Pricing for buttercream wedding cakes is $5.50 per serving --
'flat rate.' This covers most wedding cake designs and even covers
some sugar flowers on the cake!
There are a few exceptions, including 'excessive' sugar flowers,
fondant embellishments, and a-typical wedding cake designs (such
as a '3-d basketball' rather than a layer cake.) Flat-rate fees
are added to the pricing for these exceptions. We will provide
you a full detail of pricing during the consultation.
We do not offer fondant-covered cakes.
All wedding cakes require a non-refundable $100 retainer deposit
on the general cake order to ‘hold the date.’ The
remaining balance is due 15 business days prior to the wedding
date. A copy of your signed wedding cake agreement is due with
No deposit is required for 'all-inclusive' wedding package through
your venue; however, a signed copy of your wedding cake agrement
is required to confirm your date.
Once you have booked your venue AND your wedding is one year or
closer to your wedding date, it's time to meet to dicuss your
cake! Cake consultations are ideal 6-9 months prior to your wedding.
As noted above, a $100 non-refundable deposit is required to secure
This consultation may be as long or as short as you desire - your
appointment time window is two hours. At the consultation, we
would be happy to review design ideas, provide samples for tasting,
and discuss any personal recipe needs you have, such as allergies
or special dietary needs. Your consultation is not limited to
one visit, but we do find most people use e-mail, phone and Skype
for additional follow-up conversations.
We suggest no more than 2-4 people attend the consultation --
usually the couple and a wedding planner and/or parent(s). Don't
worry - plenty of cake will be sent home with you to share with
family and friends!
We are more than happy to service your wedding regardless of the
cake size! For wedding cakes that serve fewer than 99, our minimum
cake order is $600 - this includes 100 servings of cake, plus
the standard $50 delivery fee. Our smallest wedding cake is 100
servings. Please note: if your wedding is with the NCMA, there
is no sizing minimum.
You may change almost anything on the cake design, up to three
weeks before the wedding. If you elect to have sugar flowers,
note that design changes may only be made one month prior to the
Please, no changes in size or design after the three-week deadline.
Should the need arise for changes to occur after the three-week
deadline, each change is subject to a $25 per incident 'late fee.'
This fee is not applicable/applied if extra servings
of 'kitchen cake' are added.
Wedding cake flavors are also due on or before the three-week
deadline. If you do not provide flavors, or are missing flavors
for tiers, we will make French vanilla white with buttercream
Delivery and setup of your cake is a flat rate $50 within the
Raleigh / Cary / Apex area, as well as a limited number of Chapel
Hill / Durham venues. If your reception location is outside of
this area, your delivery fee will be provided to you prior to
your design consultation.
An additional $100 - $500 fee may be assessed for "room
flips" and / or difficult delivery locations based on timing,
location and/or date. "Room flips" are when the cake
must be set up after the ceremony takes place - and the cake needs
to arrive after the ceremony. Please ask for details.
As long as we have electricity, we will work to complete your
order as planned. If we are unable to complete your wedding cake
due to weather or other emergencies that are not within our control,
we will call you as soon as possible to let you know. Additionally,
if weather or other emergencies preclude us from delivering your
cake, we will call you to discuss options.
In any weather or environmental emergency situations not within
our control, all monies paid, excluding your $100 deposit, shall
be refunded if your cake is not delivered but has already been
made. If we have not yet made your cake and the event is cancelled
due to weather or environmental emergencies, all monies paid,
including your $100 deposit, will be refunded (or transferred
to the new date at no penalty.)
If you reschedule delivery to a new date - such as the following
day - or location - such as a venue that is outside of the emergency
area - no monies will be refunded.
Cake plateaus, stands, and cupcake trees are available for rent.
You have two options:
- A $10 rental fee -- and you are responsible to return the rental
to us to our location in Holly Springs within 5 calendar days
after the wedding; or,
- A $50 rental fee -- and we will pick up the rental at the venue
(or caterer, if the venue does not allow for items to be left
An equipment deposit is required to cover the cost of any items
not returned/damaged during the event. Please return, at your
earliest convenience, but no later than 5 calendar days
after the wedding, all of the pieces used in the assembling
of your cake (cake plateaus/stands, cupcake trees, rhinestone
banding, metal, plastic, fabric, Styrofoam, wood, etc). Any materials
not returned by you or returned damaged will be deducted from
the initial retainer and/or equipment deposit. No appointment
is needed to return rentals. There is a designated area indicated
when you arrive to drop off the rental if we are not open/available
at your return time.
If you elect to return items yourself and fail to do so by the
specified date after the wedding, Cinda's Creative Cakes reserves
to the right to cash equipment deposits to cover mileage for items
left behind at reception venues.
Cinda’s Creative Cakes cannot be held liable for
consumption and/or personal damage to individuals of any decorations
noted in your wedding cake agreement that are ‘non-edible.’
This includes - but is not limited to: non-edible decorations
you request to place on the cake (ie: brooches, rhinestones),
cake toppers, flowers, sugar flowers, and any item placed on the
cake after we complete delivery. Dragees and sugar pearls are
edible but are quite hard -- we suggest those be removed prior
to serving to avoid any damage to dental work. Edible dragees
and sugar pearls are included in the items that we cannot be held
liable for should any injuries result. Please be sure to advise
the individual responsible for cutting the cake to remove any
non-edible materials, as well as dragees.
Because your cake has been carefully constructed to your specifications,
Cinda's Creative Cakes prefers to place the fresh flowes on the
cake. You are responsible to make arrangements, in advance, with
your florist and have them contact us for coordination.
If you are using fresh flowers on your cake, the florist
is responsible for providing the flowers and making sure that
the flowers and foliage are safe to place on the cake. It is important
to note that some flowers and foliage are not safe to use on a
cake, so use caution when discussing options with your florist.
All wedding cakes require a $100 retainer deposit on the general
cake order to ‘hold the date.’ This retainer
is non-refundable and non-transferable. If your wedding
is postponed to a future date, a one-time application of 50% of
the deposit may be made, up to one year from the original wedding
date. Any future weddings that this 50% is applied to will be
lost if the wedding is cancelled or further postponed.
Because your beautiful wedding cake does not freeze well for all
home refrigerators, we will be happy to provide you a fresh 6"
round golden butter, french vanilla white, or chocolate dream
anniversary cake on your one-year anniversary! Other flavors and
additional cakes are available for an additional charge. This
simple, celebratory cake is decorated with a "Happy Anniversary"
greeting. Exact replicas of your top tier can be done by request
-- based on our availability and at an additional fee.
Please contact us at least two weeks prior to your anniversary.
We do not ship anniversary cakes; however, you are welcome to
schedule your anniversary cake at your convenience, even if it’s
not around your actual anniversary (preferably within 3 months
either way of the actual date. Exceptions are made, of course,
for our out-of-town and military families!)
here to request your one-year anniversary cake!