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    • When should we book our cake?

    • How do I start planning my wedding cake?

    • Do you deliver?

    • Is a deposit required to book a cake?

    • How much do you charge for a wedding cake?

    • What is a serving size?

    • Can a wedding cake be more than one flavour?

    • Do you make "nut free" cakes?

    • Do you do cake tastings?

    • Can I use real flowers on my wedding cake?

    • Do you make other cakes besides wedding cakes?

    • How do special occasion cake orders work?


    When should we book our cake? top

    It’s never too early to begin planning to create your perfect wedding cake. It is a good idea to reserve at least 6-9 months in advance, but reservations closer to the wedding date can be arranged if time is available. Your custom creation is important, therefore the number of reservations accepted may be limited. Reserving your date early can help avoid any disappointment.

    How do I start planning my wedding cake? top

    Email is the best tool for the job! Send an email to info@fancythatcake.ca - be sure to mention the wedding date, number of guests, reception venue, and any photos of what you have in mind. I can send you some preliminary pricing, and also a few sketches to combine your ideas. In-person consultations are only offered for wedding cakes over $350 - however once a cake sketch is decided on through email, a complimentary tasting box can be picked up for you to take home and enjoy!

    Do you deliver? top

    Yes! Fancy That Cake takes care of the delivery and set up of your wedding cake at your event site. Your creation will be perfectly displayed, awaiting the entrance of your guests. An additional fee may be required if you live outside of the immediate delivery area. Contact Kellie to inquire about your town.

    Is a deposit required to book a cake? top

    A non-refundable deposit of 50% is required to book a wedding cake and to hold your  date. For special occasion cakes orders over $100, a 50% deposit is also required.

    How much do you charge for a wedding cake? top

    The price of a wedding cake is determined mostly by design choices and labor as  well as sizes and flavour choices. Prices start at $4 per serving for naked cakes, and $4.50 per serving for buttercream or fondant cakes, and change in price  according to the complexity of the design.  It is impossible to have a  set "price list" as each cake is custom designed specifically for each couple to  reflect their tastes, themes and personalities.

    What is a serving size? top

    All of our cakes (with the exception of carved/scuplted cakes) are four layers of cake and three layers of filling. Once finished, they are approximately 4" - 4.5" high. A typical wedding serving size is 1" wide x 2" long x 4" high. A typical party serving size is 1.5" wide x 2" long x 4" high.

    Can a wedding cake be more than one flavour? top

    Yes! If a couple has many favourite flavours the wedding cake can be made up of different cake types with different fillings. Each tier can have a different flavour and you can mix and match fillings to create the cake you desire.

    Do you make "nut free" cakes? top

    Fancy That Cake is aware that some people are highly allergic to things like nuts and gluten. As there are often nuts and nut butters in our kitchen, we cannot ensure that any of our creations would be nut free.

    Do you do cake tastings? top

    Cake tastings are done as part of my wedding consultations. I do not offer tastings for special occasion cakes. Wedding cake orders must be a minimum of $350 to have a free consultation, but as part of the email planning process for your wedding cake, a complimentary tasting box will be available for you to pick up.

    Can I use real flowers on my wedding cake? top

    We highly recommend using gumpaste flowers instead of real flowers on your cake. Many natural flowers have pesticides on them that you don't want to come in contact with your cake. Our gumpaste flowers are very realistic looking, and your guests will be amazed that they are made of sugar. If you have your heart set on using real flowers, your florist is responsible for having them arranged and ready to add to the cake. Your florist may be able to point you in the direction of flowers that are pesticide free. We will add the flowers to the cake upon delivery to the reception location to ensure food safety measures are taken. Real flowers must be pre-arranged (all stems taped, boutonniere style)and left on the cake table for me to add to the cake on delivery. There will be a $50 charge if I arrive for delivery and have to arrange the flowers myself.

    Do you make other cakes besides wedding cakes? top

    We do cakes and desserts for all of life’s celebrations. Baby showers, bridal showers, birthdays, anniversaries, baptisms, graduations, communions - any occasion is a reason for cake!

    How do special occasion cake orders work? top

    Call or email to reserve your date and discuss details. Please book at least 3-4 weeks ahead, as these time slots book up quickly. Payment is due upon delivery for orders under $100; if greater, then a 50% deposit is required no later than two weeks in advance. Sculpted cakes are hand carved and take more time to create, therefore a minimum of four weeks lead time is required.