Wedding and Custom Cake Info
DESIGN CONSULTATION and TASTING
Initial discussions of your cake can be done over the phone or via email.
We offer a $30 design consultation/tasting at our premises for wedding or custom cake orders, the tasting accommodates 3 guests. The consultation can lasts up to 45 minutes. If you are unable to personally attend a consultation, we are happy to discuss designs over the phone or via email, and we can have a box made up for you of cake flavor options of your choice, for you to come by and pick up.
Before you book your design consultation:
It is advisable to have all your event details planned (eg. invitation, venue, flowers, etc.), as the design of your cake can be influenced by these details.
Browse our website - to get an idea of our designs.
Along with the inspirational sources that may influence your cake design, the following factors need to be discussed to help with the design process:
* Your budget – we can accommodate most budgets, taking into consideration that even the simplest of cakes takes up to 10 hours of work. Quality ingredients used also affect the overall cost.
* Number of guests – this determines whether multiple tiers are appropriate
* Preferred cake shape – whether round, square, or a combination of both.
* Whether you require a cake topper or sugar flowers
* Whether you require fresh flowers – fresh flowers on your cake can be arranged.
Also discussed will be whether you are traveling with your cake, as this will determine the type of cake and frosting we use, as well as the design. We do our best to package each cake as safe and secure as possible for travel, but many factors come into play and could affect the transport of your cake that may be out of our control such as road conditions, weather, the vehicle used for transport. Please talk with our decorators to discuss delivery options if this would be a service you would be interested in.
Depending on the design specifications, a few cake sketches may be drawn on the spot during the consultation, or, we take all the ideas discussed from our consultation and will email you some cake design sketches.
After the consultation, we will send you a quote within 48 hours. This quote is valid for 1 month FROM the date of issue. A design sketch if needed, along with a cake contract that outlines your event and cake details, will be emailed to you.
For weddings, bookings are open from 2 to 18 months in advance. For other occasions, we ask AT LEAST 2 weeks notice prior to the celebration date. We may be able to accommodate last minute orders depending on our availability, but this may incure a rush charge.
A $100 deposit is required 1 MONTH PRIOR to your wedding date at the latest, and a 50% deposit of the order total is required on all custom cake orders. We book on a first come, first paid basis. The deposit is non-refundable.
The balance is due 1 weeks PRIOR to the event at the latest.
Any cancellations prior to the event will forfeit all deposits and payments.
We offer a free delivery service for cakes valued at or over $500, in the Great Falls area. All other deliveries are $25 in town or charged by a per mile traveled fee for out of town deliveries.
We can make custom cake toppers that are made from modeling fondant at $75 per couple. Modeling fondant is an edible medium, however it is not recommended for consumption as some toppers may have non-edible components as internal structure. They can be kept as keepsakes, but its colours will fade in time.