Do you sell Gluten Free items?
Absolutely! We have gluten free cookies and cake pops. We also feature a gluten free cupcake flavor available for pre-order sale with a minimum quantity of 1 dozen (48 hours notice required). Most of our French macarons are gluten-free, please ask about which flavors are not when ordering. We also offer a flourless chocolate almond cake, which is available for pre-order (48 hours notice required). Note that there is wheat flour used in our kitchen and we cannot guarantee against cross-contamination.
How far in advance should I order a birthday cake?
For custom decorated cakes we recommend placing your order 2 weeks’ in advance to be safe, especially for weekend cakes, but we only require 7 days’ notice. You are welcome to call in and see if we can accommodate you on shorter notice, however full payment will be required at the time of purchase. Also, please be aware that there is a $10 Rush Fee applied to orders placed with only 24 hours notice. For any of our pre-designed cakes we need at least 72 hours. Also, sometimes we have retail cakes for sale in the display case and we will gladly add happy birthday or any other inscription on to those.
How far in advance should I order a wedding cake?
You should place your order as soon as you feel comfortable. If you are planning a Summer wedding we recommend placing your deposit at least 3 months in advance, to secure your particular date doesn’t get booked up.
Do you deliver?
We deliver wedding cakes and large orders to Anne Arundel County, Howard County, PG County, and Baltimore, Maryland. For smaller orders of at least $100, we will deliver within the Hanover/Severn/Ft. Meade local area for a $20 fee.
How long will it take for a refrigerated cake to reach room temperature?
We recommend taking your cake out of the refrigerator about 2 hours before you plan on serving it. This will allow the buttercream to soften up and it will be much easier to cut. This will make for a more enjoyable experience for you and your guests.
How long will my items last? How should I store them for optimal freshness?
*All bakery boxes can be wrapped in plastic wrap to preserve freshness, if you don’t want to transfer to another container*
Cakes: about 5 days in refrigerator
Macarons : 3-4 days in refrigerator in airtight container or plastic wrap, or freeze.
Cake pops : 1 week in refrigerator.
Cupcakes : 1 day at room temperature in an airtight container. Or 2-3 days in refrigerator in an airtight container.
Can you apply fresh flowers to my wedding cake?
Fresh flowers are a wonderful accent on wedding cakes. For an additional fee we are able to arrange flowers on the cake for you at the wedding site, as long as an arrival time is coordinated with your florist.
What is your deposit policy?
We require a non-refundable 50% deposit to book any order. Final payments are due 1 week before the order is due. Therefore, if you place your order with only 7 days’ notice you will need to pay in full at the time of purchase.
What is your cancellation/ No Show Policy?
Once the 50% deposit is made it is non-refundable. Please understand that when we book an order, we decline other orders. For this reason we have a no refund/no cancellation policy that we must enforce for all orders. However, if the event is cancelled, and we have not prepared the items yet, the deposit can be turned into a credit for a future bakery purchase. We ask for a full week’s notice to cancel any orders, but we also understand sometimes there are extreme circumstances where that is not possible.
What should I bring to my cake tasting?
You may bring two guests with you. Color fabric swatches, ribbon for the cake, event invitations, cake images, lists of ideas, patterns, or other inspiration pieces. If you already have your venue booked, it is useful to bring the address of the reception and the names and phone numbers of anyone we may need to coordinate with, like an event planner or florist.
Are design consultations for weddings only?
Nope. If you are ordering desserts or a cake for an event with at least 100 servings then we can do a consultation for you. Design consultations do need to be scheduled, as they will usually take 30-45 minutes to complete.
Do I need to make a payment at my consultation?
Design consultations which are 20 minutes are less are complimentary, if you require more time than that we do ask that you schedule a time to sit down and discuss your order. Also, if you would like to taste cakes during your consultation, then there is a non-refundable $30 fee required after you schedule your appointment. This will be applied to the final cost of your order (for product orders over $300) should you elect to purchase a large event cake from us. If you decide to book us at your tasting, you can pay a 50% deposit to secure your date on our schedule.
Can I get a tasting box to go?
Yes, you can. If you have a smaller event where consultation is not necessary; but you would like to try before you buy, you can order a tasting box. Tasting boxes are $30 and can be picked up with 72 hours' notice.
Should I save the top tier of my wedding cake for my first anniversary?
You don’t need to. We will help you celebrate your First Anniversary, by making you a fresh 4-inch cake inscribed with “Happy Anniversary.” Please call 2 weeks prior to your anniversary to order your cake.
Do any of your items contain soy?
Yes. The tart shells have soy in them, therefore any of the mini tart flavors will have soy. Also, our cookie butter flavored items have soy.