How much do CAYKE’s custom cakes cost?
The final pricing for any custom cake depends on the complexity of the design. The base price for all cakes includes a basic cake flavour, layered and filled with a basic filling, and simple decoration. Other factors that may add to the price of your cake, includes premium cake flavours, premium filling options, cake sculpting, gumpaste/fondant accents, detailed piping or other time consuming design elements.
What flavours do you offer?
Please review our custom cake flavour section, for a full list of all of the cake, filling and icing flavours that we offer. With over 30 cake flavours to choose from, and a variety of fillings and icings to mix and match, you are guaranteed to have a cake that suites the taste of all of your guests!
How far in advance should you place your order?
Currently, Faith Brown is the only cake designer making cakes. In order to ensure that each cake order receives the attention it requires, CAYKE can only accommodate a limited number of orders per week. Therefore, it is recommended that you place your order as soon as you know a date for your event. Most wedding cakes should be booked 6 weeks - 3 months in advance, and specialty cakes should be placed at least 1-2 weeks in advance. At times, CAYKE is able to accommodate last minute orders, however, this is not guaranteed, and may be subjected to a rush fee, depending on the complexity of the cake..
Can I send samples of invitations, colour samples or pictures of other cakes I like to you?
Of course! In fact, it is extremely helpful when trying to come up with an edible masterpiece that suites your tastes and your occasion. This is the best thing you can do to ensure that the cake is not only fresh and delicious, but that the design of the cake fits in with what you may have envisioned.
Do you offer cake tastings?
Yes. Cake tastings are only offered for orders exceeding $150. You have two options when ordering a cake tasting.
Option One:: a 6" tasting cake with the basic cake flavour, filling and buttercream icing of your choice for $35. Additional 6" tasting cakes may be ordered with other flavour/filling combinations (up to 2 additional tasting cakes) for $30 each.
Premium flavours are offered at an additional charge, depending on the flavour.
Option Two: "A La Carte" Tasting box for $60. This includes two (2) un-iced 6" cakes (basic cake flavours), with your choice of three (3) filling flavours and one (1) buttercream flavour. Each cake, filling and buttercream is individually packaged to allow you to mix and match flavours at your leisure.
Premium cake flavours, premium filling flavours and additional filling options are available for a small upcharge.
Otherwise, we encourage you to order one of our delectable dessert cakes or cupcakes in the flavour/filling of your choice.
Do you require a deposit or pre-payment for cake orders?
Yes. A non-refundable deposit of 50% of the estimated cost is due for ALL cake orders, in order to reserve your date. The reason this is non-refundable is due to the fact that other orders are turned down in order to accomodate your order. The full balance should be paid no later than five (5) business days before pick up/delivery for specialty cakes and two (2) weeks before delivery for wedding cakes unless other arrangements have been made. Without a deposit, your date will NOT be saved and your order will NOT be completed.
Please refer to our "Terms & Conditions" tab for a complete list of deposit and payment terms and conditions.
What payment methods do you accept?
At this time, CAYKE only accepts cash, bank drafts/cashier’s checks, and PayPal.
Credit card payments may be made securely via Paypal.
We do not accept personal checks at this time.
Why are cakes from the grocery store and custom cakes from CAYKE so different in price?
Most cakes from the grocery store are either previously frozen or mass produced and shipped to the store. Also, many grocery stores use pre-made icings or icing mixes. Additionally, the time they spend on decorating your cake is minimal.
At CAYKE, cakes are always baked fresh, and the fillings and icings are made especially for your order. It literally takes hours to decorate a cake; not including the time spent researching and creating decorations in advance. Custom cake decorating is truly an art, involving not only the look of the cake but the taste of the cake as well. All of these factors are reflected in the price of your custom and edible piece of art.
Do you make sugar-free, gluten-free, dairy-free or vegan cakes?
We try our best to accommodate special orders, and we are in the process of developing sugar-free, gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan recipes for our CAYKE customers with food sensitivities! However, we cannot always guarantee that we are able to accommodate special requests such as these. We occasionally use nut products in our kitchen and use products such as chocolate and flour that are manufactured around nut products. As a result, we cannot guarantee that our products will not have traces of nuts in it, and cannot accommodate individuals with strict nut allergies.
How do I order a cake?
If you are interested in order a cake, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or use our contact form.