Your Wedding Cake
Welcome to out our all-inclusive Wedding Cake Package! The minimum order for a wedding cake is $550 plus tax. The starting price per serving is $7.00 and includes your choice of cake and filling. Prices are determined by design and the amount of labor that goes into it. We do our best to design a cake that you will love while respecting your budget. To learn more about what is included in our package, scroll down or click on the items listed below.
Your Wedding Cake
At Love Cake, we pride ourselves on creating wedding cakes that are as delicious on the inside as they are beautiful on the outside. All of our cakes are made fresh to order, moist and decadent with a large variety of delicious fillings for you to choose from. Our tiers range 5" - 6" high, but we can customize your tier sizes if there is a particular look you are going for. Generally, our cakes have 4 layers of cake with 3 layers of filling in between. The majority of our cakes are covered in our delicious Vanilla Buttercream. While we can certainly cover your cake in fondant, most of our clients prefer a buttercream finish with the use of fondant embellishments if the design calls for it.
As for designing your perfect cake, we are happy to use inspiration pictures that you bring to us, but we'd love for you to peruse our galleries and be inspired by our unique style. People have described our signature style to have the likeness of antique or vintage china and we find a lot of our inspiration from textiles and artwork of various mediums. We love to design one-of-a-kind elegant cakes that will add a memorable detail to your decor that you will enjoy for years to come as you revisit your wedding album. We love details which is why all our cake boards are trimmed in ribbon with a little bow to hide the seam. And we love helping to tell your story, so if you have any personal details you'd like to add to your design, please let us help you with that. Some of our favorite design techniques include palette knife painting, detailed scrollwork & piping, stenciling, watercolor effects, bas relief, gold deckle edges, fault lines, floral designs, ruffles, brushed embroidery, gold drip, lace patterns... and so much more! We also have a soft spot for butterflies, fresh flowers and anything gold!
We love what we do, and we'd be honored to make a beautiful and delicious centerpiece for your special day that you and your guests are sure to never forget!
*Consultation & Tasting Experience
In order to schedule a Consultation & Tasting Experience, you must first have your venue secured so that we can make sure we have availability on your wedding date.
Wedding Cake Consultation & Tasting Experiences are $35 and typically last 45 minutes to an hour. The appointment includes a sample box of up to four cake flavors and six fillings & buttercreams of your choice. We always include our Vanilla Buttercream with your tasting box.! The $35 will be credited to your wedding cake order when you go to contract.
At the appointment be prepared to discuss your wedding cake. Bring with you any cake pictures, Pinterest boards, color swatches, pictures of your dress, an invitation, textile swatches, pictures of flowers and anything personal or sentimental you'd like to incorporate into your cake design. Once a design is determined, you will receive a quote by email within 5 business days which includes the contract for you to review as well. Design mock-ups can be provided once you secure your date with us.
Because we are a private studio, we cannot accept walk-ins. You must schedule an appointment at which time a meeting location will be determined. A typical meeting place would be our favorite Starbucks coffee shop or HQ Gateway, both located in the Raleigh area.
Sweetheart Cupcake Box
In case you miss out on some wedding cake at your own wedding, Love Cake has the perfect solution - a Sweetheart Box! This is a cupcake sampling of your wedding cake flavors which will be delivered along with your wedding cake for you to take with you to the hotel or honeymoon. This is our gift to you because no one should miss out on some good cake!
Complimentary Anniversary Cake
Anniversary cakes are included as part of your wedding cake package. You will receive a 6" buttercream cake, a special Love Cake design, with your choice of flavor and filling (exceptions may apply), which you can order FRESH for your one-year anniversary. Anniversary cakes must be ordered at least two weeks prior to the desired date of pickup and need to be ordered within one month past the anniversary date, at which time the offer is expired. Please complete our order form to begin the order process.
Delivery and Set-Up
We safely and securely deliver our wedding cakes fully assembled in our Cake Safe. Delivery and set up are included in your wedding package. Deliveries that exceed 25 miles one way will be charged an additional fee according to mileage. Love Cake personally delivers and sets up all wedding cakes, which includes flower placement. Fresh and silk flowers are to be provided by the florist or the customer. Customers are not permitted to pick up and assemble their own wedding cakes.
Kitchen cakes are undecorated cakes that are purchased in addition to a wedding cake, usually to help reduce costs. These cakes are not displayed cakes but are kept in and served from the kitchen. When sliced, they look identical to your wedding cake, just without decorations. Kitchen cakes can be ordered with any custom displayed wedding cake of 100 servings or more. Kitchen cakes are priced at $6.00 per serving.
Fake tiers can come in very handy for improving the overall design of a cake and giving added height without having all the extra cake. Fake tiers may not necessarily be an area for cost savings due to the expense and time that goes into them, but we can certainly discuss this as an option should it benefit your overall design and budget.
Love Cake now offers a variety of cake stands and cupcake displays that are available for rent for an additional charge. We now also offer pedestal stands made to uphold wedding cakes exceeding 100 pounds! Ask about our beautiful wood Natural Beauty Cake Stand and our White Wedding Cake Stand by Sarah's Stands, as well as our Four-in-One Gold Switch & Swap Cake Stand System. Visit our Rentals page to view our inventory!
Another option is renting one through your rental company. Some venues and even event planners have them in inventory, so be sure to ask them as well. Because wedding cakes are usually heavy, it's very important to have a cake stand that can hold 40lbs or more. We highly suggest using a cake plateau or platform versus a pedestal cake stand, unless the pedestal cake stand is rated for heavy loads, which in that case, Love Cake can help you!
Love Cake will also provide groom's cakes to already contracted wedding cake clients. Groom's cakes are a great way to give the groom some special treatment in the dessert department as they are usually representative of the groom in which the design and decoration are all about him. They can be served at the wedding, but can also be served at the rehearsal dinner the night before. Groom's cakes are custom designed cakes and are priced per project. Because our main focus is on your wedding cake, we do not offer sculpted grooms cakes due to the time and labor involved in making them. Pricing starts at $6.50 per serving and can generally be picked up to avoid additional delivery charges. We are happy to discuss your vision and give you a quote!
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