What additional types of events do you service?
Anniversaries, Baby Showers, Birthdays, Bridal Showers, Christenings, Graduations, Holiday Parties, LGBT Weddings / Ceremonies, Proms, Quinceaneras, Sweet 16s
Apr 29, 2013
Frequently Asked Questions for Wedding Cake
Besides cakes, what other types of desserts do you provide?
Cookies, Cupcakes, Dessert Buffet, Groom's Cake, Pastries
What additional services do you provide?
Consultations, On-site Delivery, On-site Setup, Tastings
What dietary needs can you accommodate?
Do you provide customary cakes, such as Croquembouche?
Are you licensed by the state health department?
Do you offer private tastings or open house tastings?
Wedding clients are offered a complimentary personal tasting. This includes 3 to 4 different cakes and filings. Everything is prepared fresh per your request. I do not freeze cakes with the anticipation to use them for later tastings.
What are your tasting hours?
My hours are extremely flexible. I can meet clients for tastings during the week, late afternoons while evenings usually work best. If my schedule allows I can make time on the weekend as well. Its best to let me know what works for you so I can tell you what I have available.
Describe how you price, such as by slice or by tier, for your cakes?
My cakes are priced per serving. Buttercream, fondant and the amount of detail are factors.
Does the price include the top tier of the cake?
My price does include the top tier. I want you to serve it to your guests at your reception. I offer my wedding clients a 'gift' of a complimentary top tier. When your ready to celebrate, it can be 6 months or a year or two after wards. I have even had clients use it as an 'upgrade' for their baby shower cake. Please give me some notice when you plan on receiving your complimentary cake.
Do you offer custom cakes, or do you work with pre-designed styles?
Of course! Everything I do is custom. Its great to work from a picture that you like. Its also helpful for me to see pictures you don't like. I want to be sure your cake is what YOU want. I will listen to you.
What (if any) special ingredients, such as fresh fruits or farm-fresh butter, do you use in your cakes?
I buy as much organic as I can. I purchase fresh fruit from local vendors here in Sonoma county.
On average, how far in advance of the event do you prepare the cake?
Its great to have notice. Most wedding cakes are booked 3-6 months in advance. If your idea is to have sugar flowers or custom sugared items, notice is a must. These items require time to dry. Although, a last minute call is not uncommon.
How many cakes do you schedule for a typical weekend?
That's hard to say. I determine the number of events I book for a particular weekend depending upon the amount of detail involved. I do not over-book myself. I deliver and set up each of my cakes myself so I need to allow myself that time as well.
Will you work with the client's florist to garnish the cake?
I will work with brides florist for their wedding cake. Often I will go to their florist the day prior to their wedding to pick up the cake flowers. It is my responsibility to decorate your cake. Its easier to have the flowers with me when I am delivering and setting up your cake, sometimes my schedule is different than your florists and we are on site at different times.
What (if any) cake accessories, such as a cake stand or cake cutter, do you rent out?
I have round and square silver cake platters that are available for your display. They require a deposit that is fully refunded when the platter is returned clean, not damaged and with-in three days after your event.
Do you offer delivery? If yes, how much is your average delivery fee?
I do not charge for deliveries in Sonoma county. Delivery fees vary depending upon locations.