terms and conditions
Please find below my terms and conditions by placing your order you are agreeing to the following terms and conditions in full so please read carefully.
Q: Can I have my cake delivered or collect?
A: I offer a free local delivery service within 10 miles of Burgess Hill for all orders over £75. Contact me for delivery prices for a further distance, collection is available from Burgess Hill at an agreed time slot only please arrange this at time of booking. Calley's Cakes will not be responsible for the cake once it has been delivered/collected, we recommend placing the cake on the foot-well or in the boot of a car on a non-slip mat. We will not be held liable for any damage caused to your cake once collected/delivered.
We will deliver and set up ALL wedding cakes and cakes 3 tiers and above. We do not accept collection for any wedding cake as we like to ensure the safe arrival and ensure the cake is displayed correctly and we may need to add finishing touches at the venue.. We will make every possible effort to create and safely delivery your cake. We require a minimum of one and a half hours to set your cake up some designs may take longer. Ideally we like to set your cake up 4 hours before your event minimum. Once delivery and set up is complete Calley's Cakes shall not assume any responsibility for your guests', florist's or any person's acts with regard to your cake. Calley's Cakes shall have no responsibility for the condition of the cake once delivered to you or your venue. High temperatures can adversely affect your cake. It is your responsibility to arrange with the venue an appropriate spot for the cake, out of direct sunlight and away from unnecessary heat.
Q: I have an allergy/intolerance can you cater for me?
A: I have full allergy training from the food standards agency however I do work from my own domestic kitchen so although I am happy to make a cake using free from ingredients and take all precautions to prevent cross contamination other food stuffs are cooked in my kitchen on a daily basis so I cannot guarantee completely allergen free as and such it is your responsibility to ensure this is passed to your guests and Calley's cakes holds no responsibility for any reaction that may occur. Please contact us to discuss any free from ingredients you wish to use. We have personal experience in dealing with nut, dairy allergies and Coeliacs disease on a daily basis. Please ensure all allergy information is given via our order form and shown on your invoice.
Q: How do I pay for my cake?
A: I accept cash or cheques made payable to Calley's Cakes or you can pay through BACs upon receipt of your invoice. If you wish to pay by card please contact us for a payment link. ALL cakes must be paid for before taking receipt of your cake and a non-refundable deposit is to be paid of 50% to secure your booking.Wedding cakes/Large cakes must be paid in full 14 days prior to the event and if not paid Calley's cakes reserve the right to cancel your order. Absolutely no refunds will be made within 14 days prior to the event. Card payments are accepted in person or online at request. ALL payments must include your name as reference.
Q: I want to make changes to my order
A: You may request changes up to three weeks before your event for celebration cakes and two months before on wedding cakes after this time changes cannot be guaranteed. Please be aware changes may result in additional costs. All wedding cake orders will receive an emailed invoice/order form please check this thoroughly to ensure it has ALL the correct information for your order as this is the what we work from when making your cake.
Q: I want to put fresh flowers/toppers on my cake can I do this?
A: I am more than happy to work with your florist and other suppliers however it will be your responsibility to ensure the flowers and toppers are food safe and free from pests, chemicals, dirt and other contaminants. Please check all flowers are non toxic and non poisonous with your florist. I do have a list of florists I can recommend and have worked well with and can arrange these on request. We will not be held liable for any damage caused to your cake by a floral arrangement. We are happy to add flowers provided to your cake however they must be suitable and we do not take any responsibility for flowers that are provided. We recommend using edible flowers to ensure safety for you and your guests.
Q: Will you use my cake in photographs?
A: Calley's cakes reserve the right to use any cake we make for our own reference, photographs, advertisement and promotional use without compensation to you. Please be aware this also includes photo cakes and edible images you may order.
Q: will you provide a cake stand?
A: Calley's Cakes have a limited number of cake stands available for hire - the rate is £10 for 5 days with a £40 deposit upon return in the same condition. All cake stands must be delivered to my address in Burgess Hill which can be provided on request. Failure to return your cake stand within 5 days will result in forfeit of your deposit as I have a limited number and will have to replace if not returned promptly.
