Frequently Asked Questions

Quick answers to the most common questions.

FAQ

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 12 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") - Sometimes a little bit of luxury is all you need. Our semi-naked cakes and simply decorated cakes, each with sugar floral or other lightly decorated details are elegant and beautiful. Stunning 1 or 2 tier options for intimate weddings or 3 tier options for weddings up to 50 guests, with extra servings available as undecorated kitchen cakes. Our Peau d'Luxe style cakes are available 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. Most of our clients' Classically Luxurious wedding cakes range from $12 to $13 per person, and start at $650.

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 $2,200.

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

We’d like to offer some desserts or gourmet donuts along with our cake.  Do you do this?
We sure do!  Whether you’re interested in our fantastic gourmet donuts, sweet treats for each guest table or a full-blown dessert table, we can create a symphony of dessert offerings that will be truly unforgettable.

How about edible favors?
Our decorated mini wedding cake favors are a hit with guests! We also offer mini donuts, mini pies, and flavored popcorn as favors or post-reception treats.

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

I prefer real flowers on a Wedding Cake because sugar flowers are expensive.
It is true that sugar flowers - or any handmade item, whether in sugar or not - sometimes come at a higher price. However, florists charge for extra flowers necessary to decorate a cake and often charge for the service. Did you know that 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 and are not proportionally sized to the cake. 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.

Timing

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?
**COVID 19 GUIDELINES**

We are pleased to return to in-person cake tastings. We are also excited to offer initial consultations over Zoom , as a meet & greet, and pleased to continue our mix & match cake tasting kits so that you can enjoy the process in the comfort and safety of your own environment. Also, check out our new Put Together Tasting Cakes! Perfect for those of you who just want to try our cakes already assembled.  You may obtain your cake tasting kit or Put Together Tasting Cakes in our new online Patisserie, Farine, by clicking : Online Store

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.


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 or personal check. Balances paid by credit card are subject to a $20 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


**** COVID 19 GUIDELINES****


We are pleased to return to in-person cake tastings. We are also excited to offer initial consultations over Zoom, as a meet & greet, and pleased to continue our mix & match cake tasting kits so that you can enjoy the process in the comfort and safety of your own environment. Also, check out our new Put Together Tasting Cakes! Perfect for those of you who just want to try our cakes already assembled.  You may obtain your cake tasting kit or Put Together Tasting Cakes in our new online Patisserie, Farine, by clicking : Online Store

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.

I truly cannot wait to meet you and your fiancé!

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