Frequently Asked Questions

Quick answers to the most common questions.


I’m happy to provide as much information as possible to help in your selection process. If you don’t see your question addressed below, please feel free to reach out to me at 201-927-4293 or email us at

About the Cakes

What is the cost of a wedding cake from My Daughter's Cakes?
We approach your wedding cake from a different perspective: Our belief is that wedding cake is never 'just a cake,' but rather a most delicious piece of stunning artwork that give you and your guest the ultimate experience. The appreciation and value of a high quality, delicious and beautiful wedding cake lasts for many years. With this in mind, our pricing reflects over 13 years of recipe creation and design experience using high quality products, hand-created decorations, in-house delivery team and our personal attention throughout the process.

We understand that budgets are important when planning your wedding. It is very helpful for us to have an ideal of the range that you would like to work with when discussing your design options.

You may use the following information as a general guideline to help with your wedding planning:

Peau d' Luxe ("A Little Luxury") . We offer beautiful 1- or 2-tier options for smaller, micro weddings or 3 tier options for weddings up to 50 guests. Our Peau d'Luxe style cakes are also wonderful options for bridal showers, anniversaries or just because. Available for custom design or in our Online Store

Classically Luxurious - Our Classically Luxurious tiered wedding cakes are generally adorned with a plentiful amount of beautiful hand-created sugar work and embellishments. Classically Luxurious wedding cakes range from $12 to $13 per person, and start at $650 for a 3-tier cake serving approximately 50 guests.

Luxury Wedding Cakes: Our Luxury Wedding Cakes are generally a minimum of 5 tiers, highly intricate, heavily embellished and elaborate cake designs. Our Luxury Wedding Cakes start at $2,500.

Undecorated kitchen cakes may be used to supplement servings where a smaller decorated cake is desired, at a lower per person price.

What is your design aesthetic?
Our design aesthetic falls in the wide range of styles of the cakes that you see on our website or social media platforms. We create sugar flowers for our cakes, which are the hallmark of our artistry and style. We are best known for our intricate work, unique designs, attention to detail and sugar flowers.

Do you make edible favors?
Our decorated mini wedding cake favors are a hit with guests!

Can you make a fake cake with sheet cakes to serve the guests?
We do not create faux/fake cakes for sale. At times, a faux tier may be used in addition to the decorated real cake at an additional charge.

Can my florist put real flowers on the cake?
Our cakes are presented at your wedding completely decorated using our handmade sugar flowers. Not all real flowers are food safe or non-toxic. We create sugar flowers since we have no control over the quality or food-safe status of the flowers placed on our cakes. Real flowers typically considered food safe have been sprayed with pesticides or other chemicals. Also, real flowers are often not proportionally sized to the cake and can wilt.  This is not pleasing to the eye and does not compliment your beautiful cake design. Sugar flowers are specially colored for you and, when taken proper care of, make a wonderful keepsake for many years to come.

Can you decorate my cake with real flowers?
We do not decorate cakes with real flowers.


How about last minute orders?
Sure, we welcome last minute orders, provided we have availability.  Please give me a call to see how I can help you.

How Far In Advance Should I Order My Cake?
There are some weekends that remain very popular from year-to-year and for which we book immediately. Most clients will book their wedding cake between 12 – 6 months in advance. As much notice as possible is appreciated and will ensure availability. You can call me at 201-927-4293 or email us to check our availability. It’s never too early to reserve your date – My Daughter’s Cakes tends to book quickly.

Consultations and Tastings

What are your guidelines for consultations & cake tastings?
I am delighted to welcome you to our cake shop for a private cake tasting. At our cake tasting, you can sample approximately 7 to 8 different cakes and 14 to 15 different fillings. We separate our cakes and fillings so you can mix/match to make combinations that you love.

We will also have a design session, exploring your vision using elements from your wedding.

I will also let you know the cost of your wedding cake, which will include delivery. We can book your wedding cake onsite with a 30% payment and contract.

Please note that we work within the guidelines for openings and restrictions that may be put in place by governmental agencies.

All in-person cake tastings are $45 for 3 guests or $50 for 4 guests. This is deducted from your final balance when you book you cake with us

We know that we want to work with you, but we don't know any details yet - or - I have an extensive design that I want to plan more slowly (do we need a design to book you?)

We are able to work together with just the date of your wedding and approximate details. For this type of arrangement, we will get together for a consultation to chat about ideas. Once we have an approximate direction for design, etc. I can give you a "loose" estimate. From this, a "placeholder" payment of $500 will be made. Once we have the design in place and final costs, the invoice is updated to reflect the new details. The "placeholder" payment is deducted from the 30% down payment, and the balance of the down payment will be due.
What are your down payment and payment requirements?

30% non-refundable initial booking fee is due on signing of the Contract. The balance is due 30 days prior to delivery. Periodic payments throughout our relationship are also gladly accepted.

What type of payments do you accept?
Deposits and payments in full may be made by credit card, Zelle, Venmo or personal check. Balances paid by credit card are subject to a convenience fee. Please note that payments by check are subject to a $45 return check fee. Payments made by check are not considered “paid” until the check has cleared.

Do you provide delivery and setup?
Generally, delivery is included within Bergen County and some surrounding counties (excluding NYC and its boroughs). With complex and/or oversized cakes or dessert tables, regardless of location, a setup charge may be necessary due to additional labor required. Our Farine Patisserie Online Store items are available for pickup only, except where a 3-tier cake is desired. All 3-tier cakes in the online store must be delivered.

Licensed or Copyrighted Material?
My Daughter’s Cakes will not reproduce licensed, trademarked or copyrighted items, including logos or other licensed objects, without the written consent of the owner of the licensed, trademarked or copyrighted item.

What Are Your Terms and Conditions? 
All images and work represented on this website are copyrighted by My Daughter’s Cakes and/or Denise K. Smith, unless otherwise stated. For further information on legal terms and conditions, please visit our terms and conditions page. My Daughter’s Cakes reserves the right not to produce cakes designs that are not in keeping with its portfolio.

Guidelines for Cake Tasting

We are pleased to offer in-person cake tastings. We are also excited to offer initial consultations over Zoom, as a meet & greet, and to chat about any initial questions about our work.

Please note that we work within the guidelines for openings and restrictions that may be put in place by governmental agencies at any time.

All in-person cake tastings are $45 for 3 guests or $50 for 4 guests.

I truly cannot wait to meet you and your fiancé!

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