Frequently Asked Questions
Because we are a small family-owned bakery, there is a limit on the number of orders taken per week. This allows each cake to be baked and custom designed as your own unique creation. In an effort to give your cakes the attention, love and detail they deserve, we only take 5-6 party cakes or one large wedding cake order a week.
This means that our calendar fills up quickly, so please contact us at least three weeks prior to your event to reserve your date. If ‘something suddenly came up’ and you need a cake, we can do our best to accommodate rush orders depending on availability. Wedding cakes can be booked up to one year in advance. A non-refundable retainer deposit will hold the date for your order.
Please note that if you ask us about availability and do not give us final details and arrange payment others may book that slot.
Q. What flavors of cake and frosting do you offer?
Vanilla Bean Butter Cake
Our Signature Velvet Vanilla Pound Cake
Frostings (Available in Traditional American Buttercream and Silky Buttercream—our Silky Buttercream is a creamy version great on layer cakes)
Chocolate Ganache Drizzle/Drip
Chocolate Ganache Filling
Chocolate Hazelnut Buttercream
Oreos and Cream
Favorite Flavor Combinations
White Almond Dream--White Almond Cake filled with Chocolate Ganache and covered in Vanilla Buttercream
Chocolate Espresso Cake--Chocolate Cake infused with Coffee Liqueur and Espresso flavored Buttercream
Chocolate Turtle Cake--Dark Chocolate Cake layered with Chocolate Ganache, Pecans and Caramel and covered in Chocolate Fudge Frosting
Peanut Butter Dream Cake--Chocolate Cake filled with Peanut Butter Frosting, Drizzled with Chocolate Ganache and Topped with Chopped Reese's Peanut Butter Cups
Velvet Vanilla Pound Cake--Our Signature Velvety Cake filled with Raspberry or Strawberry filling and covered in Vanilla Bean Buttercream
Coconut Cake--Coconut Cake with Coconut Cream Cheese Frosting and Sprinkled with Toasted Coconut
Raspberry Zinger--Lemon or Velvet Vanilla Pound Cake with Raspberry filling and Vanilla or Lemon Buttercream
This is by no means an exhaustive list. If you want something you do not see please ask. There are hundreds of different cake flavors and flavor combinations that we can make. We would love to make your old family recipes or create a custom flavor just for you.
Q. Does Sweet Boutique Bakery offer Gluten-Free, Vegan or Paleo products (And just what do each of these mean anyway)?
Paleo- Premium ingredients, sourcing is ultra important, no cane sugar—we use maple syrup, honey, coconut palm sugar to sweeten these items.
Vegan-no dairy or eggs
Gluten-Free excludes the protein gluten. Gluten is found in grains such as wheat, barley, rye …
We do have a limited offering of these products. Please refer to our Gluten-Free, Vegan and Paleo page for listing of these items and pricing. We can work with most diets. Gluten-Free/Vegan Fondant Decorations also available. Prices listed are for basic frosted cake. Custom cakes with sugar art are priced by project. Please call us to discuss your special requests. Wedding Cakes also available with special ingredients starting at $6/serving.
**Please note--if you order a dairy-free frosting. Sweet Boutique Bakery uses Earth Balance or Melt butter substitutes. These products melt at about 75 degrees, unlike regular butter which melts at 90 degrees. These cakes must be kept cool.
Q. What if I am diabetic or watching my sugar intake. Do you have options for me?
YES!! Sweet Boutique Bakery is happy to announce we now offer baked goods with Swerve (a sugar replacement). Swerve is zero Calorie, non-glycemic, natural, diabetic friendly, easy to digest, non-GMO and Gluten Free. There is an increase in product cost, but call and we will be happy to give you pricing on any item you are interested in.
You will want to check out our Keto options: Keto (LCHF) low carb high fat, no sugar -we use swerve, a natural zero calorie sugar replacement.
We can also slightly decrease sugar in any recipe upon request.
Q. I want a smash cake for my Baby's First Birthday and I want low sugar/healthy can you help me?
Yes. We have several options including apple, banana, vanilla, pumpkin... Our banana applesauce cake has no added sugar. Price varies based on the size and cost of ingredients you choose. Call for details.
