How soon do we need to order our wedding cake?
Due to popular demand and a very high client referral rate, our booking trend has been 12-18 months in advance. We recommend that once you have secured your date and reception site, that you also secure your cake. If you are looking for service less than 12 months out, please still inquire about availability; we will be happy to check the calendar in a most sincere effort to make your dream wedding cake a reality.
Can we come in to taste and see your work?
If your event requires less than 100 servings, we invite you to stop in the bakery and purchase a slice of torte or a few gourmet-filled cupcakes for your sampling pleasure. Then simply fill out our Wedding Cake & Dessert Inquiry with your information and we will get back to you to discuss your special request.
If your event will require 100 or more servings, fill out our Wedding Cake & Dessert Inquiry. Once received, we start the conversation about planning your 50 minute professional consultation/tasting with the owner/baker/decorator. We will brainstorm with your ideas, our creative experiences, sample cake and filling combinations of your choice, and view our displays and photo gallery in preparation for the creation of your dream wedding cake. Get a credit for our standard $25.00 consultation fee by mentioning this online promo when you book your contract with a deposit at your consultation!
What determines the pricing of our cake?
The overall cost of your cake depends on the cake flavor, filling, style, number of servings, and display options.
Can we choose more than one flavor of cake?
Yes, although this option can occasionally have you running short of a popular flavor and potentially disappointing some guests. Choosing our signature Cheez Torte offers your guests both cake and cheesecake in each slice! Pick from our list of specialty flavors for an absolutely delectable experience, or we have a myriad of flavors available for a build-your-own option. These are things we would love to chat about during your consultation!
Do you charge for delivery?
Our delivery and set up service starts at $50.
How much of a deposit do you require?
We require 50% down for your deposit which will reserve and lock in your date and delivery time. Your final balance is due no later than three weeks prior to your event.
Is the top tier included in the total number of servings?
Yes, and for cakes $600 or more it is our gift to you – a complimentary certificate to redeem a FRESH first anniversary cake! Just call in your order at least seven (7) business days in advance and you can pick up your first anniversary cake! No freezer burned cake for you two! One member of the couple must be present at pickup and provide the original certificate as well – NO EXCEPTIONS.
For cakes less than $600, the top tier would not be counted for guest servings unless you choose not to save it. You can purchase a certificate at current pricing and simply call the next year a week in advance to pick up a fresh anniversary cake.
What if we want fresh flowers on our cake?
As fresh flowers have become a more popular choice on wedding cakes, Sweet Perfections has you covered with many years of floral placement experience. We ask that your fresh flowers be left on their stems and in water at the base of the cake table on the day of the event so upon our delivery of your cake they are ready for us to do our magic. This service starts at $25.
Do we need to return anything after our wedding?
Only if you have contracted rental(s)/refundables. A list of refundables will be secured to the bottom of a box, generally located under the cake table, for which the refundables are to be returned clean within five (5) calendar days of your event to receive a full refund.
What do you recommend for ribbon?
If you plan to have ribbon on your cake please always refer to your contract first, especially when it comes to sizing.
For the best results, please buy ribbon that is:
- 100% Nylon, Rayon or Polyester
- Left on the bolt
Let's chat about what this really means...
- It's time to break up with silk, cotton and/or acetate ribbon. It's not you, it's your ribbon. Those materials just don't display well against the buttercream or fondant. They can't help it, but it's true.
- Bows are pretty and all but maybe leave the bowties to your groomsmen. This means avoid ribbon with wires in it. Sorry, wires.
- Feeling moody? If you are having dark colors for your theme, choose one shade lighter in ribbon. Once it is on the cake it will appear darker. It's like magic or something.
- No one likes wrinkled ribbon - keeping it wrapped up nice and orderly on the bolt will help keep it pretty!
- Flaws, we all got 'em and that includes some ribbon. No matter how hard it tries, sometimes production errors happen at the ribbon factory and, suddenly, pretty ribbon has a hole in the middle of the yard. Solution? Always get an extra yard than planned.
Do you charge more for events that take place on holidays?
Some holidays may require a minimum purchase amount. Please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.