It all started with making my mother-in-laws 70th birthday cake back in 2009. I created a basic square iced cake with hearts and the passion grew from there!
I knew I had an artistic flair and wanted to gain a greater knowledge of cake decoration and sugar craft, so I took myself off to college and never looked back.
At first, I juggled this along with going to work and trying to set up a small cake business at the same time. I'd be baking cakes at the crack of dawn, then after returning from a days work, carrying on decorating cakes until late at night.
Now, after making many cakes and perfecting moistness and flavours, being meticulous, lots of hard work, patience, and turning my kitchen into a cake emporium, it eventually paid off with many customers coming back each year along with new recommendations. You get to realise how important that special cake is for people and it makes it all worth while when you see the look on people's faces when they get to see the finished creation.
Doing something you enjoy and having a passion for it with the bonus of doing it as your job... you can't ask for anything better!
Happy Days Cakes is a registered food business and has top marks of 5* for the Food Hygiene Rating Certificate from Warrington Borough Council.
Prices, Delivery & Stand Hire
As all cakes are bespoke, a set price cannot be given due to the work and detailing involved on each individual cake. If you complete the Contact From with as much detail as possible, I can get back to you with your quotation.
If you would like to book a Cake Consultation, please email me or call 07975 533 724.
Stuck On Ideas For Your Cake? Here are some ideas/themes to inspire you...
Personalised Figures, shoes, handbags, flowers, hobbies, football shirts, favourite photographs, work, holidays, phones, computers, pets, favourite cartoon characters, food & animals are just some examples.
Prices start from £2.00 each for buttercream swirl with sprinkles (Minimum order of 12)
Themed decoration cupcakes start from £3.00 each (Minimum order of 12)
Iced & Decorated from £3 each (Minimum Order 8)
Cake Pops & Cake Popsicles
These start from £3.00 each
Cupcake Stand Hire
Hire of cupcake stands are £5 with a £50 refundable deposit. Stands are to be returned within 5 days in the same condition it was given and will be inspected upon return. Any damage or missing parts will result in the deposit not being refunded.
Delivery in the Warrington area is £5
Manchester £5 - £10
Cheshire, Chester & Merseyside areas £10+
Servings Guide, Flavours & Fillings, How to keep your cake
Cake Portion Guides
The size of your cake will be determined by the number of guests you wish to serve, and what size portions you intend on serving. To help you determine which size cake you'll need, please refer to the tables below. (Please note that if you are having models/features on the top of the cake, you may need a larger size cake to fit it all on.)
Please note that if you wish to use your wedding cake for dessert, the servings are larger and therefore larger cakes will be required.
Fillings & Flavours
Classic Vanilla - Vanilla sponge cake with vanilla buttercream and strawberry or raspberry jam.
Lemon - Lemon sponge infused with lemon syrup and layered with tangy lemon curd buttercream.
Red Velvet - Red velvet sponge with vanilla buttercream
Chocolate - Classic chocolate sponge with chocolate buttercream
Chocolate & Baileys - Chocolate sponge filled with baileys buttercream. Pure Indulgence
Chocolate Mud - A dense, very moist chocolate cake filled with chocolate ganache.
Chocolate Fudge - Chocolate fudge cake filled with chocolate & golden syrup buttercream
Pink Champagne - Pink sponge infused with champagne syrup, filled with white chocolate & pink champagne buttercream
Toffee and Salted Caramel - Toffee sponge filled with salted caramel buttercream
White Chocolate & Raspberry - White chocolate sponge with fresh raspberries and white chocolate ganache buttercream.
Carrot - Carrot cake with cream cheese filling.
Fruit - Moist fruit cake soaked with brandy and covered with marzipan and icing.
Chocolate Orange - Chocolate sponge flavoured with orange zest and orange essence and filled with orange curd buttercream
Raspberry Ripple - Vanilla sponge filled with raspberry jam and a pink raspberry ripple buttercream.
Strawberry Milkshake - Vanilla sponge filled with strawberry jam and pink strawberry milkshake buttercream
Oreo - Dark chocolate sponge with finely crushed Oreos filled with buttercream and chopped Oreo pieces.
