Gorgosaurus Vegan Bakery

Bespoke Cakes to Confuse Carnivores

About



Gorgosaurus Vegan Bakery is a 100% vegan home bakery based in Northern Moor, South Manchester. We've been making custom cakes and cupcakes for all occasions since 2016 in our home kitchen, which has been inspected by Manchester City Council and been given a food hygiene rating of 5. See our Cakes & Bakes page for ready-made options, or Contact Us for custom cake enquiries.

Cakes & Bakes


FAQ


Gorgosaurus (GOR-gə-SOR-əs; meaning "dreadful lizard”) - a genus of tyrannosaurid theropod dinosaur. Historically carnivorous, but I reckon they would’ve loved a bit of vegan cake.
  1. I’m George, known to many of my friends as Gorg.
  2. Dinosaurs are awesome.
Lots of things! Mostly cakes and cupcakes, with a few other baked goodies thrown in, and just about everything can be customised.
Yep! No animal products of any kind. I’ve been vegan since February 2011 (you do the maths, if I did it for you I’d have to constantly update this bit), I’m a whiz at E numbers and label reading and constantly pestering manufacturers. Anything that sounds like it wouldn't normally be vegan (e.g. 'buttercream') most definitely is. For more information please see this post.
No. Vegan cake is better anyway.
Unfortunately not - this is a home bakery, there’s no shop front, and everything is made to order. There are a few ‘ready to order’ bits if you’re feeling indecisive or just want a general idea of what’s available.
The ready to order bits can be turned around in as little as three days, but this depends on how full the diary is - two weeks is usually enough notice except at busy times (May-August and December). So if you want something for a special occasion, get in contact as soon as you can to avoid disappointment! However, I can sometimes do last-minute orders so it's always worth checking.

Or if you’re just looking for an instant cupcake fix, there are a few places in the Manchester area that stock them - send a message for a current list!
It depends! All prices are based on the cost of ingredients and materials, plus the time taken. If you want a rough idea of prices, take a look at the ready-to-order items, or send a message with anything you’ve seen that you like the look of - I can give you a rough idea of how much a similar cake would cost.

Or, if you already pretty much know what you want, I can provide a no-obligation quote. Just send me a description, I’ll ask a few questions if I need anything clarifying, and I’ll give you a firm price which will be valid for at least a week (but probably longer because it’s not like I put my prices up every 7 days).
The most important thing is the date you want it for! I’d hate to go through everything and get you all excited about the awesome vegan cake, only to have to turn down the order because I’m fully booked!

Also, please make sure the date you give me is the date you actually want the cake collected/delivered - I bake everything as close to the deadline date as possible, to ensure everything is fresh, and I may not be able to rearrange things later on if you want to receive the cake earlier than that date.

Other useful info to send - the size of cake/how many people you want it to serve, flavour preferences, ideas/themes/colours for decoration, any reference images, allergens to avoid (aside from non-vegan ones), and a budget if you have one. If you don’t know the answers to one or more of these, don’t worry - I’m happy to discuss options!
Probably! Most of my recipes can be adapted to exclude common allergens. However, please be aware that although proper food hygiene practices are followed, I can’t 100% guarantee that it will be free from trace amounts. At least not until I can afford to build a bunch of separate kitchens onto the back of my house.
I might! Delivery for small orders is limited to about 10 miles from Northern Moor. Large orders can be delivered further. Delivery comes at an extra cost, based on distance, and is only available on certain dates/times. It is highly recommended that any tall cakes (more than two tiers, usually wedding cakes) are delivered, because they will be delivered in separate tiers and constructed at the venue.
The collection address is on the top of your invoice. If you have not placed an order (and therefore do not have an invoice), then unfortunately I can’t give out the full address as it’s my home and I don’t know you. But if you want a rough idea (to see if you’re able to collect), it’s close to the Northern Moor Metrolink Stop, with good bus links from the city centre.
Payment is taken in advance - either by two weeks before the order due date, or asap if ordering for a date less than two weeks away.

The current main method of payment is by bank transfer - this is because it should be free for customers to use and contains no fees on my end (unlike card payments or sites such as PayPal). This helps to keep costs down, resulting in lower prices for everyone (yay!).

However, I'm always happy to discuss alternatives if there are issues with any of the above, so don’t be afraid to get in touch!
Head to the contact section and either send a Facebook message, send an email, or use the contact form. I’ll be in touch to discuss your requirements and give you a quote. When a firm order is placed, you’ll receive an invoice to confirm containing all your order details.
Sorry, but I don't have a phone for business use, and I don't discuss orders over the phone. Here's some more information if you need it.
I aim to respond to all messages within 48 hours - but if it’s a little longer (especially during busy periods) then please bear with me! Also check your spam in case the reply has gone there - especially if you initially used the website’s contact form.

If it's been a few days and you're worried I haven't seen your message, please send another one. Sometimes my computer becomes sentient and deletes things by itself.

If you originally sent a message on Instagram, please send another one either by email, through the contact form, or via Facebook. Instagram’s current settings only allow me to be notified of messages if I am already following someone, so I can miss enquiries if they are sent that way!

The Team


George

The Captain

Doing all the baking, decorating, recipe developing, talking to all you lovely lot, and getting over-excited about cake.

Richard

First Mate

Responsible for taste testing, delivery driving, and occasionally manning the stand at festivals so George can go nap in a corner.

Pixel

Striker

In charge of sitting outside the kitchen door and meowing loudly, and keeping Richard company while George is working.

Gadget

Powder Monkey

The authority on looking cute in the window when you come to collect your cakes, and making things go bump in the night.

Contact


  • Northern Moor, Wythenshawe, Manchester, United Kingdom

Please note: I aim to respond to all messages within 48 hours but during busy times this may take a little longer than usual. If you are concerned your message has not gone through, please feel free to send another. You may also want to check the FAQ to see if the answer to your question is there.

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Privacy Notice


When you contact Gorgosaurus Vegan Bakery, you may deliberately or inadvertently send identifying data about yourself to us. The data sent may include, but is not limited to:

- Your name
- Your address, or workplace address (if requesting a delivery)
- Your email address (if emailing us) or link to a Facebook profile (if using Facebook messenger)

We are committed to upholding privacy and data protection laws. We do not share any of this information with third parties, and it is stored securely - emails remain on Gmail's server, Facebook messages remain with Facebook, and any contact made using the form on our website is stored by both our website hosts Site123 and Gmail. Access to these accounts is also not shared with third parties, and can only be accessed by us via secured devices.

Any information given is only used to enable us to produce and deliver your cake(s). We will not spam you, sign you up for mailing lists, or otherwise use your data for any other purpose. Data will be stored for a maximum of three years, after which if there is no contact between yourself and us, we will delete/destroy any communications.

If you would like to know what information we are holding, or you wish to raise a complaint regarding our data handling, or want to request that we delete any/all communications with yourself, you have the legal right to do this and may contact us at any time.