Cake Design Service
All cakes and cupcakes are bespoke and made to order. We can either design something completely new or you may wish to choose a selection from the existing Gallery and modify it for your personal needs, by changing colours and flowers to compliment a particular theme for your celebration.
Free Consultations and Cake Sampling
Free consultations are given for wedding cake orders allowing you to browse our portfolio, discuss ideas for your wedding cake, and sample some of our beautiful cakes (via prior arrangement only). These consultation sessions last approximately one hour, and are done without any obligation whatsoever.
Cake Design Alterations
Design alterations can be made up to – but no later than – two weeks before collection or delivery. If the alterations made affect the cost of the cake, the outstanding balance will be adjusting accordingly.
As our Wedding and Occasion cakes are designed individually we like to allow plenty of time for planning. Ideally, we ask for two months’ notice when ordering Wedding and Civil Ceremony cakes, and two weeks’ notice for birthday and other celebration cakes. If you have an urgent requirement, please contact us directly and we may, on occasion, be able to accept orders on a shorter notice depending on the current season demand.
On placing an order with Tasteful Cakes, a 50% non-refundable deposit is required to secure your order. Please note all cakes are made only by Christina Georgiou. Due to the high number of classes she teaches. Christina is only able to take on a limited number of orders. With this in mind, Christina is sometimes selective about the designs and will only take on completely personalised cakes that fit within her style. please book early to avoid disappointment. The deposit is payable via cash, bank transfer or cheque. The remaining outstanding balance is payable 2 weeks prior to the date or delivery or pick up. Any cake orders placed up to two weeks prior must be paid in full.
Delivery and Collection
Delivery for a Wedding Cake is a fixed fee of £25 within a 15-mile radius, this includes the setting up of your cake at your venue. Tasteful Cakes is based in Waltham Abbey, Essex. We deliver wedding cakes over a large area, including Essex, Hertfordshire, London, Surrey, Kent, West Sussex and East Sussex. Please note that someone must be nominated by the bride to sign for the wedding cake on delivery and to accept any special instructions. For cakes to be delivered outside of a 15-mile radius, this will be priced accordingly. Collection of your cake is also welcomed – each cake will come carefully boxed with full instructions on how to assemble your cake for display. Please be aware, that once the cake has left the premises, Tasteful Cakes will not be held responsible for any accidents that may occur!
Cakes Decorated With Fresh Flowers
If your cake design involves fresh flowers, please arrange with your preferred florist to supply the required flowers and provide us with their contact details. We will then liaise directly with the florist regarding the specific floral requirements and will decorate the cake with your chosen flowers on site.
Cakes Decorated with Non-Edible Materials and Sugar Wired Flowers
The use of non-edible materials for cake decoration is growing increasingly popular. Please note that the ‘craft jewels’ and accessories such as brooches, ribbons, silk flowers, sugar wired flowers, diamantes, beads, feathers, etc. that are used to decorate some of our cakes are not edible and must be removed from your cake prior to serving. Accessories are only used at the client’s explicit request and Tasteful Cakes will accept no liability or responsibility for any physical harm that may arise from their improper use, or failure to adhere to usage guidelines.
Classes at Tasteful Cakes School.
Discount codes MUST be used at the time of purchasing a class via the website. Discounts will not be applied after the booking has been made.
Please allow 30 minutes each side of your course finish time.
Photographs are permitted but videoing is prohibited.
Please make all personal arrangements before booking the course as this money is NON- REFUNDABLE and cannot be transferred to another course or date. We work the same as any other big company selling airline or concert tickets. However, you have the option to sell your seat or send someone in your place should you wish but you must contact us.
Tasteful Cakes reserves the right to cancel or change a course. In these circumstances, Tasteful Cakes will normally arrange an alternative date and offer students either a transfer to this date or, if this date is not convenient an alternative course. If neither is possible a full refund of money paid towards the course will be given back. This doesn’t extend to Accommodation or travel expenses.
Tasteful Cakes Sugarcraft Club
A contract will be set up between us with all the terms and conditions laid out with your chosen payment option. Payments can be made by cash, card or bank transfer and standing orders can be set up to ensure not missing any payments.
Whichever payment plan is chosen you are required to pay for the full year by the dates listed in the signed contract. Making payments on time is important to avoid disappointment, as Tasteful Cakes reserve the right to sell your seat within an immediate effect. You will still be liable for the outstanding amount.
We understand that sometimes things happen, and you may be unable to make an evening. All Evenings taught by Christina will be recorded and added to our private Facebook page along with any other course materials, so you won’t miss out.
In the unlikely event that the club is cancelled due to sickness or issues with the venue. Christina will try to arrange another night that the majority can attend. Anyone unable to attend that has paid annually will receive a refund or a credit towards the following year. Anyone unable to attend on an Instalment plan will have the amount lost deducted from their final Instalment.
In the unlikely event that the club is cancelled due to weather conditions, Christina will create another night as an option for you to come along. However, if you cannot make it. no refund will be issued. Tasteful Cakes is not liable for weather conditions.
It is the responsibility of the owner of the vehicle to add their registration into the parking machine at reception. This entitles you to 3 hours of free parking. Tasteful Cakes or Waltham Abbey leisure centre will not be held responsible for parking fines. The car park is run by the Epping forest council.
Pictures can be taken but videoing is prohibited.
Please be aware that we reserve the right to use pictures and videos from the workshop for advertising purposes from time to time. If you are unhappy about your photo being taken or viewed by others, please let me know and I’ll make sure you are not included in any photos.
Bride and Groom Toppers
The Invoice form and full payment must be received to book your cake topper into the diary.
PayPal payments; should be sent as friends and family to not incur charges. However, if you would like the security of paying through goods and services as a way to cover yourself and purchase. I completely understand. Please add 3% to your total order to cover the charges made. Tasteful Cakes will not be liable to cover the charges.
Toppers are packed extremely well and usually arrive safely. On very rare occasions, a piece may break off, which can easily be fixed with super glue. As each cake topper is carefully packed to a high standard, Tasteful Cakes is not responsible for the way the postal service handles their parcels, therefore they won’t be liable for any damages.
However please contact me, as I am more than happy to assist and advise you or fix the problem for you, should you wish to post the item back. Tasteful Cakes will not be liable for postage costs.
If you would like me to purchase insurance with your postage, please let me know.
Pictures of the cake topper will be sent to you before posting, ensuring your happiness. As soon as I receive confirmation that everything is as it should be, I will post the cake topper. Tasteful Cakes will not be able to offer refunds or amendments after this point.