When should I order my cake?

Wedding cakes should be ordered at least 3 to 6 months in advance.  Celebration cakes should be ordered at least a month in advance. If availability exists, we may be able to accommodate requests up to 2 weeks prior to the event. Your cake is not considered ordered and your date reserved until a signed contract and deposit has been received.

What is your delivery policy?

Cakes will be delivered for free within 10 miles of Royersford, PA.  Otherwise, a delivery charge will be applied.

May I have a cake tasting?

Tastings are free for orders of 100 servings or more and will occur after booking. If a tasting is desired prior to booking, a $30 fee will be incurred to be deducted from the order when booked. For orders less than 100 servings, a tasting fee of $30 will be incurred. A tasting box will be prepared for you to take home and share and enjoy in the comfort of your own home.

What is your payment policy?

Payments must be made in cash, check, or money order. A 50% non-refundable deposit of the total order or $250, whichever is greater, is required at the time of reservation to hold your event date. For orders of $250 or less, full payment must be made at time of order. The remaining balance is due 1 month before your event date. If your order is booked less than one month from your event date, payment must be made in full at time of booking.

Will Creative Cake Co. replicate a cake from a picture?

Most cakes can be replicated with the understanding that there will be some small differences in design as each cake is unique. A final decision on the degree of replication will be made after seeing the picture.

What is the difference between a cake layer and cake tier?

One tier is comprised of 4 layers of cake and 3 layers of filling for many cake designs.

What is the difference between buttercream and fondant?

Buttercream icing is the traditional spreadable icing. Fondant is a dough-like icing that is rolled out and draped onto the cake. Cakes iced with fondant have a layer of buttercream or ganache underneath.  Cakes achieve a more flawless look with fondant than buttercream.

Can each tier be a different cake flavor?

Since each cake is custom made to order, each tier can be a different flavor. However, please keep in mind that if you do have multiple flavors, guests may want to try each flavor.  Therefore, we advise that you order additional servings.

Can cakes be shipped?

Due to the fragile nature of cakes, they will not be shipped.

Do you offer ‘dummy cakes’ and is this a cheaper option for a wedding?

We do offer dummy display cakes for sale at a small reduction in price compared to that of an actual cake. We do not keep decorated display cakes in stock, so a dummy cake would be decorated as needed .  A large portion of the cost of the cake is in the time and skill involved with decorating; therefore, it does not matter whether styrofoam or actual cake is being decorated.  In addition, if you are also purchasing sheet cakes to serve your guests, it will most likely cost you more than if you just ordered a wedding cake.

Why are custom cakes more expensive than those sold at grocery or other chain stores?

Unlike chain stores that mass produce a small variety of standard design cakes, custom cakes are designed, baked, and decorated specifically for each client. These works of art take many hours to complete and for complex designs, days are needed.  Some of the cakes seen on television actually take days to weeks to plan and prepare, not the 30-60 min of edited program actually shown.

Do you make cakes for those with nut allergies?

Although many of our cakes do not contain nuts, we cannot guarantee that traces of nuts are not present in our kitchen.

Are you a licensed bakery?

Yes, Creative Cake Company, LLC is a residential bakery registered and inspected by the PA Dept of Agriculture.  Since there is no store front, there is no address posted for our location.  Any consultations and cake pick-ups are done by appointment.

Are you hiring for part- or full-time employment? Are you hiring interns?

Because Creative Cake Co. is a residential custom bakery with no storefront, we are not accepting applications for employment.  We currently do not employ interns, neither paid or volunteer.