Frequently Asked Questions

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  • Is there a minimum order requirement?

    Yes, due to the large number of requests I receive versus my limited amount of availability, my current minimum order is $500.00.

  • What is the actual price per serving, with everything included?

    The price per serving is contingent upon the design and level of detail of your cake. During a consultation, we look at different design options in order to provide you with the perfect cake. On average, the cost per serving runs between $3.00 and $4.75.

  • Do you stay at the reception to cut the cake?

    No - sorry, I do not. Nor do I provide knives, forks or plates.

  • Why should I choose That Takes The Cake as my cake designer?

    It's not just my opinion - That Takes The Cake! is well known for making the most beautiful, delicious and talked-about wedding cakes anywhere. If you care as much about how your cake tastes as you do how it looks - you've come to the right place.

  • What flavors of cakes do you make?

    • Classic White
    • Classic White with Key Lime Cream Cheese
    • Classic White with Strawberry Cream
    • Classic White with Cream Cheese Icing

    • Classic White with Fondant Icing
    • Chocolate with Chocolate Icing
    • Chocolate with Chocolate Fudge Ganache
    • Red Velvet
    • German Chocolate

    • Italian Cream
    • Yellow Butter Cake
    • Lemon Cream
    • Carrot Cake
    • Strawberry Cake

  • Is a contract and/or deposit required?

    Yes - you will be given a contract during the consultation. If you decide to use That Takes The Cake!, you'll need to sign and return the contract along with a deposit of 50% of the total cost. Total payment is due two weeks prior to wedding date.

  • Is it okay to use fresh flowers on my cake?

    Yes! They can be supplied by me or by your florist.

  • What do you put the cakes on?

    All of our cakes are placed on silver boards - but I highly suggest renting one of my silver cake plateaus. The rental of a plateau is only $25.00 - and adds so much to the beauty of your cake. There is a deposit of $100.00 - but you (of course) get that back once you return the plateau.

  • Do you offer Groom's cakes?

    Absolutely - in fact, it's a rare wedding when I don't deliver both a Wedding Cake and a Groom's Cake.

  • Do you do birthday cakes?

    Well, not really. But I have on occasion baked a special cake for a member of the wedding reception. I'm happy to do so, if it's in addition to a Wedding Cake. For example, on occasion I've been asked to bake a small cake for someone celebrating a birthday - or a gluten-free cake for someone special.

  • If you're so good, why is it so hard to hire you?

    Because I have a full-time job - and family - I am only able to create a handful of wedding cakes each year. Almost all of the cakes I create are by referral, but not always. If you're interested in a cake by That Takes The Cake!, please click here to get in touch with me. If the date works out, I'll be happy to work with you.