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Wedding Cake Frequently asked Questions
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q. How much are Wedding Cakes?
In addition to size, the cost of your cake really depends on the amount of detail work involved in creating your centerpiece. The complexity of the customized design, delivery and set up, and the types and numbers of flavours and fillings are all important factors to consider when making your budget. These details can all be discussed during an initial consultation where a final price can be more accurately quoted.
q. What is your ordering policy?
We require a 50% deposit to secure your wedding date; cash, cheque (payable to Whippt), email money transfer via online banking sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or credit card. Your remaining balance isn't then due until two weeks before your wedding date and can be adjusted to accommodate changes in guest count, size or design. within that time.
q. What is the charge for the initial Consultation appointment and do you provide a Wedding Cake Tasting?
We do host Wedding Cake Tasting consultations on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays between 9am - 11am and 2pm - 6pm. Our Tasting appointments include a sampling of 5 wedding cake flavour varieties for 2 people, at a $25 fee. (This fee is then refunded and/or applied as a discount to any confirmed booking of $300 or more). We can provide you with the flavour options or if you have your heart set on trying one or more specific flavours we will do our best to accommodate your request. Please note, we are not a retail bakery and do not always have all the ingredients available on hand. Therefore requests are subject to availability and are not guaranteed, however we will make every effort to accommodate.
We do not offer tastings for cupcakes, macarons, signature cakes and other confections.
q. Do you make Gluten Free Cakes/Cupcakes?
We can offer gluten wise options but we do not work in a flour free environment. As a result, we cannot guarantee gluten free products. If the gluten allergy is severe, we recommend sourcing your baking from a flour free bakery.
q. Do you offer Gluten Free Wedding Cake Tastings?
We do! Upon request, we offer Classic Vanilla & Classic Chocolate in Gluten Free to allow our GF customers the opportunity to experience our cake quality before deciding ~ Our other flavours can then be custom ordered in Gluten Free following tasting.
q. Do you offer Dairy Free and Egg Free Wedding Cake Tastings?
As we are not a retail bakery and bake everything-to-order, we do not offer Dairy Free or Egg Free tastings at this time.
We are however able to accommodate dairy free and/or egg free orders.
q. What should I bring along to our Consultation?
It is helpful to have made venue, color and floral decisions prior to our meeting so we have that information available. Additionally, any element from your event that you feel we can draw inspiration from is great to bring as well.
That being said you may also just bring yourselves! Our creative team welcomes the opportunity to invent new designs to compliment your expression and ideas.
q. How will I know what size of cake I need?
Besides your final guest count, in order to ensure your cake is appropriately sized, there are a few things that you should consider:
Dessert Course - If you are planning on serving a dessert course after the meal, as a general rule, count on only half of your guests having a slice of wedding cake later on in the evening.
Reserving the Top Tier - It is tradition for some couples that the top tier of their wedding cake be saved and frozen to be sliced and served on their first anniversary. If you wish to reserve your top tier, it must not be included in your serving count.
Leftovers - If you would like to make sure that you have leftover cake to serve at a brunch or gift opening the next day, we can adjust the size of your tiers accordingly.
Keeping these factors in mind will help ensure you don’t order and, more importantly, pay for more cake than you actually need. We are available to help you determine the appropriate size during the consultation appointment as well.
q. how far in advance should I book my Wedding Cake?
We're often booked several months in advance, and would encourage you get in touch as soon as possible. We will make every effort to accommodate short notice events but during peak Wedding season, and holidays our schedules fill up quickly.
q. If I want fresh flowers on my Cake how will these be arranged?
During the consultation appointment we can discuss the types of flowers you're looking for and decide on the quantity needed in order to execute a beautiful design for you. We can acquire the flowers and manage the arrangement of flowers during the set up time to ensure the floral accents meet the cakes size and design.
q. Do you offer rentals for Stands, platforms, and displays?
Yes, please visit our Rentals section to see the wonderful options we have to offer!
q. What are your delivery charges?
Please visit our Wedding Cakes page for delivery map and pricing information.