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About Us
The Icing & The Cake, are completely dedicated to your total satisfaction. If you have any suggestions or comments please email us using the link on the contact us page.

Our Contact details:
The Icing & The Cake,
The Old Service Station, Henham Road, Debden Green, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB11 3LZ, United Kingdom
Phone: 01371 831021

If you continue to browse and use this website you are agreeing to comply with and be bound by the following terms and conditions of use, which together with our privacy policy govern The Icing and The Cake’s relationship with you in relation to this website.

The term ‘The Icing and The Cake’ or ‘us’ or ‘we’ refers to the owner of the website whose registered office is The Old Service Station, Henham Road, Debden Green, Saffron walden, essex,CB11 3LZ. The term ‘you’ refers to the user or viewer of our website.

The use of this website is subject to the following terms of use:
The content of the pages of this website is for your general information and use only. It is subject to change without notice.
Neither we nor any third parties provide any warranty or guarantee as to the accuracy, timeliness, performance, completeness or suitability of the information and materials found or offered on this website for any particular purpose. You acknowledge that such information and materials may contain inaccuracies or errors and we expressly exclude liability for any such inaccuracies or errors to the fullest extent permitted by law.
Your use of any information or materials on this website is entirely at your own risk, for which we shall not be liable. It shall be your own responsibility to ensure that any products, services or information available through this website meet your specific requirements.

This website contains material which is owned by or licensed to us. This material includes, but is not limited to, the design, layout, look, appearance and graphics. Reproduction is prohibited other than in accordance with the copyright notice, which forms part of these terms and conditions.
All trademarks reproduced in this website, which are not the property of, or licensed to the operator, are acknowledged on the website.

Unauthorised use of this website may give rise to a claim for damages and/or be a criminal offence.
From time to time this website may also include links to other websites. These links are provided for your convenience to provide further information. They do not signify that we endorse the website(s). We have no responsibility for the content of the linked website(s).

You may not create a link to this website from another website or document without The icing and The Cake’s prior written consent.
Your use of this website and any dispute arising out of such use of the website is subject to the laws of England, Scotland and Wales.

Website disclaimer

The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. The information is provided by The Icing and The Cake and while we endeavour to keep the information up to date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.

In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this website.

Through this website you are able to link to other websites which are not under the control of The Icing and The Cake. We have no control over the nature, content and availability of those sites. The inclusion of any links does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorse the views expressed within them.

Every effort is made to keep the website up and running smoothly. However ,The Icing and The Cake takes no responsibility for, and will not be liable for, the website being temporarily unavailable due to technical issues beyond our control.

Making A Purchase Cakes

Our novelty cakes are handcrafted freehand and made to your specific order. We do not give exact dimensions however portion sizes are based on 5cm by 2.5cm size portions (2" by 1"). Fruit cakes are based on 2.5cm by 2.5cm size portions (1" by 1"). Our standard cakes are more than 6cm deep which is much deeper than anything available in the retail shops and therefore better value.

If you cannot see the design you are looking for on our website please contact us and we will try our hardest to meet your request.

Sponge and chocolate cakes do not contain nuts as an ingredient but there may be nut traces present as we do use nuts in our other cakes and marzipan. Our carrot cake and fruit cakes do contain nuts.

Our sponge cakes, carrot cakes and chocolate fudge cakes are covered in butter cream and sugar paste. Our fruit cakes are covered in marzipan and sugar paste.

Our cakes contain dairy products and British eggs.

We are able to supply special dietary requirements if requested e.g. organic, gluten free. Please contact us.

Pictures and photographs used on our website are for general illustration only. As our cakes are handmade to order the product may vary slightly from that shown. They will be decorated to the same standard as the picture.

If you wish to place an order please contact us by phone - 01371 831021 - or email -

Please check your order thoroughly before payment. After your cake has been ordered and paid for any further alteration will carry a £10.00 administration fee. We will send an order confirmation via email with your cake details specified. If there are any mistakes please notify us immediately. Your cake will be produced to the specification in the order confirmation.

We require 7 working days notice on all cakes ordered except for edible photo cakes where we require 10 working days. Occasionally we may not have the resources to meet demand. Sometimes we can fulfil shorter order times. If you require a cake within 7 working days please contact us and we will do our best to accommodate your order.


Cakes can be ordered as far in advance as you want.

If you cannot see the cake you would like please contact us as we can fulfil most requests.

Cake Storage and Shelf Life

We recommend that all cakes are stored in a cool dark place on a flat sturdy surface.

Please do not store cakes in the fridge as this will cause condensation to form on the cake when it is removed from the fridge and may damage the decoration.

All our cakes will stay fresh for a minimum of 5 days from delivery. Our rich fruit cakes have a minimum shelf life of 6 months


All of the written and photographic design of our web site is The Icing and The Cake's copyrighted property. All rights are reserved. None of this material may be used without our written permission. You may download or print a single copy for your own non-commercial off-line viewing. You may not create derivative works from a photograph, display or distribute copies of it, publish it, use it in a performance or modify it in any manner except size. All names and logos are trademarks. Any unauthorised use of our trademark is unlawful.

General Terms

The Icing and The Cake shall not be held liable for any consequential loss to the customer whether this arises from a breach of contract or any other way.

The Icing and The Cake's total liability for any claim howsoever arising shall not exceed the price paid by the customer for the goods supplied by The Icing and The Cake.

