Dovey Cake Design Cakes and Sweet Treats in Oxfordshire

Dovey Cake Design


Handmade couture wedding cakes and dessert tables

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Key Facts

Price Band: ££ - £££

Typical Price: £500

Price Range: £300 - £1,000

Features & Services

Bespoke and individual cake design

High end, luxury finish to all cakes

Scrupulous attention to the fine detail

Wow factor wedding centrepieces

Indulgent ingredients

Exceptional and personal client service

Fully comprehensive service from consultation to delivery

Free delivery and set up within 20 miles

Contemporary, modern designs

Something different and unique for your wedding day

FAQs

Do you offer tastings and design consultations?

Yes! We offer a personal consultation where you can taste samples of our most popular flavours. We also offer luxury tasting boxes, delivered to you work or home, for you to try together in private. Both of these options are complimentary to couples who have paid their booking deposit. Contact us to book yours.

How far in advance should I order my cake?

Most couples book with 12 months notice. However it's always worth enquiring if you are very late in the day as we may have availability on your date. 6 months notice is ideal.

Can you cater for gluten-free guests?

Yes. We offer gluten free wedding cakes.

Can you cater for vegan guests?

We don't offer full vegan wedding cakes, but we can deliver special treats for vegan guests along side your main cake, such as lovely, light vegan cupcakes.

Can you cater for guests with a nut allergy?

No. All of our cakes are made in an environment where nuts are present.

What flavours do you offer?

Our full flavour menu is available here: http://www.doveycakedesign.co.uk/flavour-menu/ But please do ask if you have something special in mind. We are always happy to work with couples to develop new flavours.

Can I have more than one flavour tier?

You can have as many flavours as you have tiers! And any combination of fillings.

Can you decorate a cake I have made?

No. Our insurance and health and safety prevent us from being able to do this.

What is your price range?

Our cakes begin at £250 for a two tier. Every cake is entirely bespoke, so a detailed, no obligation quote can be provided when we have had an initial discussion about your design.

Do you deliver and set up the wedding cake?

Yes. Delivery and setup is complimentary for venues within 20 miles of Oxford. We are able to deliver across the South East, please do ask for a quote should you require this.

Where can you deliver to?

We've delivered to far flung places before - ask us for a quote!

Can I collect the cake and assemble it myself?

No. You are welcome to collect a fully assembled cake which we would pack in to a box for you. However once the cake leaves the studio we cannot be held liable for any damage that may occur in transit. We don't supply tiers separately for you to assemble as we believe that this should be done by a professional, in order to ensure that your wedding cake is perfect.

Do you hire cake stands?

Yes! We like to help you make sure that the cake looks great, and stands are an important part of this. Cake stand hire is complimentary (a refundable damages deposit applies). Cake stands must be returned to us within 7 days of your wedding.

About Dovey Cake Design

Dovey Cake Design create handmade, luxurious & unique couture wedding cakes & dessert tables for your wedding day. Every cake is entirely bespoke & designed in collaboration with you, to ensure a centrepiece that is both stunning and delicious.

We use a mix of traditional and cutting-edge techniques to produce truly beautiful, contemporary creations with wow-factor. We specialise in dreaming up statement cakes using a range of decorative techniques, in particular handmade sugar flowers.

We offer a fully comprehensive service in the South East of England. From initial consultation, tasting, briefing and design, through to delivery and set up at your venue.

We are fully insured and hold a five star Food Standards Agency rating.

Customer Reviews

Wow! Clare created for us the most gorgeous, elegant cake with such lifelike sugar flowers, I couldn’t distinguish them from my own bouquet! We opted for a two tier cake - one tier chocolate Oreo (my husbands request) and one tier carrot and both flavours were to die for. In fact, the cakes were meant to cater for 45 people, however within the hour 30 people had polished off the lot with many having multiple helpings! Everyone at the wedding commented on how beautiful the cake was but also how delicious! Clare has been a pleasure to work with and so understanding after multiple postponements, amendments to numbers and changes in wedding flowers to match! I can’t wait for her to create our cake for our wedding ‘part 2’ when big parties are allowed again. Couldn’t recommend any more!

Thank you so much, Hannah and Andrew. I'm delighted that you loved your cake and that you finally got your day! Thanks again for booking with me x

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I just wanted to say the biggest thank you for our stunning and delicious wedding treats! The cake, cupcakes and macaroons were beautiful and so delicious. Every guest was wowed by their favours and the cake was very much enjoyed by all! Many guests said it was the moistest cake they had ever tasted! Thank you for all your support throughout the last year, and for being so accommodating when we had to postpone our wedding. Nothing was ever a problem. I cannot recommend you highly enough. Friendly, kind, supportive, talented and your attention to detail is very impressive… everything looked beautiful and so on theme! I may need to order cake every wedding anniversary now…! 💜

Despite being limited 15 person wedding we decided to go all out on the cake - a 3 tier, 3 flavour gluten free masterpiece which we could not have been happier with. Clare was wonderful to work with, especially in all the uncertainty around restrictions leading up to the day and I would recommend her cakes to anyone. The plus side of keeping the 3 tier cake for a small wedding? We all got to try every flavour and it became an extension of the meal - so nice to see everyone enjoying it! Thanks Clare.

Thank you so much, Gem. You were dream clients and I'm so glad you finally got your day. Wishing you both a lifetime of happiness! Cx

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Dovey Cakes was recommended by our florist Penny Blossom, Claire's communication from the start to finish was great, always responding back to the smallest query very quickly. Being able to receive cake sample's via the post, was very helpful as we don't live close. We had individual cupcakes & one small traditional wedding cake for the top, the designs were perfect for each cup cake. Guest loved the flavours & we are still enjoying the fruit cake. Fabulous, thank you again Claire.

