Frequently asked questions

When should I place my order?


FOR WEDDING OR CUSTOM CAKES: The sooner the better. We are a small custom cake boutique. To provide every client with the best service and a delicious edible masterpiece, we only take a certain number of cake orders each week. All wedding and custom designed cakes require a minimum of a 3 month notice. This will allow sufficient time for us to design and create your cake. Some cake elements require drying and hardening times and may not be completed without sufficient notice.

FOR SPECIAL OCCASION OR EVERY DAY CAKES: We request a 14-day notice for Every Day or special orders.

NOTE: We will try to accommodate all orders. If you have a short notice cake request, contact us. We will try to accommodate all orders.
EVERY DAY CAKES: We request a 14-day notice for Every Day or special orders.NOTE: We will try to accommodate all orders. If you have a short notice cake request, contact us. We will try to accommodate all orders.




Can I order a cake for same day or next day pick up?


We do not offer same day cake orders. Our cakes are baked to order, so we may be unable to accommodate orders on short notice. We do, however, offer cupcakes with a minimum of a 48 hour notice.




Do you make cupcakes, cake pops, or sheet cakes?


We do not make cake pops. We do offer standard styled sheet cakes for order. We do have cupcakes available by order.




Do you make gluten free or nut free cakes?


We are not a gluten-free facility. We are not a nut-free facility. We are unable to guarantee safety for those with nut allergies.

Please contact us with questions about any other dietary restrictions




Do you have a minimum order requirement?


​There is no minimum purchase required for our Novelty and Special Occasion (non-Wedding) Cakes. Wedding Cakes require a minimum cake order for 50 servings.





Do you offer 3D or sculpted cakes?


We do offer 3D andr sculpted cakes.




Do you offer Cake Tastings?



Cake tastings are available by appointment only for wedding cakes.

Cake tastings last approximately 1 hour and are scheduled at the same time as your consultation. The cost of the Tasting is $30.00 for the Sample Tasting box.


We ask that you please be on time. If you are more than 15 minutes late for your appointment, we may need to reschedule.

We also host an Open House once a month where you may taste some of our flavors. Check our website for the next Open House or Contact us to schedule a Tasting.





What should I bring to the consultation/ tasting?


You should bring anything that inspires you or that relates to the event; for example, invitations, color/fabric swatches, themes, sample decorations, flowers, pictures of your dress, and even other cakes you love. If you are not quite sure what you want your cake to look like that’s okay, too. We will work with you to create the perfect cake for your special occasion!





I don’t like fondant, can you make my cake without it?


Yes. We can make cakes without fondant. Please note. Some cake designs are not possible using just buttercream. We will not make buttercream covered cakes for outdoor summer events.




Do you offer consultation appointments?


Yes, we offer consultations for all weddings. During the appointment you’ll meet with one of our wedding cake consultants to discuss style and design, sizing options, flavor combinations and pricing. Plus, you’ll get to sample cake!

Consultations are by appointment only. Contact us to schedule an appointment or visit our website to schedule an Appointment.




How do I schedule a consultation?


We schedule all appointments over the phone. If you need to reschedule or cancel your appointment, please do so at least 48 hours in advance.





What flavors will I sample at my appointment?


When you schedule a wedding cake consultation, you will have a choice of 3 flavors that you select included in your Tasting Box and the other flavors in the sample box are based on popularity. You also visit the website for a list of flavors.

We also host an Open House once a month where you may taste some of our flavors. Check our website for the next Open House or Contact us to schedule a Tasting.





How are your wedding cakes priced?


Wedding cakes are priced per serving. The per serving price is based on several factors including complexity of the cake design, additional decorative elements (such as fondant work, hand-made sugar flowers, etc.) and flavor selections.




When do I need to place my wedding cake order?


A good timeframe to allow for planning, deciding and ordering your wedding cake is to have your initial consultation three to six months in advance of the event, and to have the order placed at three months prior to the event date.

During peak wedding season (June through October), we typically reach capacity for wedding cake orders, so we advise ordering your cake with as much lead time as possible during these months.





Can I get a quote over the phone or by mail?


Given the many variables involved in a wedding cake order, we don’t give specific price quotes via phone or email. We can provide you with general information such as base pricing and/or average pricing for certain types of design elements.




Do you have cakes and desserts available to purchase daily?


We are a private Cake Studio not a retail bakery. All of our cakes and cupcakes are custom made fresh for you. We do not have cakes on site for sale




How do I place a custom order?


Orders can be placed during a scheduled consultation or over the phone. We suggest placing custom decorated orders in person, if possible. It’s critical to capture the specific details involved in a custom design – this is easiest to do when we’re talking face to face. No email or voicemail orders please.





Do you deliver?


We offer delivery in the DMV area with advance scheduling. Delivery rates are based on mileage from the bakery to the event location. There will be a minimum delivery charge of 45.00 in the Washington DC metro area. Delivery fees to specific locations are calculated on setup time and distance. Deliveries required after 5PM are available at an additional cost.




Do you offer set-up at my event?


Cake deliveries include set-up of the cake on the presentation table. This does not include the application of fresh flowers or other embellishments that you would like added to the cake at the location. We offer stylized set-up of dessert tables as well as on-site cake design for an additional fee.





Do you operate an allergen-free facility?


We bake the old fashioned way with extensive use of nuts, flour (gluten) and dairy. We are very careful in our production process to avoid crossover of raw materials. However, none of our products can be guaranteed as allergen-free.





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