Fancy That Cake’s frequently asked questions!
Do you offer delivery and how much do you charge?
Yes, we deliver! Usually, wedding cakes only, but I have delivered cakes for other occasions if they are exceptionally large and/or pose some other challenge to the customer. But I’ve also delivered small cakes for various occasions besides weddings. If you have a special request for delivery, just ask. I’m not saying I’ll do it every time, but I’ll definitely do my best to make you happy. For wedding cakes, though, I recommend letting me deliver. The charge is usually negligible, and it’s always better to leave me the responsibility of making sure your cake arrives at your reception in perfect condition.
As for the charge, usually I charge $25 to deliver anywhere in Cape/Jackson, it’s $50 to Perryville, $50 to Sikeston, $60 to Carbondale… I say “usually” because sometimes the price can vary. All costs are based on what the IRS says to charge for mileage, also taking into consideration how much extra time it will take me to make the drive and set-up.
Where are you located and how far will you travel to deliver an awesome wedding cake?
We are located in Jackson, MO, and we service all of Southeast Missouri, Southern Illinois, and the St. Louis region as well as Western Kentucky. We have delivered many cakes down to Sikeston, Portageville, and even Kennett down south in Missouri, Farmington, St. Genevieve and up into St. Louis, MO, as well. We have delivered to Carbondale, Cairo, Cobden and once even to Herrin, Illinois. The longest trip we’ve made for a cake delivery, so far, was the Lodge of the Four Seasons in Lake Ozark, MO, which was a 4.5 hour one-way trip! But the bride wanted Fancy That Cake, and she was more than happy to pay the delivery charge 🙂
How much do you charge for your cakes?
This is a very common question, but as our slogan states, “As Unique as You Are,” so is the answer! Currently, our base price is $3.00 per serving, and that goes for cake or cupcakes. Fondant or buttercream makes no difference, but tier shape does. Base price for hexagon tiers is $3.25 per serving, square tiers is $3.50 per serving. Topsy-turvy cakes start at $4.00 per serving. Sometimes the prices can be higher, and for 3D cakes the prices are higher, but all prices are based on how much time I think it will take me to create your custom edible work of art!
Please feel free to call me (573-200-6428) or email me (email@example.com) and tell me a bit about the cake you have in mind. If you can tell me how many servings you would like, and any information at all about how you want the cake decorated, I’m happy to give you a price quote.
Do you offer cake tastings?
Yes, we offer cake tastings for wedding cake orders only. Currently, cake tastings cost $50, but if you come for your tasting and end up booking Fancy That Cake for your wedding, and your order total is over $500 (before tax and delivery), the tasting fee will be waived.
Cake tastings are customized for you here at Fancy That Cake, and so you get to choose the cake and filling flavors you would like to try at your tasting. Therefore, cake tastings are by appointment only, and we would like at least a week’s notice if at all possible.
What flavors do you offer?
Below is a list of the cake and filling flavors we offer currently:
Cake flavors: vanilla (white), vanilla almond (classic wedding cake), French vanilla, chocolate, chocolate chip, double chocolate chip, red velvet, strawberry, lemon, orange, cherry chip, golden butter, fudge marble, butter pecan, confetti, carrot, spice, banana, pineapple, coconut…
Buttercream-based filling flavors: vanilla (classic buttercream), vanilla almond, cream cheese, chocolate, cookies-n-cream, chocolate chip, raspberry cream, strawberry cream, lemon cream, orange cream, cherry cream, mint, mocha, hazelnut, peanut butter…
Fruit (jam) fillings: strawberry, raspberry, lemon, cherry and blueberry
Do you have a minimum order price?
Yes, we have a base price of $175 for any cake order. Base price for 3D cakes is $375. These are base prices, mind, and so your cake may or may not cost more. Each cake is priced individually based on the size of the cake and/or the complexity of the design. Please feel free to contact me if you have questions about how much something will cost. I’m happy to give you a price quote.
What's the best way to freeze and thaw our top tier of our wedding cake?
First things first… if you don’t have a deep-freeze or know someone who has a deep-freeze who is willing to store your top tier for you, then don’t plan on freezing it for a year. It will keep in a standard kitchen freezer for a month or so, but no longer, due to increased temperature fluctuations.
Freezing your top tier:
- Remove silk or fresh flowers or any other non-edible decoratoins (sugar flowers/decorations can remain on the cake)
- Place cake unwrapped in freezer for at least 24 hours (up to 3 days)
- Wrap frozen cake in plastic wrap and then freezer foil (if you wish, you can then place the wrapped cake in a box)
- Place the wrapped cake back in the freezer until you are ready to eat it.
Thawing your frozen cake:
- Remove your frozen cake from the freezer and unwrap it immediately.
- Place the unwrapped cake on a cooling rack for a few hours
- EAT IT!
- Email me and let me know if it tasted good a year later 🙂
Do you require a deposit to book a date?
Yes, you are required to make some sort of down payment to secure your date. Usually, I require 50% down, but on larger orders or orders that are placed more than size months out, that is not always the case. Please keep in mind that an order is not “official” until a down payment has been made. So if you are sure you want Fancy That Cake, then get your deposit paid as soon as possible to save your date. I’ve never backed out on an order once a down payment has been made.