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How do I order a wedding cake? All of our wedding cakes are custom creations. Please send us an email and let us know what your needs are for your big day and we can get the process started. There is a form you can fill out on our contacts page to provide us with some basic information so we can get a better idea of your needs

How soon will I get a reply back about my inquiry?
We try to get back to all our couples within 72 hours of their base inquiry so we can get the conversation started. However, during our busy part of the season, we might take a bit longer to get back to you, especially if you send us information over the weekend or towards the end of the week. Please keep in mind that we are giving our current couples’ wedding cakes and dessert tables the same attention that you will receive on your wedding. Moreover, our studio gets around 500 wedding inquiries a season; to help speed up your wedding order, please fill out as much info as you can in our contact form.  

We pride ourselves in trying to work with all type of budgets. So please include your wedding date, total cake/dessert budget, anticipated guest count, wedding venue, design ideas (check our cakes and dessert gallery for some ideas and inspiration), and any additional info that you feel will help get your wedding on the books and set up a time and date for your tasting, if desired.  

Do you offer wedding cake tastings? Yes, we do! We are a custom bakery, meaning that everything is baked fresh. As a result we do charge a $50.00 tasting fee. This allows us to provide one-on-one time for couples to come in and taste cake without making an immediate commitment. For orders over $250.00, if you choose to book with us after your tasting we credit the tasting fee toward your deposit.

How far out should brides book their cakes & desserts services? We do around 175 to 215 weddings a season and receive over 500 inquiries each year. So, the best answer is to book early. Just like your venue and photographer, find the perfect cake artist is something best sorted early. Once we’ve opened a dialogue and gotten a deposit from our couples, we make sure you are on our calendar and that we don’t overbook to ensure that each of our couples receives our best. Our average booking is 6 months to a year out, so why wait, let’s get the conversation started now!

How do I pay for my wedding cake/desserts? A deposit of 50% of your estimated order total is due at the time you place your order along with a signed contract. The remaining balance of your order is due 10 business days before your event along with any adjustments in your order including flavor changes and changes to your guest count.

Are any of your products gluten-free? We do make several items for people who have made the choice to go gluten-free. Our marshmallows, candied nuts, and macarons are all made without any gluten. However, there is always a risk of cross-contamination in our kitchen since so many of our products contain regular flours. Therefore, we don’t recommend that anyone with a gluten allergy or sensitivity should eat our goodies for their health and safety.

Do you offer any vegan options? Yes, we make vegan versions of many of our products including cakes and mini pies! Please send us an email and let us know what sort of desserts you are interested in for your event and we can discuss how/if we can make them vegan.

Do you deliver? Yes, we do. In general deliveries in Luray and the immediate area are a $15.00 fee for orders under $250.00 to cover our team’s time out of the bakery, for orders over $250.00 in the 10-mile radius, the delivery fee is on us. For deliveries outside of a 10-mile radius of our studio in downtown Luray, delivery rates are based on mileage. If you are inquiring about a wedding cake or dessert table, please let us know what venue you will be at so we can let you know what the delivery charge there will be. We deliver all over the Shenandoah Valley and to the Northern Virginia/ D.C. area, Richmond, and Charlottesville. Check out our list below to get an idea on pricing.

Do you do out of state or destination wedding?
For out of state or destination weddings that require a team to stay & set up for the full weekend, please contact us directly for a rate. The average starting cost for a 4 day set up is around $5000 to $7000, though the cost is subject to change depending on type of wedding and availability. The cost is based on the type of set up needed, if there is a need or access to a certified off-site kitchen rental, number of staff, travel and lodging costs, etc. If you are interested in this type of service, we recommend you book at least a year out.  
If you don't see your venue listed below, just tell us in your email and we will give you a rate.

Here are some delivery rate so you can have an idea on the cost.

Local Venues
Brenwood Lake Weddings – $15.00 for cakes under $250.00, free for cakes over $250.00
Faithbrooke Vineyards – $15.00 for cakes under $250.00, free for cakes over $250.00
Hotel Laurance – $15.00 for cakes under $250.00, free for cakes over $250.00
Khimaira Farms – $15.00 for cakes under $250.00, free for cakes over $250.00
Luray Caverns Burner Barn – $15.00 for cakes under $250.00, free for cakes over $250.00
River's Bend Ranch – $15.00 for cakes under $250.00, free for cakes over $250.00
Shenandoah Woods – $15.00 for cakes under $250.00, free for cakes over $250.00
Stoneyman Valley Ranch – $15.00 for cakes under $250.00, free for cakes over $250.00
Stover Hall – $15.00 for cakes under $250.00, free for cakes over $250.00
The Mimslyn Inn – $15.00 for cakes under $250.00, free for cakes over $250.00

