FAQ's for wedding cake orders
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Q. Do you offer Consultations and tastings? How many people can I bring with me?
A. Yes, we offer a complimentary and consultation for you and up to 3 guests. Yes we are happy to offer a cake tasting if this is requested for you appointment we charge $10.00 for a preset menu tasting. All tastings must be paid in advance by Mastercard or Visa. Although a cake tasting is an element of your event that often times the whole family is eager to be a part of, we've found it's a bit difficult to focus with too much input! Our studio can accommodate a total of four guests. Arrangements must be made in advance for more than two so we are sure to have enough cake for you. Please call in advance as all cake consultations are by appointment. We do not offer walk in cake consultations for brides. Please call 403.536.4368 to book your consultation today.
Q. Is there a charge for the consultation? How long can we expect to be there?
A. There is not a fee for consultations, however if you would like to add a tasting with this appointment we charge $10.00 that must be prepaid in advance . An hour and a half is set-aside for each client, which has proven to be ample time to both design and taste our cakes. Often, appointments are scheduled before and after yours so please plan to be on time so we have a full hour. Please keep in mind that cake samples are prepared specifically for your appointment. We ask for the courtesy of 48 hours notice if your appointment needs to be rescheduled. Cancellations without the appropriate notice will be subject to a fee of $25 in order to rebook the appointment.
Q. What do I need to bring to our appointment?
A. It is helpful to have made venue, color and floral decisions prior to our meeting so we have that information available. Additionally, any element from your event that you feel we can draw inspiration from is great to bring as well. Pictures of your dress, venue, your invitations or design motif... a monogram, color swatches... a piece of wrapping paper that catches your eye... it can all be helpful.
That being said you may also just bring yourselves! Our portfolio has hundreds of cakes for you to browse through and we have endless ideas. The design process is definitely a collaborative effort and we'll keep going until you have a design you love.
Q. What Can I Expect To Pay For A Wedding Cake? Do you have a price list?
A. We do not have a general price list because each cake is one-of-a-kind. Most custom cakes are priced per person; smaller orders (typically, anything under 75 servings) are priced per project. Because of the care we give to each order we must require a minimum of $150.00 on all of our wedding cakes.
Pring starts at $4.25 per serving for a plain iced cake. Our pricing tends to average from $5-$7.00 per serving. Ultimately the price is based on the complexity of design and the number of people being served. Sheet cakes are available to supplement larger parties and are priced at there current size (not so much by slice)
Before you arrive for your consultation, it is helpful to have a budget in mind for what you would like to spend on your cake. This will give us a better sense of what we can design for you.
Q. What is your delivery area? What do you charge for delivery?
A. Our delivery area ranges from Calgary to Golden, B.C . We are willing to travel up to 400km from Calgary as long as our cakes can safely be delivered so please contact us to inquire about a specific location.
Delivery and set up fees are additional and are calculated at an hourly rate – round-trip. Please check with our staff as our delivery fees change from time to time depending on what gas is calculated at the moment. Currently for 2012/2013 our wedding cake delivery/set up fees are $80.00 in Calgary. Out of town deliveries will vary in price dependin on the additioal distance we must transport your wedding cake.
Q. Do I have to make a deposit to reserve my wedding date? If so, how much is it and can I get a refund, if necessary?
A. Yes, we require a $100.00 retainer to reserve your wedding date on our calendar. We will base your retainer on the total estimated amount at the time you place your order. Refunds are discussed at the time when your wedding cake booked.
Q. I am not ready to make design decisions yet but I want to reserve our date so you don't get booked up, is that possible?
A. Yes. You may reserve your date with a $100 retainer. Final arrangements just need to be made at least 4 weeks prior to your event. Again, we ask that you be absolutely certain that you would like to work with us, as all retainers are date specific and non-refundable.
Q. How far in advance should I order a cake?
A. We are often booked up many weeks ahead of time so the sooner the better to reserve your place on our calendar. We require a minimum of one month but for weddings we suggest a minimum of six months to one year.
We definitely attempt to accommodate last minute requests if our schedule allows. Please call or email to find out our availability for your particular date.
