Delivery and Setup
Do you deliver, and if so, what is the cost?
Yes! We offer delivery and setup of wedding cake and desserts. This service is available for weddings and events that meet a minimum order total (before delivery cost). The minimum order total requirement varies based on time of year but typically ranges between $350-500.
Delivery and setup costs start at $65 and can increase depending on distance to venue, day/time of wedding, and involvement of setup. Set-up includes placing desserts on their respective stands/platters, so please make sure any display pieces that you’re providing are on the cake table ahead of our arrival. Set-up also includes placing florals and/or toppers.
Speaking of stands and platters, do we need a cake stand?
Not necessarily- cakes are delivered on cake drums and can be placed right on the cake table, but you can use a cake stand to lift and dress up your cake display. We offer cake stands for rent, which are $50 and also require a $150 refundable security deposit; options can be found here.
You’re welcome to provide your own stand. If you do, we are happy to “vet” your stand to ensure its the right size to safely hold your beautiful cake. If you have single-serving desserts and aren’t renting a tiered dessert stand from us, you are responsible for providing platters/stands.
Ordering Your Wedding Cake and Desserts
How do we schedule a consultation?
What should we expect from a consultation, and what should we bring/how should we prepare?
During your consultation, we’ll cover cake(s) design and dessert options, as well as have you taste some cake and/or dessert flavors (which you’ll pick out beforehand). While you’re diving into your delicious desserts, we’ll work on writing up and costing out your design on an invoice, which we’ll walk you through at the end of the appointment. You’ll receive an emailed copy of your invoice and contract the same day as your consultation.
To prepare for the consultation, you should find some cake designs (our Pinterest, Instagram and website gallery are great places to start) you're interested in and think about whether you want a bridal cake, groom’s cake, and/or other desserts (cupcakes, mini pies, brownies, etc). Bring pictures for design inspiration, and if you’re unsure about what you want, that’s okay too! We can chat with you about what you do and don’t like, and create a custom design based off of your personal preferences.
Where do I find inspiration for my cake?
Anywhere! Our website, Pinterest, Google, a friend’s wedding, nature, an art museum, a cool building you pass every day on your way home from work- the world is your oyster (oysters could be cool inspiration, too)! The point is: we love creating. We’re artists, we love a challenge, and we love finding inspiration in anything and everything and using that inspiration to design a beautiful and unique cake especially for you. That being said, if you find the perfect cake design and want it recreated, we love to do that, too! Just keep in mind that the product may have artistic differences from the original (just think: the Mona Lisa would probably look different if Van Gogh painted it instead of Da Vinci).
Is there a consultation fee?
We only charge a fee for consultations for events with fewer than 70 servings, which is $25. Consultations for events with more than 70 servings are complementary!
What if we’re too busy or live out of town, and can’t make it in for a consultation?
No problem! We can email or chat over the phone about what you’re interested in, build an invoice based on that conversation and email it to you. Assuming you’re also interested in tasting cake flavors (which is the best part!), we can prepare a tasting on a to-go basis to be picked up at your convenience - we just need a couple of days’ notice to get your flavors together!
We’ve had a consultation with you and are ready to book! What do we do now?
First of all- YAY! We’re so excited to bake for your big day! The first thing you’ll want to do is place your deposit to reserve your date. The deposit is $250, or 50% if your total balance is below $250. You can swing by during business hours, call us at 512.892.2233 with a credit card number, or mail a check to us (see address below). If you mail a check, make sure you include the full names of both clients as well as the event date. It also doesn’t hurt to shoot us an email to let us know a check is on the way so we can keep an eye out for it! Once we’ve processed your payment, we’ll email you an updated invoice to serve as confirmation.
Sweet Treets Bakery
6705 W Hwy 290, Ste 601
Austin, Tx. 78735
Can we make changes to our order after placing a deposit?
Absolutely! We understand that a lot can change in the time between placing your deposit and the weeks leading up to the big day. You can make adjustments at any time up until two weeks before your wedding date, at which point everything must be finalized.
When should we place our deposit?
You can never book too early, and should plan to pay the deposit as soon as you know you want to book with us! We recommend placing your deposit about 5 to 9 months out from your wedding date in order to have the best chance of receiving a spot on our calendar. After that, we may start to fill up and cannot guarantee availability! But don’t let that time frame discourage you; even if your wedding is coming up fast, we may still be able to create amazing desserts for you. Just ask!
How can I make payments, and what is your payment policy?
You can make payments in person, over the phone, or by mailing a check (see “We’ve had a consultation with you and are ready to book! What do we do now?” for specifics on how to pay). Your final balance is due 2 weeks before your wedding date, and you’re welcome to make payments leading up to the deadline, pay early (as long as your invoice is finalized!), or make just one final payment at the time that it’s due.
How much cake should we have for our party?
This is a tough one, and depends on a lot of factors. Are you having a large dinner, drinks, or appetizers? Are your family and friends really big sweets fans, or do they tend to favor savory food? Are you considering another vendor to provide an alternative dessert, like ice cream or donuts?
We typically recommend providing enough cake for everyone to have a slice, and even suggest providing some extra servings if you’re having multiple flavors. If you’re offering a dessert table and cake is just one type of dessert, you probably don’t need to serve it to everyone. These are all things we can chat with you about in your consultation and make a recommendation on that’s tailored to you and your guests!
How much is a wedding cake?
Wedding cakes fall into a very wide range of prices, depending on size and design. Our cakes start between $4.49 and $5.29 per serving, and design typically adds to the total. Design work can range drastically in price, and so the best way to get a quote is to ask us!
I see on your website that you mostly use buttercream instead of fondant; can you create any design in buttercream?
Excellent question! Close to 99% of our bride’s cakes are buttercream creations, but sometimes a bride’s cake design and/or groom’s cake design does require fondant. These include 3D cakes (like cowboy boots or a Yeti cooler), as well as design aspects that seem to stand out from the surface of the cake (such as some ruffle designs or sugar flowers). If you’re unsure if a design requires fondant or can be done in buttercream (most can!), reach out to us and we can let you know! Even if your cake design does require fondant, there will be a layer of delicious buttercream underneath.
Can you accommodate food allergies and/or other dietary restrictions?
We offer a limited menu in gluten free OR vegan options, but not gluten free AND vegan. We are also sometimes able to produce sugar-free cakes and cupcakes, however designs may be limited for sugar-free options. We do our best to accommodate food allergies, however we do work with 6 of the top 8 food allergens (milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, soy, and wheat) and cannot guarantee that there will not be cross-contamination.
Do you offer any discounts?
We do not offer any discounts. We work hard from the moment you schedule a consultation to the last bite of cake on your big day to be exemplary in professionalism, customer service, convenience and quality of artistry and deliciousness! However, we do provide a “token” of appreciation to couples that are making extraordinary efforts to prepare for life after the wedding through some sort of marriage preparation or counseling provided through their church, community, or counselor. We call it a token, because it is small, and meant to be a show of encouragement and not a significant economic relief. We love being in the wedding business because we love what weddings stand for and this is one of our small ways of giving back! If you’re currently doing or have done some sort of marriage prep, let us know!