much does the average wedding cake cost?
- Remember, all
bakeries will charge you by the slice. If you buy 100 slices, you will
pay 100 times the cost per slice. We charge $4.25 per slice. A cake
with 100 slices would then cost 100 x $4.25 = $425.
each tier be a different flavor?
- Yes, each tier
can be a different flavor with two different fillings. (ie. French Vanilla
filled with Bavarian Cream and Raspberry).
you charge for delivery?
- Our cake cost
includes local delivery and set up. There is a delivery charge for locations
that are approximately 20 minutes outside of iBluffton, SC.
you require a deposit to hold the day?
- We do not require
a deposit to hold the day. We do, however, require a verbal confirmation
of your order to book your date. After that, we require payment of 1/2
of the total cake cost one month prior to the wedding date, and we require
payment of the remaining balance one week prior to the wedding date.
See the Terms of Contract page for further information.
if we don't know how many people we will have?
- We use your best
approximation to calculate the cost of the deposit paid one month prior
to the wedding date. Then, we use your final count to factor the remaining
balance into your final payment due at least one week prior to the designated
do we need to book you?
- You can book
us for weddings over one year in advance so you are never too early.
Most people book about 2 to 6 months in advance, but it is always good
to make sure all your vendors are available and you have reserved space
for your event prior to booking.
soon do you book up?
- It is always
good to secure a date as early as possible but we often take multiple
orders for the same day and try our best never to turn anyone away.
size cake do I need to feed 100 people?
- Our Serving
Data Sheet shows you a breakdown of how many people a certain cake
will feed. You have the freedom to choose which cake you prefer from
various small cakes or one large cake. If you order a cake that serves
more than 100 people, you'll get your 6" top cake (the one you
celebrate with later) free.
- Many people love
to mix shapes and sizes. If you stack them directly on top of each other,
make sure you allow some space as a ledge between the layers, a 4"
gap is best. This gives you a 2" perimeter around the cake to place
flowers or decorations. (ie. 14" bottom layer, 10" middle
layer, and a 6" top layer)
does the flowers on the cake and table?
- We love doing
cake flowers ourselves. We can work with you to discuss your design
ideas and pull them together into a personal arrangement. You may also
choose from one of the many wonderful florists out there. We work with
them often and coordinate times and delivery as needed. We'd be happy
to give you a flower bid or coordinate with your florist.
we need a knife and cake server?
- Yes, you do need
a knife and cake server for slicing the cake and taking pictures. Some
sites provide them, but most don't. You can rent the knife and cake
server from me for $5. I also rent toasting goblets for $5. See the
of Contract page for further information.
you make a cake from a picture I saw in a magazine?
- We love to duplicate
cakes designs. Remember, it will not be an exact replica but we can
discuss the complexities of the project and create a cake to the best
of our ability.
if my cake will be outside in the heat of summer? Will it melt?
- It depends. We
like to use non-dairy products like our whipped cream frosting for those
events because dairy will immediately soften and melt in the summer
heat. These products are also our most popular sellers. But, if you
love the taste of dairy frosting like buttercream, which contains pure
butter and sugar, you can get it as a filling. This way you get the
same great taste without the mess. If you still prefer a non-dairy frosting,
we have a white frosting that is heavier, thicker, and sweeter than
the whipped cream frosting.
you charge more for harder designs?
- Not normally.
Our linework prices run the same. A basketweave is the same as a swiss
dot design. We do however, charge more for cake components, added structures,
added handmade flowers/accents etc.. Call for a specific price quote.
people really save their cake top for a year?
- No, most people
do not follow that tradition any more. More often, they will eat it
that night, at the end of the honeymoon, or at a month anniversary.
is a groom's cake? Do I need one?
- The definition
has changed over the years, it has now come to represent something about
the groom; a hobby, profession, etc. Something to symbolize what he
loves and to celebrate it.
is a "charm-pull" or "ribbon-pull"?
- Again, a Southern
tradition, small tokens or charms, attached to ribbons, are placed between
the layers. Before the bride and groom cut the cake, the bridesmaids
gather so that each can pull a ribbon, claiming a charm that hold the
promise of her future (love will come, lucky in life, next to marry...)
Charms can be purchased from a jewelry store, or from ads in bridal