Planning the perfect wedding cake


FLAVOURS

What kind of flavours do you offer?

The selection of cake flavours I had at the show was a small sampling of my best sellers for wedding cakes, but the possibilities are limitless. If you have some particular flavours you really love, we can work together to create something that’s perfectly delicious for you and your guests. Best thing about a tiered wedding cake is that you can have as many different flavours as you have tiers. For a comprehensive list of flavours and possible combinations, click here: https://gabibakescakes.com/cake-flavours/


CAKE DESIGN

What are my options for cake design?

A cake design can be as simple or as complex as you wish. You can choose from any of my previous designs or we can design something from scratch. Click here for my design gallery: https://gabibakescakes.com/cake-gallery/

For additional inspiration, click through my Pinterest boards, which are full of cake design ideas:  https://www.pinterest.ie/gabibakescakes/boards/


CAKE SIZE AND SLICES

How much cake will I need for everyone?

I calculate my servings based on 1”x1” cake slices and the height of the cake (average 5”), as this portion seems to be the perfect amount for a little treat at the end of the night. Of course, guests are welcome to seconds, too. I have the servings listed below next to each cake size.


PRICE LIST

How much do your cakes cost?

Below is an overview of how my cakes are priced. Please note, the final quote can vary, depending on the finish, as each cake is completely personalised and unique. 

Buttercream Cakes

Num of tiersTier SizesNum ServingsStarting Price
24″ round + 6″ round36€150
26″ round + 8″ round72€200
34″ round + 6″ round + 8″ round84€250
36″ round + 8” round + 10” round148€325
44″ round + 6″ round + 8″ round + 10″ round160€400
46″ round + 8″ round + 10″ round + 12″ round260€550

Fondant Cakes

Num of tiersTier SizesNum ServingsStarting Price
24″ round + 6″ round36€200
26″ round + 8″ round72€250
34″ round + 6″ round + 8″ round84€300
36″ round + 8” round + 10” round148€400
44″ round + 6″ round + 8″ round + 10″ round160€475
46″ round + 8″ round + 10″ round + 12″ round260€650

Handcrafted Extras

ItemStarting Price
Large sugar flowers€5
Small filler/sugar flowers€2
Cake lace€20
Handmade cake toppers
(wedding couple, children, pets, hobbies, etc)
€120

MIXED DESSERT TABLES

Do you also offer cupcakes, cake pops, macarons and other options?

If you’d rather have a dessert table with a little bit of everything, we offer a number of additional treats, as listed below. Please note: These are base prices; you can add as much or little decoration to fit your day and prices will be adjusted accordingly.

Additional Desserts

Dessert TypeStarting PriceMin Order
Cupcakes
(with a simple buttercream or ganache swirl)
€2.50 each24
Mini cupcakes€1 each24
Macarons€2 each24
Chocolate brownies€2 each24
Cake pops€2.50 each24
Shortbread biscuits
(with fondant icing)
€2 each24

Wedding favours

Do you make edible wedding favours? 

Most of the treats above work well as wedding favours too. For instance, shortbread biscuits can have a message embossed on them, like the names of the bride and groom or the date of the wedding.

Macarons, chocolate brownies, cake pops and shortbread can be individually wrapped and tied with ribbon for an extra €1 per item.


BOOKING

When should I book my cake and how does it work? 

It is best to book as soon as you have decided you would like a Gabi Bakes Cakes wedding cake, even if we haven’t worked out every design detail. I only take a limited amount of orders each day, so that I can give full attention to each of my client’s creations. Certain times of the year tend to be busier than others for weddings, so the sooner you are in my calendar, the better. 

I take bookings from one month to one year in advance. Your date is secured with a 50% deposit. If your wedding is more than a year out, but you know I am the right cake designer for you, you can still save your date with a €50 (non-refundable, non-transferable) deposit, and we can confirm all the details closer to the time.


DELIVERY AND SET-UP

Where do you deliver to and how much does it cost?

I deliver all over Kerry, Cork, Limerick and further afield for special orders. Delivery is free for orders worth €200 or more from Killorglin to areas between and up to Killarney, Tralee, Glenbeigh and Inch. Delivery to Listowel, Dingle, Sneem or Kenmare is €50 and to Limerick and Cork is €150.

Setup is typically free unless there are special requirements or requests, which we can discuss in more detail. 


ORDERING

How do I order my wedding cake?

Orders can be started as conversations via phone, Facebook messenger, WhatsApp, Instagram and, of course, in person. Once you are happy with all of the details, I will write out a descriptive invoice with all of the order items, delivery and dates that I will send via email. We can both use this to ensure that we are happy with the previous conversations and I haven’t missed anything. Changes can of course be made, where possible, depending on the design and amount of notice given.


PAYMENT

How does payment work for my cake? 

To secure your date I accept a 50% deposit, which can be paid via bank transfer, online via PayPal, cash or cheque. The final 50% I take up to two weeks before your wedding date. I will send a reminder, as I know you have a lot going on running up to the day.