Ethics & Sustainability
Here at Little Chelly Cakes, being eco friendly, ethical and sustainable is not just a passing trend, its a way of life. In a previous life I was a Sustainability Officer in Local Government, and I have degree in Climate Change & Sustainable Development! (I'm an eco geek!) so making sure my cake business has as little impact on the environment as possible was a no brainer for me! Weddings were once (and still can be) a source of much waste caused by poorly thought out extravagance, but this doesn't have to be the case any more and I strongly believe that you can have the wedding of your dreams without negatively impacting the planet.
To help you have a planet friendly wedding, first and foremost I source as many of my ingredients as possible from local producers. The Peak District & Derbyshire has some amazing food producers so I strive to support them wherever possible. For ingredients that can't be sourced locally (think coffee, chocolate, sugar etc.) I use ethically or fairly traded products wherever possible.
I do not use single use plastic in the kitchen and all my packaging is recyclable cardboard, reusable wool packaging from WoolCool or made from compostable plant based material or biodegradable cellophane. I print all my stationary even down to the stickers on recycled paper and all the cake and my logo illustrations you find on my website are created by my super talented friend who lives up the road from me The Ilustrated Wisp (go check her out she does commissions for weddings!)
All my cakes are baked fresh to order and I only have a small kitchen with limited storage, so no bulk buying of ingredients happens here, no batch baking and freezing. Not only does this mean nothing goes to waste, it guarantees that all the ingredients I use are as fresh as can be.
Cake for Everyone!
I believe that the whole point of having a wedding cake is for everyone to enjoy a slice of something truly divine. I can offer vegan options, gluten free cakes and other dietary requirements as requested. You can choose to have your whole cake egg and dairy free or you can have different cakes for different tastes, the choice is yours.