Frequently Asked Questions

Do you charge by the cake serving or by the number of tiers for a wedding or event cake-cakes are priced per serving for both wedding and special occasion cakes.  More detailed information is available here -> pricing. 

Do you offer cake tastings-yes

Is the cake tasting free-yes it is a complimentary tasting if the cake serving size is greater than 75 persons

What if I am having a smaller event- I would be happy to make you a tasting box.  The flavors may vary depending on the week but will include cake, filling and icing options to enjoy.  The tasting boxes are available on the weekend for pickup only and cost $15.  

Who can attend the cake tasting-maximum of 3 to 4 persons (brides, grooms, wedding planners, moms, dads, children, members of wedding party and friends are all welcome 😊)

How long does the cake tasting take-about an hour

How many flavors can I try-choose 3 cake flavors and fillings  I always bring vanilla buttercream since that is the icing on most cakes so no worries about picking that one.

What do I need to bring to the tasting- appetite and sweet tooth for sure but bring any photos, color swatches that are an inspiration for your wedding reception or event theme

Are there other clients at the tasting-no it is a private tasting event catered solely to you and your chosen entourage

Where do we meet you for the tasting- I like meeting at Panera Bread-either in Gastonia or S. Charlotte depending on the client preference. 

Your cakes are delicious, how do I book you for my wedding or event- thank you, I do work hard to make sure your cake not only looks good but tastes amazing as well!  Your wedding date or special event date is secured once your nonrefundable deposit has been received.  The nonrefundable deposit is 25% of the final cake cost.

Will you deliver and set up my cake-absolutely!  My job is to make the cake process as stress free as possible.  Delivery charges vary but an average is $50.  We have delivered cakes to venues that have taken over 2 hours of travel time each way.  My husband and I are willing to travel anywhere our cakes can be safely delivered so please contact us to ask about delivery charge for a specific location.  

Can you accommodate special dietary requests-diabetes friendly, dairy free and gluten free cakes are available.  Nut free is also available and will be made in an isolated manner however my kitchen is not a nut free kitchen.

Can you offer any dessert or wedding cake suggestions to help my budget-of course.  How about using cupcakes for a majority of your guests and having a small cake to cut for pictures.  If you are not interested in cupcakes and want a more traditional cake consider the semi-custom option.  More detailed information is available here -> pricing.  Cake pops, cookies and french macarons are also available -> menu

Are you a legal licensed business-Cakes & Bakes, LLC is a legal licensed home based business (Belmont, NC) and my kitchen was inspected by the NC Department of Agriculture to serve the greater Charlotte area. 

Can I stop by and pick up a cake for dessert tonight-unfortunately no, all cakes are made to order so some advanced notice is required.  If you are planning a last minute party, contact me to see if your request can be completed.