Bake To The Future
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Hi! I’m Lou from Bake To The Future, an award winning cake company based in Ashford, Kent. I specialise in cakes with personality, geeky and alternative designs to truly reflect you!
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Pricing & Costs
- I offer a fully inclusive wedding service with no hidden costs. From initial contact right through to the day of your wedding, I am on hand to help make your dream wedding cake a reality! All of my wedding cake prices include one taster consultation, delivery to and set up at your venue on the day of the wedding and optional stand hire too. I am on hand to guide you through design, flavour selection and any other questions or concerns you may have, I pride myself on helping to make your day - and your planning - as easy as possible! My goal is to create a cake that completely embodies you both as individuals and as a couple, something so quintessentially YOU that your best friend, grandad or Mum can look at it and instantly know that it is your wedding cake!
ExperienceYear Business Was Established2016# Of Weddings HostedBetween 10 and 30# Of People In Team1Public Liability InsuranceYes
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What is your most memorable wedding?
Every wedding is memorable to me, I never take for granted the trust my couples put on me to deliver as part of their special day. It always means so much to me to be able to contribute in such a big way.
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Alternative, unique, eccentric, bold, inspired.
What about your business are you most proud of?
I am very proud of my Cake International award.
What is your #1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Be yourselves! Decide what you want and research everything.
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
Mini pumpkins with hand painted gold numbers on for tables at a wedding breakfast, the wedding was the week before Halloween.
Describe your typical process with a couple.
Initially I put together a rough quote based on their guest numbers, venue location and any design ideas they may have. Once they decide they want to proceed I book them in for a consultation where we iron out the design and details over a few slices of cake and a cup of tea or coffee. If they’re happy after their consultation then I take a £50 save the date fee which secures their order. In the run up to the wedding I’m available at any time for questions or design alterations. The final balance is paid up to four weeks before the wedding. The day before the wedding I will contact the couple to triple check all the details and wish them luck for the big day. On the wedding day itself I deliver the cake to the venue and set it up. Once the cake is set up and ready I get the venue to confirm it has been successfully delivered and set up and take photos of it completed. I also send a message to the couple with a final wish of good luck. The following day I send a message of congratulations to the couple.
What is your signature cake?
My speciality is geeky and comic based cakes so I have done designs based on the Avengers, Batman and Game Of Thrones. Any design where I’m able to incorporate elements which represent characters is awesome.
What is the most original creation you have baked for a wedding?
The most original so far is probably the four tier white and tiger stripe cake I made in August 2016. The couple got married at a zoo over looking the tigers as they love them, they wanted to incorporate tigers in to their wedding cake but also wanted something classical and traditional so I made a cake with alternativing tiers in white and tiger stripes. It was a really eye catching design!
Describe how you got into making wedding cakes.
I had been making birthday cakes for years and started my business in March 2016. By January 2017 I’d had a few wedding cake inquiries and I realised that most cake designers are happy to make elegant and traditional or classical looking wedding cakes but less eager to make the alternative and more out there designs! I was regularly making cakes themed around Star Wars and super heroes and figured there were couples out there who wanted those styles and designs for their wedding cake but couldn’t actually find a cake company enthusiastic enough to make it or truly understand the characters depicted.
What would be your show stopper in the Great British Bake Off?
My most recent wedding cake design!