Frequently Asked Questions
Is Gambit allowed in the bakery?
No - while I love my orange fur-baby dearly, there is no place in any kitchen or bakery for him! I am a certified food handler, and I always clean and sanitize the bakery both before and after baking!
How far in advance do I need to order my cake?
Please try to order as soon as possible to ensure that the best ingredients can be sourced for your order. For Celebration Cakes, 2-3 weeks notice may be sufficient; for large custom cake orders (eg. 75+ servings, 4-6 months notice is best. I may be able to take orders closer to your event date, but that depends on my availability, as I take a limited number of orders per week. Please call me, email me, or use the Contact Form below!
For Cake Consultations, five (5) days notice is greatly appreciated.
How much are your cakes/cupcakes?
Prices vary according to the size and complexity of the design, as well as the number of guests at your event. Please call me, email me, or use the Contact Form below to set up an appointment so that we can discuss your requirements.
What size cake or how many cupcakes do I need to order?
The industry-standard serving size is one 1" x 2" x 4"-sized slice of cake or one cupcake per person. The number of servings or cupcakes you would need to order will be based on the number of guests expected to attend your event. If you are planning a plated or buffet-style meal, you may not need as many servings, because not everyone will have dessert. If you are serving lighter fare (eg. appetizers & cocktails or lunch instead of dinner), you may need more servings, as your guests may have more "room".
I use the Wilton Wedding Serving Guide for all of my cakes (Celebration or otherwise), but it is still just a guide. The number of people a cake will feed will vary dependent on how the cake is cut. While I will be baking and decorating your cake, I do not offer cutting and serving services. I do, however, always leave copies of a cutting guide (with directions on how to get those 1" x 2" x 4" pieces) with the cake.
Do you require a deposit?
Yes. In addition to a reservation retainer to ensure my availability for your event date, which is applied to your final payment, I require a deposit of 50% of the value of the order.
Can you put my favorite character/team/toy/movie/etc. on my cake?
No. It is illegal to reproduce copyrighted images, punishable by hefty fines to *all* involved parties, and commercial and franchised characters fall under this law. It is Baker & A Black Cat's policy to respect and comply with all copyright and other intellectual property laws.