Call us at 704-509-2020

Frequently Asked Questions   

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 complimentary tastings on orders in excess of $300.00 ONLY.

Q. What are your prices?

A.  Specialty Cakes are priced in accordance with the difficulty of the design and the amount of time it will take to complete.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 $5.50 price point because so much is already included.  Sp 

Q. What are your hours?

A.  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 ONLY 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 50%  non refundable deposit is required when you  place your order.

Q.  How far in advance do I need to book my order?

A.  A minimum of two weeks in advance for larger orders and specialty cakes. Call me as soon as you have a firm date for your event. I book up quickly  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  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 event.  I am trying to help you preserve your sanity!

Q.  Do you make gluten free, sugar free, or vegan cakes?

A. Not at this time.

Q. Do you accept credit cards?

A.  I accept VISA, Master Card, and Discover. I also have Square.

Q. What is the best way to reach me?

A. phone- 704-509-2020

e-mail-  sbuff38735@aol.com

website-  www.cheesecakeetc.biz

Facebook- Gail Ciriello Buff

Pinterest - Gail Ciriello Buff

Instagram: Gail Ciriello Buff sbuff38735