Frequently Asked

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How do you price your custom cakes?/How much should I budget?

 Every six months, we perform a competitive market analysis of bakeries that sell cakes and pastries most comparable to our products. 
Please be aware that as with most things during the pandemic, the cost of ingredients has increased.

A cake artist can spend hours or days from start to finish on your cake. 
 We price cakes based on a number of different factors and all of our custom cakes are priced out on an individual basis. 
The technical complexity of the design, the amount of servings and the time required to produce the final cake are all factors of the overall price.
We 
will work with you to figure out exactly what will work for your guest count and budget.

We believe in quality products at an affordable price for our clients. Many comparable wedding cakes start at $800.00 and can be well over $3000.00


Please check this out for average prices keeping in mind the second is in US dollars
'
how much is a wedding cake ontario'
or
https://www.weddingwire.com/cost/wedding-cake

Check the full process for our cakes above
or see other resources from other cake artists below


https://malarkeycakes.co.uk/how-long-does-it-take-to-make-a-wedding-cake

http://www.americandreamcakes.com/timeline-of-a-wedding-cake/

https://frostitcakery.com/how-much-should-i-budget-for-my-wedding-cake/

Kindly note that any tiered cake for a birthday or celebration is the same as a wedding cake and pricing will reflect the time and work. It is making, two, three, four+ individual cakes, filling them, icing them, and then finally stacking them.
Many of our occasion cakes are just as or more elaborate & complex than wedding cakes.

Also please keep mind that the same amount of ingredients and buttercream required for12 cupcakes is equivalent to a small 6" two layer cake. Pricing will therefore be similar and cupcakes may not always be the cheaper option especially if your are looking for multiple different flavours and designs/toppers


Are all of  your products gluten free, vegan dairy free, etc.?
No. The cost of ingredients factors in depending on the dietary requirements. 
We use a similar competitive market analysis to price all of our dietary restricted products



Why are there "starting" prices?
Each cake we make is unique and pricing depends on the individual request for design and dietary needs. We use ingredients such as almond flour in our gluten free products which is one of our most expensive ingredients and we only use the freshest fruits and real vanilla beans. All of our products are made to order ensuring the best flavours and that your order hasn't been sitting.
Things like gold leaf, hazelnuts, handmade flowers etc. affect the pricing and will be calculated at the time of your order
 
 

I want a layered cake and want to cut down on price.
Can I order a cake with false tiers?

As fake tiers still need to be decorated and assembled, the cost does not significantly decrease and we do not offer false tiers at this time 

How do I order a cake?
Ordering through the website will send us and e-mail and we can go from there. Alternatively, send us a text at 613-484-7760 for a quick response. You can also call us but we may be busy baking so just leave a message and we will get back to you ASAP


How much do you require for a deposit?
We require full payment at time of booking for all occasion cakes. This secures your spot on the desired day. We book quickly and cannot take additional orders once capacity has been reached for a given day.

Currently we are booking remaining wedding spots in 2021 and 2022 and we just booked our first in 2023. Spots are booking quickly as COVID restrictions change. We are booking Occasion cakes as far out as late summer 2022.

For wedding cakes we require a 50% non-refundable deposit in order to secure your date and get started with purchasing the necessary ingredients for your cake. Alternatively, a $250 deposit is acceptable to secure your date if your have yet to decide on your final order.
A $50 fully refundable deposit is required for stand rentals and $100 deposit for tower rentals. Equipment must be returned to us within three (3) days for your event in order to secure your deposit as they are often needed for other events and will need to be purchased and rush ordered if not retuned.



When should I order my cake?
We recommend that you place your order a minimum of two (2) months in advance as dates tend to book early. Many of our weddings book more than a year in advance. The more notice we have, the better, especially for more complex designs  


What if I had a particular design in mind? Can I bring in a photo?
Absolutely! You can e-mail something you saw online (Pinterest has many great ideas) to us and we can discuss the potential during your consultation and offer suggestions. Keep in mind that we specialize in sugar flowers and our use of fondant is limited


My event is this weekend! Can I still place an order on short notice?
Rush orders are available and are subject to an additional fee. Rush orders are accepted on a case-by-case basis depending on capacity 


Is delivery available?

IMPORTANT: COVID -19
Please note that we have suspended all of our delivery services at this time until future notice. We are offering contactless pickup for all of our products

Delivery is available for all wedding cakes. The delivery fee will be assessed when you place your order. Our other products are pick-up items. Exceptions apply.
Please see our delivery policies for more details



Where are you located?
Pick up is located at 40 Mulcaster Street in Kingston, Ontario.
Please see pick-up for a map & directions 



Do you offer cooking or sugar flower classes?
Not at the moment but we hope to in the near future.
We are exploring video options for cakes and sugar flowers at the moment due to COVID