Wedding Cakes FAQ
Do you offer tastings?
I offer tasting/consultations for weddings. Tastings last about 45 minutes to an hour, and during that time you will get to sample different cake flavors, and we will also take this time to talk about your wedding, answer any questions you may have and design your cake. Tastings are $35 and are held in Gaithersburg at The Barking Mad Café, because good coffee tastes great with cake, or at client’s location. If you book your cake with me within 2 weeks, with an order minimum of $500, the tasting fee will be applied to the cost of your cake. Tastings require one week notice.
When should I order my wedding cake?
I take orders up to a year in advance, but I usually recommend 6-4 months before your wedding date. Orders are taken on a first come, first serve basis and dates are not reserved until a retainer or reservation fee is received. I can only take on a limited amount of cakes each week to insure that I provide the highest quality and service for my couples, so sooner is always better to eliminate the risk of your date being filled.
Can I reserve my date before I know what I want?
If you know that you want to work with Blue Lace Cakes, but don’t know what you want yet, don’t fret, you can reserve your date with a $200 non-refundable reservation fee. Once you are ready to design your cake, the $200 will go towards the cost of the cake. Reservations can be made up to 12 months in advance.
Do you do Groom’s/Bride’s Cakes?
Yes! I love making Groom’s/Bride’s cakes to accompany a wedding cake. It’s a great way to infuse some of your personality into your wedding and do something that will really stand out and surprise your guests. Speaking of surprises, it’s also a great way to do something special for your future spouse. *wink, wink*
Do you deliver my cake, and where do you deliver?
Yes, I require delivery on all wedding cakes to insure that your cake makes it to your venue without incident. I deliver all over the DC Metro Region, and Baltimore. Delivery fees start at $40 and range depending on distance. For distances over 100 miles from Gaithersburg, MD, please contact me to make arrangements.
What are the advantages of sugar flowers over fresh?
While fresh flowers are beautiful, sometimes you can’t always get the flowers you want because they are not available, out of season, or don’t come in the colors that compliment your wedding. With sugar flowers, none of that is an issue because they can be created in any color, at any time of year. Using sugar instead of fresh is also a good alternative when you are dealing with delicate blooms like Orchids that may not stand up well to being on a cake for hours. Since the flowers are made of sugar, they can also be saved as a keepsake for after the wedding.
Can you eat sugar flowers?
Even though they are made of edible sugar paste, they are not designed to be eaten. Many sugar flowers also contain floral wire in their structure, and should be removed from the cake before it is cut.
Do you apply fresh flowers?
Fresh flowers are a great way to add color, and tie in the decor of your wedding into your cake with minimal cost. Fresh flowers should be provided by your florist, and can be applied to the cake at the venue if the flowers are available at time of delivery. I do not charge extra for applying flowers. Many florists are also capable of arranging flowers on cakes if it is not possible for me to do it. It is also good to be aware that some flowers are poisonous and those should be avoided when deciding what flowers to use on your cake. Your florist should be able to advise you on this.