Frequently Asked Wedding Questions

 
 

Creating beautiful and imaginative wedding cakes has been an important part of our business for over 25 years. Our staff is available Wednesday through Sunday to meet with you. Appointments are booked on the hour.

Call ahead to schedule an appointment with at: (831) 458-3020 EXT 4

or

Email us at: weddings@butterybakery.com 

 
 

 

What makes your cakes special?

Our cakes taste great! We hear it over and over again from wedding professionals, couples who have used our services and of course, our loyal and local clientele. We use only fresh, natural ingredients: real butter, local eggs, vanilla from Patricia Raine, the vanilla queen, and fine chocolate. We have a design team that is well-trained and capable. They are constantly honing their skills and are up to date on all of the latest techniques and ideas.

 

Do I need to make an appointment for a design consultation? 

Yes. We can schedule an appointment Wednesday through Sunday from 11:00AM to 4:00PM. Most take about an hour. Please call if you are unable to come.

 

Is there a charge for the consultation? 

There is a $75 non-refundable fee for a consultation. This fee is applied to the purchase of your cake. Once you make your decision a 50% your quote will reserve your date. (To have this consultation fee waived, the total amount of tiered cake servings must be 55 servings or more)  

 

At what point in the wedding planning process should I consider the cake design? 

The wedding cake is the jewel of the wedding reception. This is especially true when the design is drawn from other elements of the wedding. Schedule the appointment when you know what colors you’ll be using, the dress detail, the feel, or theme of the event. Six to eight months in advance is usually a good lead time.

 

What can we expect to accomplish in a consultation? 

Appointments take place in our wedding cake studio. There, you can view our complete portfolio. Together, we’ll work through the design process to create a cake, that is a unique expression of the two of you and your special day. You’ll also have an opportunity to taste our most popular cakes. Most people can make these decisions in the hour we’ve allotted. We will continue working until we get a design you’ll love. 

 

How far ahead should I book the wedding cake? 

You should book when you’re sure you want us to make your cake. Some dates do book up early, so don’t wait. A deposit that is 50% of the projected cost of your cake holds your day. You have until six weeks before the wedding to schedule your design consultation.

 

Do you deliver? 

 Yes, we deliver cakes only for order of more than 80 servings. There is a fee applied with this delivery.

 

What do your cakes cost?

 Our cakes are priced per serving.  A cake that is iced with buttercream and decorated simply starts at $6 per serving.  Highly designed cakes covered with ganache, fondant, or marzipan do cost more.

 

What if I want taste your cake, but I’m not ready to work through the design process? 

We can provide a set of seven cake sample tray for $25. Let us know in advance for when you'd like to pick this tray up.

 

Do you offer cupcakes for wedding cakes? 

We do offer many kinds of cupcakes. Devil’s food and carrot are our most popular, but we have many options. There are several things to think about if you go this direction. We can review your choices when you come in.

 

Do you have anything for those with diet restrictions? 

We have a flourless chocolate cake for those who can’t eat wheat. We don’t make vegan cakes or sugarless cakes.