Lotus Biscoff - Golden biscoff sponge layered with biscoff buttercream spread
Coffee - Golden coffee sponge layered with coffee buttercream
Marble Cake - Moist vanilla and chocolate sponge swirled together to create a marbled effect sponge cake filled with chocolate buttercream.
All cakes contain gluten and may contain traces of nuts, I do however offer gluten free sponges.
Please note that I do not make dairy free or vegan cakes
How to keep your cake.
Cakes are baked fresh with no preservatives, additives, stabilisers or gelling agents, therefore they do not have the shelf life of shop bought cakes. To enjoy your cake at it’s best, it is advised to eat it within 3 – 4 days of receiving. It can be kept in room temperature, but not in direct sunlight, a cold storage area, fridge or the kitchen where there can be high moisture content and heat.
Wedding Cakes & Consultation Appointments
Consultations are by appointment only and are held at my home studio in Paddington, Warrington, or can of course be made via email and over the telephone if you prefer. If you come to see me, you will be able to view some display cakes and have a chat about your cake and you may have magazines, pictures, invites etc that you would like to incorporate into your design – Please bring these along with you.We will work through design, colours, delivery and flavours and you will have the chance to sample some cake.
Cake tasting samples are £6 each per flavour (fruit cake £10) . I do offer a Tasting Box which can be posted out – there is a charge for this and depends on how many samples are requested – please enquire for more information.
FRESH FLOWER & NON–EDIBLE ITEMS
At the request of the client, cakes sometimes contain non-edible items such as brooches, ribbons, inner supports, flowers etc.
If your cake design requires fresh flowers, your florist will supply these. I will liaise directly with your florist regarding the specific floral requirements and decorate the cake with the flowers on site.
Please be aware that some flowers are not suitable for cake decoration or may be toxic if eaten. Speak to your florist for details regarding toxicity. Any contamination to your cake from fresh flowers is not our responsibility
DEPOSITS AND BALANCES
If you would like to book me to make your wedding cake, a deposit of £100 is required to secure your date. This is non refundable or transferable. The balance of your order is required three weeks before your wedding.
Prices for the cakes will depend on many factors including size, design complexity, amount of sugar flowers/modelling etc. Please get in touch if you would like a quote for something specific.
I will deliver and set up your cake on the morning of your wedding at a time suited to you/the venue and I deliver to venues across Cheshire and the North West. Please get in touch for a quote.
QHow Much Notice Do I Need?
AFor wedding cakes, 3 months is recommended and 4 - 6 weeks for celebration cakes. Short notice orders may be accommodated if there is availability.
QCan You Cater For Dietary Requirements?
AAll cakes contain gluten and may contain traces of nuts, but not nut products. I do however offer gluten free sponges. Please note that I do not make dairy free or vegan cakes.
QAre Cakes Baked Fresh?
AYes. All cakes are baked fresh to order using the best ingredients.
QDo You Require A Deposit?
APayment is required in full at the time of ordering to secure the date in the diary. Your date is not secured until this has been paid. For wedding cakes, a £100 non-refundable deposit is required to secure the date in the diary and the remaining balance is due to be paid 2 weeks before the date of the wedding.
QDo You Deliver?
AYes. There is a small delivery fee of £5 for the Warrington area. Outside of this area will be more, depending on the distance travelled. Please ask for more information. You are more than welcome to collect too.
QDo You Offer A Wedding Cake Delivery & Set Up Service?
AYes, although there is a charge for this service. Please ask at the time of ordering.
QDo You Provide Cake/Cupcake Stands?
AI only provide cupcake stands which are £5 to hire with a refundable £50 deposit at the time of booking.
QWhat Forms of Payment Are Accepted?
ACash, Bank Transfer and PayPal (Plus transaction fee).
QCan I Sample Your Cakes?
AYes. Cake flavours are available for tasting and there is a small charge for each flavour. I do also offer a Tasting Box which can be posted out – again, there is a charge for this and depends on how many samples are requested – please enquire for more information.
QCan I Have A Different Flavour For Each Tier?
AYes you can.
