Frequently Asked Questions...
What kind of buttercream do you use?
The majority of our cakes are iced with swiss meringue buttercream. This type of buttercream is very light and truly buttery, with a perfectly silky smooth texture. A meringue buttercream is very different from a typical American buttercream (think grocery store cakes), in that it does NOT contain confectioners' sugar. However, if a very sweet traditional buttercream is what you're after (sometimes this is a better option for a child's cake/cupcakes), let me know, no judgement :)
Do the flavors I choose affect what my cake will look like?
If you choose a semi-naked finish for your cake, then yes, you will see the cake layers poking through the buttercream. In the case of a full buttercream finish, the cake will not show, so feel free to choose any flavor you desire! As for the filling, this never shows on the outside of the cake, even with a semi-naked finish.
Do you offer allergy-friendly cakes?
We do not currently offer cakes free of common allergens (dairy, gluten, eggs, nuts), as all of these ingredients are present in our kitchen.
How much notice do you need for a cake order?
The more notice the better, but we've been known to help out our clients with last minute cakes! It's best to book an event cake (birthday, anniversary, shower) at least two weeks in advance, and a wedding cake at least 4 months in advance to secure your date. Wedding cakes require a $100 deposit to book your date, and all other custom celebration cakes require full payment to book your order.
How do I store and serve my cake?
Our cakes should be stored in an air conditioned room out of direct sunlight. All inedible items (fresh flowers, toppers, etc) should be removed prior to serving. Our cakes should be cut into 1"x2" rectangular portions. Leftover cake may be wrapped in plastic wrap and refrigerated or frozen for enjoying later :)
How do I pay for my cake?
We accept payments through our secure payment site. Once your order is confirmed, we will send you an invoice with a link for payment.
Do you offer delivery?
Delivery and setup for wedding orders is $50.00 within 20 miles of our location (Moseley). Beyond 20 miles we charge an additional fee based on distance. We strongly suggest paying for setup and delivery for your wedding cake, as tiered cakes are delicate, and it allows us to add any last minute touches to your cake (florals, toppers, etc). For all non-wedding orders, delivery is quoted based on distance and the availability of our schedule.
Why do custom cakes cost so much?
When we create a unique custom cake, there's so much more to it than butter and sugar and flour. You are paying for not only the premium ingredients we use, but the time we take to source those ingredients along with all of your decor items (florals, toppers) as well. In addition, you are paying for the time spent to plan, assemble, and decorate your cake. For highly intricate, decorated cakes, this can be the largest portion of the bill. We strive to create edible art, in order to make your event memorable as well as delicious!