Q. Do you offer custom cakes?
Yes. From the cake flavor, filling and frosting all the way to design, we create the cake you are dreaming of. No cake is too small, no idea too big. Our special designed or themed cakes start at $100. Final price is dependent upon design complexity.
Q. How much should I expect to pay for a basic frosted layer cake?
Our 2 layer classic design cakes are $3-$5/serving. Custom designed cakes are approximately $6-7/serving. The total price of custom cakes depends on complexity of design.
For example with a 2 layer round classic design cake you can expect the following:
We offer many other sizes and shapes, please call for additional information.
Q. How many people will my cake serve?
That depends on the size of pieces you wish to serve. At Sweet Boutique we give each cake two serving sizes:
A party size piece is 2"x 2" a wedding size piece is 1"x 2". Both are 2 layers high with frosting between.
6" round cake serves 6 party size pieces or 12 wedding size pieces
8" round cake serves 10 party size pieces or 25 wedding size pieces
9" round cake serves 14 party size pieces or 32 wedding size pieces
10" round cake serves 18 party size pieces or 38 wedding size pieces
Q. What can I expect to pay for a wedding cake? Do you have a price list?
Wedding Cakes simply and elegantly decorated in buttercream start at $5/serving based on filling and design. Special ingredient cakes start at $6/serving. Cake designs that are more intricate and involved will be charged based on the time required to carry out the design.
We do not have a general price list because each cake is one-of-a-kind. Most custom cakes are priced per person; smaller orders (typically, anything under 75 servings) are priced per project.
Before you arrive for your consultation, it is helpful to have a budget in mind for what you would like to spend on your cake. This will give us a better sense of what we can design for you.
Q. How far in advance do I need to make an appointment for a wedding cake tasting and is there a fee?
Tastings for tiered and custom cakes larger than 80 servings can be arranged for $25 which includes the customer’s choice of up to three flavors and fillings (or let me choose our most popular for your consideration). Orders for cakes totaling $250 or more will have the tasting fee applied to the order. Tasting appointments offer samples of cake and frosting prepared especially for you.
We request at least 3-6 months notice to book a wedding cake, depending on the time of year. Information to have on hand when you call or e-mail to schedule an appointment: confirmed wedding date, venue, estimated number of guests and budget. An hour is set aside for each customer, which has proven to be ample time to both discuss design and taste our cakes. Please keep in mind cake samples are prepared specifically for your appointment. We ask the courtesy of 48 hours notice if your appointment needs to be rescheduled.
Q. What do I need to bring to our appointment?
It is helpful to have made venue, color and floral decisions prior to our meeting so we have that information available. Additionally, any element from your event that you feel we can draw inspiration from is great to bring as well. Pictures of your dress, venue, your invitations or design motif… a monogram, color swatches… a piece of wrapping paper that catches your eye… it can all be helpful.
That being said you may also just bring yourselves! We have endless ideas and pictures for you to browse through. The design process is definitely a collaborative effort and we’ll keep going until you have a design you love.
Q. Do you require a deposit to reserve a wedding cake date?
A $50 Save the Date deposit is required to hold and secure the Event Date. We require Payment in Full for any cake or order placed within 30 days of event.
Q. Do you supply the cake stands or do I need to find my own?
We have a large selection of platters, cake stands, dessert stands, etc… available for any event. The cake stand rental price varies depending on the piece but generally run between $15-$30. Pictures available upon request.
Q. Will the person I meet at the cake tasting be the one who bakes and decorates my cake?
Sweet Boutique Bakery is a Family owned and operated business. There will never be unfamiliar face involved in creating, handling, or delivering your cake.
Q. What if I don’t see a cake that I want on your Cake Gallery?
We specialize in creating the cake that you want… not what we want. Feel free to bring in your own pictures / sketches or email us your pins from Pinterest and any saved images from a Google search.
Q. Does Sweet Boutique Bakery offer delivery? What is your delivery area? What do you charge for delivery?
We are willing to travel anywhere our cakes can safely be delivered so please contact us to inquire about a specific location.
Please note we cannot be responsible for a cake after it leaves our care.
Delivery and set up fees are additional and are calculated at an hourly rate – round-trip. Any delivery over 10 miles starts at $75.