Sophisticakes was set up by Kate in 2000. Having run an award winning tea shop, famed for a their homemade cakes, Kate decided to follow her passion and use her skills and experience to create Sophisticakes. Skills were further devoloped by attending various sugarcraft courses and Sophisticakes soon developed a reputation for fabulous quality, creativity and taste. Kate’s relaxed yet highly professional approach, allows the customer to feel both confident and excited in her ability.
Sophisticakes always use the best, fresh ingredients and the cakes are made as close to the celebration date as possible to ensure the cake really does taste as good as it looks. All our cakes and decorations are hand sculptured in our kitchen and made with outstanding craftsmanship and close attention to detail and quality.
Kate takes a personal approach to each cake, involving the customer in the whole design process, from the original concept, through to the final reality, allowing them to feel a sense of involvement and ownership in creating the perfect memorable cake.
Most Wedding cake bookings are taken around 6-12 months prior to the wedding.
Wedding cakes can be booked up to 2 years ahead or providing we have space, we can sometimes take orders upto 2 weeks prior to the wedding.
We limit the number of cake orders we can take per week, in order to allow the time necessary for each cake to be made to our exacting high standards. Each year there are a couple of weekends which get booked up with Wedding cakes very quickly ( although not necessarily the same one each year!) so it is best to check our availability for your date as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
If your wedding is longer than a year away and you would like to secure Sophisticakes as your supplier, this is possible with a small booking deposit and then to arrange the details for the design closer to the wedding, as convenient.
Once the details for your cake have been decided we email or post an order form to sign and return together with your deposit, one third of the total. The booking is confirmed once the deposit is received. Please note we cannot hold the date free without a deposit.
The deposit is non refundable.