TASTING, DESIGN & ORDERING PROCESS

 

Shimmer Cake with Piped Gold Vines

OCCASIONS

 

Timing - Please allow as much lead time as possible. Four to six weeks is optimal, but we can sometimes accommodate rush orders (i.e. cakes booked less than 7 days before they are due to be delivered). We charge $150 extra for rush orders.

Flavors - We offer a full menu of cake and filling choices. We will gladly offer suggestions for flavor pairings that would suit your crowd.

Design Process - First, we want to hear more about what you're planning: the type of event, whether you have a theme or color palette in mind, and any ideas or inspiration you have for the cake design. The vision for your cake can be established via phone or email, or you may prefer to come in for a personal consultation (if we have enough lead time). 

Tastings - For clients ordering custom-designed cakes,* we offer tastings by appointment only, Tuesdays through Fridays. Occasional weekend appointments are available, depending on our cake delivery schedule. Tastings are held in our Lower Queen Anne studio. The cost is $35 for three cake flavors of your choice, or $50 for four ($20 extra for gluten-free and/or vegan tastings). You'll be able to browse our portfolios and find inspiration for your cake.

Pricing - Your cake is priced on the basis of how many people it needs to serve, and on how intricate the design is. Generally speaking, our pricing for 3-D/themed/novelty cakes starts at $10 per serving, and certain minimums apply during our busier months. [If you need something simpler than a custom-designed novelty/themed cake, we also offer Classic Cakes in a variety of sizes and styles, starting at $275. Please inquire for sizes, pricing, and availability.] 

Delivery - We offer delivery of our themed/novelty cakes within 10 miles of Seattle. There is an $80 delivery fee to most venues within Seattle city limits (add $20 for dessert bar setup). For venues outside the city, the delivery fee is based on mileage from our studio. You're always welcome to pick up your cake from us, in which case you accept full responsibility for it once it leaves the studio.

* Clients who are planning to order a pre-designed cake from our Classic Cakes range are able to pick up a take-home tasting pack from us, if they choose. Tasting packs must be ordered with 5 business days' notice, and availability is dependent on our schedule. Our standard tasting fee (see above) applies. We reserve in-person tastings for clients ordering custom-designed cakes only.

WEDDINGS

 

Timing - Ideally, we start the process of working together three to nine months before your wedding. We've worked with far less lead time than that, so please feel free to inquire about our availability.

Flavors - Before your tasting, you'll choose which cake flavors you'd like to sample from our menu.

Tastings - For clients ordering custom-designed cakes,* we offer in-person tastings by appointment only, Tuesdays through Fridays. Occasional weekend appointments are available, depending on our cake delivery schedule. Tastings are held in our Lower Queen Anne studio. The cost is $35 for three cake flavors of your choice, or $50 for four ($20 extra for gluten-free and/or vegan tastings). We'll use the appointment to explore the possibilities for your cake design. You'll be able to browse our portfolios and find inspiration for your cake. (Feel free to bring along images, style boards, swatches of your colors, mockups of your paper goods, and anything else that may inspire a beautiful centerpiece for your wedding.)

Pricing - Our cakes are priced on the basis of how many people they serve, and on the intricacy of the design. On average, for 100 servings, a pre-designed Classic Cake will cost $850 (excluding delivery), and an intricate custom-designed wedding cake will cost $900-$1,600+. During peak wedding season, certain minimums apply. Please inquire for more information.

Delivery - We offer delivery and setup of our wedding cakes within 150 miles of Seattle. There is an $80 delivery fee to most venues within Seattle city limits (add $20 for dessert bar setup). For venues outside the city, the delivery fee is based on mileage from our studio. 

* Clients who are planning to order a pre-designed cake from our Classic Cakes range are able to pick up a take-home tasting pack from us, if they choose. Tasting packs must be ordered with 5 business days' notice, and availability is dependent on our schedule. Our standard tasting fee (see above) applies. We reserve in-person tastings for clients ordering custom-designed cakes only.