All the answers to our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and a guide to Wedding Cake costs and prices for other specialty cakes.
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How much notice do you need?
How much notice really depends on what I have on for the week of your event. So to get in early to ensure that I can lock your date in. I like to start talking to my couple about their wedding cake requirements six to nine months ahead of their event to ensure that I can lock the date in for you. Once I have provided you with a quote and you have paid a deposit your date is locked in.
If you are lucky birthday cakes can be organised with 24 hours notice and wedding cakes with a weeks notice but this is a minimum and it just depends on how the week is shaping up.
Give me a call or send an e-mail via the contact page and I can let you know if the date that you are looking at is available.
Wedding Cake Prices and other cake cost guide.
Firstly, I am a home based business (with a registered commercial kitchen) and I personally deal with all my customers and make the cakes myself. For you, this has a number of advantages. Not the least of these is price. I am able to keep my overheads low and pass on the savings to you. You will find that my prices are very competitive compared to the larger shop front businesses. Secondly, the person you are dealing with is the person delivering your cake. I care about my clients and make all my cakes with fresh ingredients (never from a packet) to your specifications.
As a general guide my wedding cake prices are generally between $550 and $1,000. The most popular size of wedding cake is a three tiered 12”, 9”, 6” combination. With simple decorations, budget around $600 for this size of cake. If you want dozens of sugar flowers please be aware that I hand-make all of my decorations and the price of your cake would increase accordingly.
Birthday cakes are also individually tailored and would be quoted on a cake by cake basis. But to get you in the ballpark, think from $120 for a 2 dimensional cake (flat, carved into any shape) and from $180 for a 3 dimensional cake (standing up like a teddy, train, ball, doll etc). Again, if you want figurines or flowers on the cake, I make all these myself and they do add to the cost of your cake but also individualise your cake and certainly make it a talking point!
Cupcakes are a fun and modern way to celebrate a birthday, baby shower, kitchen tea, farewell celebration or even a wedding. Standard sized cupcakes with butter-cream or fondant icing and simple decorations are $4 per cupcake. If you want a rose or a teddy or a shoe (for example) on each cake, the prices would range up to $10 per cake.
For cakes incorporating an edible photo add $20 to the price of a cake or for a cupcake with an edible photo on top add $1 to the price of each cupcake (less if more than 50 are ordered).
I hope I haven’t overwhelmed you with information here. I would love to discuss your ideas and answer each of your questions personally so please do not hesitate to pick up the phone and call for a chat.
How do I order a cake?
All cakes are custom creations to need to be ordered in advance.
For wedding cakes, just call or email to arrange a meeting. Your ideas are always easiest expressed in person so I do recommend a visit to discuss your cake.
For birthday cakes and other specialty cakes whilst I am very happy to meet up with you most cakes can be ordered over the phone and e-mail. If you have some inspirational photos just send these to me and I will let you know how these can best be incorporated into your cake or just follow them as closely as possible.
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Can I visit your shop?
Can I come to see you to order my cake?
Can I see your cakes?
Can you deliver my cake?
Delivery of wedding cakes is $50 for inner metro locations or $75 for outer metro (Hills, Swan Valley etc.).
You may choose to collect your cake from my home by prior arrangement should you wish.
Do you make special, dietetic products such as gluten free?
Disclaimer: Although we are able to cater for your dietary requirements, we mostly produce products that have gluten, dairy, soy and nuts in them. We cannot guarantee non cross-contamination of these allergens.
Grandma/Mum/Auntie makes my favorite fruit cake ever. Can you decorate my own cake?
Can I arrange a tasting?
At my consultations I provide tastings of some of my most popular flavours. However, given notice I can organise a tasting of other flavours if you require.