FAQs

All our cakes and cookies are provided with allergen information.

We are happy to cater for our customers with specific dietary requirements.  All our cakes and cookies can be made without using ingredients containing gluten, dairy, eggs or nuts.

If having a tiered cake you can have either the whole cake made to cater for special dietary requirements or just one tier.  Alternatively we are happy to make a box of ‘special-recipe’ cupcakes to minimise the risk of cross contamination at the venue.

Please note that whilst we can provide cakes and cookies that are not made with ingredients containing gluten, dairy, eggs or nuts and we make every effort to ensure there is no cross contamination, our kitchen and equipment will at some point have been used for these allergens and some ingredients may state that they have been produced in a factory which contains these allergens.

Please discuss any allergies or special dietary requirements with us before placing an order.

We are a small business, baking everything to order so to give your cake the attention it deserves we only take a limited number of commissions at any time, particularly for wedding cakes.  As a result we get booked up very quickly at certain times of year.

We therefore suggest at least 3 weeks notice for celebration cakes and 6 months for wedding cakes, particularly if you are having rich fruit cake which needs need time to mature, sugar flower sprays or hand modelled figures.

If you need your cake quicker than this please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Sponge cakes are generally served in 1” x 2” portions whereas traditional rich fruit cakes are generally served in 1” portions. Our celebration cakes are 3″ tall as standard whereas our wedding cake tiers are 4″ high.  Our cakes can of course can be made taller if you prefer.

Based on standard height cakes the following table shows the approximate number of portions from round cakes – square cakes will yield more portions.

     sponge     Rich fruit
        6”         12        24
        8”         23        46
      10”         35        70

 

A standard 6″ + 8″ + 10″ round wedding cake will give you around 70 portions or 110 if the bottom tier is a traditional fruit cake. A square cake would give around 100 portions or 150 if the bottom tier is fruit.

Additional portions can be provided by adding a fourth tier however a more cost effective way is to have an undecorated ‘cutting cake’.  These cakes could even be in different flavours if you want to give your guests a choice. A 10” square gives around 50 additional portions whilst a traditional rich fruit cake gives around 64 portions.

Celebration cakes, cupcakes and cookies etc. can be collected from our premises in the south of Edinburgh, just of the Edinburgh City by-pass.  We have easy access and free parking.

Covid Social Distancing Measures

    • Contactless collection – 2m distance maintained at all times from customers
    • Prepayment only with no cash taken

Advice on safe transportation and storage will be given when a cake is collected.  See also How should I transport and store my cake? below. Once a cake has been collected Blueberry Cakes will have no responsibility for any damage.

We offer a delivery and set-up service for your wedding cake liaising direct with your venue and florist as necessary leaving you with one less task to organise on the day. Generally we will deliver your cake on the wedding day to minimise any risk of damage whist the room is made ready.  Once the cake is set up at the venue, Blueberry Cakes will have no responsibility for any damage incurred.

Within Edinburgh and the Lothians delivery and set up is complimentary for orders over £440, otherwise this is charged at £30.  For areas outwith Edinburgh and the Lothians POA.

Transportation:
When transporting your cake in a car ensure it is kept FLAT and COOL.  The best place is in the front passenger foot well or in the boot.  When carrying the cake or if someone has the cake on their lap hold the UNDERNEATH of the box and at all times ensure that the sides of the box do not touch the cake.

Storage:
Your cake must be kept cool and away from strong sunlight.  Do not refrigerate.

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We are happy to advise the best way to display your special cake. Most wedding venues will be able to provide a stand for your wedding cake.  We do have a small selection of cake stands available for hire including a white pedestal stand, wooden log slice and perspex cupcake tower.

A hire fee plus a security deposit is payable in advance and will be refunded within 5 days of the wedding, provided the stand is undamaged – we are not responsible for any damage incurred to the stand at the venue.  The hire fee includes collection of the stand the next day.

Yes we are.
Blueberry Cakes has been inspected by and is registered as a food business with City of Edinburgh Council.
Lynne holds appropriate product and public liability insurance through the British Sugarcraft Guild.

Infection control

We are following the Food Standards Scotland’s current advice on infection control measures.

Collection and Delivery

Social Distancing Measures include:

  • Contactless collection and delivery – 2m distance maintained at all times from customers
  • Prepayment only with no cash taken