Frequently Asked Questions
Can you make a (insert your idea here) cake?
Yes, I probably can. I've gotten a lot of requests for lots of different cake styles, shapes and characters and I've only ever said no once (sorry, I won't do cakes of real guns). I'll work with you on your idea and together we'll come up with a design that works for you and impresses the heck out of all your friends! These cakes are not cheap, so yours better blow everyone away, including you.
How much will my cake cost?
For a general idea of pricing please refer to my pricing page, but understand that I can not quote you an exact price until we discuss the design concept, timing, style, flavors, and size of your cake. If you have a specific budget you want to work within, we can start the conversation there and I'll do my very best to offer you design options that meet your budget parameters. However please note that I do have a $350 minimum for all cake orders.
Do you deliver?
If your event is in NYC, and my schedule allows, I may be able to deliver your cake to you for a fee (the rate depends on location and delivery/set up logistics). However, all my cakes are presented on a quality display cake board and are enclosed in a heavy-duty shipping box, making them easy to transport by car/taxi. Most of clients are in the downtown NYC area, but I do take pick-up orders from clients all over the city (and Long Island).
Are all your cakes covered in fondant?
Yes and no. I strongly prefer to finish my cakes with fondant as I feel it provides the most professional finish and offers the most design possibilities (it also seals the cake inside and allows it to stay moist and delicious). That being said, I can also do a similar smooth buttercream finish on my cakes (if the design and filling flavors allow). I have had many people say they don't like the taste of fondant, however my cakes also have generous layer of buttercream or ganache under the fondant, so it's easy to peel it off or eat around if you prefer.
Are your cakes safe for people with nut allergies?
As a mom of a son with severe nut and seed allergies, I understand exactly how serious food allergies can be. I do everything possible to offer cakes that are safe for those with nut allergies including never using any nuts/nut extracts and read every ingredient label to avoid anything "processed in factory where nuts are present" or that "may contain traces of nuts." I also make sure none of my cake equipment or surfaces come in contact with nuts or products that may contain nuts. It's impossible to make a 100% guarantee since I don't manufacture each ingredient myself, but I take every possible precaution and feel comfortable serving my cakes to my own highly-allergic son.
Do you make egg-free, gluten-free or vegan cakes?
Unfortunately, no. I am committed to making cakes that are safe for those with nut allergies, and often times gluten free or vegan recipes use ingredients that are not safe for those with nut allergies (ie. coconut, concentrated soy, etc.)