Q & A
When should I book my cake?
Since I only book one wedding per date - dates are on a first come, first serve bases. I recommend wedding cakes and groom cakes should be booked 6 months to a year inadvanced.
When should I make an appointment for a consultation?
I recommend requesting a
quote first before scheduling a consultation.
Doing your research on what bakerys have to offer is best before scheduling a consultation, as well as figuring out a budget.
I recommend six months to a year before your wedding date.
Do I have to book the same day as my consultation?
It is not necessary unless you would like to, however getting your date booked and off your to-do list will be one less thing you will have to stress about!
How do consultations work and booking my event?
First look over the
"Before you Order" and "Q & A" sections to give you an idea on what to expect and help you decide on what is in your budget and what type of cake you are envisioning for your event. Once you have made the decision to contact me fill out the information in the contact menu.
I schedule consultations based on the avilabilty of your event date. If I am able to make a cake for you, then we can schedule a time to meet to discuss all the details of your event. The tasting
consultation page will allow you to pick three dates based on when you are avialable to meet; I will follow up with you to establish the best date that works for both of us. Because my kitchen is a very small space its not the best place for consultations - I have an off-site space that I meet my clients located in dowtown Cedar Rapids.
Consultatons can take about an hour. During this time we will discuss your wedding style, floral arrangements, color paletts and other design details. I encourage you to bring along any details that are are inspirational - invitations, fabric swatches or pictures. We will also discuss the size of your cake based on the number of guests, flavors and design of your cake.
Consultations are also a time to taste my cakes and decide what flavors you would like to serve at your event. My cakes are baked fresh for every tasting, so that you can get a clear idea of what your cake will taste like on the day of your event.
Once you have decided to book with us, I require a non-refundable 50% down on your cake order. This is to ensure that your date is booked and no other event is booked on the same day as yours. Because I like to take the time to concentrate on one event at a time I may have to turn away others wanting the same date; if there should be a cancelation, this means I lose business from others that I had to turned down. For this reason 50% is not refundable.
I require the final amount to be paid two weeks prior to delivery or the order may be cancelled. I except credit cards, personal checks or paypal. I will also have you sign a service contract when you book with me.
Two weeks prior to your event I will contact you via email to get a final guest count and make any adjustments to your cake size based on your final numbers.
How much are your tastings?
I charge $30.00 for a tasting.
You can order up to three cake combinations.
Tastings will serve up to four people. If you have a special flavor combination in mind I would love to hear it and I will make sure you get to taste it!
What is a cake contract?
A cake contract is a formal "handshake" between the client and the bakery/cake designer. It's used to agree upon the terms of an order. The cake contract is to ensure the date of your event and receive exactly what you ordered for your event.
What you will find in a service contract:
Your name & contact info
Event date, time, location and phone number
Event planners, coordinators and florist contact info
Bakery's name and contact info
Detailed description of cake: cake flavors, fillings, number of servings, number of tiers, tier shape, icing type, decorations and topper.
Cost of cake
Sketch of cake
Number of slices
Delivery and set up fee
Cake cutting fee (if applicable)
Take home boxes and preservation of top tier
Location of delivery
Total cost including delivery
Payments in what form and due dates
Cancelation and Refund policies
Can we pick-up our cake or does it have to be delivered?
To ensure that your cake arrives intact, I prefer to deliver.
How much is delivery?
Delivery is complimentary within a 1 hour drive and includes set up of your cake. Delivery charge applies to deliveries beyond a 1 hour drive.
Cutting and platting is available for $200.00
What do you offer besides tiered cakes? What about small desserts or cup cakes?
At this time I only offer tiered cakes and sheet cakes. A sheet cake slice is equivalent to a cupcake price and size.
I find sheet cake portions are easier to control and more cost effective than cupcakes. Often times extra cup cakes have to be ordered to accommodate each guest. In my experience many guests will take more than their share of cupcakes, while may not get anything at all or a flavor they do not want.