How do I order a cake?
If you know exactly what you would like, fill out a quick order form here: https://forms.gle/fvVSRUvkMkf7tPb38
Once you have submitted the form, I will get back to you as soon as I can, usually within the next 24 hours.
If you are unsure what you would like (choosing a cake flavour is one of life’s toughest decisions, I know) or would like to discuss ordering a custom/bespoke cake, send me an email at email@example.com
Please note that your order will not be confirmed until payment has been made.
Do you have a shop front that I can visit?
I do not have a shop front with pre-made cakes or cupcakes available. Everything is handmade fresh to order from my home-based kitchen. Orders can be picked up by appointment only. Collection instructions will be given once payment has been made.
How should I transport my cake?
If you have chosen to collect your cake, please take precautions to avoid damaging it during transportation. If you are driving, have someone else in the car to hold and steady the cake. Alternatively, place the boxed cake in a storage box or bag on a flat surface on the floor, with something underneath for cushioning, like a yoga mat. Make sure the heating is off and take care when turning or going over speed bumps or rough roads.
If you are travelling by bus, hold the box with two hands from the bottom to steady it, and keep the box level at all times.
Do you deliver?
Yes. Delivery is available within Edinburgh city centre only. Address will need to be confirmed when placing your order. All cakes are personally delivered and will be an additional cost.
How do I store my cake?
Cakes should be stored in a cool, dry place, in the box that it came in and eaten within 3 days (unless otherwise specified). Keep the cake out of direct sunlight, out of hot environments and away from heaters.
To get the best flavour from your cake, be sure to eat it at room temperature.
If you would like to keep your cake for longer, store the cake well covered in the fridge for up to 5 days, making sure to bring the cake to room temperature before eating (around 30-60 minutes, depending on the size of the cake and how warm it is).
Individual slices may also be wrapped and frozen for up to 3 months. Allow to fully defrost and come to room temperature before eating and do not refreeze.
Is there a minimum order?
The smallest cake size available is a 6” round cake which gives 8-10 dessert slices.
The minimum order of cupcakes required is 12.
How much notice do you require?
2-4 weeks is ideal so that I can source any special ingredients or supplies required for your cake. However I can assist with shorter notice periods subject to availability. I understand that cake emergencies do happen and I will always try my best to come to the rescue! Just get in contact with me and I can hopefully work something out.
If you can, give as much notice as possible to ensure you don’t miss out.
What kind of cakes do you make?
You can browse my Instagram page http://instagram.com/the.plant.patisserie for images of my cakes. If what you had in mind is not there, don’t fret! Send me an email and we can discuss exactly what you’re thinking, I love making special and unique designs or flavour combinations!
What ingredients are used in your cakes?
Everything in my kitchen is vegan and includes organically sourced ingredients such as flour, cocoa powder, coconut oil, sunflower oil, coconut milk, soy milk and a variety of nuts and sugars, just to name a few. Please note that my kitchen does contain gluten and nuts.
If you would like to order a gluten free or nut free cake, I cannot guarantee that traces of these allergens will not be present.
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