Planning your wedding day is such an wonderful time and you should be made to feel special but not feel overwhelmed.
My process is straightforward and simple - I'll help you to understand what you love (and what you don't!) and design a cake that reflects you as a couple and the style you'd love for your special day.
As soon as you've confirmed your date and venue, let's talk! Firstly, let's check I'm available for your wedding. You can send me an email, or complete my contact form. I'll reply within 48 hours and if I'm free for your date I’ll send you some follow-up questions which will allow me to understand the style of your wedding, the kind of cake design you prefer and the size and location for your wedding. I'll supply you with an initial price guide based on your guest numbers, cake size, and style of cake.
If you are keen to move ahead and secure your date you can do so with a £200 non-refundable booking fee. You'll then be invited for a design video consultation which takes place via Zoom and is an informal conversation for us to discuss the details of your wedding. We'll cover areas such as flavour recommendations, colour palette, textures and preferred design elements as well as the styling and set-up of the cake in your venue.
I will then go away and sketch a selection of digital designs based on our discussion and provide you with a tailored quotation for these designs.
Eight weeks out from your wedding I'll invite you to book a call with me to confirm the final details for your cake. This will be when the balance for your cake is due too.
On the week of your wedding I'll confirm everything with your venue co-ordinator or planner as well as your florist (if you are having fresh flowers on your cake).
Then, on your wedding day I will arrive at your venue promptly at the time agreed and will set-up your finished cake discreetly and provide any extra styling to the cake table if required. All allergen and cake and cutting information will be handed to your catering team or venue co-ordinator.
All you have to then do is sit back and enjoy your special day.
It's then time to try some cake!
I'll book you in for your complementary Signature Cake Tasting Box (for wedding cakes over £500) which contains a selection of my most popular cake flavours for you to try in the comfort of your own home. I offer postal cake taster boxes monthly (excluding May/June/July/August).
Should you wish to try the cake before booking with me, the cost for the Signature box is £40 (including P&P) and is available to order through my website shop or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Wedding cakes are extremely fragile to transport which is why it's essential that I deliver and set-up your tiered cakes on your wedding day. I'm also able to provide a styling service should you require it to really make your cake look truly wonderful.
My studio is located in Surrey and I deliver to all surrounding regions such as Hampshire, Berkshire, Sussex, Kent, Dorset, London and the Cotswolds.
Set-up at the venue is generally between 1 -1.5 hours and travel is charged at £0.50 per mile plus travel time at £15.00 per hour return from Surrey. Both will be included in your quotation.
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All of my cakes, biscuits and sweet treats are produced in an environment where gluten, nuts, milk and eggs are present. Therefore, I cannot guarantee that a product will be 100% free-from. I am able to make cakes for clients with intolerances or for dietary preferences but we do not cater for clients or guests with severe allergies as our kitchen is not a certified allergy free work space.
I offer a wide variety of cake flavours to cater for all tastes including light and airy sponges or rich and indulgent mud cakes on my flavour menu.
However, should you be keen to have a flavour that's not currently on my menu that's absolutely possible. There may be an additional fee of £50 for any menu development that may be required but if it's your dream to have a decadent Black Cherry or perhaps a rich creamy Biscoff cake then you absolutely should! Just mention this to me at your consultation.
Absolutely! I offer a range of additional dessert table items. From Macaron towers, croquembouche and luxury patisserie items to iced biscuits, cupcakes, chocolates, brownies etc. Everything is made fresh to order in my kitchen studio using only the best luxury ingredients.
Feel free to drop me an email or chat to me about dessert table options at your consultation.
I am an avid collector of beautiful cake stands (it's actually a bit of an addiction for me!) so if you require a cake stand for your wedding cake, which we will discuss in your consultation, I'll have a wide variety of options for you to select from. I'll also provide you with guidance over which stand would look the most beautiful with your cake.
I also have a range of plinths and styling props available for hire in local venues where a collection fee will be charged.
Stand hire will vary but is generally between £15-£30 per stand. A damage deposit of between £50-£150 will be charged for all stand or plinth hires and will be returned to you when the stand is delivered within 5 days to my Surrey Studio, undamaged and clean.
Destination weddings are a beautiful option but it's sometimes difficult to find the suppliers you love from the wedding venues local suppliers. I adore destination weddings and would happily quote for your wedding cake so please do get in touch and let's chat about your day.
Please note that all travel expenses and time for the duration of the trip will be charged.
This really depends if you are planning to serve your guests their cake as dessert or in the evening as the portion sizes are quite different. My wedding portions are defined as 1" x 1" x 5-6" tall and a dessert portion is 1" x 2" x 5-6" tall.
If you are serving your cake in the evening, my recommendation is to allow for around 75-80% of your guest numbers to have a slice of cake as not everyone will want one.
Additional portions can be provided by using cutting cakes which are served by your catering team from the kitchen so if you would prefer a smaller cake, but to cater for larger numbers, this is a great option.
Should you prefer to have a big showstopper cake but do not require as many portions you could consider replacing real cake tiers with artficial 'faux' tiers. There is a slight cost reduction with this option but please note that a significant proportion of the price of your wedding cake is for the skill and time decorating.
Absolutely! Once you are all booked in we'll schedule a time to have our consultation call where we'll discuss your wedding and cake in detail. After which time I will go away and create a sketch (or two!) of your proposed cake. My sketches are beautiful hand-drawn digital examples of what your cake could look like.
Many couples cherish their sketches and some use them as their cake menu beside their cake on the wedding day.
Yes! I offer lots of beautiful edible favour options. From delicious macarons, artisan lollipops to hand-made Belgian chocolates, marshmallows or personalised biscuits.
There are so many options available and your favours should reflect your wedding day and you as a couple.