Q. Do you make individual cakes, cupcakes and decorated cookies?
A. Yes. We do custom designed cupcakes & individual cakes, starting at $3.00 per person. Individual cakes start at $8.00 each. Please contact us for additional information. Cupcakes we offer 3 different sizes and thus 3 different prices to accommodate this. Regular cupcakes start at $30/dzn, Medium cupcakes $26.00/dzn and mini cupcakes are $20.00/dzn
Q. Do you have a catalog or brochure?
A. We do not have a brochure other than our website. Each cake is custom designed so our website serves mainly as a portfolio for you to see previous work. If you would like to schedule a consultation you will then have the opportunity to view our complete portfolio.
Q. If I want fresh flowers on my cake how can that be arranged?
A. We typically coordinate directly with your florist to ensure we are using the same varieties of flowers. All clients purchase the flowers and then Cakes With Attitude places them on the cake prior to delivery or at the event.
Q. Do you make Gluten Free, Egg Free cakes or Dairy Free cakes? Do you use organic ingredients?
A. Yes we do offer gluten free and egg free cakes. I am sorry no dairy free cakes are offered at this time. Most of all our flavors and fillings can be converted however please ask for for all details when placing your order about restrictions.We currently do not make sugar free,vegan cakes or dairy free cakes.
All of our ingredients are natural and of the highest quality, which is one of the reasons, our pricing tends to be just a bit higher than our competitors. Locally sourced, organic ingredients are definitely used whenever possible. We truly believe that ingredients really do make all the difference and are committed to using only the finest products available.
We are told time and time again by clients who have made it a priority to meet with every local baker imaginable, that our cakes are second to none. Come taste for yourself...
Pricing for wedding cakes
Q. How much does a slice of cake start at?
A: Our cakes are priced from $4.25 to $5.00 starting per serving. Varying according to the complexity of your chosen design and the time invested in it's creation. The final price is determined by multiplying the price per serving by the number of servings you select.
There is a $150.00 dollar minimum for all wedding cake orders.
The average cost of a wedding cake to feed 65-75 people with delivery starts at $455.00, however with detailing please expect to be closer to $550-$600.00 .. Please note prices for all wedding cake will vary between each client based on budget and design and size for guest count.
Q. Can I purchase additional slab cakes to keep the cost down for my wedding?
A. Additional slab cakes can be purchased for larger weddings and are offered in 3 sizes. Slabs are not decorated the same as a wedding cake and will be more cost effective. We do not decorate or place fondant on any slab slabs. They are simply meant to be kept in the kitchen as back up for extra slices
Option 1 - Allows for 20-30 slices. Costs $65.00
Option 2 - Allows for 40-50 slices. Costs $95.00
Option 3 - allows for 65-80 slices. Costs $125.00
Q. Do you offer cupcakes for weddings with a small 1 tier cake for cutting?
Cupcakes are always fun and a less expensive route than a fancy wedding cake. We start a small 1 tier cake at $70.00 and require a minimum of 4 dzn cupcakes when placing your order. We offer 3 different sizes for cupcakes and allow for every 2 dzn cupcakes 1 flavor.
Regular cupcakes are 4-5 bites start at $30.00/dzn
Medium Cupcakes are 2-3 bites start at $26.00/dzn
Mini cupcake are 1-2 bites start at $20.00/dzn
Extra details can be added to cupcakes such as colored wrappers, sugar flowers, dragees and other cupcakes details. These details rage from $0.25 to $1.50 extra per cupcake
Q. Do you rent cake stands and cupcake stands? How about cake toppers ?
A. Yes. We do rent a variety of cake stands that are glass, ceramic or silver. These stand rentals range from $10.00 - $35.00 for a 48 hr use. As for our cupcake stand rentals we offer a variety of stands that we then set up for to create a stunning cupcake display/buffet style table. This display will range from 5-15 stands we use for your event to create an elaborate and elegant look that no other company creates. The rental price for us to create this stunning effect for you is $60.00 for a 48 hr use. All stands are to be returned to Cakes With Attitude following the 48 hours after the event. Please be aware a damage deposit is taken on all rentals.
Reservations are taken on a first come first served basis. A twenty five percent, deposit will secure your date on our calendar.
Cake toppers are available for sale as we do not rent this item. We work with a great company that has a variety of approx 50 cake toppers for purchase. These cake toppers range between $20.00 - $50.00 for sale.