For wedding cakes, I recommend booking at least six months to a year in advance. Certain wedding dates book quickly, so it is better to reach out earlier rather than later to avoid disappointment. For birthdays and specialty cakes, I recommend booking at least one month in advance, especially during peak wedding season as my availability during this time is very limited.

Yes! Tastings and consultations are by appointment only and tend to take anywhere from half an hour to an hour. These sessions are $30.00 for up to four people and $15.00 for each additional person more than four. It is often better to keep a consultation/tasting small as having a large group can often be distracting and unfocused. Tastings include four of my signature cake flavors as well as five filling flavors of your choice! Payment for consultations/tastings can be made before or on the day of the tasting.

It is often helpful to see photos of designs that appeal to you; however, out of professional respect to other cake designers, I prefer not to copy their work fully. Instead, I will use them as inspiration to recreate a cake that is custom to you. Other design inspiration can be drawn from the wedding dress, invitations, linens, or jewelry.

Once your date is selected, 50% of the total cost of your cake, as well as a signed contract will be required to confirm the order. Any changes to the order are subject to availability and must be made in writing no later than two weeks prior to delivery and may incur additional charges. The remaining balance will be due no later than 14 days prior to the event unless an order is placed less than two weeks prior to the delivery date. In this case, the entire amount is due on the date the order is placed. Orders are NOT confirmed until payment has been made.

Most of my tiered designs aren’t suitable for pick-up as they need special care and attention when setting up to ensure they look their absolute best. A 30% delivery fee will be charged for all deliveries within a 20 mile radius of Cakes by Design, and for deliveries exceeding 20 miles, there will be an additional charge of $1.00/mile. A 15% detailing and set-up fee will also be included in the final cost for designs that require additional on-site assembly.

There will be no need to save the top tier as I will provide a complimentary 4” anniversary tier, pre-packaged, on the day of the event.

All of my cakes are baked fresh to order using the finest ingredients such as real butter, pure vanilla, fresh cream, quality chocolate, and fresh fruits. Please visit my weddings page or cakes page for flavor options.

Most definitely. However, I am only able to offer gluten-free and nut-free options at this time. Please let me know if you or your guests have special dietary requirements, and I will do my best to accommodate!