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 book an appointment? TOP
Booking a consultation can be done via email or phone so times and dates can be confirmed. My consultations are free however my time is valuable to me, so please call if you are running late or cannot make your scheduled appointment.
What happens during a consultation? TOP
Consultations are in a comfortable, casual atmosphere. We have a "no pressure" approach to our consultations. The following information will be helpful to bring along: date of event, venue location, number of guests attending, style or design desired, flavour ideas, and approximate budget. Feel free to bring any materials regarding your wedding plans including fabric swatches, stationary, florals, and colour samples. I will work one on one with you to design a cake that is exactly to your liking and tastes and to make it the perfect centerpiece for your reception. Of course you will want to sample some cake, so I will have several different cake and icing/filling combinations for you to sample.
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 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 our wedding consultations. We do not offer tastings for special occasion cakes. Wedding cake orders must be a minimum of $150 to have a free consultation & cake tasting included.
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.
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.
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.