FAQ

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Do you offer tastings/consultations?

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I offer tastings for any event with a guest count of 100 people or more and a minimum purchase of $450.  Tastings are $35 and if the order is placed within 2 weeks of the tasting, the $35 is applied to the cost of the cake.  Tastings last up to an hour, during that time we will talk about your event and design your cake.   Tastings are done at a mutually agreed upon location.

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Do I need to refrigerate my cake?

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I always suggest that you leave your cake out at room temperature for 3-4 hours before serving. This allows the cake and buttercream to come to room temperature, which is the best way to eat our cakes. If you are eating your cake the same day as delivery you don't need to refrigerate until after you serve it.

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How are your cakes made?

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All our cakes are made to order for each customer.  Our cakes  are made from scratch using only high quality, all natural, eggs, flour, butter and other ingredients.  You won't find any box mixes here.  Once I bake your cake, I fill them with your choice of filling (You can check out all the cake flavor and fillings here).

Most cakes have 4 layers of cake and 3 layers of filling.
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How do I order a cake?

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The easiest way is to send me an email through our Contact page or email me directly at info@bluelacecakes.com.  If you have a particular design in mind, such as an image from Pinterest, or just an idea,  you can include that in your email.   Please also include the date you would like your cake, type of event, number of servings and budget.  The more information the better.    Once I receive your information I will  contact you to start designing your perfect cake.  Please keep in mind I have limited availability each week, and recommend contacting me as soon as you are interested in a cake.   I cannot guarantee your order until a non-refundable retainer has been paid.

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What flavors do you offer?

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You can check out all our flavors here.  If there is a special flavor that you would like that you don't see, please send me a message and I can see if I can make it for you.

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What is fondant?

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Fondant is a dough, almost like play dough, that is made from sugar.  It's used to create various textures and effects on cakes.   Many bakeries buy their fondant, but I make it from scratch.  I find that the texture and the taste is far superior when you make it yourself. It tastes a lot like marshmallows, and if it's not something you want to eat, it easily peels of the cake once it's cut, revealing a layer of buttercream underneath.  Depending on your design sometimes fondant is necessary.

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Is a deposit required to place an order?

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Because I am a one woman show, I can only accommodate  a limited number of cakes per week.  Because of that, I require a non-refundable retainer of 50% at time of order placement for special occasion cakes.   The balance is due 7 days prior to delivery.  Your order is not confirmed until I receive your retainer.  Wedding cakes require a deposit along with a signed contract to secure your date.

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Do you deliver?

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Yes, I do.  I recommend choosing your cake to be delivered.  Many people don't take into account the  complexities of getting your cake from point A to Point B.  While it is generally not a problem for clients to transport smaller cakes, self-transporting any cake is at your own risk .Many cakes are delicate and need extra care.   Blue Lace Cakes is not responsible for any damage that may occur to any customer-transported cake once it has left our possession.

Delivery charges vary depending on location and setup. We deliver to Northern VA, DC, and Maryland.  For other deliveries please inquire.