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When should I start talking to you about making my cake for my wedding?
Six to eight months before your wedding is usually enough in advance to make sure that we are available during the heavy wedding seasons in St Louis (May-June and late August through October). You can talk to us earlier about holding your date with a deposit of $100.
How are your Wedding Cakes priced??
We price per serving. Round Cakes are $3.50 a serving, and square, hexagon, and octagon cakes are $3.75 a serving. This includes buttercream decorations on the cake. Additional decorations, such as monograms, bows, edible pearls, sugar gum paste flowers all have additional charges depending on complexity. We charge $50 for delivery in the St. Louis area
Can you make us a smaller wedding cake and have sheet cakes for the kitchen to lower costs?
We make what we call “back-up” cakes for the kitchen. These cakes look exactly the same on the plate as what is cut from your wedding cake. Same cake, mousse and frosting, not a lower quality cake. This can be an excellent way to save money on your wedding cake, especially if you are having a larger wedding. These cakes are priced at $2 a serving.
Do you have wedding cake consultations? Do I need an appointment?
We do have wedding cake consultations and appointments are necessary. Depending on your and our availability for appointments, whether you live out of town, and how soon your wedding date is approaching, we frequently start the consultation process by giving you a tasting box of our different flavors of cake, our mousses, and our buttercream to try and see if you like our cake. Often times, we can do this for you sooner than a consultation. You can taste these at home with your fiancée and family and decide which combinations you prefer and if you would like to book us for your wedding. We then have a design appointment at a later date.
How many people should come to the appointment and what should I bring?
Yourself and possibly 2 to 3 others is comfortable, but we can do a couple more if it is essential. We find, however, that the more people at a design appointment, the more difficult it is to make decisions on the design of your cake. Bring photos of cakes that you like, and any color swatches or other elements in your wedding that you would like us to see to understand the style of your wedding.
I would like fresh flowers on my cake. Will you do that?
Your florist takes care of fresh flowers on your cake. We can work with your florist in a couple of different ways. One way is that the florist decorates the cake when we deliver the cake at the reception. The other is to come into the bakery and decorate the cake the day before or the morning of your wedding. We will put a premade floral topper on top of the cake if it is left for us from the florist, but all other decorating, placement of petals, blooms needs to be done by your florist. It is essential that your florist communicate with us how the flowers will be handled with your cake.
I like the look of a fondant covered cake. Will Sugaree do that?
No. We are buttercream fans and do not like working with fondant for wedding cakes. It doesn’t taste very good at all, and we think that taste is most important! That said, we are very good at icing cakes here at the bakery and many times people have been fooled with our buttercream thinking it was fondant because it is so smooth. We do use fondant pieces, at times, for some decorations, like bows or monograms.
Will you do Groom's Cakes?
We will make your groom’s cake for you if we are making your wedding cake.
Can I have each tier of my cake be a different flavor?
Generally, we like to do only 2 different cake styles within a cake. It makes service of your cake much simpler for your caterer.