Q. You say you work from a "home bakery". Is that legal?
A. In NC, you may sell baked goods to the public provided you maintain certain standards. I am licensed, inspected by the NC Department of Agriculture and have a special zoning permit from Mecklenburg County. My home is pet free and smoke free. Cheesecake Etc. is incorporated and I have a valid NC State and Federal ID tax number. YES- I Am Legal!!!
Q. Do you offer tastings?
A. I offer a complimentart tasting and design session that lasts approximately one hour. You select up to four cake flavors and two fillings (of your choice). Brings with you your design ideas and pictures of cakes you love. Also your appetite!
Q. What are your prices?
A. Wedding cake prices begin at $5.50 per person for buttercream cakes ( depending on the complexity of your design). This will includes the flavors and fillings of your choice as well as some fondant details. Cakes completely covered in fondant begin at $6.50 per person. Extras include sculpted cakes, 3-D cakes, gumpaste flowers, and intriquite designs. 90% of my brides stay at the $5.25 price point because so much is already included. Specialty cakes are priced in accordance with the difficulty of the design and the amount of time it will take to complete. The new "Spirited Collection" for 2015 is priced at $5.75 per person.
Q. What are your hours?
A. All consultations are by appointment only. I will do my very best to find a time that works with your schedule.
Q. Do you offer dummy cakes or fake layers?
A. As a rule- NO! It takes me the same amount of time to decorate a fake cake as it does to decorate a real cake. Therefore the cost to you is the same. You may as well pay for the real thing!
Q. Do you deliver?
I deliver wedding cakes to Charlotte and surrounding areas. The cost for Charlotte and the Rock Hill area is $75.00. Call for rates for other locations.
Q. Do you require a deposit?
A. A $100.00 non refundable deposit is required when you sign a contract and reserve your date.
Q. How many weddings do you do in a day?
I will do a maximum of four weddings in a day. SO BOOK EARLY!!
Q. If I sign a contract based on a certain cake design, can I change the design?
A. Absolutely. I want you to LOVE your wedding cake. Keep in mind that any changes my effect the price (up or down) and no changes can be made two weeks prior to your wedding. I am trying to help you preserve your sanity!
Q. How far in advance do I need to order my cake?
A. As soon as you set a firm date and book your venue, start booking all your other wedding professionals. A cake should be booked nine to twelve months in advance, if not sooner.
Q. Do you make gluten free, sugar free, or vegan cakes?
A. Not at this time.
Q. Do you rent cake stands?
A. The use of a cake stand is included with every wedding cake at no additional cost.
Q. Do you accept credit cards?
A. I accept VISA, Master Card, and Discover.
Q. What is the best way to reach me?
A. phone- 704-509-2020
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