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We make cakes and cupcakes perfect for any occasion! Find out more about who we are and what we do. 

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Wedding Cake & Ordering Information

We work with each bride and groom individually to make their wedding cake personalized and special. We recommend scheduling and consultation as far in advance as possible to ensure the date of your wedding is available. Bookings are made on first come, first pay basis.

 

Prices

Prices start at $2.50/person for round buttercream cakes and $3.85/person for round rolled fondant. Price may increase depending on detail work and design. There is no extra charge for different flavors for each tier or delivery within 15 mile radius in Elgin.

 

Flavors

Our cakes are made to order and so we can cater to any flavor that you would like. Click here to see cake flavors.

 

Serving Size

Below is a chart for cake and wedding serving sizes. Wedding serving size per person is 1"x2"x4"H. To decide how much cake you need, we recommend at least one serving per person. If no other desserts are to be served at the reception, then you may want to increase that to one and half servings per person.

 

Cake Size (round)                    Servings (Wedding Size)

6"                                           12

8"                                           24

9"                                           30

10"                                         38

12"                                         56                                                       

 

Design

The cake designs are also customized for each couple's taste. If you have a picture of a cake you'd like, we always welcome it!

 

Alternative

If you do not want to opt for a wedding cake, we can do decorative cupcakes on tiered stands. Prices vary based on design.

 

Deposits

We recommend that you reserve your date as soon as you decide. For busy months, such as May and June (or November!), 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 3-4 weeks before your wedding.

 

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 the wedding date will receive a refund minus the $100 deposit. There are no refunds for cancellations or credit/exchanges with less than 2 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 $350.00 within 15 mile radius in Elgin, IL. Otherwise, the charge will be $25.00.

 

For deliveries outside the 15 mile radius in Elgin, IL, our regular delivery charge is $1.25 per mile, to and from brown eyed cupcake maker's kitchen in Elgin, IL.  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 usually 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
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.

 

Anniversary Cake

We provide you with a free one-year anniversary cake, so please don't save the top tier and freeze it for a year.

 

Cake Tastings

Our tastings are $25 and include a variety of 3 samples. A credit card is required to hold your tasting appointment. If order is placed within one week the tasting and the cake totals $350+, then this fee is applied toward the order. If you should need to reschedule, or cancel, we ask that you contact us no later than 1 week in advance.

 

To set up a cake tasting, please call us at (630) 290-9518. Select up to 3 flavors that you are interested in tasting, or we can prepare a variety.  Tastings are usually held during weekends and by appointment only. A maximum of 3 people may attend the tasting. To make the most of your time, please consider the following before your tasting: (We respectfully request no children under the age 10)

  • Date & Time of Reception
  • Number of Guests
  • Colors being used
  • Style of Cake (pictures of cakes you like are helpful- search the internet and magazines for ideas)
  • Budget (our cakes start at $2.50 per serving).