Bespoke Chocolate Wedding Cakes

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Our Personal Service

For our clients who have a Civil Ceremony or Wedding planned we offer a personal bespoke service tailored to requirements and designed to reduce stress. The price for our Luxury Wedding Cakes start at £500. The final price depends on several variables, including the cost of ingredients, difficulty and detail of the decoration and delivery distances and timings.

Our cakes are handmade, fresh (within 24 hours before delivery) using high quality organic ingredients that result in baking cakes that are rich, full of flavour and Taste amazing. We avoid using preservatives, additives and artificial flavours where possible. Please see our cake gallery.

This bespoke service includes a consultation where we will meet with you to discuss different styles whether it may be simply elegant or modern and contemporary, gathering together all of your ideas and design with you a bespoke chocolate couture wedding cake to blend and flow with your theme or colour scheme. The consultation will also include a sample tasting of several of our signature cakes tailored to your flavour and filing preferences.

Wedding cake delivery and setup services are available throughout London. I will liaise with the wedding reception venue's events manager to ensure that your cake is delivered to your reception venue and set up at the right time. In addition, customers can collect wedding cakes from our Southbank location. However, we are not responsible for any damage or accidents that occur after the cake is collected from us.

We offer a selection of rental cake stands, turntables and knifes. A deposit for the replacement value of rental items is required to hire and all items must be returned within two days.

Contact us today to arrange a consultation, tasting or obtain a price quote.

Our philosophy is simple.

Fresh
Fresh

Handmade within 24 hours of delivery using high quality organic ingredients and decorated with Belgium chocolate, molding chocolate, icing and/or photo icing.

Skilled Cake Artist
Skilled Cake Artist

Le Cordon Blue trained with 20 years Experience

Signature Flavours
Flavours

We have perfected the most amazing flavours, including our Signature Fresh Tahitian vanilla cream, chocolate ganache, Praline and fresh seasonal fruit.

Quality Ingredients

We use high quality ingredients, freshest fruit and avoid using preservatives, additives and artificial flavours.

Complimentary Delivery
Delivery Available

Complimentary delivery for orders over £100 and within five miles of the Southbank. Delivery and setup to other locations is available for a fee.



Cake Collections... Straight-forward pricing

  • Experience

    These cakes truly stand out with inside made with layers of Genoese sponge, Belgian chocolate ganache, fresh berries and fresh Madagascan vanilla cream. Finally, the cake is masked in Belgian chocolate ganache and tempered Belgian chocolate is wrapped around the cake to form a collar. Each cake is approximately 100mm tall.

  • Create

    A custom design service, which is well suited for clients that want a tailored product that delivers a one of a kind result capturing imagination and deepest desires. Previous commissions include: a chocolate four-foot long basking shark for a Westminster Ministerial event, Louis Vuitton luxury handbag and the Harrods Store.

  • Taste

    These cakes taste amazing with the inside made with layers of Genoese sponge, Belgian chocolate ganache and fresh Madagascan vanilla cream. Finally, the cake is masked in Belgian chocolate ganache and tempered Belgian chocolate is wrapped around the cake to form a collar. Each cake is available in a round, square or heart shape.

Size, portion & indicative price guide

Our bespoke celebration cakes can be ordered in most any shape (i.e. round, square, heart, diamond, numbers, cars, bikes, heads, etc...), size (i.e. two inch, twenty inch square or the size of a basking shark) and design (i.e. a luxury handbag, birthday present, even a copy of your our head, etc..) that you can imagine.



The bespoke celebration cake size, portion and price guide provides valuable information for you to select the right size bespoke cake for your event or party.

Slice sizes: large pieces are based on a two inch by two inch slice or four square inch piece (or it's area equivalent in the heart and round shaped cake). medium pieces are based on a two inch by one inch slice or two square inch piece (or it area equivalent in the heart and round shaped cake).

The prices above are estimates and the actual price may be different depending on the decoration or customization required for your cake. Please see our full list of Terms for more information.


Examples of Our Work...


Size, portion & indicative price guide

Our bespoke celebration cakes can be ordered in most any shape (i.e. round, square, heart, diamond, numbers, cars, bikes, heads, etc...), size (i.e. two inch, twenty inch square or the size of a basking shark) and design (i.e. a luxury handbag, birthday present, even a copy of your our head, etc..) that you can imagine.



The bespoke celebration cake size, portion and price guide provides valuable information for you to select the right size bespoke cake for your event or party.

Slice sizes: large pieces are based on a two inch by two inch slice or four square inch piece (or it's area equivalent in the heart and round shaped cake). medium pieces are based on a two inch by one inch slice or two square inch piece (or it area equivalent in the heart and round shaped cake).