Prices start from £1.50.
Sustainability: Extremely important to me as both an individual, a business owner and a parent. I believe we all have a role to play in our society to be more sustainable for our future and those of the generations to come. In every area of my business I look at where I can do better whether that is through the ingredients and packaging I use, how I recycle and re-use where appropriate, my energy usage and processes. My aim is to always minimise waste and maximise efficiencies.
Inclusivity: I welcome all couples regardless of ethnic diversity, gender, sexual orientation, disability or mental health. To me love is simply love. Kindness, honesty and integrity are fundamental to me and I would expect that mutual respect.
Philanthropy (Giving Back): I work with my local hospice to provide birthday cakes for terminally ill patients and their families at a time where cake is probably the last thing on their mind but which can provide a tiny bit of joy in moments of sadness.
Every year I pledge to give 2% of my profits to a worthy charity. For 2023 I will be giving this to www.alzheimers.org.uk a charity which is very close to my heart as well as taking part in their annual 'Bake for Dementia' week in April to raise additional funds.
The booking fee is non-refundable and non-transferable in the event of cancellation. Cancellations from the date of booking until 60 days before the wedding will forfeit the booking fee.
Cancellations with less than 60 days notice are subject to full payment. If this has not already been paid then the final balance will be immediately payable upon cancellation. This final payment is non-refundable in the event of cancellation if that cancellation occurs within 60 days of the wedding date.
There may be a rare occasion when Anna Lewis Cake Design needs to cancel an order due to exceptional circumstances beyond our control*. In this case, as much notice as possible of the cancellation will be given and any monies paid, including deposits will be refunded. If required, we will also assist in finding a replacement baker of the same high standard to make your cake for you.
*This does not include a force majeure that may occur on the event day.
"Anna made us feel like 5 star clients."
Anna Lewis designed the most beautiful cake for our wedding. For how much money we spent on the wedding, the cake, while a luxury, was by no means
our biggest expense, but boy did Anna made us feel like 5 star clients. We were blown away. From the presentation of our taster box to the way Anna gave us her time for consultation, design and to make sure everything was perfect on the day. Anna’s cake was the absolute star of our day and we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her to everyone.
Anna has to be one of our favourite suppliers!
She was amazing from start to finish and really attentive. Her hand-drawn sketches to begin with were just incredible, then the cake tasting after was also incredible. We added on some chocolate favours because I just didnt want to use anyone else! She almost became a friend throughout our postponement due to covid, and we were so glad that she could do our new date. Thanks for everything Anna, our cake was amazing! We would highly recommend her!
Chris and I want to say a huge thank you for the beautiful and delicious cake! It was even more spectacular than we had hoped for and it was such a special addition to our wedding. It was really important to us to have a cake that spoke to the tradition of having a grand, statement centerpiece but that also felt contemporary and in keeping with our style and you absolutely delivered! So many guests complimented it and it features in some of our favourite photos. It was a pleasure to work with you and we hope that our paths cross again in the future.
We had a brilliant experience, our cake taster box was fabulous and we did a virtual meeting to finalise some of the smaller details. She was so helpful throughout the process and we couldn't have been happier with the look and taste of the final cake.
All her cakes are works of art and she is so passionate about giving her clients what they want!
Thank you so much for our beautiful wedding cake. It was a work of art and we don't know how it's possible but it tasted as amazing as it looked.
You are a true master of your trade, and not only that, but also one of the loveliest people we have ever met.
I would wholeheartedly recommend Anna to all brides looking for style, quality and something extraordinary.
Anna created a beautiful masterpiece cake for us which was a pure dream. All our guests were blown away by the artistry of it.
Anna’s skill and passion for weddings is second to none, and she will go above and beyond to make her wedding couples feel special and cherished.
Throughout the years she has been a friend more than a supplier, and I will be forever grateful to have found her and chosen her as one of the core people who brought our wedding dream to life.
I just wanted to say a huge, huge thank you for our amazing cake and wedding favours! They were absolutely perfect and everyone LOVED them.
I’ve always heard that wedding cake never really gets eaten at weddings but ours all went! We had a tiny bit left over that we were able to enjoy for the next few days whilst we were staying in the Cotswolds and it remained so light and fluffy. Absolutely delicious!
Anna was also an absolute delight to deal with. So kind and friendly and came up with great ideas when designing and planning our cake.
Anna is fantastic! From initial design sketches through to the final cake, everything was expertly executed.
We honestly couldn't have asked for anything more. Not only did the cake/s and dessert table look insanely beautiful but it was incredibly delicious too. 100% would recommend!
Thank you very much Anna.
Anna was a dream from start to finish! So easy to talk to – understood exactly what we wanted and delivered the most beautiful and delicious cake on our wedding day!
Honestly we can’t thank her enough – it was perfect.
P.s. I’m still dreaming about the sticky toffee cake – YUM!
Thank you so much for our beautiful cake, it was just perfect. All the flavours were delicious and the cake was eaten by guests in a flash.
We still have so many people telling us how great our cake was - someone told us last week they loved it so much they took so much of it home from the wedding and got stopped at security at Gatwick on the way back to Ireland and asked to explain why they were carrying lots of different slices of cake. If that isn’t testament to its tastiness I don’t know what is!
Anna was an absolute dream to work with, and I do not even have words to express how phenominal our cake was. We made the decision to make our cake a focal point on our big day by serving it for dessert. The cake was not only show stoppingly beautiful but beyond delicious. Our guests even now say what a phenominal cake we had. I honestly cannot express my gratitude to Anna or express how beautiful our cake was.
If you want not just a cake but a stunning work of art Anna is the best out there. I am forever indebted to you Anna for the attention to detail and love that went into our cake.