How do I enquire about ordering a cake?
You can either email, telephone or complete the online enquiry form. I am happy to accept telephone enquiries up to 9pm, seven days a week. If no reply then please do leave your name, telephone number and a brief description of why you are calling on the answer-machine and I will get back to you as soon as I can.
When I contact you what information will you need?
You will need to provide me with your name, address and contact telephone number and what type of cake you require. I can advise on size once you know how many people being catered for. If you are not really sure what you would like then I can advise and provide magazines and books to help with inspiration! Once you have an idea of what you would like I can then advise on a price.
How much are cakes?
A simple 7″ round sponge cake with, for example, some piped sugar flowers and “Happy Birthday Mum”, would start at £25. A mini cupcake starts at £0.50, medium cupcakes at £1.50 and large (muffin sized) cupcakes at £2.00.
Each cake is individually designed and decorated to your specific requirements. No two cakes are the same, and the price will vary depending on the style of cake you require, the size of the cake, the type of decoration, and whether you want a fruit cake, a sponge cake, or something else. However, to give you an idea, here is a starting price for a basic Rich Fruit Wedding Cake:
Two tiers, 10 inch bottom tier, 6 inch top tier, from £160.00 (serves approx 80)
Three tiers, 10 inch bottom tier, 8 inch second tier, 6 inch top tier, from £240.00 (serves approx 120)
Four tiers, 12 inch bottom tier, 10 inch second tier, 8 inch third tier, 6 inch top tier, from £400.00 (serves approx 200)
Please note that the prices quoted will be for the finished cake and include all decorations (except fresh flowers and stands).
Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange to talk through your requirements. I can then give you an exact price.
How many slices should I get from a cake?
Shape: Round Square
Size (inches) Fruit Sponge Fruit Sponge
6″ 20 10 25 15
8″ 40 18 50 30
10″ 60 30 80 40
12″ 80 50 110 70
Fruit cakes are estimating giving a 1″ x 1″ slice (approx)
Sponge cakes are estimated giving a 1″ x 2″ slice (approx)
Shaped cakes may give less than above but we can advise on the most suitable size.
What cakes do you make?
Cakes are available in Vanilla Sponge, Orange Sponge, Carrot Cake, Chocolate Cake, and Rich Fruit Cake. Cupcakes are stone-baked and can be made with a wide variety of flavourings including vanilla, strawberry, lemon, mint and chocolate. If one of these flavours is not to your liking then please do let me know as most flavours can be accommodated.
We use the finest ingredients possible and most of our ingredients are sourced locally. We only use fair trade sugar, free range eggs and conservation grade flour. We cannot guarantee that our cakes are nut free.
I want a traditional wedding cake that is Royal Iced – is that possible?
Yes, no problem. Royal icing is my speciality.
Do you deliver?
Yes, we deliver to Edinburgh, the Lothians and Fife. I offer free delivery within the Colinton/Oxgangs/Fairmilehead areas of Edinburgh. For other areas there is a minimum delivery charge of £3.50 depending on where the delivery address is and quantity ordered but generally I charge 50p per mile to and from the delivery venue if the distance is more than 4 miles . All cakes can be delivered to a wedding venue or party destination and set up , if required. You may collect your cake(s) at a pre-arranged time if preferred.
How do I pay?
I currently accept Paypal or cash or cheques payable on delivery/collection. I do require a deposit of 50% when ordering. Cheques should be made payable to “Regal and Royal, Cakes of Distinction”. When ordering I will email a link so that a deposit may be paid via Paypal. Orders will not be started without a deposit.
If I need to cancel?
Wedding Cakes – If you cancel more than 60 days before delivery then a full refund will be issued. If less than 60 days then only 50% of the deposit will be returned.
Sponge Cakes – If you cancel more than 10 days before delivery then a full refund will be issued. If less than 10 days then deposits are non-returnable.
Are you insured?
Yes. I am also registered as a food business with City of Edinburgh Council.