The prices above are estimates and the actual price may be different depending on the decoration or customization required for your cake. Please see our full list of Terms for more information.


Testimonials.

  • British Vogue June 2013 Hot List

British Vogue listed David Leslie in their "Our Picks for Summer Hot List" in the June 2013 Issue.

  • Cake International

Cake International, UK's largest Cake Shows, has selected David Leslie as their special guest & chocolate expert at events throughout the UK for the past year. David Leslie is the only company allowed to offer a truffle workshop live on the exhibition floor.

Please come see us at the Birmingham NEC (November 2013), Manchester Event City (March 2014) or London Excel (April 2014).

"Amazing Cake. Your Personal Touch to Service Made Planning My Cake Almost As Enjoyable To Eating It. Thank You."— Angela
"I have ordered several bespoke chocolate celebration cakes from David for different events and each time they have made the occasion special. The personalized service, originality and attention to detail are second to none."— Laura
"David's creations are works of art and they taste delicious due to the high quality ingredients he uses in every cake. David made this amazing white chocolate cake filled full of chocolate ganache with fresh raspberries and Tahitian vanilla cream for my party and so many people came up to me to say that it was one of best cakes they had ever tasted. Highly recommend David to make anyone's celebration cake."— Atul
"Thank you for such an amazing cake! It looked exactly as we had envisaged and tasted just as good. Every one of our guests thought it was stunning and the children were in absolute awe! Everyone said how nice it tasted and it was all gone by the end of the reception! The most disappointing part was that we had none left over to take home!"— Richard
"I have tasted the cakes that David has made over the years so I knew when it came to my wedding cake, no one else would fit the bill. My husband and I were thrilled with the final product, it really was a master piece in both terms of the way it looked and the way it tasted. Our caterer was so impressed that he has been recommending David to all his customers!!! David€s professionalism was second to none. We met with him more times that we probably needed to (being the paranoid bride that I was!) and each time he added a different perspective to the whole situation. He liaised with my flower lady directly on the flowers I wanted for the cake (removing one thing of my list) and on the day David came himself to set the cake up. It was a real pleasure to work with David and I would have no hesitation in recommending him to anyone."— Nameeta
"I have ordered several bespoke chocolate celebration cakes from David for different events and each time they have made the occasion special. The personalized service, originality and attention to detail are second to none." — Monica

Wedding Terms & Conditions

1. Entire Agreement:

This agreement contains the entire understanding between David Leslie Cakes Limited and The Wedding Client (Bride, Groom and Civil Partners). It replaces all prior agreements between the Parties. The only way to amend this agreement is to do so in writing, providing the document is signed and received within 1 months of the event date

2. Pre-Event Consultation:

The parties agree to a preliminary consultation, either in person, by telephone or by e-mail before the event date in order to ascertain and confirm the design details and the prices to be charged.  The consultation must take place at least 60 days before the event.

3. Wedding Cake Quote:

The Wedding Client will receive a quote for all items discussed.  The quote shows costs pertaining to the cake but excluding delivery unless the exact distance is known at the time of the quote. Each design is individually calculated to provide the most accurate quote based on the cake content and the skilled time element involved in making each design.

4. Booking Fee:

A Booking Fee of 50% of the total ordered items is to be paid within 10 days of the consultation and is required to secure the wedding date.  The Booking Fee is applied towards the contracted wedding cake and is deducted from the second and final invoices.  If the Booking Fee is’t received within 10 days the booking will be deemed cancelled and the date will be released back to the general public.

5. Reservation:

Upon receipt of the booking fee, David Leslie Cakes Limited will reserve the wedding date.  The Booking Fee is non-refundable, even if the date is changed or the wedding cancelled for any reason, including acts of God, fire strike and/or extreme weather.

6. Hiring of Additional Items:

If additional items are being hired from David Leslie Cakes Limited such as stands, bases and separators a Deposits is required and are payable by individual cheque only (do not include this fee with the booking fee or invoice payment).  The deposit cheque will be banked and deductions taken to replace any damaged or loss of stock and The Wedding Client will be invoiced directly for any additional costs, for payment to David Leslie Cakes Limited Payment will be expected within 10 days.  If there are no breakages, loss or theft of products hired the deposit cheque will be cancelled and returned.

7. Transport Boxes:

Transport Boxes cost £15.00 and are specially made to contain the height and weight of the wedding cakes and are required, without exception, for all Wedding Cake orders being collected by The Wedding Client and not being delivered by David Leslie Cakes Limited.

