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Mindy's Bakeshop specializes in custom wedding cakes, and we strive to make every couple's experience as smooth and enjoyable as possible. Below you'll find information on the whole cake ordering process, from consultations and cake tastings to delivery and set-up. It can seem daunting, but we're here to help so feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns. Just have fun! After all, cake tasting is always the best part of wedding planning. We so look forward to working with you to make all your wedding cake dreams come true!
Cake tasting and design consultations are available for wedding and larger cake orders and are by appointment only. All we ask is that you make sure your caterer and venue allow you to bring in cakes from outside vendors before scheduling your consultation.
Each cake tasting and design consultation is just $30 for two people and includes your choice of four cake flavors (which you can find under the Menu tab.) There is a $5 fee for each additional guest and a $5 fee for each additional flavor beyond the four included in the base price. Your cake tasting and design consultation is where we'll really dive into details regarding your vision for your wedding cakes. Please come prepared with color swatches, dress photos, design elements, and/or cake inspiration photos (Pinterest and Google Images are great sources for this!) so that we can get a solid idea of what it is you're looking for.
Once we've nailed down the details I will email you with an accurate quote as soon as possible, at which point you will be able to secure your order with a 30% deposit (credited to the total cost of the order) with the remainder of the balance to be paid 2 weeks before the date of delivery. Refunds are unavailable if cancellation occurs within 2 week of the order's due date.
Cost and Construction
Our wedding cakes start at $5.00/serving for naked buttercream cakes and $6.50/serving for cakes covered in fondant and go up depending on design. Each tier comes with four layers of cake and three layers of filling and are generally 4-5" in height. Custom designs and frosting/filling flavors will be priced according to complexity and cost and will be calculated and added into the quote emailed to you after your tasting. For large weddings with 150+ guests, sheet cakes can be a great way to supplement your tiered cake. If this is something you're interested in, we offer 2-layer buttercream sheet cakes starting at $3/serving, but at least 2/3 of the total servings must be in the display cake. As a general rule, wedding cake slices are the height of the cake (4-5") by 2" deep by 1" wide. Please refer to the photos below for information on servings per tier.
Delivery and Set-Up
In order to ensure that your cake looks its absolute best on your big day, we require our wedding cakes to be delivered and set-up on site. Delivery and set-up fees are mileage based and will be included in your quote. Because Texas summers are brutal, we cannot deliver cakes covered in ganache or meringue-based buttercream during the summer months outside of a 60 mile radius and recommend American buttercream instead, as it is just as delicious and holds up well to heat. We will coordinate with you and your wedding planner to determine the best time for arrival and assembly.