The “Seller / We / Us / Our is defined as the legal entity Amelie’s Kitchen. The “Buyer / You” means the person/s who buys the Cake.
The Seller and the Buyer are collectively referred to as the Parties.
“The Cake” is the cake/cakes to be supplied by the Seller to the Buyer and as described in the invoice accompanying these terms and conditions.
“The Event” is the wedding/celebration that the Cake is required for.
This Agreement forms the entire Agreement between the Parties.
The Parties agree to a preliminary consultation in person, by email or telephone before the Event to confirm the design, specification of the Cake. Following the consultation the Seller will provide a quote.
An appointment for a consultation and tasting must be agreed with the Seller by email. All appointments for consultations will be confirmed by email by the Seller.
A booking fee (amount detailed in the booking form) is required within 10 days of the initial wish to proceed to secure the Event date for the Cake.
Upon payment of the booking fee the Seller will reserve the date of the Event. The booking fee is non-‐refundable and is deducted from the final balance for the Cake.
All price quotations, written or verbal, are valid for 30 days from the date of the quotation.
The Seller will use its best endeavours to produce a cake which matches the design agreed with the Buyer.
The Parties agree that the Seller has the right to use artistic licence to alter the design of the Cake where needed should the design not “flow” when decorating the cake. Where a colour fabric swatch or ribbon sample has been provided to the Seller by Buyer for colour matching purposes, the Seller will do its utmost to match the colour as best as possible, but accepts no liability if it is not an exact match.
Payment and Booking Fees
The final balance less the booking fee will be due 4 weeks before the date of the Event as specified on the booking form.
The final balance specified on the invoice date detailed on the invoice. Payment can be made earlier if the Buyer wishes.
Orders placed less than 8 weeks in advance of the delivery date must be paid in full. Failure to pay the final balance by the date stated on the invoice may result in the Buyer’s Cake order being cancelled.
The Seller accepts payment by bank transfer or cheque as per the payment details on the invoice.
Cancellations and Alterations
If the Buyer wishes to make alterations to the Cake as detailed on the invoice accompanying these terms and conditions the Buyer must contact the Seller immediately.
The Seller will assess the Buyer’s request for an alteration and will notify the Buyer to confirm its effect (if any) on the price quotation and the agreed timetable ahead of the Event.
Accepting a request for the alteration of a Cake order is at the discretion of the Seller. The Seller offers a bespoke service and is limited to how many orders for Cake it accepts. In the event that the Buyer cancels its booking with the Seller it is unlikely that the Event date will be filled and the following cancellation charges will apply:
2 months or less – 100% of invoice cost
2 months or more – loss of booking fee
Booking fees are non-refundable. In the unlikely event that the seller has to cancel the Buyer’s order, the Seller will contact the Buyer to try to agree a suitable alternative at the same price. If the Buyer does not accept the Seller’s alternative the Seller will refund to the Buyer the monies that the Buyer has paid to the Seller.
The cake is made in premises where nuts are used therefore the Cake could contain traces of nut. It is the responsibility of the Buyer to inform its guests that traces of nut could be present in the Cake.
Collection by the Buyer
The Seller takes photographs of the cake from all angles before the cake leaves the Seller’s premises.
For Cake collected from the Seller, the Seller requires a signed collection note by the person collecting confirming that the Cake was handed over in perfect condition. The Seller does not accept any liability for loss or damage to the Cake following collection.
Delivery and Set Up by the Seller to the Event venue
For Cake delivered to venues a delivery and set up fee is payable and is included in the invoice.
The Seller will take photographs of the cake from all angles upon delivery to the venue and after set up. The Seller requires a signed delivery note by the person in charge at the venue to confirm that the Cake has been delivered to the venue and set up in perfect condition. The Buyer agrees for a member of the venue staff to sign for the Cake on delivery should the Buyer not be available to sign for the Cake in person. The Seller is not liable for any loss or damage to the Cake once it has been delivered to the venue, set up, and the delivery and set up note has been signed.
For the avoidance of doubt, consumption of the Cake is evidence that the Cake is fit for the purpose supplied.
Cake stand hire
A £70 cash deposit is required.
The Buyer accepts responsibility for the cake stand whilst it is at their venue or in their possession. The cake stand must be returned to the Seller within 5 days of the Event
In the event of damage to the cake stand the cash deposit will not be refunded
The Seller is entitled to use any image or photograph of the Cake (taken by the Seller) for use in its publicity and promotional material, including publication in wedding magazines at a later date unless a request has been made in writing not to.
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We shall have no liability for delays or failures in delivery or performance of our obligations to you resulting from any act, events, omissions, failures or accidents that are outside of our control (‘Force Majeure’), which, without limitation, include:
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Shortages of labour, fuel, power, raw material
Late, defective performance or non‐performance by suppliers;
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Impossibility of the use of railways, shipping, aircraft, motor transport or other means of public or private transport;
Acts, decrees, legislation, regulations or restrictions of any government; and
Other causes, beyond our reasonable control.
Our performance will be deemed to be suspended for the period that the event or Force Majeure continues, and we will have an extension of time for performance for the duration of that period. We will use our reasonable endeavours to minimise any delay caused by Force Majeure or to find a solution by which our obligations may be performed despite the Force Majeure event. We shall promptly notify you of any Force Majeure event giving details of it and (where possible) the extent and likely duration of any delay.
Where the period of non‐performance or delay in relation to any event of Force Majeure exceeds 30 days from the date of notice to you of the event of Force Majeure, either you or us may, by written notice to the other, terminate the Contract with immediate effect upon service.