8. Balance of Payments:

The second payment of 25% of the total ordered items is due 90 days before the wedding date.  The Balance of Payment (including the final 25% of the ordered items, costs of any rental items and the agreed delivery charge) is due 4 weeks prior to the wedding date.  It is The Wedding Clients responsibility to provide the final payment within the agreed time.  A reminder will not be sent.  Late payment fees will be applied and if the final balance has not been paid within the agreed time limit the booking will be deemed to have been cancelled.

9. Delivery:

All ordered The Wedding Client should pick up items on the agreed date at The Table Restaurant, 83 Southwark Street, London, SE1, during normal business hours. David Leslie Cakes Limited will provide delivery of all ordered items when agreed at the time of ordering. David Leslie Cakes Limited is not responsible for incorrect delivery times or locations given to us by The Wedding Client.  Delivery charges vary according to mileage and distance of the delivery location.

10. Set-up Time:

David Leslie Cakes Limited require at least one hour setting up all ordered items.  This ensures that there is an appropriate amount of time to arrange the cake before guests arrive.

11. Delivery Confirmation:

In the event that The Wedding Client will not be available during the delivery they will be responsible for having a designated person meet the Cake Designer at the reception.  This person will be required to sign a confirmation that the cake has been received.  This is to ensure that all items delivered are accounted for.

12. Completion Schedule:

All ordered items will be delivered at the date and time agreed upon between The Wedding Client and David Leslie Cakes Limited. David Leslie Cakes Limited cannot be held responsible for any changes that are not made known.

13. Returning Additional Items:

All additional items hired from David Leslie Cakes Limited are to be returned within FIVE days of the wedding date.  If The Wedding Client is unable to return the item(s) within this time scale a designated person must do so on behalf of The Wedding Client.

14. Method of Payment:

Payment can be made by cash, paypal or all major credit cards.

15. Penalty, Fees and Charges:

There is a £20.00 per day per item late payment fee for any hired items that are not uplifted and returned to David Leslie Cakes Limited or the return date.

16. Right of withdrawal:

Discovery of new information, changes to agreed circumstances or other factors, which tend to circumvent its policies, might result in its withdrawal.  Non co-operation, changes in locations, facilities or available times, missed appointments, non-confirmation of quote acceptance and late payments are examples of contributing factors.

17. Cancellation:

David Leslie Cakes Limited offers a bespoken service and is therefore limited in how many bookings are taken for given week. If The Wedding Client cancels the order within 6 months of the wedding date it is unlikely that the cancelled space will be filled and therefore the following cancellation charges will apply.  Cancellations MUST be in writing. 1 month or less - 100% of Full Cake Cost, 1 month to 3 months - 75% of Full Cake Cost, 3 months to 9 months - Loss of the Booking Fee and 9 months or more - Your Booking Fee will be refunded less £100.

18. Model Release:

The Wedding Client hereby assigns and grants David Leslie Cakes Limited its legal representatives the irrevocable and unrestricted right to use and publish photographs of The Wedding Client or photographs in which they may be included, for editorial, trade, advertising or any other purpose and in any manner and medium; to alter the same without restriction; and to copyright the same.  The Wedding Client hereby releases David Leslie Cakes Limited legal representatives and assigns from all claims and liability relating to said photographs.  It is agreed that David Leslie Cakes Limited display and use the photographs taken for advertising, display, website and internet promotion, photographic contests, public display such as in trade shows, bridal shows, cake industry publications, studio display, television advertising, magazine advertising and any other purpose thought proper by David Leslie Cakes Limited

19. Limit of Liability:

In the very unlikely event of severe medical, natural, or other emergencies, it may be necessary to retain an alternative Cake Designer.  David Leslie Cakes Limited will make every effort to secure a replacement cake designer able and / or willing to provide similar products and services as chosen in this contract at the same / similar tariff.  If such a situation should occur and a suitable replacement is not found, responsibility and liability is limited to the return of all payments received for the event. For personal injury claims that are a direct result of our products, our liability is limited to £1000 per person and £10,000 per event.

20. Miscellaneous:

David Leslie Cakes Limited will take the utmost care with respect to design, transportation and delivery of your cake.  The limit of liability shall not exceed the contract price stated in this contract. David Leslie Cakes Limited cannot be held liable for the items and services listed in this contract.  David Leslie Cakes Limited is held liable for emotional, physical or financial distress due to any unforeseen circumstances that may present themselves.  Items outside of this contract are the responsibility and liability of The Wedding Client.

