Everything you might want to know about booking a consultation, serving sizes, allergy and dietary information, our service and how to order.
To discuss ideas for your special cake, flavours, fillings or decoration, or to taste a sample, we will be pleased to arrange a consultation at our Harrogate base. Please get in touch through our Contact Us page.
Before booking, please note that with only Kean baking and decorating all our cakes we mostly make cakes for weekend and bank holiday weddings. We’re also usually unable to accommodate naked or semi-naked cakes in the weekly baking schedule.
Our consultations are free, but if you would also like to try three delicious flavour and filling combinations from our Cake Menu, we just make a small £15 charge. This will be deducted from the cost of your cake if you go ahead and make a booking. If you would like to try more that's no problem at all. Additional sample cakes are just £5 each (not deductible).
Number of Servings
Our portion guide will give you a feel for the size of cake required for the number of guests at your wedding or special celebration. Fruit cake and finger portions are usually 1" x 1" x the height of the tier. Dessert servings are usually 2" x 1" x the height of the tier.
When to Order
All our cakes are made to order and individually home baked, taking time to ensure each is perfect. If we can accommodate an order we will, but not if that would compromise an existing booking. To avoid disappointment, we recommend ordering as far ahead of your wedding or special event as possible, especially for summer weddings.
A small 25% deposit will secure your booking (non-refundable) and the remaining balance is due 1 month before delivery or collection of your cake. We accept payment by bank transfer or cash. Full payment must be received before the due date to ensure delivery.
Delivery or Collection
Serving Yorkshire and beyond, we will deliver and set up your wedding cake within an hours drive of our Harrogate base at a cost of £40. Delivery further afield can be arranged for a small additional charge. Customers can collect orders that are easy to transport from our Harrogate base, but we cannot be held responsible for any damage that may occur after customers collect from our premises.
Cake Stand Hire
Many venues can provide a cake stand, but if you would like to hire one, we have elegant 10", 12" or 14" white pedestal cake stands and 14" round or square silver colour cake stands. Each are available to hire at a cost of £20. An £80 deposit is payable on booking, £60 of which is refunded on return of the cake stand undamaged and in the same condition as supplied within 3-days of your event.
Our cakes are designed and made to individual customer requirements. We will be pleased to provide a price after talking through design ideas at a consultation or if possible over the telephone. As a guide, a small to medium sized three tier sponge cake (4”, 6” and 8” round tiers or 5", 7" and 9" round tiers) with simple icing decoration and up to six simple sugar flowers might typically be around £450 - £500.
Allergy and Dietary Information
Please let us know if you have any special dietary, food allergy or food intolerance requirements. These are important considerations when ordering your cake or wedding favours. We have some deliciously moist gluten-free sponge cakes.
We take great care to prevent or minimise the risk of cross contamination when preparing your wedding cake or favours, however our premises are not nut-free. We bake cakes containing nuts and our main oven is used to bake macarons which contain ground almonds. We cannot therefore guarantee no cross-contamination. Please do discuss with us any special arrangements you would like us to make to cater for any food allergy or intolerance requirements you or your guests may have.
For more information about allergies, intolerances and dietary requirements, please see the link below.