FAQs during Covid -19

Frequently Asked Questions

Here at Thunders Bakery we have listened to your questions during this period of Covid-19 and gathered some useful information to help you choose your perfect cake. Click on a question below to reveal the answer.

Custom cakes are a little tricky at the moment because we have limited capacity in the bakery. The best way to personalise your custom theme cake is with one of our Thunders Picture Perfect Cakes because you can upload the image you want on your cake for edible printing. We also have some great celebration cake creations such as Thunders ‘Bring on the Glitz’  or Showstopper Drip cakes. If you can’t find something on the menu that you like, please click the “Request a Quote” button here https://thundersbakery.ie/request-quote/ we’ll put our extra creative hats on and see what we can conjure up especially for you.


Not a bother, yes, we do deliver in Dublin only ourselves with a minimum of 1 days’ notice. Our   Bakalicious Drivers, like Brian and Stephen, deliver from 9am-2pm Monday-Saturday. Every Thunders cake is delivered by hand on the order date you request in a Thunders refrigerated van. The delivery fee varies from €10-€20 depending on your location, please click here for the list of areas we cover.

We also have a nationwide delivery service in partnership with Parcel Direct for a select number of our products from our range. These include our specially designed seasonal hampers and products suitable for nationwide delivery such as our Thunders Gluten Free Heavenly Hamper,  Thunders Everyday Essentials Hamper, and Thunders Weekend Family Hamper: https://thundersbakery.ie/product/a-taste-of-gluten-free-nationwide/

Go’wan outa dat, sure, while we don’t offer a same-day delivery service, all our branches have multiple freshly baked treats like our ‘Buns in the Oven’, ‘Ooey Gooey Fudge Cake’ and ‘Everyday Essentials’ on our shelves every day, so if you can arrange collection, we’ll have something for you fresh in store! You can even give us a tinkle and call ahead to check we have your favourites. Here are all our Thunders locations and contact numbers: https://thundersbakery.ie/locations/

Here are all our locations with opening times and contact numbers:


Oh sooo many goodies, Thunders Cupalicious Cupcakes are available by the dozen in vanilla or chocolate with edible toppers for €26.40: https://thundersbakery.ie/product/thunders-themed-cupcakes/  All Thunders Cupalicious Cupcakes are baked in batches and our ‘Thunders Picture Perfect’ edible prints are made on one edible sheet, so we can’t mix and match different designs at the same time.

We are delivering many gifts of cake at the moment during this period of social distancing.   Surprise cakes are simply not possible as we need to make contact with the person accepting the delivery.  For cakes that are being sent as a surprise we are calling the person accepting the delivery to let them know to expect us before 2pm but we’re not giving away who is sending the gift!

Our call is important as our cakes are fragile and cannot be left outside without risking the safety of food.

We will need some additional details of the person receiving the delivery if you are not that person:

  1. The name of the person receiving the cake
  2. Their phone number
  3. Their Address
It depends on how many people you expect to eat it. Here’s a rough portion guide to help you plan.
Cake Size Sponge Cakes- Fresh cream / Buttercream Madeira Cakes Chocolate Biscuit Rich Fruit Carrot Cake
7″ Square 6 – 8 people  N/A  N/A  N/A  N/A
8″ Round 8 people 25 people 40 people 40 people 25 people
10″ Round 10 – 12 people 35 – 40 people 60 people 60 people 35 – 40 people
12″ Square 20 – 30 people 40 – 50 people 100 people 100 people 40 – 50 people
14″ Square 30 – 40 people 50 – 60 people  N/A  N/A 50 – 60 people
16″ Square 45 – 60 people 60 – 70 people  N/A  N/A 60 – 70 people
18″ Square 60 – 80 people 70 – 80 people  N/A  N/A 70 – 80 people
17″ Sq & 10″ Round Stacked 80 – 100 people  N/A  N/A  N/A  N/A
18″ x 30″ Sheet Cake 200 people  N/A  N/A  N/A  N/A

Gluten Free is not possible in our bakery as we handle wheat flour and other ingredients containing gluten during production.  We have a number of cakes and confectionery lines where Our recipes do not include wheat as an ingredient.  You can find some of them in our ‘Flourless’ Category in the online shop.

We don’t have a diabetic cake as part of our menu but we do have diabetics as part of our team. They all agree that it’s so much better to have a smaller slice of the real thing than something that has been stripped of its natural ingredients and doesn’t taste as nice.

It depends on what you order.

  • Fresh cream: +1 day from purchase if you put it straight into the fridge
  • Buttercream: +2 days from purchase if you keep it in the box and don’t put it in the fridge (unless of course, it’s 30 degrees outside, then you need to treat it like fresh cream)
  • Chocolate biscuit: 3 months if you remove all decoration other than chocolate and wrap well in the fridge
  • Rich fruit: 6 months if you remove all decoration and wrap in a sheet of greaseproof paper, tin foil and place in an airtight tin/tub

Many of our cakes can be baked and finished overnight, however, there are some cakes for which we need 2 – 3 days’ notice  including our novelty cakes and bespoke cakes. Left it too late?  Cake emergency? …. Just give us a call 01-8300005 and we’ll do our best for you.

Yes! We have gift cards for sale in all of our bakery’s. The value is transferable and can be used in any Thunders.

Dear valued customers,

As Communion Season begins, we’re thrilled to be part of your special celebrations. While we’re experiencing a high volume of orders, we’re committed to doing our best to accommodate everyone.

Please understand that our notice periods may vary as our order book fills up. To secure your order, don’t delay – place it today!

Thank you for choosing us to be part of your memorable moments.

…Thunders Bakery…