21. Non-Guarantee:

Although every possible care will be taken with the delivery and set up of the wedding cake, once delivered the cake becomes the responsibility of The Wedding Client. David Leslie Cakes Limited cannot be held responsible for any destruction of said cake or products once they are in the care of The Wedding Client.

22. Performance:

The performance of this contract on behalf of David Leslie Cakes Limited shall be dependent upon acts of God, flood, fire, warfare, government laws or regulations, electrical failure, strikes by suppliers, and / or conditions beyond its control.

23. Price Amendments:

Prices are subject to change without notice.

24. Refunds:

Refunds are given only in exceptional circumstances as deemed appropriate by David Leslie Cakes Limited.

25. Allergies:

David Leslie Cakes Limited shall not be held responsible for nut allergies for The Wedding Client or their parties.  All cakes COULD contain traces of nut.  It is the responsibility of The Wedding Client to inform their guests that traces of nut COULD be present in the cake.

26. Cake Care Guidelines:

Although every cake is made to order with 24 hours before collection or delivery, our cakes have a very short shelf life because we use high quality fresh cream and fresh fruit. We do not use additives or preservatives that could alter the cakes fresh taste to extend the shelf life. All cakes must be kept refrigerated at ~5 and be consumed within 3 days after its collected or delivered. It is the clients responsibility to ensure that any unconsumed cake is disposed of after this period.

27. Cancellation Policy:

Refunds are given only in exceptional circumstances as deemed appropriate by David Leslie Cakes Limited. If you cancel your order for any reason (1) within 24 hours before the collection, delivery or shipping there are no refunds or credit notes issued, (2) between 24 hours and 72 hours before the collection, delivery or shipping there are no refunds, but we will issue a credit note for 50% of the value to be used with us within one (1) year, (3) more than 72 hours before the collection, delivery or shipping there are no refunds, but we will issue a credit note for 100% of the value to be used with us within one (1) year. Cancellations on orders made through our Bespoke Wedding Service are subject to those Terms and Conditions.

28. Collection:

Orders received before noon will be available for collection the following day unless we notify you of any delays or closures. Once products are collected, the full responsibility for the safety of the products rests with the client once they leave our premises. We will notify you of any events that can or will delay collection after ordering, including but not limed to power failures, ingredients or supply delivery failures or other unforeseen events.

29. Delivery:

Delivery services are available throughout London, UK. If we cannot deliver because no one was there to receive the products, you will be fully charged. All deliveries must be checked and signed at the time of delivery. Signature will be deemed to constitute acceptance of delivery of a complete order and the full responsibility for the safety of the products rests with the client, including but not limited to refrigeration, cleanliness and cross contamination from other products.

We provide Free Delivery for orders of more than £100 and with delivery address postcode that is less than five miles driving from our commercial kitchen postcode (SE1 0HX).

We will agree delivery times and dates with customers for each order unless the order is being delivered through a commercial third party carrier, including but not limited to Royal Mail, UPS, TNT, DPD. We are not responsible for the exact delivery time from commercial third party carriers.

All cakes must be delivered using a same-day service, including but limited to our own delivery personal, same-day couriers and local taxi firms. Delivery Service for cakes is only available to London, UK postcodes unless we agree in writing prior to ordering. We charge a delivery fee, which must be paid at the time of ordering, based on distance, weight and delivery date (i.e. bank holidays will cost more).

30. Errors and mistakes

We have the right to correct any errors or mistakes made by us, including but not limited to our people, our products, our promotions and our online store. This includes any errors in the product, product pricing, product details or the issuance of gift certificates or vouchers. If clients have been undercharged, we will seek payment of the difference and if clients have been overcharged, we will refund the difference. Our liability is capped at the price of the product, unless a formal claim for personal injury is made as a direct result from the consumption of our products.

We will void, cancel and refuse acceptance of any Invalid Gift Certificates or Vouchers (i.e. that are not sold by us for the face value of the gift certificate or voucher). We will reissue the Gift Certificates and Vouchers for the appropriate amount or refund the actual payment amount. If a client knowingly purchases gift certificates or vouchers from us for less then the face value due to a system error, they must report it immediately to us. If clients use Invalid Gift Certificate or Voucher, the client purchasing them from us is liable for the difference in the face value and the amount charged, even if they pass, sell, give or lose the Invalid Gift Certificate or Voucher and they are subsequently used by someone else. This amount due to us will be accounted for as Unapproved Credit Accounts and interest will be assessed in accordance with the Payment section below.

