Frequently Asked Questions

 

How do you price your wedding cakes?

Cakes are priced by the slice. This means that every guest is provided a serving and you only pay for the number of guests who attend the reception. The base cost for a wedding cake is the price per slice times the actual guest count.

Do you offer custom cakes or do you work with pre-designed styles?

We offer custom cakes and pre-designed styles. Pre-designed styles are a great value and can be customized to the colors and style of your wedding, whereas custom cakes are entirely new and unique.

Is there an advantage to serving wedding cake as the dessert at the reception?

The wedding cake is the visual centerpiece of the reception and serving it as the dessert is often more affordable than serving another dessert.

Does the price include the top tier of the cake?

For weddings with 85 guests or more, we provide a complimentary top tier to freeze for your first wedding anniversary.

Do you offer private tastings or open house tastings?

We offer private complimentary tastings by appointment. You are welcome to select four or five flavors to taste from our Menu prior to our meeting so that we get as close as possible to your favorites right away.

What are your tasting hours?

By appointment. I can meet with you many weekends as well as daytime and late afternoon appointments during the week.

How many cakes do you schedule for a typical weekend?

Two or fewer. We believe that everything about your wedding cake is important, so we carefully limit the number of commitments we accept. Each cake received our full attention.

Will you work with the client’s florist to garnish the cake?

Yes we will help you coordinate fresh flowers for the wedding cake with your florist. Either we or your florist can style fresh flowers on your wedding cake, depending upon your preference.

What cake accessories do you rent out?

Round and square cake stands are available to rent to display your wedding cake. A square tiered stand can be customized for cupcakes and pedestals are available for smaller cakes.

Do you offer delivery? If so, how much is your delivery fee?

Yes, we deliver. The cost of delivery and set up varies with the location and the complexity of the setup. If you would like to give us your reception location, we can quote you the delivery and set up cost.

Can we have a small display cake and other un-decorated cake for the guests to save on the cost of the wedding cake?

Yes, we can make a display cake of any size and additional un-decorated cake for guest servings at a discount.

We would like to have 2 or 3 flavors of cake in the wedding cake. Is this possible?

Yes.

How do we cut the cake?

The cake cutting usually takes place while the guests are still seated after dinner. Standing to the side and the back of the wedding cake, the bride puts her hand on the handle of the knife and the groom places his hand over hers. Together they make the first cuts on the bottom tier of the cake, and they remove a small slice to a plate. Using a fork, the groom serves the bride first. She serves him second. This symbolizes the sweetness of their life together.

When should we reserve the date for our wedding cake?

As with all wedding services, reserving early will give you more choices. Many brides reserve a year or more in advance of the wedding and we also accept reservations closer to the wedding date if we have the time available. A deposit of $250.00 will reserve our time for your wedding date.

How do we get started in planning for our wedding cake?

Once you have reserved a reception location, please contact us by phone or email. We are happy to answer any questions you may have, including pricing. Then if you think we may be a good fit, we can set a date for a cake tasting and design appointment. At the meeting, we welcome your thoughts and ideas about the style and ambience of the wedding and any colors or theme you would like to incorporate. Then we can start to guide you though the design process.