|Q: Can you send me a catalog and price list?
||To keep our costs under control this web site IS our catalog. To send a printed catalog to thousands who have asked for it would be cost prohibitive. Also, if we sent out catalogs and someone didn't see a particular design they liked they might assume we can't create it.
The truth is, we can create any cake, so try us. We have hundreds of photos of our cakes in the store and we encourage you to come see them. If you have a picture from a magazine or web site simply send it to us and we will price it for you.
||Q: How much is a wedding cake for (pick a number) people?
||A: I don't know.
||At Sprinkles we price our cakes by the number of servings. The cost per serving is determined by the complexity of the design. We do NOT charge extra for any particular flavor. We do NOT charge extra for having more than one flavor. We do NOT charge rental on stands or fountains. There is NO sales tax on cakes. We do charge a flat fee of $60.00 for delivery and set-up fee within the Central Florida area, bounded by Lake Mary on the North and International Drive on the south and more or less the same distance east and west. Outside this area the cost will depend on the distance we have to travel.
|Q: How much does a cake cost?
||A: Between $1.50 and $15.00 per serving.
||Our butter cream designs start at $5.75 per serving. Rolled Fondant cakes start at $7.00 per serving and can cost more when gum paste flowers and intricate decorations are added. Where do the $ 1.50 and the $15.00 per serving come in. If you can't afford to pay $ 5.75 a serving we offer side or "kitchen" cakes that taste the same and look the same once plated but they are not decorated. So get a smaller cake and make up the difference with a side cake. The $15.00??? If you bring us a picture from a magazine that some famous decorator charged $ 20.00 or $ 25.00 a serving for, we'll do it for $ 15.00.
|Q: My wedding dress is ivory (eggshell, pearl, ecru, etc.), Can you match it with the cake color?
||We can match the icing or the fondant to most colors. In my opinion you get a better effect if you add off-white accents to a white cake rather then making the whole cake that color. Otherwise you run the risk of someone (usually a relative) asking, "Why is the cake brown?"
|Q: Can you send me samples of your cakes?
||We will be happy to send samples of our cakes if you call us with a request from outside our local area and if it is inconvenient for you to get to our store. Perhaps you live in Seattle and are getting married at Disney World. We will gladly send you samples. If you can, we prefer you come into the store for a tasting. We have plenty of samples so bring as many people as you want. It is totally free and you are under no obligation whatsoever.
The samples we send are as free as are the ones in the store. However, the cost
of shipping is covered by you. If you want to taste our cake we will gladly send you samples.
Call the store with your credit card number to cover the cost of shipping.
|Q: I want real flowers on my cake. Do you supply them?
||We prefer working with your florist so that the cake's flowers match the other flowers being used in the wedding. However, if you want us to supply the flowers, we are located
near a florist so we can get them for you. It is our policy not to mark up the flowers. You may even pay for them directly to the florist.
|Q: There are so many different cake designs. How can I make up my mind which one to choose?
||A: You could post the pictures on the wall and throw a dart.
||Many people are baffled by the many styles of wedding cakes available. The first step is to RELAX! If you are already planning a wedding the most difficult decision is behind you (who to marry.) The odds are overwhelmingly against you making a mistake in your cake design selection. (It would be nice if the odds of selecting the right mate were as good.)
If you don't want to throw darts here's a suggestion.....Isolate the elements of a cake. As you look at the many possibilities ask yourself, "Which do I like better?"
Direct Stack vs. Columns or Stands
Butter Cream vs. Rolled Fondant
Real Flowers vs. Icing Flowers, Silk or Gum Paste
To use or not to use colors, pearls, ribbons, swans, angels, doves, bells, fountains, stairs, etc.
Some rules of thumb:
If you use lots of flowers choose a simpler design for the icing.
A direct stack cake should have at least 2" steps. - 4" smaller cake size as you go up.
If you choose basket weave you should have some kind of flowers.
The darker the color the less of it you should use.
More (of anything) is not always better
Be careful when you reduce the size of cakes you see in magazines, they don't always look as nice with less layers or smaller diameters.
Most people remember the taste (good or bad) of a cake much longer then the way it looks.
Don't forget it's your wedding and you can do pretty much anything you want. Once you narrow the choices the final selection becomes a piece of...........(oops!) Good Luck!
|Q: Can you ship a Wedding Cake?
||A: Only some Rolled Fondant Cakes can be shipped.
||There is no way to protect a butter cream cake from the damage that will destroy it during shipping. A Rolled Fondant cake, however, is not sticky
or soft and can be wrapped and protected so that it will survive shipment. The cake
to be shipped also has to have separate tiers, (no direct stack), because each tier has to be packaged separately. Please call to discuss shipment of cakes.