee to secure the date you require and to cover the necessary costs to create your order.
Balance payment is required to be made in two stages:
6 months prior to your wedding, 50% deposit is due, this is a non-refundable and none-transferable fee.
Final balance is due 1 month prior to your wedding. No changes to the order may be made beyond this point, this is a non-refundable and none-transferable fee. If no further payment is made within this period we will consider the order cancelled and the ‘save the date’ and ’50% deposit’ fee will be lost.
Deposits and full payment can be made via bank transfer, card payment or cash.
Cancellation by the customer:
If the order is cancelled before 6 months, your ‘save the date’ fee is non-refundable and non-transferable, as the payment is required for any and all expenses already incurred on behalf of the initial consultation and sampling.
If the order is cancelled between 6 months and 1 month prior to order date, your ‘save the date’ fee and ’50% deposit fee’ is non-refundable and non-transferable, as the payment is required for any and all expenses already incurred on behalf of the production of the cake, and to cover monies lost as Celebration Cakes will have turned away other business for your order, it is very unlikely we could re-fill the date at such short notice.
If you cancel your wedding cake within 1 month your event full payment will be retained.
Cancellation by Celebration Cakes:
We shall not be liable for any failure to perform, where such failure or delay results from any circumstances outside our reasonable control including but not limited to any fire, flood, explosion, accident, adverse weather conditions, traffic congestion, mechanical breakdown, obstruction of any private or public highway, riot, government act, act of war, terrorism, act of God, or from any industrial dispute or strike whatsoever. In the event of exceptional circumstances, such as serious illness, Celebration Cakes will give as much notice as possible if we are unable to fulfil your order. We will endeavour to find someone else who can produce your order and will refund you any monies already paid.
In the event that you wish to postpone your wedding please let us know as soon as possible as we can not guarantee that we will have availability for your new date. In the event that we can’t accommodate the new date, the previous booking will be considered cancelled and will be subject to the cancellation policy terms above. New bookings will be subject to any price increases since the original booking was made. If you are postponing more than 6 months in advance then any monies paid over the booking fee will be carried over to your new date.
Cancellation by the wedding venue:
In the event of a cancelation invoked by your wedding venue including but not limited to any public health, sickness, staff shortages, fire, flood, explosion, accident, adverse weather conditions, traffic congestion, mechanical breakdown, obstruction of any private or public highway, riot, government act, act of war, terrorism, act of God, or from any industrial dispute or strike whatsoever. Your order will be subject to the cancellation policy terms above.
FOOD ALLERGY DISCLAIMER
Celebration Cakes is NOT an allergy-free kitchen. We cannot guarantee that our products are free from ingredients that may affect those with food allergies, therefore we DO NOT produce allergen free products. At Celebration Cakes we recognise the seriousness of food allergies and we recommend that you contact us before you place an order to inform us of any food allergies that you or your party may have, we reserve the right to decline any orders for clients with serious food allergies. Celebration Cakes will not assume any liability for adverse reactions to our products.
The following ingredients are used in our kitchen:
- Milk and other dairy products
- Nuts: peanuts, pecans, walnuts, almonds, cashews, coconut
- Wheat and gluten
- Sulphites and sulphur dioxide
- Cereals containing gluten
Please note that some food colourings may have an effect on behaviour in children.
Any delivery charges will be explained at the time of ordering. Collection of orders is free. Please note that all wedding cakes / any cake 3 tiers or more must be delivered.
TRAVELLING WITH THE CAKE
DO NOT place the cake on a seat in the car, seats are slanted and can damage the cake. The cake should be placed either in the boot or the foot well of the car on a non-slip mat (if you do not have one, please ask). Extra care should be taken when driving as some elements may be delicate. Celebration Cakes cannot take any responsibility for damage to cakes when collected and transported by their customers.
All cakes should be placed on a flat surface and stored at room temperature in the box provided. They should be kept out of direct sunlight. Freezing or refrigerating our cakes is not recommended. Please note cupcakes should be consumed within 2 days and cakes within 3 days.