QCan I make changes after I order the cake?
AChanges in size, flavours and decorations can be made up to five weeks before for wedding cakes and 2 weeks for celebration cakes. If any work has been undertaken/bought in advance this will be charged for. A lot of planning and purchasing of supplies and equipment go into preparing for your cake in advance. If changes are significant you will be charged for extra work involved.
QHow do I transport my cake?
AI always advise that cakes are placed either in the footwell of the car or the boot where the surface is flat and stable. Driving carefuly around corners and bumps in the road is advised too when transporting tiered cakes.
The cake was excellent. I cannot fault a single thing. Right from starting with suggestions as to what I could do for my 4 year old's birthday cake. Sam was brilliant with her ideas.
The cake itself was super fantastic! It was a hello kitty cake, extremely well designed and decorated. I mentioned to her initially that i didn't like it too sweet and she was spot on. The kids and the adults enjoyed the taste of it completely.
The cake was also very good value for money. A good size was very well priced and was worth every penny. I would most certainly recommend Happy Days Cakes to everyone while I'm waiting for my next occasion.
Preethi Kubair, Warrington
Absolutely fantastic cake! You can tell so much time, care and effort went into making it and the end result was amazing and tasted delicious!
My son thought it was the real Roary Racing Car. The details were spot on. Thank you. I would recommend to anyone!
David Evans, Ashton
100% happy! Looked amazing and tasted great, a smile never to forget on my daughter's face. Thankyou again, definitely recommend you. Cheers!
Michelle Muir, Warrington
Absolutely loved the cake that Samantha made. It tasted fantastic, was beautifully decorated and cannot thank her enough for her efforts. Everyone complimented on it. Would most certainly recommend her to anyone looking for the perfect cake. Once again, thank you.
Sarah & Daniel Reeves, Northwich
Best cake ever tasted!!!! Absolutely fabulous attention to detail. I will be getting all my cakes from Sam from now on. Many thanks.
Dawn Harrower, Manchester
Thank you so much for my beautiful cake. Everybody admired it. It was great. Thankyou.
I was thrilled with the cake you made for my son's 21st birthday. Your attention to detail was superb and the fact that it was hand delivered on time made everything so easy for me.
I'd like to recommend you to anyone who wants a well made, delicious cake for a special occasion.
Joy Saunders, Hereford
I just want to say, so far, i have had 3 cakes from you and they were all very fresh, tasted wonderfull and looked stunning.
For any special occasion it is worth having a cake from you as they are unique and you are a very gifted lady.
Keep up the good work. Will be back for the other 4 cakes still on order.
Krystyna Bosiacki, Manchester
Terms & Conditions
It is advised to order your cake well in advance of the date of your function.
During the busy summer months, please be aware that availability is very limited, so please give plenty of notice to avoid disappointment. I will however,try to accommodate last minute orders if possible.
DEPOSIT AND PAYMENTS
A 50% deposit will be required within 7 days of placing your order. A verbal agreement/e-mail does not confirm your order, it pencils your order in the diary until payment has been received. Due to being very busy, if no payment is received as outlined above, the order will be cancelled and given to the next customer order.
Wedding cakes require a 30% deposit to secure the order with the remaining balance due 10 days before the date of collection/delivery.
In the event where a cancellation has to be made 3 months or more in advance you will receive a full refundable deposit but any work/items/products already undertaken/bought will be chargeable.
Cancellations made 6 weeks in advance or less will not receive a deposit refund.
Cakes may be collected. They can also be delivered, but with an additional charge of 50p per mile.
I am based in the North West of England and areas I deliver to are Cheshire, Greater Manchester and Lancashire, but if you require a delivery outside of these areas, please contact me before placing an order.
Once a cake has been collected / delivered, the cake will no longer be the responsibility of Happy Days Cakes and cannot be held responsible for any damage or interference to the cakes.
The cakes may contain nuts or nut product ingredients. The cakes may also contain non-edible products. You will be advised of these and it will then be yours/caterers responsibility to ensure that these are removed before cutting and serving the cake to yourself and any guests.
All orders come presented in a white secure cake box.