Cakes By Tracey
301.751.4870 | Kitchen

Artful Cakes, Rich in Beauty and in Taste
Special Occasion Cakes

How far in advance should I order a cake?
We recommend reserving your place on our calendar at least two weeks in advance. Occasionally, we are able to squeeze in last minute orders, so we always say, it doesn't hurt to ask.

I would like to order a special occasion cake and would like to know if I could meet with you to discuss the design, etc.
Unfortunately we are unable to do so at this time as we are a small but growing company and do not have the staff to meet with everyone personally.   We put a lot of care into what we do.  We listen to our clients carefully so that we can successfully capture and incorporate all of the 'bells and whistles' so desired into your cake.  Full details of your cake order will be discussed with you via phone and/or email.   A written confirmation, reflecting size, colors, servings, etc. will be emailed to you for your review and consent.  Once your confirmation is finalized, we'll secure a deposit to book your order. If you have not received a confirmation from us by email, then your order is not booked. 

How do you accept payment?  How about delivery?
We prefer cash or  money orders.  We do accept Visa and MasterCard, and all credit cards payments are subject to a 3% surcharge.  We do not take personal checks, unless its mailed at least three weeks prior to your pick up date.  We deliver, upon availability.  Delivery starts at $45.00 and we charge for our time, gas and mileasge. 

I understand most of your cake accessories are made of sugar.  Does this mean they are entirely edible? 
Our accessories are hand crafted primarily from sugar mediums, making them edible. However, we mainly create them for decor purposes and not consummation. Once they are created, they are dried and painted accordingly so that they sustain their individual design and structure. Our paste flowers are also made of sugar, but many of them are built on wires which are NOT edible. 

I see you are closed on Sundays. May I still get a cake for that day?
Yes. Should you want a cake for an event that is held on a Sunday, you may either pick it up or have it delivered on the Saturday before. We will provide you with storage instructions and anything else that will pose helpful. We fully guarantee its quality by the time its served. 

Wedding Cakes

May I get an estimate on my cake prior to my appointment?
If you have a cake design already picked out, please feel free to email us the design, the number of guests you are anticipating, and the date/time of the wedding reception. We'll in turn, be more than glad to give you an estimate. 

Do you charge for the anniversary tier?
No, that is complimentary, minimum 80 servings required.
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How do I set up a tasting/consultation?
Please call us at 301.751.4870 to get further details on availability, samples, etc.

Are there any specific ways to minimize costs without compromising flavor and presentation?
Yes. We offer "kitchen cakes" that supplement your presentation cake, starting at $3.00 per serving. Here's an example of how kitchen cakes work:  If you are anticipating 150 guests, we would offer you a three or four-tiered presentation cake that feeds 80-100. Now, to make up the remaining servings, we then would offer you our kitchen cake, which is priced from $3.00 per serving. The kitchen cake is decorated in butter cream and trimmed with a string of butter cream beads. Its quality, flavor and sevrving dimensions are identical to that of the presentation cake. It is primarily set aside and/or stored in the kitchen of your banquet hall until time to cut and serve the cake to your guests. 

We realize that we've only answered a few of your questions here, so please feel free to contact us at 301.751.4870.


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