Wedding Cake FAQ

Do you offer cake tastings?

Upon request, we can design a custom made sample cake for you to enjoy.  Our sample cake is a 6” cake that is identical in flavor and composition to your actual wedding cake.  The cost is $25, which will be applied to your deposit, should you choose Albemarle Baking Company to design your wedding cake.

When do you take appointments?

Our pastry chef is available for consultations Monday through Friday between 7AM and 4PM.  Saturday consultations are upon availability, and the fee is $25.  A sample cake is included in this fee.

How long does a consultation take, and is there a fee?

Consultations typically take 20 to 30 minutes.  There is no fee for weekday consultations, however, if you are unable to keep your appointment, please call ahead and we will be happy to reschedule you.

Do you schedule appointments on Saturdays?

From consultation to delivery, our pastry chef is involved in every aspect of creating your wedding cake.  Since most of our wedding cake deliveries fall on a Saturday, we will do our best to accommodate your schedule. There is a $25 fee for Saturday consultations, and a sample cake of your choice is included in this fee.

Can I consult you over the phone or by e-mail?

Absolutely. Most of our clients who are from out-of-town correspond with us via e-mail and over the phone. 

How do you price your cakes (by the slice, by tier, whole)?

In most cases, our cakes are priced by the tier.  For square cakes, they are priced by the slice.

Can we mix and match flavors for cake tiers, and is there an additional charge?

We can certainly make each cake tier to be composed of different flavors. There is no additional charge for this, however, be prepared to order more slices for those guests who may want one of each flavor.

Do you have a portfolio of cakes you have done in the past?

Yes.  They are available to view on this website.

Do you make tiered wedding cakes (cakes separated by columns)?

Most of the cakes we do today are stacked, however, for an additional charge, we will gladly build a tiered cake.

Can we order a smaller ceremonial cake (to cut) and have a sheet cake to supplement?

Yes. In addition to being more cost effective, this option will enable your caterer to serve your guests quicker.

Do you do custom designed cakes, or work with pre-designed styles?

You can select a design from our portfolio, or we can work with you to design a cake to your specifications.

Do you use any preservatives or shortening in your cakes?

We only use all natural ingredients in all of our breads, pastries, and cakes. We do not use preservatives, shortenings, or trans-fats in any of our baking.  Whenever possible, we use all local and organic ingredients.

Can you garnish our cake with fresh flowers?

If you order your cake flowers through your florist, we will be happy to put them on your cake.

What cake accessories do you rent out?

Cake stands, cake knives and other accessories can be rented through your caterer, or most local catering supply rental companies.

Do you deliver the cakes? How much is your average delivery fee?

Yes, for cake orders over $200.  Our delivery range is 50 miles.  The average wedding cake delivery fee is $55.