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Frequently asked Questions

At Bake McCake all our cakes are hand made, without any of the heavy processing so much of our food undergoes today. If you care about where your food comes from, and seek a truly wonderful cake, this is the place to come. Enjoy our rich baking heritage and affordable prices.

So what's the difference?

Most of our cakes differ not only in taste, but also in size (they are generally bigger, with the average size of our baking moulds being 10"), and also in texture. Most of the gateaux are layered cakes, filled with delicious light fruity creams, which makes them more delicate than a sponge cake.

In short:
Less sugar and butter,
More real fruit, yoghurt and whipping cream.

What's in it?

All our cakes are baked with our own free range eggs, often straight from the nesting box; wheat flour and some contain fresh cream and yoghurt and a stabiliser, mostly gelatine. Please let us know if you would prefer the vegetarian option.

As we bake in our home, we cannot guarantee gluten/nut or dairy free.

Since each cake is different, a full list of ingredients can be supplied on request.

Do you hire out cake stands?

Currently we only have a small cupcake stand, which holds 23 cupcakes for hire. We charge only £2 plus an additional deposit of £20 which is returned when the stand is received back undamaged, but would ask you to return it within 3 days.

You can also hire our stainless steel cake presentation plates and our custom made cooled cake boxes for safe transport of our very big cakes, Hire starts from £ 5 and a deposit of £50 is required which is returned when everything is received back undamaged. Again, we ask that you return these within three days.

Sizes and Prices

A standard celebration cake in the UK is measured in 2"x1" portions.

This means a 8" square cake can give you 30 servings. See photograph.

Continental sizing is different, with 9"-10" being the norm.

As they are not so rich, they are cut into 12 or 16 pieces. See second and third photograph for size comparison.

Some of the richer chocolate cakes give up to 20 portions.

Our very big 13"x 15" diabetic low carb fruit cake is cut in 30 pieces, which are 2,5"x2,5" big.

These size variations are reflected in the price difference for cakes of equal size.

Find the price by clicking on the cake.

What flavour cakes can you make?

Our Continental Cakes all have a unique recipe as you can read in the description.

Layered cake flavours/ Dessert cakes:

Strawberry or Raspberry cream, Lemon cream, Coffee cream, Almond-Amaretto, Chocolate mousse,

Marzipan with cranberries and continental buttercream.

Celebration Cakes can be baked in a wide variety of choices, including:

Lemon Drizzle, Chocolate Fudge, Chocolate Raspberry, Chocolate Orange, Marble, Vanilla, Eggnogg, Eggnogg-choc chip and Baileys.

Also Rich fruit (Brandy) and the lighter Genoa cake.

How long can I store the cakes?

Cakes with fresh cream should be stored in the fridge and be consumed within 2 to 3 days.

Sacher Torte stores easily one to two weeks, and the Linzer Torte even improves with time, as at home my Mum always baked it two weeks in advance. (These days we are lucky if one lasts us two days!)

Please store cool and dry, out of sunlight or in a cool room.

How much notice is required?

As we use fresh ingredients, we recommend at least 1-2 days notice for cupcakes and 1-2 weeks for cakes.

How should I cut my cake?

Gently does it.

For the continental creamy gateaux we recommend that you use a sharp knife and keep a jug of fairly hot water nearby to dip the knife into between cuts (then lightly dry it), this will stop the cake from getting too messy and ensure a clean and presentable cut.