Frequently Asked Questions
1. Can I get a quote over the phone?
Pricing is difficult to determine on the spot, but I will do my best and please call to order. I will always also follow up with an email for pricing purposes as there are many details to take into consideration and a proposal will be shared.
2. How is pricing determined for your cakes?
Pricing of these custom-designed and baked items are dependent on two things: Ingredients and labor. I use the freshest and highest quality ingredients: eggs, cake flour, milk, butter, etc. I also bake the cakes and cookies, make the fillings, and frosting with the greatest care and culinary skill that comes with experience. Finally, putting together a cake is extremely labor-intensive. Much has to be done to form each tier, even before the fondant gets laid on, or any decorations go on the cake. All of our decorations are hand-made. Depending on how sophisticated the design is, we may have to labor longer and more intensely. These are the factors we use to try and determine a fair price.
3. Can you copy or reproduce a cake I like?
While I can technically able to copy a cake for you, my mission is to create a truly special and unique cake for your occasion. If you absolutely love a cake you saw, I will gladly reproduce it for you, but I can always discuss variations and how I can improve the design to fit your needs.
4. How far in advance do I need to place my order?
All cakes, cupcakes and cookies are custom-made to order. Dates get booked up quickly, so there is a minimum requirement of 2 weeks to place your order and for wedding cakes you must place your order at least 1 month in advance. Please inquire as soon as possible so you can reserve your date.
5. I am interested in placing an order. What is the process?
First, know when your event is and how many servings you will be requesting. It is always helpful if you have a design or theme idea in mind. However, if you don’t know what you’d like, I will work with you on designing and creating personalized desserts for your special occasion. If you wish, I can provide a sketch. Once some details are in order, I can schedule a tasting. You can sign a contract and leave a deposit anytime in the process to completely reserve your order.
6. I don’t see a flavor I want on your “flavors” page
Please inquire as I can accommodate and make most cakes, even those not listed.
7. Do you deliver?
I deliver to the surrounding New Jersey area. Clients are always welcome to pick-up their order as they wish. Some orders may require delivery for professional assembly reasons, which mainly would be for weddings. Please contact DD for delivery charge details.
8. Do you offer classes?
Unfortunately at this time, we do not offer classes. But please check back in the future.
9. Do you offer gluten-free, vegan or kosher products?
Unfortunately at this time, we do not offer gluten-free, vegan or kosher products. But please check back in the future.
10. I need something quick! Can I pick something up right away?
I are not able to accommodate immediate requests because I run a small private cake studio with all our cakes being made to order. I hope we can fulfill immediate requests in the future in a retail setting.
11. Can I come in for a tasting?
Sure! A personalized tasting, where you can select up to 3 flavor combinations costs $25 for up to 3 people. All tastings are by appointment only and openings are dependent on when I am not working on other projects.