31. Limit of Liability:

In the very unlikely event of severe medical, natural, or other emergencies, it may be necessary to retain an alternative Cake Designer. David Leslie Cakes Limited will make every effort to secure a replacement cake designer able and / or willing to provide similar products and services as chosen in this contract at the same or similar tariff. If such a situation should occur and a suitable replacement is not found, responsibility and liability is limited to the return of all payments received for the event. For personal injury claims that are a direct result of our products, our liability is limited to £1000 per person and £10,000 per event.

32. Payment:

All payments must be paid when ordering except for as outlined in our Bespoke Wedding Service Terms & Conditions and Approved Account Customers. We accept payment by cash, credit cards or PayPal. We will not order any special ingredients or features, make any products, reserve the event date or book/arrange or deliver any products until payment has been received by us and cleared where appropriate. David Leslie Cakes Limited reserves the right to refuse, limit or terminate credit accounts at any time and demand immediate payment of all outstanding balances. All credit accounts must be settled within 7 days of receipt of the invoice. All unsettled accounts will be considered Unapproved Credit Accounts and charged interest as outlined below.

In the rare circumstance that we agree to accept cash on delivery, we have no obligation to release any products until we have verified the receipt of the correct funds. If payment is not made in full or no one is there to receive the delivery, customers agree to still be liable for the amount due and we will send an invoice to the customer for the Unapproved Credit Account.

Unapproved credit accounts will be charged interest on a monthly basis at the lower rate of the amount we can charge by law in England & Wales or 200% per month compounded for each month outstanding.

33. Performance:

The performance of this contract on behalf of David Leslie Cakes Limited shall be dependent upon acts of God, flood, fire, warfare, government laws or regulations, electrical failure, strikes by suppliers, and / or conditions beyond its control.

34. Personal Injury Claims:

We take personal injury claims as a direct result of our products very seriously. It is our clients responsibility (1) to ensure all reasonable measures are taken to ensure the safety of the cake, including but not limited to refrigeration, shelf life restrictions and adherence to all Cake Care Guidelines after the cake is delivered and if the client has not taken these safety measures, the cake should be destroyed and not be consumed by anyone and (2) to notify us immediately (24 hours a day, 7 days a week and on holidays) on 07712581745 and via email at david@davidleslie.com if they have a potential concern as we have procedures in place to assist medical personal and determine the actual cause of the injury. We have had no past or present personal injury claims.

35. Personalised Messages:

Personalised messages can be added to any of our celebration cakes. The message must be written clearly with big letters and consist of letters and numbers only, maximum 30 characters.

36. Price Amendments:

Prices are subject to change without notice and not fixed until payment has been cleared and accepted. The indicative cake price guides are indicative illustrations to help customers plan and provide the starting price for a cakes at certain sizes. The guides provide dated information and subsequent cake quotes or online store purchases will provide the current price.

37. Product Variations:

Since all our products are handmade, they may vary in size, colour and texture from previous orders or the pictures we publish or the website, although we do everything possible to make them look the same. We are not responsible for interpretation errors in designing the cake; we are only responsible for what has been unequivocally stated and agreed before the cake is collected or delivered.

The fresh fruits used in cakes are subject to seasonal availability. In certain circumstances, we may make a change in our product offering or ingredient substitutions. We will not notify you of like for like or small changes, for example substituting Tahitian Fresh Vanilla Cream for Madagascar Fresh Vanilla Cream where they are of equal quality and taste. We will notify clients of significant changes as soon as we can after becoming aware that there will be a modification.

The size guides are indicative illustrations to help customers plan. Actual cake size will vary as each one is handmade. If a actual cake is more then one inch smaller in width or diameter than the indicative size guides, we will charge the price for the next size down. However, if the actual cake is larger than the indicative size guide, we will charge for the ordered size unless both parties agreed to change the size of the cake. Customers agree to accept delivery and make payments for all cakes collected or delivered unless the cake is significantly damaged prior to the customer's receipt of the cake. All special orders and bespoke designer cakes will be charged at the price agreed.

38. Right of withdrawal:

Discovery of new information, changes to agreed circumstances or other factors, which tend to circumvent its policies, might result in its withdrawal.  Non co-operation, changes in locations, facilities or available times, missed appointments, non-confirmation of quote acceptance and late payments are examples of contributing factors.

39. Special Requests:

All special requests, such as delivery outside of London, food allergies and intolerances, including but not limited to gluten-free, lactose-free, egg-less, or adjustments, including, but not limited to alcohol-free and animal fat free, in any way need to be included and agreed at the time of ordering. Not all of our products are suitable for vegetarians and Muslims. Please ask us before ordering if you want to make adjustments to our normal products. We will try to accommodate your special requests as best we can.

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