If a mutually convenient time can be identified, we will invite you and your partner (plus up to two of your favorite people) to our tasting room in lower Queen Anne, for a 45- to 60-minute consultation with Carla or Becca. The time will be used to connect, to design your cake, and to taste.
Our personal consultation fee is $100. This includes a tasting of three flavors of your choice from our menu. Surcharges apply for additional flavor choices. We provide enough cake samples to serve up to 4 people total. You are welcome to take home the extra cake to enjoy again later or share with family and friends; indeed, we encourage you to do so!
In-person appointments are best for clients who are planning to order a completely unique and custom cake, which needs to be designed from scratch, rather than being chosen from one of our pre-designed collections. This collaborative design time is invaluable and allows us to get to know you and your style before we produce a sketch and quote for your custom cake.
Important notes regarding in-person appointments:
We typically like to have access to as many design references from you as possible. Your color palette, floral design concept, event lighting, etc, are all of crucial importance during the cake design appointment. Ideally, we would have information about logistics as well (e.g. reception start time, time frame for vendor setup at your venue, etc).
If you’re planning your event from out of town, we can schedule this meeting during your next visit to Seattle. (If the timing doesn’t work out, we can always collaborate over email instead — it just takes a little longer!)
If you’d like to schedule a consultation with us, please let us know (in your initial inquiry) the times at which you are typically available to meet. Please note that we typically do not schedule in-person appointments on weekends, unless circumstances are exceptional, as we are preoccupied with completing and delivering our wedding cake orders on those days.
We kindly request that you come prepared for your consultation with design references and logistical information (see above), so that we can make the most of the 45-60 minutes that we have together. Our aim is that your preparation and research — and your own personal taste — will combine with our sketches and creative guidance to achieve a well-developed cake design concept by the end of the appointment.
“TO GO” TASTING PACKS
If you’d prefer to pick up your cake samples “to go”, followed by a phone or email consultation to finalize the cake design, we offer chef’s choice of 3 cake samples — based on whatever’s fresh from our ovens that particular week — for a fee of $40.
If you’d like to choose specific flavors from our menu (rather than getting chef’s choice), you can make your own selections for $20 per sample.
“To go” samples are presented as lidded cups, which are fully compostable. We specifically use the same ratio of cake-to-filling inside the cake cups that we’ll use when we are building your custom cake — which means that the sample cups are perfectly representative of the flavors and textures that guests will enjoy when your custom cake is plated into slices at the event.
Some important notes about our “to go” tastings:
Our sample cups provide enough cake for 2-3 people to enjoy a few bites each. If you are planning to have lots of friends or family join you for your at-home tasting experience, and you need us to provide more cake than 2-3 servings, let us know and we can discuss the options with you!
“To go” tastings are typically available for pickup on Friday afternoons and Saturday mornings, before we head out on wedding cake deliveries.
Tasting packs are best for clients who are interested in ordering from our pre-designed cake collections (e.g. Classic Cakes, Everyday Cakes), as these cakes are intended to be chosen from an existing catalog (rather than being completely custom-designed from scratch). It’s a straightforward process for us to finalize the details of your pre-designed cake via email or phone, once you’ve picked up a tasting pack, sampled our cakes, and have decided to book with us.