At Cakes and Fancies we are excited to be able to bring you our traditional 1930’s, Art Deco styled ice cream bike, from our base in the New Forest, for hire at your special event. We can cater for most special events, including weddings, birthdays, fetes and corporate events.
Ice cream has long been a firm favourite amongst the old and young alike. Our traditional ice cream bike will come fully decorated with ribbons, balloons or bunting in a colour of your choice, and filled with award winning Marshfield Farm ice cream, made on a family farm on the Cotswolds, near Bath.
“Many thanks for your services with the ice cream bike at our wedding . We loved it as did our guests, many of whom referred to the ice cream bike as the perfect addition to the wedding. Your friendly manner was also much commented upon. In short, thanks for adding something extra special to our day, we are very happy that we chose to have your ice cream bike at our wedding”. Jasmine and Dave, April 2013
Weddings, birthdays and corporate events
We’ve been serving ice cream for 10 years and our standard traditional ice cream bike service includes:
- The hire of our Pashley traditional ice cream bike and its special battery powered freezer, designed to keep ice cream cold for between 8-13 hours
- A choice of up to 6 flavours of award winning Marshfield Farm premium dairy ice cream and/or sorbet, eat as much as you like… See our Marshfield Dairy Ice Cream Menu 2024. Many are gluten free too!
- Sugar cones and/or ice cream cups with spoon for those who prefer it, Flakes, sprinkles, and sauces, served on a decorated table with paper napkins, although this premium ice cream really doesn’t need any dressing up!
- One or two fully trained people, dressed in uniform, to serve your guests for approximately two hours for up to 125 people, or three hours for up to 200 people.
- A decorated menu board with your ice creams listed so guests can choose.
- Travel and set up within a 30 mile radius from New Milton, Hampshire.
See more photos on Facebook of events we’ve attended.
“I wanted to drop you a quick note before we go on honeymoon to say THANK YOU so much for yesterday! The ice cream was gorgeous, service impeccable and the trike looked stunning! Thank you for being part of our big day and helping to make it so special, we had lots of comments about the ice cream and what a great idea the trike was… and obviously how delicious it tasted too! We had the most amazing day, undoubtedly the best of our lives – it was everything we dreamed of and more.” Hana & Tom, June 2013
“Thank you so much for our fabulous cookies and ice cream. We had so many lovely comments about both. Just wish we’d tried all the ice cream flavours! We had an amazing day – thanks for helping to make it special.” Michelle and Kris, Sept 2013
Traditional ice cream bike prices
All the products are suitable for vegetarians and most are gluten free too. In fact the farm is fully organic and Soil Association approved.
If you would like to book our traditional ice cream bike for your event in 2024, our standard service price is:
- Up to 50 people £350
- Up to 80 people £395
- Up to 100 people £445
- Up to 125 people £485
- Up to 150 people £525
- Up to 200 people £585
For additional serving time, any special requirements, or for a venue outside of our standard price radius, please contact us to discuss your requirements.
Fetes and public events
Please contact us to discuss your event and requirements.
Marshfield Farm ice cream
To reflect our high standards, we’ve chosen to use award winning Marshfield Farm ice cream for our traditional ice cream bike. This premium dairy ice cream comes from a family farm on the Cotswolds and is made fresh from the milk of its own 200 strong Friesian herd. The family have been perfecting the ice cream for more than 20 years and it contains no artificial colourings, flavourings or preservatives. Every ingredient is natural.
Currently, you can choose from 8 delicious ice cream flavours, 4 plant based ice cream flavours and 6 refreshing sorbets. See our Marshfield Dairy Ice Cream Menu 2024.
Making a booking for our traditional ice cream bike
If you would like to make a booking, or for more information about our traditional ice cream bike, please contact Cakes and Fancies by email through our Contact page, or speak to Lesley directly. We will be able to check that your date is available, and send you a copy of our traditional ice cream bike Booking Form.
To taste just how good Marshfield Farm ice cream is before you make a booking, feel free to come and try it. An appointment is required, and the flavours available to try are subject to what we are currently holding in stock. We will however, try to accommodate your flavour request where possible.
To secure your date we will require a deposit of £75.00, with the balance payable 28 days prior to the event.
We are currently taking bookings for 2024.
Power requirements and logistics
Our Pashley bike is designed to carry a freezer with a built in battery, which stays cold for between 8-13 hours, once fully charged. So we can safely travel to and from your event and serve your guests with ice cream, where power is not available.
Where a longer serving time is required or the weather is particularly hot, we may either request use of a normal 13amp power socket on site, or bring a small generator.
We need to site the bike on a fairly level surface where possible. Please let us know if your intended site is on a slope. This is to ensure that the freezer works properly.
We will need to be able to access your wedding venue with our vehicle and box trailer, with parking available for us on site.
Finally! The bike is approx. 2.2 meters long and 1.09 meters wide. Please make sure that we can access your intended site for the ice cream bike.
What if it rains?
Well it just wouldn’t be Great Britain would it… If it does rain, we can bring our small gazebo to put up, where your guests can be served under cover. Alternatively, it is always good to check if your venue is happy for us to set up inside.
Cakes and Fancies is a registered business with New Forest Environmental Health and we operate with fully trained staff in food hygiene. We are also covered by Public Liability insurance.
” I wanted to say thank you for the great job you did at our wedding last year. We had a really great time and everyone said afterwards how much they loved the ice-creams, they went down a treat!” Emma, April 2014
“Huge thanks for all your work at our wedding reception at the New Forest Outdoor Centre in May. The ice cream bike was a real hit with our guests, from 18-month nephew to 91-year old grandma, and everyone in between! Thanks for your friendly, professional (and delicious!) service!” Ben and Sarah, May 2013