CHANGES TO YOUR ORDER
Celebration Cakes aims to meet your requirements and understands that sometimes situations occur which can result in you wanting to change your order. Please contact us as early as possible to ensure any changes can be actioned, generally 4 weeks’ notice is required for any changes and any changes may be subject to changes in cost depending on the design details. Please note a reduction in costs is only allowed up to a maximum of 10%.
If a customer would like fresh flowers, rather than sugar flowers on their wedding cake, it is the customer’s responsibility to source the florist/flowers, unless specifically agreed with Celebration Cakes. Once the cake has been set-up at the venue, and the cake has been signed for, Celebration Cakes does not take any responsibility for any damage to the cake from the fresh flowers, or the placement on the cake of the fresh flowers. You acknowledge that fresh flowers are not a food product, and may contain pesticides, insects, dirt, or other contaminants.
It is the customer’s responsibility to ensure that any fresh flowers displayed on or next to the cake do not contain pesticides and are food-safe (non-toxic). Celebration Cakes can take no responsibility for the flowers being food-safe. There may be a charge for arranging flowers on the cake if you would prefer Celebration Cakes to do this as it requires additional items such as flower picks, flower tape and we will also charge an hourly rate.
We recommend extreme caution if you are considering a cake decorated with chocolate for a summer wedding (May-September). We cannot accept responsibility for any melting of the cake once it has left our possession, as we have no control over the environment / venue temperature. We can however advise you of designs that are less susceptible to melting and do everything within our control to reduce the impact on the cake.
Most cakes contain small proportions of inedible items; it is the client’s responsibility to ensure these are removed by your caterer/guests before consumption e.g. Support dowels in tiered cakes, ribbon, wires in sugar flowers, Swarovski crystals, flower picks & flower tape etc.
COLOURS AND DESIGN
You may wish to supply us with sample colours (i.e. ribbon / material). Whilst an exact match cannot be guaranteed we will endeavour to meet your requirement as far as possible. This also applies to food colourings and icings. We can only create your finished order from what we interpret from the wording of your order; therefore it is vital you check everything is correct. It may not be possible to create exact specifications when modelling food, however we will work with you, often using sketches to ensure you are happy with the design.
Products made by Celebration Cakes are made by hand and accordingly there will be minor variations in appearance. All photos, illustrations and descriptions displayed on our page are for guidance purposes only.
On occasion we will photograph our cakes and we reserve the right to use any photographs for display or promotion without compensation to you.
All cakes require a signature on delivery / collection, this indicates you are happy with the product received. If you are not happy please ensure you make this known when accepting your cake. This gives us the opportunity to correct any problems. We are not responsible for mistakes made by the customer i.e. incorrect / misspelled names or incorrect choice of cake. We always keep samples of our products for a reasonable time. In addition, we always take photographs of the cakes prior to delivery / collection.
Complaints are extremely rare in the world of cakes and we have never had a complaint as yet. Some complaints may require further investigation and an immediate refund may not always be possible. Cakes, or part of cakes and cupcakes, must be returned to us within 24 hours to ensure we are able to fairly assess the nature of the complaint. The cake must have been stored at the correct temperature and in the box we supplied, out of the sun and away from damp conditions or heat. If you are complaining for a refund you must return at least 75% of the uneaten product within 24 hours of delivery.
We do not refund for customers that have simply changed their mind or if the cake has been damaged out of our care.
Please note icing may crack as it dries out which is out of our control and why we recommend you consume your cake as soon as it is cut. We do not accept complaints for not liking the taste of our products mainly because individual’s tastes are different. We can offer a tasting service which allows you the opportunity to taste our products should you wish to do so prior to ordering.
ACCEPTANCE OF CAKE UPON COLLECTION/DELIVERY
The customer will be asked to sign a sheet that will state the following:
I confirm that this cake has been collected / delivered (delete as applicable) in good and undamaged condition. No responsibility can be taken by Celebration Cakes for any subsequent damage once the cake has been handed over to the customer or venue. Celebration Cakes will not be liable should the customer believe there are any problems with the cake once it has been accepted, this includes design, colour etc.