Wedding Info

Our Wedding Cakes average $2.50 – $6.00 per serving, depending on design.  Our base price includes any flavor of your choice and either buttercream OR fondant.  Many decorations, such as piped pearls, swirls and ribbons are included in that price.

Color Swatch Matching is also included in the base price.  Please bring a swatch if you would like a specific shade!
Delivery Included on orders over $250 with in 100 miles of Cake and Cows.

 

Need a quote?

Email us a general idea of what you are looking for, or a picture of a cake you are interested in, with the number of servings needed and we can give you more exact pricing.  Also, let us know your target price range, and we can share some ideas to help you stay on budget!

 

Additional charges:·

Square, Hexagon or Oval Shaped tiers:  Square cakes have more servings and price goes up accordingly.  Hexagon tiers are priced at $5 per serving.· Sugar flowers, Fondant bows  or Gumpaste toppers, (individually quoted)· Intricate Lace and piping:  add $25-$130 per tier, depending on size and estimated decorating time.

 

To decide how much cake you need,

we recommend planning on 60-70% of the number of guests you’ve invited.  Depending on how much food and drink you will be serving at your reception, we recommend that you have at least one serving per person between your wedding and grooms cake, plus a little more.  If its an afternoon reception or you aren’t serving a lot of food, you may want to increase that to one and a half serving per person.  Also, if you are having multiple flavors, you may need more cake because guests tend to eat more.  If its a late reception, with an open bar and lots of food, you probably won’t need as much.

 

Groom’s Cake

Grooms cakes are priced individually, depending on the type of cake.  It can range from $1.50 per serving for a simple sheet cake to $12 per serving for an elaborate 3D sculpture.  The sky’s the limit!  Grooms cakes are meant to reflect the grooms personality, so have fun with it. Many brides like to surprise their groom with a grooms cake as a gift, either at the rehearsal dinner or at the reception.

 

Deposits

We recommend that you reserve your date as soon as you decide.  For busy months, such as May and June (or October!),  you should book 6-9 months in advance (the sooner the better!)  A $100 non-refundable deposit is required to secure your date.  You can secure your date as early as you like-  the design and flavors can be decided anytime after that at your convenience, as long as everything is finalized 2-3 weeks before your wedding.To reserve your date, a deposit of $100 is required.  Deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable.

 

Cancellations

Full payment is due 2 weeks prior to the wedding date.  Any changes can be made up to this point.  Cancellations made 2 weeks prior to wedding date will receive a refund minus the $100 deposit.  There are no refunds for cancellations or credit/exchanges with less than two weeks notice. This is because we have turned away other couples and will be unable to take additional weddings with such short notice.

 

Postponing your Cake

Postponing your cake with less than 2 weeks notice will result in an additional 25% charge.

 

Delivery & Set-up

Delivery and set-up is included for orders over $250.00 with in 100 miles of Cake and Cows. Otherwise, We do offer delivery during business hours Monday-Friday from 10am-6pm and also Saturday 10am-6pm.  If you have a large cake for a Sunday event, we also offer delivery for an extra $25 charge.  Our regular delivery charge is $1.25 per mile, to and from Cake & Cows Company.  Cakes that have longer set up, due to design or delivery site, may incur extra charges. Cake deliveries are generally 2-3 hours before the start of the reception.  It usually takes us anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour to set up depending on how much work needs to be finished on site.  If your cake contains mousse or fresh fruit, we deliver 1-2 hours before the reception.  For fresh flowers, we will be happy to arrange any on a cake so long as arrangements are made to have flowers delivered prior to our arrival.

 

Cake Stands

Glass stands are included in the price of your wedding cake.  We do require a $75 deposit check, which we hold and return when the stand comes back.  Silver cake stands have a rental fee of $25 and a separate deposit check of $80, which we hold and return when the stand comes back.  If you would rather not have a stand, the cake can be placed on a nicely wrapped board that is suitable for presentation on its own.  If you are supplying the stand, please let us know the dimensions and style, so we can make the appropriate adjustments.

 

Outdoor Receptions:

Please let us know if you will be having an outdoor reception.  Usually we recommend that during warm or sunny days, the cake be kept indoors.  Sun and heat can melt your frosting and make your cake unstable.  If you do need to have your cake outdoors, then keep in mind that the cake will need to be covered in fondant, which is more stable, and cannot be filled with mousses or fresh fruits that can melt in the heat and cause your cake to be unstable.  We deliver 1 hour before reception or wedding starts.  We will not deliver earlier unless you have a cool place to store the cake.  We are not responsible for any melting, damage, etc. to a cake displayed outdoors.

 

Fondant

Fondant is sugar dough that is rolled thin and covers a layer of buttercream.  It has a bad reputation for both taste and texture but we use a high quality fondant that most people find surprisingly delicious.  It has a sweet taste similar to marshmallow and consistency similar to starbursts.  It’s actually a very thin layer over a slice of cake that has plenty of filling and frosting underneath.  Those who don’t care for fondant just don’t eat it or peel it off.  If you’d like to try it, it makes a very smooth surface for decorating and has a cleaner look for some of the more modern designs.  It’s also more stable for warm weather, travelling and curious children.