Q: will my cake be exactly as the photo requested?
A: Cake design is a creative and organic process Calley's cakes aim to replicate and design to your request however there may be minor differences but we aim to exceed you expectations and work with you to make sure you are satisfied. preview photos can be available before collection/delivery however as I make my cakes as close to your event as possible to ensure you have a fresh great tasting cake these may not be available till the day of your event. Calley's cakes reserves the right to make minor alterations to the design requested and colour matching although aimed for is not guaranteed.
Q: I'm not happy with my cake what do I do?
A: In the rare event there is a problem with your cake for any reason please contact me immediately and I will aim to correct the issue. Most issues can be rectified within a few hours so please check on receiving your cake as acceptance on delivery/collection is accepting you are happy with all decoration of your cake. Please call us or message on the day of the event and explain the situation if you are not satisfied with your cake. In most cases we can return to fix your issue and need to be provided this opportunity. If you are unhappy with your cake and would like a refund you must call us on the day and return the cake as without proof that you are indeed unhappy with your cake and will not be using it at your event we cannot issue any portion of your payment as a refund. Please check your cake on delivery/collection as many issues can be resolved on site on the day.
Q: How do I leave a review, check what others have said about your cakes?
A: You can leave a review on our Facebook page at present we have 5* reviews from our previous customers, you may also leave us a review on google and our wedding listings.
Q: What qualifications do you have?
A: I have a level 2 city and guilds accredited food safety and hygiene, health and safety training, allergy training and my kitchen is registered with the local council and been given a 5* hygiene rating. I have also won a muddy stiletto award for best local producer (food and drink) and best wedding cake designer Sussex. I have undertaken some sugarwork courses from professional cake decorators such as Alan Dunn, Carlos Lischetti, Zoe's Fancy Cakes and Paddi Clark.
Q: Can I sample your cakes before buying?
A: Yes you can book a wedding consultation the cost is £15 refunded on the price of your cake if you book. If you wish to sample for a celebration cake we can arrange cupcakes for collection with enough notice. We only do face to face consultations for cakes over £350. contact us to learn more about this. You can also come to one of our events where you can taste samples and see examples of cakes I have made, keep up to date with us on our social media platforms for details of the next event
This privacy notice sets out how Calley's Cake's uses and protects any information that you provide. Calley's Cake's is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should you be asked to provide information from which you can be identified, it will only be used in accordance with this privacy notice. Calley's Cake's may change this privacy notice from time to time so you should check it occasionally to ensure you are happy with the changes. This privacy notice is effective from 25th May 2018.
What information we collect
We may collect the following information from you directly in writing, by telephone, by email, via social media accounts or face to face - your name, your address including your email address, you telephone number your preferences and interests in connection with our business and other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers.
How we use your information
We will process the information you provide under one or more of the following bases :
Contractual performance - to complete a contract we may have with you in connection with our business.
Legal obligation - to enable us to comply with the law.
Legitimate interests - where the use of your information is within the legitimate interests of our business, including :
* the provision of information regarding our existing products;
* activities related to the development of our product offering; and
* activities undertaken to improve the service we provide and to help our business grow.
Consent - where you have provided your clear consent for us to use your information for a particular purpose.
Why we use your information
We may use your information for the following purposes :
* to undertake our day to day business activity;
* to maintain internal records;
* to improve our products and services;
* to send you occasional promotional emails in connection with our business; and
* to contact you for market research purposes.
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure and therefore have appropriate procedures in place to safeguard the information you provide.
Retention of your personal data
We will keep your information only for so long as is necessary for the purpose for which it was originally collected. Whenever you advise us of any change to the information you have provided, we will update our records as quickly as possible.
How we share your data
We do not share your information with any other party.
You have the right to withdraw any consent that you may have provided, to object to the use of any of your information, to request the correction or removal of any of your information and to request details of your information that we hold. In such circumstances, please contact us by email at or by telephone on 07792263042.
If you have a complaint about the way we use your information, you can contact the Information Commissioner’s Office at or on 0303 1231113 or 01625 545745