Frequently Asked Questions
This is our FAQ page with some answers to the more frequently asked questions by clients. Let us know if you have any questions not addressed here.
When should I book my order with you?
Wedding cakes are typically ordered around 3 - 6 months in advance. That allows ample time for consultation, tasting, and design. Early is always better as peak wedding season is April - September and dates book up quickly as we limit the number of orders per week to ensure you get the best work we can offer.
For celebration cakes and other treats it is ideal to have 4 weeks, but we will do our best to accommodate last minute orders.
Where are you located?
We are located in Charlotte, MI. At this time we do not have a storefront. We produce all of our products in our home under the guidelines of the Michigan Cottage Food Laws.
How much do your cakes cost?
Many factors are involved in determining the cost of a Designed by Daddy cake. Every cake is custom made to order and priced individually. Cake pricing incorporates many variables including number of servings, complexity of design, and number of tiers. Custom cakes start at $7/serving.
Do you bake from scratch?
Yes, we bake all of our cakes and treats from scratch. Scratch cakes have a different texture than a box mix and are typically denser. Give our cakes a taste and you'll never go back to a box. Trust us.
Do you offer cake tastings?
Yes, for weddings only. We offer a cake tasting/consultation to sample a selection of our cake flavors and fillings. Tasting consultations are held on Sunday evenings and cost $35, To book a tasting appointment, please go to www.calendly.com/designedbydaddy. Our tastings are ideally designed for 2 people, but we will accommodate up to 4 at no additional charge.
Can you re-create or copy a cake that I found online or in a magazine?
We definitely encourage you to find ideas of what you are looking for and send them to us. We will not repli-cake another artist's design, but we will use it as inspiration to create something that is unique and special for you and your event.
What do I need to bring our cake tasting consultation?
During our meeting, we will work together on a custom cake design that is just for you. Please bring anything you would like to use as inspiration or want incorporated into the overall design. Things to think about are your invitations, color swatches, bouquets, centerpieces, overall theme or even your wedding dress (but just a picture of it).