Best Delivery Service In The Uk?

Decorating By MissCakeCrazy Updated 23 Nov 2009 , 5:30pm by MikeRowesHunny

MissCakeCrazy Posted 23 Nov 2009 , 10:06am
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If I were to send a wedding cake by courier service, which would be the best one to use and are there special companies that transport large delicate items?

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eilidh Posted 23 Nov 2009 , 11:32am
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I don't know about cakes but my dad uses a company called Ardvark to courier paintings to London from scotland....they may only do art work though but they may be able to help you.

MissCakeCrazy Posted 23 Nov 2009 , 12:08pm
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I've just searched for Ardvark on Google and I can't see any in London.

eilidh Posted 23 Nov 2009 , 12:35pm
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sorry Aardvark courier, think they are nation wide so don't type London. They may only do art but even so calling them they may tell you who can do cakes. Certainly Aardvark do courier v expensive and delicate artwork.

Good luck

MissCakeCrazy Posted 23 Nov 2009 , 12:56pm
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what does everyone else in London use?

MikeRowesHunny Posted 23 Nov 2009 , 1:31pm
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I can't help you there, except to say make sure whomever you go with, your cake is insured for its full value! If they mess it up, you B&G will definitely be looking for a refund. Personally, I won't trust anyone else with my cakes, they just don't get how delicate cakes can be! Can you not just drive it yourself & charge appropriate delivery charges (it's not going to be cheap to send anyway!)?

MissCakeCrazy Posted 23 Nov 2009 , 1:40pm
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I was trying to increase the number of potential customers I get if I offer to go to deliver to other areas. I don't have a car therefore I will have to depend on someone to give me a lift anyway. I thought I might be better off getting a courier. Will i have to pay for the insurance if I make a courier booking or will it be automatically offered to me?

janeoxo Posted 23 Nov 2009 , 1:48pm
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I would also ensure that you take a photo of the cake as it leaves so you have proof that it was in good condition when it left you.

MissCakeCrazy Posted 23 Nov 2009 , 1:53pm
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Do you have any tips on how to package it in the box to stop it from moving and also where they sell big strong boxes in the UK?

MikeRowesHunny Posted 23 Nov 2009 , 5:30pm
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Originally Posted by MissCakeCrazy

I was trying to increase the number of potential customers I get if I offer to go to deliver to other areas. I don't have a car therefore I will have to depend on someone to give me a lift anyway. I thought I might be better off getting a courier. Will i have to pay for the insurance if I make a courier booking or will it be automatically offered to me?




Most insure up to a certain amount, if your goods are worth more than that you will need to pay a supplement.

I investigated sending a cake once via FedEx or UPS (can't remember which), and they basically said they were not going to be responsible for something happening to a perishable, delicate food item.

I use boxes like this for stacked cakes - nice and strong:

http://www.craftcompany.co.uk/acatalog/Stacked_Cake_Boxes1.html

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