When placing an order, we need to know the following items of information from you first:
* What date is the cake for
* What date do you plan to collect it
* How many people do you require it to feed
* Any specific food requirements or allergies
We may need to know more depending on the type of order.
We also require a non-refundable deposit, which is either payable by cash or via PayPal, after which we will confirm your booking.
For any enquiries, detailed quotes or to place an order, please complete the Contact Us form and we will be delighted to answer any questions you may have. Please feel free to include anything that might be important, or anything that might be a little bit special, as this will help us to deal with your enquiry as best and as promptly as we can.
You can also enquire via our Facebook page - Please send a private message as comments on photos can get lost.
All orders are packaged with care in white boxes, ribbon and messages can also be added. Special gift boxes are sometimes available for occasions such as Christmas.
By placing an order with "CAKE! ...by Kate", either through our website, via Facebook, over the telephone or by any other you are agreeing to these terms.
* Customers should be aware that due to the presence of nuts in our kitchen there is a small possibility that all products may contain traces of nuts.
* Please remember that all cakes are hand-made and will therefore vary in shape and size.
* All photos displayed on this website, Facebook page or Twitter feed are the property of "CAKE! ...by Kate" and should not be used by any other party without prior permission.
* All cakes remain the property of "CAKE! ...by Kate" until paid in full & final settlement.
* Any issues with an order should be raised prior to taking receipt of item.
* Photographs of cakes and any comments or feedback may be posted on social network pages and website belonging to "CAKE! ...by Kate".
* Any cake ordered from a picture or photo of a cake produced by any other cake maker, can only be reproduced by "CAKE! ...by Kate" as our interpretation of that cake and will not be an exact reproduction.
* At least two weeks notice is required for your order, or three months for wedding cakes. It is recommended that you order well in advance due to the limited number of bookings available.
Deposits and Payments
* An order cannot be accepted until the required deposit has been paid (deductible from final balance) The deposit is non-refundable.
* Wedding cakes - Deposit is required 28 days before collection/delivery - if payment is not received your order may be cancelled.
* All other orders - Deposit is required 7 days before collection/delivery - if payment is not received your order may be cancelled.
Collection and Delivery
Delivery is sometimes available within Ayr and Prestwick but this must be stated and arranged at the time of order. Requests for delivery can be accepted up to 14 days prior to the date required however it is not guaranteed that the request can be fulfilled.
Delivery is charged at £1.00 per mile outside of Ayr or Prestwick (where available).
It is the customers' responsibility to ensure that you have given us the correct delivery information and that someone is available to receive your cake.
* Collection of orders is typically available from "CAKE! ...by Kate" from Monday to Saturday 10.30am - 6.30pm, but collections must be by prior agreement (other times can also be available by prior agreement).
No responsibility is taken for the item once collection/delivery has taken place.
"CAKE! ...by Kate" is not responsible for contacting the client by telephone to chase payment, it is the responsibility of the client to ensure payment is made on time. Failure to make payment at collection/delivery will result in the order being cancelled and your deposit being retained.
All orders - cancellation of the order 8 days or more before the order is due for delivery/collection - deposit is retained.
All orders - cancellation 7 days or less before the order is due for delivery/collection - full payment retained.
Wedding cakes - cancellation of the order 28 days or less before the order is due for delivery/collection - full payment required and deposit retained.
EU Food Regulations
On 13th December 2014, the EU Food Information for Consumers Regulations (EU F.I.C.) came into force. These EU rules will be enforced in Scotland by the Food Information (Scotland) Regulations 2014 (F.I.R.). The EU law has listed 14 allergens that need to be identified if they are used as ingredients. They are: Celery, Fish, Mustard seeds, Cereals containing gluten, Lupin, Nuts, Sulphur dioxide, Crustaceans, Milk, Peanuts, Eggs, Mollusks, Soya and Sesame seeds.
Clearly, some of these are not relevant to cakes but please be aware that eggs, milk, nuts, gluten and others are used in my kitchen and some ingredients such as flour may have come into contact with others.
Special dietary requirements can be catered for (such as egg free or gluten free) but please note some of the ingredients used in the kitchen may contain gluten/wheat, milk, eggs, so if you have any allergies or intolerances please let me know and I will endeavor to source allergen free items. Unfortunately, I cannot cater for severe allergies due to theunavoidable risk of cross contamination. Additionally, while nuts can be omitted in a recipe, they are used in the kitchen and I cannot guarantee that the individual ingredients were not made in a factory where nuts are used.
Food Labelling Regulations 1996
Customers are advised that some of the cakes and flour confectionery sold on these premises may contain one, or more, of the following types of additives:
* Flavour Enhancers
Some of the 'Sugarflair' and 'Wilton' food colouring used may contain the following 'E numbers' that may have an adverse effect on activity and attention in children. Natural food colouring can be sourced where necessary:
* E102 Tartrazine
* E104 Quinoline Yellow
* E110 Sunset Yellow
* E122 Carmoisine
* E124 Ponceau 4R Blue
* E129 Allura Red