Frequently Asked Questions
Wondering whether you should choose Cakes By The Lake for your engagement or wedding? Allow us to answer a few of the more common questions:
Q. When should we contact you about our wedding or engagement?
A. We suggest at least three months prior, however we are more than happy to meet and start planning with you when you are. Whatever you choose to do, we are happy to sit down with you and discuss all your ideas. Whether they be fresh flowers or sugar craft, right through to matching in with your wedding invitations, bridesmaid dresses or a particular colour theme. With delivery also available (additional cost), we will ensure that the wedding cake is the last thing you need to worry about on your special day.
Q. We are a bit hesitant ordering our cake from a home cake decorator?
A. There are plenty of home-based cake decorators, and unfortunately there are many do not take the steps that we do. Firstly, we are a registered business with an Australian Business Number (ABN). We are trained in food handling and hygiene to the required Australian standards. But most importantly you have the peace of mind of knowing that we have public liability insurance cover, which some venues will insist on before they will serve your cake.
We believe the cakes featured on our website speak volumes for the professional business that we are, and the attention to detail that you will be assured of with your wedding cake.
Q. What size cake should we order?
A. We suggest you consider what you want to see as you enter the venue. If you want the 'wow factor' in terms of size you may want to consider a bigger cake than the number of servings required. We can also do 'faux' tiers to create a bigger overall cake but without extra actual cake.
Also consider whether you want a 'dessert' or 'coffee' serving. A dessert serving is typically a 1 x 2" serving size and when planning your cake you we suggest a cake that will serve a little more than the number of guests. A coffee serving is typically a 1 x 1" serving size and is usually served after dessert when everyone should be up and dancing!. If your cake is to be served with coffee we suggest a cake that is approximately 70% of your guest numbers.
Q. What sort of deposit is required to confirm our order?
A. We request a $100.00 deposit to confirm your date and also to confirm your price. This price will be locked in and will not change unless your design changes. We then request the balance to be paid at least 7 days prior to delivery date. We also happily accept installments to minimise the expense just before your big day.
Q. What sort of price are we looking at for our wedding cake?
A. Every cake is different depending on the amount of detail you are looking at, and of course the number of people you are looking at serving. However, as an example for a basic tiered wedding cake to serve approximately 100 people for dessert, you would be starting at $600.00 including delivery.