FAQ

What types of baked goods do you offer?

We love creating artistic cakes, using round or square tiers (sheet cakes not available), or by sculpting 3-D shapes. Our smallest custom cake option is a 6" round layer cake (approx. 12 servings). Individual smash cakes are available as an add-on item with a celebration cake order. We also offer beautiful decorated cookies, sold by the dozen. 

How much notice do you need for a custom cake?

Although we are sometimes able to work in last-minute requests, a minimum of two weeks is preferred. We do have limited volume so we recommend booking your cake as soon as you begin planning your event.

Can you make a cake I saw on Pinterest?

We do our best work when we can be creative! Tell us about your event style and we will be happy to offer a complimentary design idea and quote. Extended consultation can be scheduled if needed (hourly fee applies). To respect other sugar artists, and to make sure the projects we undertake reflect our skill level, we do not copy cakes.

 

How do I order?

Please complete our "Request a Quote" form.  Once you review and confirm that you would like to move forward, we will send an invoice by email. Payment in full will be requested for orders under $100 or orders placed within 2 weeks of the event date. Other orders will be reserved with a nonrefundable retainer, with balance due 1-2 weeks prior to the event date. Your order is confirmed once payment is received; unpaid invoices will be cancelled. We accept credit cards through our Square ordering system or cash. Personal checks are not accepted.

What are your prices?

We find that flat price lists are less practical than customized individual quotes. Our buttercream cakes start at $5 per serving (fondant $7), plus materials and labor hours for artwork, with a minimum price of $100. Sculpted cakes start at $250. Our decorated cookies start at $48 per dozen.

Can I have a sample?

We make all our products to order and do not keep inventory for samples or purchase. For larger cakes, we offer a scheduled consultation with tasting (up to four flavor combinations, for two people) for $40. This amount will be applied to the balance of cake orders totaling 40 servings or more. 

 

What type of cake flavors, fillings and icing choices do you offer?

We proudly serve our own scratch cake recipes, including white, yellow, chocolate, marble, lemon, strawberry, mocha and spice. We fill our cake layers with delicious homemade buttercream, and offer specialty fillings such as fruit preserves, salted caramel and chocolate ganache. Our cakes can be iced in meringue buttercream, American buttercream, or fondant over chocolate ganache, depending on your preference and cake style. All of our products contain wheat, dairy, egg, soy and are made where tree nuts and peanuts are present.

Try one of our suggested combinations!

Very Vanilla: Yellow cake with vanilla bean buttercream filling and white chocolate crunch.

Intense Chocolate: Chocolate cake layered with chocolate ganache buttercream.

Chocolate Peanut Butter: Chocolate cake with milk chocolate ganache and peanut butter buttercream filling.

Lemon Raspberry: Lemon cake filled with lemon buttercream and raspberry preserves.

Strawberry Lemonade: Strawberry cake layered with strawberry preserves and lemon buttercream.

Salted Caramel Chocolate: Chocolate cake filled with salted caramel sauce and vanilla buttercream.

S'mores: Chocolate cake filled with milk chocolate ganache, homemade marshmallow fluff and graham cracker crumbles.

Mocha: Coffee infused chocolate cake filled with dark chocolate ganache and buttercream.

Grasshopper: Chocolate cake layered with mint-flavored white chocolate ganache and chocolate buttercream.

Caramel spice: Spice cake layers filled with salted caramel and vanilla buttercream.

How do I transport my cake?

Cakes must be transported on a flat surface. Make sure to consider the dimensions of your cake when preparing your vehicle before pick-up. Support your cake box from the bottom while moving from the car to your party venue. For tiered cakes or cakes with delicate toppers, we strongly recommend adding delivery service.

 

How do I serve my cake?

We recommend cutting the cake after it has been at room temperature for an hour. Remove any toppers or other embellishments, then begin cutting the top tier in a grid pattern. Wiping your knife or dipping in hot water between cuts yields cleaner slices. For tiered cakes, a center dowel runs through the entire cake, and lower tiers will be supported with dowels or straws. Refer to your invoice for specific instructions about the placement of non-edible supports in your cake. 

What is the best way to store my desserts?

If your cake is not going to be served within a few hours of pick-up or delivery, we generally recommend refrigerating (some sugar work does not tolerate humidity, so please check your invoice for specific care instructions). To avoid condensation on the surface, keep the cake in its box while refrigerated and then until it reaches room temperature. When out of the fridge, make sure the cake is in a cool, dry place out of direct sunlight so that your buttercream and decorations do not begin to lose their shape or color. Leftovers should be wrapped and stored in the refrigerator.  We recommend consuming within 2 days. Cookies should be kept at room temperature and out of direct sunlight. Our customers find that individually packaged cookie favors stay fresh for several days.

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