Frequently Asked Questions

Location

The Fancy Cake Box is a home based cake studio located in Au Sable Forks, New York

Pricing

Custom Cakes

Each custom cake is designed especially for you, so I do not have set prices. There is a minimum of $300.00 for cakes.  Basic buttercream cakes begin at $6 per serving and basic fondant cakes at $7 per serving.  Basic cakes have minimal decoration.  Many of my cakes range between $7.50 and $14.50 per serving. Final pricing for all cakes is dependent upon the complexity of design, flavors, servings, and delivery fee.

Structured Cakes & 3D Cakes

Structured and 3d cakes start at $300

Ingredients

I use only the finest and freshest ingredients;
buttermilk, heavy cream, sweet cream butter, gourmet Valrhona, Callebaut or Guittard chocolate, fresh fruit and Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla.
No shortening is ever used in my butter creams, only sweet cream butter.
Yes my prices may be higher than those box stores out there & yes you can taste the difference!
As the saying goes...
Cheap cake isn’t good, good cake isn’t cheap!
I make my own fondant, ganache, modeling chocolate, salted caramel and fruit compotes to flavor my cakes and buttercreams.

Consultations & Tastings

Consultations & Tastings are by appointment only. Tastings with a 1 hour consultation for 2 people are available for events ordering a minimum of 75 servings of cake. The consultation fee is $35.

Please bring to your consultation / tasting appointment: Your ideas, pictures, color swatches and appetite! We will get a feel for the special event you want to create and share in some sweet cake! You will go home with the remainder of two 4" cakes. 

The Consultation Process

Call and make an appointment for your 1 hour consultation & tasting
Browse through my cake, frosting and filling flavors. Pick 2 cake flavors and 2 buttercream or fillings you would like to taste.
Remember to bring your ideas to the consultation!
To reserve your event date & start the design process, a 50% non-refundable retainer is required.
A contract will be mailed or emailed to you with all the agreed upon decisions.  Please sign one copy and send back to me.
On the day of your event I will deliver and set up your cake.  Any last minute details will be done at that time.

Destination Weddings

Planning an event in the Adirondack area or Vermont?
All plans can be made quickly over the internet.
I have planned many occasions this way and it works!

Servings

Standard wedding cake serving guidelines for caterers are 1” wide x 2” deep and 4” tall.
Most of my cakes are taller than the standard industry guidelines,
usually between 5” to 6” dependent on the cake design.

Serving Guidelines for My Cakes

A few examples of sizes...other sizes are available!
6” round  
14 servings
8” round    24 servings
10” round    38 servings
12” round    53 servings
15” round    83 servings

Payment

At the time of booking, along with a signed contract to officially save your date,
a 50% non-refundable retainer will be due.

Celebration Cakes

Full payment is due 2 weeks (14 days) before the scheduled pickup date.

Wedding Cakes

Final payment is due 3 weeks (21 days) before the wedding date.
If you book within a 21 day period, full payment is due at that time.
Bookings are on a first come, first paid basis.
All dates are considered open until the signed contract
& 50% non-refundable retainer have been received.

Delivery

Available upon request for a predetermined fee.
Please inquire for a delivery quote.

Pick-Up

Pick up times for cakes smaller than 3 tiers are scheduled at the time the order is placed.
Once a cake has been picked up by you or a designated party, it is considered “accepted”.
The cake is the responsibility of the customer once it leaves my cake studio.

Customer Satisfaction

I take great pride & pleasure in Making Your Cake Dreams Come True with delicious tasting art.
Creating a joyful memory for you & your loved ones is priceless!