Dear Bev Thank you so much for your lovely review! I'm so glad you enjoyed your cupcakes and cake. You hosted a really beautiful wedding and I was delighted to be referred by Penny. Wishing you both all the best for your life together. Clare x

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My wife and I found Clare faultless throughout the planning and delivery of our wedding cake. From the initial inquiry, to her delivering our cake tasting samples to my wife's work place she was excellent and extremely helpful. We went for a 4 tier raspberry/lemon semi naked cake with seasonal berries and not only did it look amazing but it tasted perfect. We had non-stop compliments on the cake all evening. We both cannot recommend Clare enough.

Thank you so much for your lovely review Eliot. I am delighted you were so happy. It was fab to work with you both.

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Professional yet friendly. Incredible cakes

Clare’s cakes are absolutely amazing - they taste incredible and look stunning! Her work with sugar flowers is particularly beautiful. In addition she is a joy to work with - customer service is excellent!

I met Clare for the first time at the beginning of 2017, whilst she was exhibiting at a Wedding Fare at The Malmaison in Oxford. I had only just started to set my own business up as "The Event Designer" just a few weeks prior. I remember chatting with Clare that day, whilst eyeing up her gorgeous Cakes, which not only looked amazing, but tasted amazing too!! I then had the pleasure of meeting Clare for the 2nd time in August, as we were on set of a shoot together, which we were both suppliers for. Clare made the most stunning Cake to go with the Theme of the shoot, I was literally in ore of her! Not only very talented,but also a pleasure to work with, professional, friendly and chatty! I will look forward to hopefully working with Clare again in the future! xx

I was so impressed with Dovey Cake Designs. The level of customer service from the quick responses to queries, to the beautifully hosted tasting sessions all the way through to delivery on the day made choosing our cake such an exciting part of our planning and we were so well looked after, nothing was too much trouble. The cake on the day was exquisite in both looks and flavour, we received so many compliments from our guests. It really was the icing on the cake!!!

Clare at Dovey Cake Design came to our rescue when my cake designer let me down last minute and saved the day. She was calm and collected and managed to improve our original design and offered us so much more. She invited us to her house for a wonderful cake tasting and design session. She is just charming, polite, talented and exceedingly lovely. Could not be more thankful that she came to our rescue!

Beautiful person and her cake for our marriage was stunning and so tasty. Truly deserves the award.

Clare does not only make the most delicious cake, but is wonderful to work with. She gives fantastic guidance but still allows you to make your own decisions then follows through with 100% effort and has a genuine concern for your wedding day - she really goes the extra mile for you.

Clare’s craftsmanship and attention to detail is AMAZING and the champagne flavour she did for us was a huge hit, so fresh and delicious. I have received so many compliments, both on its taste and its appearance; I could not recommend her more highly

Thank you so much for making such a beautiful cake for us. It was delicious and we loved the sugarwork! You are so talented and creative

Thanks so much for your incredible effort with the cake - it looked absolutely fantastic and I’m delighted to report that almost all of it was eaten to the extent that I didn’t even get a bit of the lemon that I was looking forward to! As far as I’m concerned this is exactly as it should be. We will both be recommending you!

A big thank you for our wedding cake - we and all of our guests absolutely loved it! All three flavours were absolutely perfect, and we even ended up with a little bit of the orange and almond and red velvet tiers to see us through the next week, which was a real treat. Thanks for looking after us and making everything so easy.

We were really unsure what kind of cake we wanted, except that we didn’t want it to look like a typical wedding cake. Clare expertly used our invite as inspiration and created a stunning cake that totally captured the uplifting, colourful and un-typical mood we were aiming for. She created beautiful sugar sunflowers to top the cake, which fitted perfectly with other parts of our day. More importantly, the cake was delicious - a lovely, fluffy vanilla cream. We are so pleased we asked Clare to make our cake, as we would otherwise never have been able to describe the elegant and simple design she created for us.

I couldn’t recommend Clare and Dovey Cake Design highly enough. When we approached her with our ideas she just ‘got it’, and us, immediately. Clare is really skillful at listening to clients and understanding their needs and tastes, and is also hugely versatile! The cake that resulted was stunning, not to mention delicious! The attention to detail was exqusite and her passion for her art really shone through. Thank you so much!

If there was an option to give Clare a million star review for the beautiful cake she made for our wedding that would still not be enough. From the very beginning, when we first asked Clare to make our cake, she was incredibly professional and spent a lot of time with us walking through colours and designs, to make sure we had exactly what we wanted. Following on from that we had a cake tasting (which I feel should be mentioned here as this was a great event in itself!) The amount of time and care Clare spent to make our wedding cake was incredible. The intricacy of the detail of the flowers on the cake made them look completely realistic - in fact during our wedding day I had nearly a dozen people tell me they thought the roses on our cake were actually real until they took a closer look. The cake was absolutely stunning and a real centrepiece on our big day. So much so that I really didn't want to cut into it! We had three different flavours to serve during the wedding and we kept the top tier - all three were delicious. Having gone for four tiers we thought we would have some left over to aid our hangovers the next day, but it all went. Clare spent an awful lot of time the day before our wedding setting the cake up, and I feel that this should be mentioned. She was a perfectionist and spent at least 3 hours ensuring each rose was in place and everything looked exactly as we planned - it completely exceeded any expectations we had. Brides be warned - ensure you choose a very pretty dress because you'll need something special to outshine any cake that Clare will make for you.

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Dovey Cake Design

1 The Villas, High Street Long Wittenham, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 4QL

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