Whether you're a seasoned cake expert or a custom cake newbie, we've compiled some helpful info to guide you through your cake design journey...
Date of Event
So you're planning an event! If you're like me then you've probably got a "to-do" list a mile long. But at the top of that list should be nailing down the date. When it comes to designing and ordering your cake, the sooner the better. For custom birthday or celebration cakes it is recommended to order 3-6 weeks in advance. This ensures that decorations, flowers, fondant, and cake toppers can be ordered and made in time. Last minute cakes (ordered 10 days or less before your event) are usually available, however design options may be limited.
If your event requires a large or intricate cake requiring delivery, it is recommended to order 2-6 months in advance. This is especially true for wedding cakes. In addition to many hours in the kitchen and design room, wedding cakes typically require on-site assembly. Cake & Crumb typically books a maximum of two weddings per weekend. So make sure you book early!
Deciding how much cake to order can sometimes be confusing. We typically quote cake based on industry standard serving size, which most people find rather conservative. For this reason we break down our severing size chart into "Cocktail Servings" and "Party Servings":
Single Tier Cakes
4" Round (smash cake)
6" Round: 14 Cocktail Servings, 10 Party Servings
6" Tall Round: 20 Cocktail Servings, 16 Party Servings
8" Round: 26 Cocktail Servings, 20 Party Servings
10" Round: 38 Cocktail Servings, 30 Party Servings
12" Round: 50 Cocktail Servings, 40 Party Servings
Two Tier Cakes
Small Two Tier: 40 Cocktail Servings, 30 Party Servings
Large Two Tier: 64 Cocktail Servings, 50 Party Servings
Three Tier Cakes
Small Three Tier: 78 Cocktail Servings, 60 Party Servings
Large Three Tier: 114 Cocktail Servings, 90 Party Servings
Things to consider when deciding on serving size:
Are my guests being served dinner prior to desert?
Are other deserts being served?
Are my guests mainly adults, or children?
How many of my guests will be eating desert?
Cake & Crumb believes that cakes should not only look magnificent, but taste incredible! We offer a wide range of flavours which are sure to blow you away. That being said, flavour choices for fondant covered cakes can be limited. Kindly note that flavours with fresh fruit fillings are not available for fondant cakes.
Once you have chosen serving size and flavour, we can start designing your cake! Whether you know exactly what you want, or are looking for a complete surprise, you can rest assured that Cake & Crumb will deliver something incredible for your event. If you are providing photographs for reference, please note that some design elements may be tweaked to provide a truly unique creation (we don't believe in copycats!).