Inn at Mount Vernon Farm - $30
DuCard Vineyards $35
Big Meadows or Skyland - $40
Brandy Hill Farm - $45
Walden Hall $45
Bowling Green Country Club $45
The Barn at Kline's Mill $45
Crosskeys Vineyard $50
Cross Keys Barn $50
wolf gap winery $50
On Sunny Slope Farm $50
Early Mountain Vineyards $60
The Market at Grelen $65
Lydia Mountain Lodge & Log Cabins $70
Morais Vineyards $60
Fawn Lake Country Club - $85
Stevenson Ridge $90
Eden Try $90
King Family Vineyards $90
Panorama Farms $90
Trump Winery $120
Shadow Creek $100
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center $150
The Barn at York Hill $120
The Atrium at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens $120
1757 Golf Club $120
Regency at Dominion Valley $120
Poplar Springs Inn Spa and Manor House Restaurant $120

Below are more venues that are part of our delivery routes please let us know which is your venue so we can give you a delivery / set up rate.

The Barn at Walnut Grove
Rixey Manor
Rock Hill Farm
The Farm Retreat at Willow Creek
Great Marsh Estate
On Sunny Slope Farm
Melrose Caverns
The Columns At Six Penny Farm
Hotel Madison & Shenandoah Valley Conference Center
Bluestone Vineyard
Madison At The Mill
Wolftrap Farm
Inn At Meander Plantation
Inn At Westwood Farm
The Inn At Vint Hill
Old House Vineyards
Greenock Manor
Willow Grove Inn
Barn at Edgewood
Chestnut Hill Bed & Breakfast
Rounton Farm
Keswick Vineyards
Keswick Hall
Castle Hill Cider Llc
Verulam Farm
The Barn at Turkey Ridge
The Lodge at Mount Ida Farm
Boar's Head Resort
Clifton Inn
Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards
Meriwether Springs Vineyard
Mount Ida Farm
Old Metropolitan Hall
Restoration Hall
White Hall Vineyards
The Silk Mill
The Marriott Ranch Bed and Breakfast
Bluemont Vineyard
Birkby House
48 Fields Farm
Rust Manor House
The Woodlands at Algonkian
109 Loudoun Properties
Historic Rockland
Rose Hill Manor
Riverside on the Potomac
Breaux Vineyards
West Belmont Place
Briar Patch Bed & Breakfast Inn
Whitehall Manor
Stone Tower Winery
The Vineyards & Winery at Lost Creek
Silverbrook Farm
Compass & Anchor Club
River Creek Club
Weddings in Historic Waterford
Blue Hill Farm B&B
Lansdowne Resort and Spa
Goodstone Inn & Restaurant
The Inn At Waterford
Tranquility Farm
Winding Creek Farm, LLC
River Creek Club
Kalero Vineyard
Middleburg Community Center
Belmont Country Club and Golf Course
1757 Golf Club
Raspberry Plain Manor
East Lynn Farm
Historic Rosemont Manor
Cana Vineyards and Winery of Middleburg
Murray Hill
Sunset Crest Manor
Fair Oaks Farm
Goose Creek Gardens and Pavilion  

The Ritz-Carlton, Georgetown
St Francis Hall
Mayflower Hotel
Mandarin Oriental, Washington, D.C.
DAR Constitution Hall  

When will my order ship?
Custom orders will be shipped Monday through Wednesday. Orders placed after Wednesdays or that have long transit times may be held for shipping the following Monday; this is done to ensure quality and freshness. If you have questions about what day your order will ship once the order has been placed, please send us an email. All orders are shipped via UPS ground unless an upgrade is requested. Custom orders will ship on client-specified date. All orders are checked for damage before shipping and are packed with the utmost care. Extra cookies will be included in all hand-decorated cookie orders. These extras are a safe guard against any breakage that may occur during shipping. All orders should be checked upon arrival. When possible please have orders shipped for arrival a few days before needed; this helps to avoid any problems caused by delays on the part of the shipping company. You will be sent a tracking number when your package ships. We recommend you track your package for updates and information. Once your package has shipped the shipping company is responsible for its prompt delivery and care. If any problem occurs during shipping please contact us as soon as possible and let us know the nature of the issue and include any relevant pictures.

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Our cake studio located in Luray VA is a licensed, inspected and insured business
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