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 1 week 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?
It is helpful to have this list of details to get started: Event date, number of guests, theme/color scheme of even, ideas of flavors, and a budget in mind. If you are unsure of a design or flavors feel free to call or email to go over those details! I will work with you on designing and creating personalized desserts for your special occasion and if you wish I can provide a sketch. Once we finalize details through email or on the phone, you can complete the Order Form, and then I will send you an online invoice with all of those details outlined. This acts as a contract for me and you to have every detail of your event outlined and agreed upon. That invoice is due to be paid prior to your event.
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 vegan or kosher products. But please check back in the future. We DO offer gluten free cakes and hope to expand to other gluten free products. But we like clients to know that they are made in a kitchen where gluten is present and pans are sanitized in a commercial dish washer but cakes are made by the same equipment as all other cakes.
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. If a wedding cake is booked as apart of the tasting, then the fee is absorbed by the wedding cake cost.
Can’t wait to hear from you! Would love to work with you on your upcoming event.
Divinely Dolce is a made to order bakery so we are not a store front that has constant product available. Call or email to plan for your special occasion during open hours:
Monday – Saturday: