Frequently asked questions
Q: What is your pick-up/delivery policy?
A: We are happy to deliver your cake. For large, multi-tiered cakes we insist on delivering and setting up the cake ourselves to ensure safe transport and best results. Smaller cakes may be picked up or delivered. Pickup and delivery times will be arranged at the tasting session or when the cake is ordered.
Q: How much is delivery?
A: Delivery is $50 per round-trip hour of travel time. We calculate travel time using Google Maps. (Please refer to our pricing page for more info!)
Q: Do you make vegan, nut-free or gluten-free cupcakes and cakes?
A: In addition to vegan chocolate and vegan vanilla cake we do have an ever-expanding list of vegan options. Please contact us to see what we have to offer as this list changes quickly.
First off we’re NOT a ‘nut-free bakery’. Let us know if there is a nut-related allergy (or any allergy for that matter) right away when you place the order and we are happy make your cake using extra caution to avoid contact with nuts. However, all of our equipment is shared between nut and non-nut cakes alike, so if the allergy is super-sensitive please use your own discretion before placing an order.
Other than nuts we are able to make certain recipes without dairy and cream but most of our recipes (except for the vegan ones) do contain eggs.
We do not currently offer gluten-free cakes. Gluten allergies can be very sensitive and because we do not have a separate kitchen (flour can be messy at times) we cannot offer gluten-free options at this time.
Having said all that all our recipes are made using actual ingredients: eggs, milk, sugar, flour, butter etc.. You will not find any tubs or frosting or cake mixes in our bakery.
Q: When should I book my cake?
A: Booking really depends on the size and complexity of your cake. Simpler, smaller birthday cakes need only be ordered a week or so in advance, whereas a large, multi-tiered, or sculpted cake should be treated like any commissioned art work and ordered at least a month ahead of time. Most large cakes require on-site assembly. So if you are ordering for an event during peak wedding season (April-October) plan on booking several months in advance to secure your date.
We are also happy to accommodate late-notice orders, and often do, but to guarantee your date we recommend placing your order as far in advance as you can. As soon as you’re sure you want a cake with us, even if you don’t have all the flavor or design specifics worked out yet, you can pay the $100 non-refundable date deposit to reserve your spot in our schedule.
And if you need a last-minute, but still delicious cake, stop by to pick up and personalize one of our gourmet cakes from our display.
Q: Do you provide a preview/sketch of my cake?
A: Yes, Amanda has a degree in Fine Arts/Painting from Mass Art in Boston and will not hesitate to provide a custom sketch for complex, hard-to-imagine cakes. Let’s say you love the design of the wallpaper in your room but don’t know how that translates into cake, send Amanda a picture/the paper and she’ll transform your idea into a custom cake. Other ideas we can work from are children’s toys, invitations, party decorations, and even lace patterns on wedding dresses.