What to look for when shopping for a Wedding Cake?

Be sure to reserve the date well in advance. I do book up quickly and if you wait too long, you could be disappointed. If time allows, call 6 months to 1 year in advance, it is never too early to check your date. A $50 non-refundable deposit will save your date.

How to make an appointment?

Call or email me to set up an appointment. I will look at any pictures or design ideas that you have. If a personal appointment is not possible, I will work with you over the phone or by e-mail if necessary.

How much does a cake cost?

If you have a budget, please let me know in advance. I will try to show you things that will fit into your budget. I can also do sheet cakes to supplement the wedding cake at a lower cost.

How do I choose the colors for a cake?

If you want color on your cake, be sure to bring along a swatch of fabric, or piece of ribbon to match. There are hundreds of shades of the same color, and if you want a close match, I will need something to compare.

Can I pick a design?

If you have a picture from a magazine, cake book, newspaper, or advertisement, bring it with you to your consultation.

Can I put flowers on my cake?

Fresh flowers can be put on your cake; I will work with your florist on this.

How do I decide on the number of servings?

I can guide you as to the number of servings you will need, but the ultimate decision will be up to you.

What about cutting the cake? Do you do that?

Be sure to ask your caterer if they will cut your cake, and if there is an extra charge. I do not offer this service. Make sure you have a serving knife. If you are asking a friend or family member, remember that this is a messy job and maybe you are not honoring them by asking them to work at your wedding. Also, will they know the proper way to cut the cake so you get the right amount of servings?

Is there anything else I should know about?

How to Freeze your Anniversary Cake?

Many couples make a tradition out of freezing their wedding cake for a year and eating it on their one-year anniversary. This is a very simple task to accomplish. First, this layer should be placed into the freezer immediately to harden the icing. In one to two hours, the cake should be frozen. The cake should then be loosely wrapped in plastic several times and placed into a cake box. The cake box should also be wrapped in plastic, and then placed into the freezer. This will preserve the taste and texture of the cake.
A word of caution: never keep the cake in a frost-free freezer, because the constant defrosting will draw the moisture out of the cake.
When you are prepared to eat your cake on your anniversary, remove the cake from the freezer and thaw in the refrigerator for 48 hours, then place at room temperature for 2 to 3 hours. Your cake will be as beautiful (and tasty) as the day of your wedding!