Flour Girl Wedding Cakes Frequently Asked Questions
What sets Flour Girl Wedding Cakes apart from its competitors?
Flour Girl Wedding Cakes is a small, boutique wedding and all occasion bakery. We believe in “quality over quantity” and therefore limit the number of events we do every week. We are not a full service bakery. Everything we create is custom made to order. We offer cutting edge designs and innovative flavors. Our focus is solely on you and your event. We offer unsurpassed customer service and most importantly, we LOVE our job!
Call or email us to set up an appointment and see what we have to offer.
How far in advance should I book my wedding cake?
Peak wedding season in Lake Tahoe is May 1 st – November 1 st. If your wedding date falls within this time, we suggest booking 6-12 months in advance, or, as soon as your date and reception site have been selected. If your wedding occurs in the off-season, 3 months is usually sufficient.
Do I need to schedule a cake tasting/consultation? If so, when do you hold tastings?
Although purely optional, cake tastings are an excellent chance to fully experience what we have to offer. Tastings/consultations are scheduled by appointment any day of the week and take about 1 hour. Tastings are $20 for up to six people. A large, “set” tasting of our most popular flavors will be provided, as well as a chance to browse through our full portfolio.
Do you ship cakes or cake tastings?
Sorry, we do not ship cakes or tastings. However, cake tastings can be shipped overnight on dry ice for a charge for clients who are unable to make it to Tahoe before their event. Please call for a quote.
Can I have multiple flavors on different cake tiers or throughout a cupcake display?
Of course! The more the merrier at no extra charge. Minimum 12 cupcakes per flavor please.
Do you do custom flavors?
Yes! We welcome custom flavors tailor made to your taste buds. The more creative the better.
Can you accommodate food allergies and other dietary restrictions?
We will make every effort to accommodate most food allergies (nuts, eggs, dairy) and other dietary restrictions (gluten free, vegan). Unfortunately, sugar free products are not offered at this time.
Do you offer anything other than traditional tiered cake or cupcakes?
Yes! We offer cheesecake displays with sauces/toppings, assorted mini desserts, chocolate dipped strawberries, pies, cookies, cake pops, whoopie pies, etc. Please call for pricing.
How late can I make changes to my order?
You may change the size of your order up to two weeks before your event. Design changes, up to one-month prior, will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
How do I secure my date?
You can reserve the date with a signed contract and a 25% non-refundable deposit of your estimated order size.
When is the final balance due?
Final payment is due one week prior to the event.
What forms of payment do you accept?
We accept cash, check, money order, Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.
What is a groom’s cake and do I need one?
Originating in the Southern U.S., a groom’s cake is a separate cake dedicated to the groom, often showing off his favorite hobby or interest. Although purely optional, it is a fun way to focus some extra attention on the groom. It can be displayed alongside the wedding cake or is oftentimes showcased and served at the rehearsal dinner.
If I want fresh flowers on my cake who provides those and who places them on?
We recommend ordering your cake flowers from your florist to match the rest of the wedding flowers. Either your florist or Flour Girl Wedding Cakes can arrange them on your cake (at no extra charge). We are also more than happy to order cake flowers for you at an additional charge.
Do you provide cake toppers?
We do not sell traditional cake toppers (figurines, monograms) but can provide fresh/sugar flowers, gum paste bows, wired beads and other sugar dough creations. If you have purchased a cake topper we ask that you provide us with its weight and dimensions. You may leave it for us at your reception site the day of the wedding or ship it to us beforehand for safekeeping.
Should I save the top tier of my wedding cake to eat on my first anniversary?
This is a personal decision. If promptly refrigerated after the wedding and kept cool during transport back home then frozen, your top tier can save very well. However, if you are flying or driving a long distance after your wedding we suggest skipping this tradition and opting for a freshly made replica on your anniversary.