Do you offer tastings?
I offer tasting/consultations for weddings. Tastings last about 45 minutes to an hour, and during that time you will get to sample different cake flavors, and we will also take this time to talk about your wedding, answer any questions you may have and design your cake. Tastings are $35 and are held in Gaithersburg at The Barking Mad Café, because good coffee tastes great with cake! If you book your cake with me within 2 weeks, with an order minimum of $500, the tasting fee will be applied to the cost of your cake. Please note, the fee is not refundable or transferable. Tastings require one week notice. Tasting can also be done at other locations with advanced notice.
When should I order my cake?
I tend to book up quickly, so it’s best to contact me as soon as you know you would like to order a cake. I can only take on a limited number of orders each week to make sure I can provide the best product possible for my customers. For special occasion cakes, 2 weeks notice is recommended, for wedding cakes, 4-6 months is recommended. I can sometimes accommodate last minute orders, please contact me to see if space is still available.
How do I order a cake from you?
The easiest way to order a cake is to contact me through my contact page, or send me an email directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the date of your event, type of event, the number of servings you need, and contact number. You can also include any inspiration images to help in the design process. Those images can be anything from other cakes you have seen, invitations, and even table linens, or a dress. You can even just have an idea. The cake designs I create are custom for every customer. While I can combine design elements from different cakes, to create something original, I will not make a direct copy of another cake artist’s work.
How is payment made?
Once all the details of your order are finalized, at the time the order is placed a 50% non-refundable retainer is needed to secure your date. All orders are taken on a first come first served basis, and a date will not be held until the retainer is received. Payments can be made securely online through an emailed invoice. I also accept cash, and certified checks. The balance for special occasion cakes is due 7 days before the due date of the cake. Your cake will not be baked, if payment is not received in full 7 days prior to due date. Payment is due in full for any orders placed with less than a month before event date.
How are your cakes made?
At Blue Lace Cakes, our cakes, buttercreams, and fillings, are all made from scratch. I use all natural products in my cakes, and never use cake mixes, or premade buttercream. While making things from scratch is not the easiest, or fastest way to make a cake, in my opinion it’s the best, and only way. This insures that you cake not only looks amazing on the outside, but also tastes amazing on the inside.
Do you deliver my cake?
I offer delivery on all my cakes. If you are local to me, I offer free delivery to Gaithersburg/Montgomery Village, Germantown, and Rockville (exculdes wedding cakes). Outside of those areas, delivery starts at $40 and varies depending on location. For all wedding cakes, delivery is required. If you are ordering a tiered cake, I highly recommend choosing your cake to be delivered to avoid any damage to the cake turning transport. You are also able to pick up your cake from me in Gaithersburg. Please note that once the cake leaves my possession, I am not liable for any damage that may occur. Delivery is available to MD, Northern VA, and DC, if you are outside those areas please contact me.
Can you ship cakes?
Unfortunately, shipping my cakes is not possible without damage occurring to the cake. But I do have a line of Gourmet Cookies that are available for shipping across the US.
Do you have a store I can visit ?
At this time, Blue Lace Cakes is an online bakery, and I do not have a store front. I work out of a shared commercial kitchen. My future goal is to have my own kitchen space, along with a consultation room for my customers.
Do you offer cakes for LBGTQ weddings/events?
We love everyone here at Blue Lace Cakes, and believe that everyone should be treated equally. We are happy to help anyone that is in need of an amazing cake.