Your statutory rights are not affected by any statement contained in this document or on our website. English law applies to all transactions.


By placing an order with The Icing and The Cake either through our website, over the telephone, or direct in person or any other medium you are agreeing to these terms.

Working Days

Working days are Monday to Friday excluding Public Holidays in England.

All our cakes are presented on cake boards and packed in white cake boxes. The cakes delivered by courier overnight are securely packaged in corrugated cardboard boxes to ensure they reach the delivery address in perfect condition. Cakes sent by courier for same day delivery are packed in white cake boxes.

Cakes purchased on line can be collected or delivered, as specified on the cake photo page, to the United Kingdom. It is important that the delivery address supplied is accurate, and a telephone contact number is also given for the day of delivery. If the address given is incomplete or incorrect in any way we can accept no liability for late delivery or non-delivery.

Cakes are delivered between Monday and Friday. We are not able to specify delivery times. Once your cake has left our address the courier is in control of the delivery process, so we recommend you choose a delivery date at least one day prior to the date required to avoid any disappointment. N.B. There maybe factors beyond the courier's control e.g weather conditions, road closures, which could prevent the courier delivering on your specified delivery date.

A signature is required on receipt. If nobody is available to take receipt delivery may be attempted to a neighbour or left in a safe place specified by you. Otherwise a card will be left with details of how to arrange redelivery or collection.

If delivery is attempted and the courier is unable to leave the cake the responsibility is with you to arrange redelivery or collection. We will do everything possible to ensure your cake arrives on time but we cannot accept liability for any late deliveries, damage or returns if no one is available to accept the delivery.

Although we cannot track the progress of your item we are able to obtain confirmation of delivery should this be required. In the unlikely event that a cake is lost during transit, we must be notified within 48 hours of expected delivery. Compensation may be available up to a maximum of the price paid by the customer if the cake cannot be traced and is confirmed lost by the courier.

Cakes can be collected. They will be kept for 4 days from the agreed collection date. If they are not collected in this time then we reserve the right to dispose of them.
Credit Card Security

We accept payment by credit card, debit card or Paypal account. When you reach the payment section of our website you will be taken to our payment service provider - Paypal.

Paypal is a payment service provider who has the facility to accept credit card payments over the internet securely. An encrypted security system called SSL ("Secure Socket Layer") is used. This is a system which takes your name, address, order details and shipping information and encrypts them so that only we can view them. It creates a direct connection between your computer and ours which can not be intercepted by any third parties

Customer Complaints

Your order will be very carefully packaged so that it arrives in perfect condition.

If in the unlikely event the cake is delivered and is incorrect you must let us know of the problem on the day of delivery.

Please be assured we take complaints very seriously. We are glad to say complaints are rare. Some complaints may require further investigation and an immediate refund may not always be possible.

Cakes, or part of cakes, must be returned within three days to us at the buyer's cost and must include the original packaging to ensure we are able to fairly assess the nature of the complaint.

The maximum refund we offer is the value of the cake plus delivery. Further compensation is not available.
Reaching Us

Please contact us by email using the link on the contact us page or by telephone :

Our Contact details:
The Icing & The Cake,
The Old Service Station, Henham Road, Debden Green, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB11 3LZ, United Kingdom
Phone: 01371 831021

Privacy Policy

The Icing & The Cake, do not disclose buyers' information to third parties other than when order details are processed as part of the order fulfilment. In this case, the third party will not disclose any of the details to any other third party. We are committed to protecting your privacy. We will only use the information that we collect about you lawfully (in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998).

The type of information we will collect about you includes your name, address, phone number and email address.
Your payment card details will only be retained by SecPay and their acquiring bank. SecPay processes your payment and arranges with us for your goods to be dispatched. In the case of a suspected fraudulent transaction, card details may be disclosed to us by SecPay for the sole purpose of performing further checks. We are not permitted to retain these details.

We will never collect sensitive information about you without your explicit consent.

The information we hold will be accurate and up to date. You can check the information that we hold about you by emailing us requesting a copy. If you find any inaccuracies we will delete or correct it promptly. This service carries a charge of £10.00.

Cookies are used on this shopping site to keep track of the contents of your shopping cart, to store delivery addresses if the address book is used and to store your details if you select the 'Remember Me' Option. They are also used after you have logged on as part of that process. You can turn off cookies within your browser by going to 'Tools | Internet Options | Privacy' and selecting to block cookies. If you turn off cookies, you will be unable to place orders or benefit from the other features that use cookies.

We may use technology to track the patterns of behaviour of visitors to our site. This can include using a "cookie" which would be stored on your browser. You can usually modify your browser to prevent this happening. The information collected in this way can be used to identify you unless you modify your browser settings.
Please contact us if you have any questions or comments about privacy.
Returns Policy

Refunds and Cancellations

We want you to be completely satisfied with every purchase that you make from us. All our cakes are made to order and personalized to your specifications. Should you wish to change your order at any time please contact us immediately and we will do our best to meet your needs.

After your cake has been ordered and paid for, any further alteration will carry a £10.00 administration fee.

Cancellation of Order

Cancellations can only be made within 24 hours of the order bring placed as each cake is prepared and personalised specially for you. Any cancellations will carry a £15.00 administration fee.

Your rights to return goods are protected under the EU Distance Selling Directive which can be found at

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