If you are planning a Saturday or Holiday weekend wedding, these days book months in advance. The answer is ASAP.
The reason why is, most vendors are only able to do a certain number of events on a given day or weekend due to limited resources or personnel. So if you find a vendor that you really want, you need to see if they are available and book them ASAP. Just make sure you have your date locked in with your venue before booking!
Yes, they are. The price varies based on the complexity of the design.
Our cakes are priced with 12 basic filling choices. We also offer, at an additional charge, 9 other fillings of which are more labor intensive and ingredient expensive.
My specialty is custom wedding cakes and the prices are determined according to how intricate the details.
If I want to use fresh flowers on my cake, will you coordinate with my florist, or will I have to manage getting the flowers to you?
I will try to coordinate my delivery time with the time that your florist is expected to be at the reception venue. Please be sure you are using nontoxic flowers and greenery that is to be placed on the cake.
The closer to your wedding that the cake is prepared, the better it will taste. BUT, anyone who tells you that they can bake and decorate a wedding cake in a day is not telling you the truth, or isn’t being realistic. Due to the complicated nature of wedding cakes, they usually take between three and five days.
A Kitchen Cake is a plain 2 layer buttercream iced wedding cake that has absolutely no icing decorating on it, however it is kept in the kitchen. This cake is not decorated like the main wedding cake is, but is the same cake flavor. Because of the reduced decorating time, this can save you a little money on your cake. Kitchen cakes are only available when a 3-tier bridal cake is not enough. Not available with orders less 100 servings.
Semantics… For most bakers, a sheet cake is an unfilled cake with only frosting on a single layer of cake with no fillings. A Kitchen cake is a two layer cake with the same flavor and filling as the wedding cake but has absolutely no icing decorations on it thus saving some money on the overall cost of the cake. It really comes down to if you were seated across the table from someone who got a properly portioned slice of filled cake and you were given a half-sized slice of unfilled sheet cake, which emotion would you feel first, let down, cheaped out on, or simply hungry for your slice of cake.
Bakers have options available for most budgets. The first question you ask when contacting a baker is NOT “How much is ____?”, ask instead “I have a budget of $ (at least 5-10/per person) to feed ___ people, what options do you have available?” Don’t be afraid to state what your budget is! Bakers hate having their time wasted designing a $3000 design when your budget is not even remotely close to that. Bakers also are willing to work within your realistic budget if you give them a figure to work with. By realistic budget, that is somewhere in the $5.00/slice to $10/slice range by the time all add-ins are calculated such as delivery.
Our Caterer told us to only order enough cake to feed 75% of our expected guests, what should we do?
Did your caterer also tell you to order only enough plates of food for 75% of your expected guests? NOT likely! Order enough cake to feed all of your guests. We also are willing to make small cakes for those with special dietary needs. The LAST thing any guest wants to hear is that the bride and groom didn’t order enough cake so they’re going to have to do without.
The total cost of a cake depends on various factors, such as – servings needed, decoration detail, cake flavor, and /or filling, type of icing and delivery. A consultation is necessary to provide an accurate cost of a cake. Most of our wedding cakes range in price from $350 – $800. A small 60 serving wedding cake can start at $275. and a large, elaborate cake can start at $1500. Keep your cake budget in mind when selecting a design and/or flavors.
Changes in size and flavors can be made up to four weeks before the wedding. A lot of planning and purchasing of supplies and equipment go into preparing for your cake. Any changes involving decorations and style may involve extra charges. If changes are significant an amendment to contract or new contract will be necessary. We are not able to make any changes to the final order after the four week deadline.