How are custom cakes priced?
Our prices begin at $6 per serving, but depends on the intricacy of design. The typical cake price range is $6 to $12 per serving. We have a $200 minimum order size on custom tiered cakes and $300 on 3D sculpted cakes.
How do I set up a consultation?
Email or call us (917-533-7425) for a personal design consultation and tasting which is complimentary for orders over 75 servings and $40 for smaller orders (telephone and email design consultations are complimentary and customary for smaller orders). We will discuss with you the event type/date, the number of guests you need to serve, the design details and cake flavors/fillings. We will provide your party (of up to three people in total) a sampling of four or five different cake flavor filling combinations to taste. The appointment will take about an hour.
How much does delivery cost?
Delivery charges are based on distance with a $65 minimum in New Jersey, Rockland County NY, and Orange County NY, and $85+ to all New York City boroughs. We recommend delivery of most cakes since they are large, tall, and heavy. Careful driving is imperative and proper handling of the cake during transportation ensures safe delivery without mishaps.
What are the payment arrangements to place an order?
For all cakes, a 50% non-refundable deposit is required to place the order and secure the date and the final balance is due three weeks before the event (which allows ample time to firm up the guest count). We accept cash, check, or credit card through PayPal (click the link above for this method of payment).
What is the best way to cut a tiered cake?
When cutting a tiered cake, it is best to begin cutting the bottom tier first since any leftover cake will be more easily stored with the smaller top tiers. Often there is a center dowel through the entire cake for support. If the top tier is difficult to remove, you can cut this tier first and then remove the center dowel. To seperate the tiers, insert a spatula under the cake board of each tier and lift and remove the tier.
Tiers are typcially 4″ high. Servings sizes are generally 1″x2″x4″ or 1 1/2″x2″x4″, depending if you want more or less servings, respectively. Square cakes are cut in 1″x2″ or 1 1/2″x2″ rows.
Round cakes are more challenging to cut. Before beginning to cut, mark the lines as shown below — start first by marking the center point and then mark the inner concentric circle and than the circles going outwards. Before cutting the outer circle, mark a line indicating the four quarter points. This will make cutting the slices easier when focused on each quarter of the outer circle. Use a damp cloth or paper towel to clean off the knife often, otherwise the slices become ragged.
An alternative method is to cut the cake in 2″ rows (one a time) and then cut each row into 1″ pieces (or 1 1/2″ pieces if you want larger but fewer slices).
Do you have a retail store?
Our cake studio is by appointment only and we do not hold retail hours or have cakes/cupcakes pre-made available for sale.
Do you offer internships?
We offer internships for a minimum committment of three months and at least three days per week. We require that our interns are reliable and eager to learn. Our interns assist the head designer in working with fondant, making gumpaste and fondant decorations and sugar flowers. If you are interested in an internship, please email us your resume to email@example.com along with photos of your work.
Are you hiring?
We are a fast growing cake design firm which is always on the look-out for talented employees. If you are interested in employment with us, please email your resume and photos of your work to firstname.lastname@example.org. Employees must be excellent in icing and fondanting cakes.